The INDsider - Legislative Report The INDsider - Legislative Report http://theind.com/articles.sec-160-1-Legislative-Report.html Sun, 28 May 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[‘Pro-Israel’ bill targeting investments gutted]]> ‘Pro-Israel’ bill targeting investments gutted
The bill was part of a national conservative counter movement to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign working to boycott Israel for its actions toward Palestinians ......]]>
<![CDATA[LDH: House cuts amount to $920 million - LDH says HB1 cuts would be irresponsible. Senate Finance will let public have its say on Saturday.]]> LDH: House cuts amount to $920 million - LDH says HB1 cuts would be irresponsible. Senate Finance will let public have its say on Saturday.
Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee on Friday characterized budget cuts ordered by the House in HB1 as arbitrary and irresponsible ......]]>
<![CDATA[Juvenile life sentencing fix could actually make matters worse - House amendments to SB16 could lead to more suits over the state\'s failure to comply with SCOTUS ruling on juvenile life sentences]]> Juvenile life sentencing fix could actually make matters worse - House amendments to SB16 could lead to more suits over the state\'s failure to comply with SCOTUS ruling on juvenile life sentences
SB16 was amended in the House to allow prosecutors to seek life without the possibility of parole sentences in cases involving juvenile offenders. That runs counter to SCOTUS rulings on juvenile life sentences, including one directly involving Louisiana ......]]>
<![CDATA[Pierre's higher ed 'ban the box' bill wins House approval - HB688 cleared the House on Thursday somehow escaping Republican threats to kill all Justice Reinvestment task force bills in a dispute with Democrats]]> Pierre's higher ed 'ban the box' bill wins House approval - HB688 cleared the House on Thursday somehow escaping Republican threats to kill all Justice Reinvestment task force bills in a dispute with Democrats
Rep. Vincent Pierre's HB688 would bar most Louisiana colleges and universities from asking about an applicant's criminal history on their initial application forms ......]]>
<![CDATA[Bills that alter driver license acquisition advance]]> Bills that alter driver license acquisition advance
The Senate Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works moved three bills changing aspects of how one obtains a driver’s license in Louisiana, including how to deal with traffic cops, online courses and an additional fee ......]]>
<![CDATA[This week in unnecessary: driver versus operator]]> This week in unnecessary: driver versus operator
The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that changes Louisiana’s legal definition of “school bus driver” to “school bus operator.” ......]]>
<![CDATA[Bill would make flood control a state priority - HB691 would create the Floodplain Evaluation and Management Commission to manage flood control efforts in the state]]> Bill would make flood control a state priority - HB691 would create the Floodplain Evaluation and Management Commission to manage flood control efforts in the state
HB691 would create a new statewide authority to coordinate development and flood control efforts in the states' 24 river basins. If enacted, the bill could create an inland version of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority ......]]>
<![CDATA[Repeal of tax credits for private school families falters]]> Repeal of tax credits for private school families falters
Private school families may be breathing a sigh of relief after legislation to repeal income tax credits and deductions for families with children attending nonpublic schools hit a roadblock in the House Ways and Means Committee ......]]>
<![CDATA[Mills’ drug-pricing bill advances]]> Mills’ drug-pricing bill advances
The bill would require the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to create a website that contains transparent pricing information for prescription drugs ......]]>
<![CDATA[State police: Public safety threatened by cuts]]> State police: Public safety threatened by cuts
A spokesman said state police will be forced to reduce overtime, which means fewer troopers on roads to respond to accidents and general crime ......]]>