Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed several bills and vetoed one bill into law on June 15-16.
Gov. Edwards signed the following bills into law:
ACT 306—SB 108 Provides relative to the expansion of the Louisiana Public Livestock Market Charter Law.
ACT 307—SB 156 Prohibits insurance contracts from depriving courts of this state or venue of action against insurer.
ACT 308—SB 163 Provides an exemption for certain contractors to the licensure requirements of the Horticulture Commission.
ACT 309—SB 164 Provides relative to local sales and use tax adjudication.
ACT 310—SB 180 Provides qualifications and licensing requirements for title insurance producers.
ACT 311—SB 189 Creates special funds for the deposit of certain federal monies in the state treasury.
ACT 312—SB 218 Requires that completion of qualifying forms for elected office include submission of valid identification.
ACT 313—SB 231 Provides with respect to the Louisiana Health Plan.
ACT 314—SB 238 Provides for repayment of personal contributions or loans.
ACT 315—SB 271 Provides relative to the Health Care Consumer Billing and Disclosure Protection Act.
ACT 316—SB 300 Provides relative to the Charitable Raffles, Bingo, and Keno Licensing Law.
ACT 317—SB 312 Provides relative to environmental education and litter reduction section of the State Department of Education.
ACT 318—SB 452 Provides for the amount of gross revenue the Lottery Corporation is to annually transfer to the state treasury.
ACT 319—SB 455 Provides relative to the limitation on size of containers of beverages of high alcoholic content.
ACT 320—SB 459 Establishes the Vernon Parish Economic Development District.
ACT 321—HB 740 Prohibits public postsecondary education boards and institutions from disclosing certain student information.
ACT 322—HB 746 Provides an exception to the illegal carrying of weapons for certain persons who carry a concealed firearm during a mandatory evacuation.
ACT 323—HB 763 Provides relative to a gubernatorial declaration of an abnormal economic disruption.
ACT 324—HB 766 Provides relative to “construction aggregates.”
ACT 325—HB 781 Provides relative to the authority to regulate the manufacture, possession, or sale of firearms or ammunition during a declared emergency or disaster or public health emergency.
ACT 326—HB 812 Provides relative to the maximum number of racing days.
ACT 327—HB 815 Provides relative to online auctions.
ACT 328—HB 822 Revises the Addictive Disorders Practice Act.
ACT 329—HB 827 Provides relative to funeral directors and embalmers.
ACT 330—HB 835 Authorizes local hospital assessments in certain parishes to fund the nonfederal share of Medicaid costs of health care provided in those parishes.
ACT 331—HB 836 Provides relative to waiver of certain dental licensing requirements during a declared state of emergency.
ACT 332—HB 845 Provides relative to the Calcasieu Ship Channel public-private partnership
ACT 333—HB 618 Provides for the regulation of commercial feed and use of the Feed and Fertilizer Fund.
ACT 334—HB 676 Prohibits a public postsecondary education institution from withholding certain student services for financial reasons.
ACT 335—HB 681 Provides for Revenue Sharing Distribution for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
ACT 336—HB 826 Provides relative to the limitations of liability due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
ACT 231—SB 115 Provides relative to advertisements for legal services.
ACT 232—SB 145 Provides relative to fees charged by the clerk of court for the Twenty-sixth Judicial District Court.
ACT 233—SB 155 Provides for payment of supplemental compensation from nonpublic sources for certain personnel at the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.
ACT 234—SB 205 Defines “final determination” for purposes of reporting federal income tax adjustments.
ACT 235—SB 212 Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission.
ACT 236—SB 268 Provides relative to abandonment of safety deposit boxes.
ACT 237—SB 270 Increases the daily compensation paid to jurors in civil cases.
ACT 238—SB 365 Requires that information be provided to students about high-demand, high-wage jobs during the development and revision of their individual graduation plans.
ACT 239—SB 381 Provides relative to the recordation of birth certificates of children born to armed forces members.
ACT 240—SB 396 Authorizes and provides for cooperative endeavor agreements between local governmental subdivisions and other entities that may require payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes.
ACT 241—SB 437 Provides relative to postsecondary education management board sick leave policies.
ACT 242—SB 447 Provides relative to powers and duties of the commissioner of conservation.
ACT 243—SB 461 Provides relative to deferral of certain unemployment insurance benefit charges and employer contributions.
ACT 244—SB 470 Provides relative to warranty agreements and claims involving the transfer recreational vehicles.
ACT 245—SB 481 Provides relative to students impacted due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
ACT 246—SB 505 Provides for a temporary restraining order upon application by a peace officer under certain circumstances.
ACT 247—HB 4 Provides relative to the frequency of plan experience studies for the Parochial Employees’ Retirement System of Louisiana.
ACT 248—HB 6 Provides relative to reports by executive branch agencies.
ACT 249—HB 21 Provides relative to membership and benefits of the Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System.
ACT 250—HB 152 Provides for insurance coverage for acupuncture.
ACT 251—HB 167 Provides relative to the submission of nominees for the offices of president and vice president.
ACT 252—HB 189 Provides relative to the time for filing pretrial motions.
ACT 253—HB 248 Provides relative to overtime compensation of Department of State employees for election-related activities during certain time periods.
ACT 254—HB 274 Provides for the execution of electronic notarial acts.
ACT 255—HB 307 Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
ACT 256—HB 311 Provides relative to denial of coverage by dental plans.
ACT 257—HB 335 Authorizes the lieutenant governor and the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to designate a person to serve in their stead on certain boards and commissions.
ACT 258—HB 361 Provides relative to supported decision making agreements as a less restrictive means to interdiction.
ACT 259—HB 371 Provides relative to the comprehensive sports injury management program for student athletics
ACT 260—HB 372 Creates the Forest Oak Windsor Place Crime Prevention, Improvement, and Beautification District in East Baton Rouge Parish.
ACT 261—HB 374 Establishes an economic development district in Morehouse Parish.
ACT 262—HB 375 Provides relative to gravity drainage districts in Calcasieu Parish.
ACT 263—HB 390 Establishes a parking fee exemption for disabled veterans at cruise terminals for the Port of New Orleans.
ACT 264—HB 404 Provides relative to clerks of court.
ACT 265—HB 409 Provides with respect to purchasing by school boards.
ACT 266—HB 410 Provides relative to the presumption of paternity.
ACT 267—HB 421 Provides relative to bail bond enforcement.
ACT 268—HB 425 Revises membership and provides relative to powers and duties of the Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Commission
ACT 269—HB 435 Provides relative to nonconsensual pelvic or rectal examinations by health care providers and medical students.
ACT 270—HB 463 Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Crowley to levy a hotel occupancy tax.
ACT 271—HB 469 Allows nighttime hunting of outlaw quadrupeds, nutria, and beaver on private property at any time of the year.
ACT 272—HB 474 Provides relative to the training requirements of certain mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglectuthorizes a health insurance issuer to provide policy information electronically.
ACT 273—HB 477 Provides relative to technology procurement.
ACT 274—HB 497 Requires each auditee in state government to provide the legislative auditor with direct access to data
ACT 275—HB 498 Provides relative to occupational license and examination fee waiver and payment plan for qualified individuals
ACT 276—HB 530 Provides for coverage of healthcare services provided through telehealth or telemedicine
ACT 277—HB 532 Provides relative to Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing
ACT 278—HB 561 Provides for the administration, enforcement, and adjudication of state and local taxes and for the jurisdiction of the Board of Tax Appeals
ACT 279—HB 590 Provides relative to the donation of equipment and personnel between two political subdivisions
ACT 280—HB 591 Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission
ACT 281—HB 594 Provides relative to partitions by private sale
ACT 282—HB 607 Provides relative to documentation required for certain driver’s licenses
ACT 283—HB 614 Provides relative to data security for persons regulated by the commissioner of insurance
ACT 284—HB 729 Establishes the Council on the Children of Incarcerated Parents and Caregivers and repeals the termination of the Children’s Cabinet
ACT 285—HB 759 Provides for the suspension of certain time periods, limitations, and delays in declared states of disaster, emergency, or public health emergency
ACT 286—HB 819 Authorizes the recommendation of medical marijuana for additional conditions and allows any state-licensed physician to recommend medical marijuana.
ACT 287—HB 131 Provides relative to covered claims of the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association
ACT 288—HB 450 Provides penalties for simple burglary committed under certain circumstances
ACT 289—HB 634 Provides relative to security for deposits required by certain entities
ACT 290—HB 640 Provides with respect to the salary of waterworks commissioners
ACT 291—HB 647 Authorizes the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority to use a trade name
ACT 292—HB 655 Provides relative to the employment of superintendents of schools
ACT 293—HB 685 Provides relative to interagency data sharing
ACT 294—HB 697 Provides relative to the Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission
ACT 295—HB 702 Provides with respect to the practice of physician assistants
ACT 296—HB 709 Re-creates the Department of Revenue
ACT 297—HB 736 Authorizes the Louisiana Tax Commission to order the refund of statutory impositions declared invalid
ACT 298—HB 15 Provides for membership of certain new hires of the Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government in the Parochial Employees’ Retirement System of Louisiana
ACT 299—HB 140 Provides relative to the preemption of state law for firearms
ACT 300—HB 202 Establishes the Louisiana Tax Institute within the legislature and provides for the membership and the terms of membership of the governing board
ACT 301—HB 636 Creates and provides for the Joint Legislative Committee on Technology and Cybersecurity
ACT 302—SB 466 Provides for holding meetings electronically during certain emergencies or disasters
ACT 303—SB 491 Limits liability of persons who provide relief or recovery equipment or services during a declared state emergency
ACT 304—SB 494 Provides relative to coverage for mastectomies and reconstructive surgery
ACT 305—SB 508 Limits liability for restaurants that provide food-to-go during the COVID-19 public health emergency
Gov. Edwards vetoed the following bill.
HB 846 Gov. Edwards has vetoed HB 846 because incentivizing the creation of five minimum wage jobs at $7.25 an hour is contrary to the sentiment of the people of Louisiana that our workforce should be able to earn a true living wage.