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Session starts March 10 in Baton Rouge, area lawmakers file bills

FROM STAFF REPORTS
The state legislative session in Baton Rouge convenes at noon on Monday, March 10. By law, final adjournment must be no later than 6 p.m. Monday, June 2. Here are the measures that have been filed by area lawmakers thus far. You can read the full measures at www.legis.state.la.us.

Rep. James Armes, D-Leesville:

House Bill 241, assigned to House Civil Law and Procedure; Makes a technical correction to remove the effective date reference contained in the ballot language for the proposed constitutional amendment that would specify certain geographical qualifications for members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

House Bill 242, pending House introduction; Provides relative to compensation for school support personnel for substitute teaching.

Rep. Frankie Howard, R-Many:
House Bill 73, assigned to the House Appropriations Committee, it would appropriate funds for payment of judgment in the matter of "Robert L. Knippers and Lessie T. Knippers v. State of Louisiana DOTD, et al."

House Bill 169, assigned to the House Appropriations Committee, it would dedicate a portion of the state excise tax levied on beverages of low alcoholic content to the La. Wounded Warriors Fund.

Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Moss Bluff:
House Bill 50, assigned to the House Appropriations Committee, it would appropriate funds for payment of judgment in the matter of "Nicole Higgins v. Gilchrist Construction Company, LLC, and State of Louisiana DOTD."

House Bill 207, assigned to the House Appropriations Committee, it would appropriate funds for payment of judgment in the matter of "Chester Barrilleaux, et al v. State of Louisiana DOTD."

Sen. John Smith, R-Leesville:
Senate Bill 48, assigned to the Senate Finance Committee, authorizes an increase in court costs in the mayor's court of the town of Rosepine.

Senate Bill 52, assigned to the Senate Finance Committee, increases authorized court costs for municipal ordinance violations in the mayor's court in the town of Anacoco.

Senate Bill 59, assigned to the Senate Local and Municipal Affairs Committee, repeals special provisions relative to the Beauregard Electric Cooperative.
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