New laws in effect in 2023

Louisiana legislators passed 700+ bills during the 2022 Regular Legislative Session. Some of them included suspending/denying driver’s license renewal if the person fails to pay state income taxes, providing liability for publishing or distributing material harmful to minors on the internet, and requiring insurance companies (total loss of insured dwelling with conditions) to provide an advanced payment equal to three months of the increased cost of living required for the household’s members.

Here is a list of new laws that took affect as of Jan. 1.

HB924: Provides for post-election tabulation audits of paper records including absentee ballots

HB202: Requires political committees to include specified information on the statement of organization

SB424: Provides for boating safety instruction.

SB63: Provides for the duties of the Department of Children and Family Services regarding victims of child sex trafficking.

HB495: Requires the implementation of suicide prevention and student safety and violence and social isolation prevention training and the creation of clubs at certain public schools
Effective date: 07/01/2023.

SB389: Provides relative to the suspension of driver’s licenses for failure to pay taxes.

SB394: Requires coverage for drugs under certain conditions and the drug is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

SB235: Authorizes parishes to contract with the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers for the collection of local sales and use tax.

HB384: Requires pediatric day health care facilities to provide for installation and operation of cameras at their premises

SB473: Provides relative to foreign interest in certain Louisiana research facilities.
Effective date 7/1/2023.

SB471: Provides for foreign sources to fund certain gifts and contracts to the state or political subdivisions.

HB831: Provides for additional living expense coverage

SB212: Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program.

HB1058: Provides relative to property disclosures regarding building restrictions and restrictive covenants

SB90: Provides relative to network adequacy for health insurer benefit plans.

HB856: Provides for an appraisal clause in residential property insurance policies

HB935: Provides for catastrophe claims adjusters

HB612: Provides for the Louisiana Fortify Homes Program

HB1031: Imposes a road usage fee on certain electric and hybrid vehicles

HB586: Provides limited authority to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission to access certain criminal history record information of licensees and applicants

SB213: Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program.

SB443: Provides for direct payment of state and local sales tax on purchases by certain taxpayers.

SB118: Requires medical necessity for genetic testing of certain cancer mutations is based on nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines.

HB214: Requires passage of a reading instruction test as a condition of teacher certification in elementary education
Effective date: 01/01/2024.

HB142: Provides for liability for publishers and distributors of material harmful to minors

HB1061: Provides for procedures for victims of sexually-oriented criminal offenses

HB83: Provides for civil authority prohibited use coverage

HB287: Requires the annual occupational license tax levied on certain computer programming businesses to be set at a flat rate

HB317: Provides for hurricane, named storm, and wind and hail deductibles

SB442: Provides relative to certain third-party sellers on the online marketplace.

HB682: Provides for a claims adjuster database

SB268: Provides relative to opioid treatment programs for pregnant women.

SB168: Provides relative to commercial insurance.

HB339: Provides relative to coordination of benefits requirements

HB521: Provides for catastrophe response plans

SB163: Provides for catastrophe claims process disclosure.

SB21: Provides relative to requirements for approved unauthorized insurers.

SB165: Provides for internal claims and appeals process and external review procedures for health insurance issuers.