List of new state laws go into effect Jan. 1


A list of new state laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Here's a look at some of the new laws:

Act 55 -- Authorizes "I'm a Cajun" on driver's license and identification cards.

Act 63 --  Provides $1,000,000 annual limit on work performed by a public entity with its own employees and resources to restore or rehabilitate certain levees and extends the termination date.

Act 81 -- Exempts operators of certain autocycles from requirements to obtain an "M" endorsement or wear a safety helmet.

Act 93 -- Provides for renewal of certain sales tax exemption certificates.

Act 173 -- Provides relative to the Louisiana Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act.

Act 179 -- Provides for licensure procedures for early childhood learning centers.

Act 235 -- Provides relative to employee contributions in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans.

Act 250 -- Provides relative to discovery and inspection of certain types of evidence in criminal cases.

Act 312 --  Provides relative to prescription drug benefits of certain managed care organizations participating in the La. Medicaid coordinated care network program.

Act 349 --  Provides with respect to life insurance reserves.

Act 358 -- Provides relative to Medicaid and certain managed health care organizations providing health care services to Medicaid beneficiaries.

Act 390 -- Provides relative to the state uniform construction code.

Act 403 -- Provides with respect to the reporting of certain judicial proceedings regarding the possession of firearms.

Act 404 -- Provides relative to possession of weapons and certain judicial proceedings and reports.

Act 427 -- Changes the definition of alternative fuel for purposes of the tax credit for conversion of a vehicle to alternative fuel usage.

The laws were approved in the 2013 Legislative session. You can read the acts in-depth HERE.
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12/30/2013 1:12PM
List of new state laws go into effect Jan. 1
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