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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Oct. 23, 2020 LA HB 38 Establishes the Louisiana Police Funding Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 29)
Oct. 22, 2020 LA HB 43 Establishes Guidelines for Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
Oct. 22, 2020 LA SR 54 Establishes Support for Law Enforcement and Police Departments and Prohibits Any Notion to Defund Law Enforcement or Police Departments in the State Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
Oct. 20, 2020 LA HB 4 Authorizes Legislative Oversight on Governor Disaster Emergency Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 30)
Oct. 20, 2020 LA HB 4 Authorizes Legislative Oversight on Governor Disaster Emergency Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Oct. 2, 2020 LA SB 29 Authorizes the Legislature to Void a State of Emergency Declaration After 30 Days Bill Passed - House (65 - 27)
Oct. 2, 2020 LA HB 32 Requires Bars and Restaurants be Treated the Same during a Disaster Declaration Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
Oct. 2, 2020 LA HB 1 Establishes Parole Eligibility for Juvenile Offenders Bill Passed - House (81 - 10)
June 1, 2020 LA HB 826 Establishes Legal Immunity for COVID-19 Claims to Businesses and Government Agencies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 0)
May 31, 2020 LA SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
May 31, 2020 LA HB 434 Establishes Outlines and Provisions Relating to Homicide Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 0)
May 29, 2020 LA HB 846 Establishes Tax Rebates for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
May 29, 2020 LA HB 140 Prohibits Localities from Establishing Restrictions to Prohibit Firearm Possession Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
May 29, 2020 LA HB 241 Amends Certain Requirements of the Records Expungement Process Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 3)
May 28, 2020 LA SB 270 Increases Daily Compensation Paid to Jurors in Civil Cases Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
May 22, 2020 LA HB 334 Authorizes Concealed Handgun Permit Holders to Carry Inside Places of Worship Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
May 22, 2020 LA HB 241 Amends Certain Requirements of the Records Expungement Process Bill Passed - House (73 - 19)
May 21, 2020 LA HB 420 Establishes Minimum Training Requirements for Peace Officers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
May 20, 2020 LA SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 15, 2020 LA HB 173 Expands Parole Eligibility for Certain Juvenile Offenders Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/23 HB 38 Establishes the Louisiana Police Funding Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 29)
10/22 HB 43 Establishes Guidelines for Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
10/22 SR 54 Establishes Support for Law Enforcement and Police Departments and Prohibits Any Notion to Defund Law Enforcement or Police Departments in the State Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
10/20 HB 4 Authorizes Legislative Oversight on Governor Disaster Emergency Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 30)
10/20 HB 4 Authorizes Legislative Oversight on Governor Disaster Emergency Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
10/02 SB 29 Authorizes the Legislature to Void a State of Emergency Declaration After 30 Days Bill Passed - House (65 - 27)
10/02 HB 32 Requires Bars and Restaurants be Treated the Same during a Disaster Declaration Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
10/02 HB 1 Establishes Parole Eligibility for Juvenile Offenders Bill Passed - House (81 - 10)
6/01 HB 826 Establishes Legal Immunity for COVID-19 Claims to Businesses and Government Agencies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 0)
5/31 SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
5/31 HB 434 Establishes Outlines and Provisions Relating to Homicide Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 0)
5/29 HB 846 Establishes Tax Rebates for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
5/29 HB 140 Prohibits Localities from Establishing Restrictions to Prohibit Firearm Possession Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
5/29 HB 241 Amends Certain Requirements of the Records Expungement Process Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 3)
5/28 SB 270 Increases Daily Compensation Paid to Jurors in Civil Cases Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
5/22 HB 334 Authorizes Concealed Handgun Permit Holders to Carry Inside Places of Worship Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
5/22 HB 241 Amends Certain Requirements of the Records Expungement Process Bill Passed - House (73 - 19)
5/21 HB 420 Establishes Minimum Training Requirements for Peace Officers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
5/20 SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/15 HB 173 Expands Parole Eligibility for Certain Juvenile Offenders Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)

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