- Introduced SB04 seeking a constitutional amendment to eliminate the provision for granting of bail after a defendant has been convicted but has not yet been sentenced when the maximum sentence which may be imposed is greater than five years
- Introduced SB89 to provide that a person convicted of a crime of violence for which the maximum sentence is more than five years imprisonment will be denied bail and that when a person is convicted of a crime of violence the sentence must be imposed no later than six months after the date of conviction, unless good cause is shown
- Introduced SB129 to expand exemptions certain infused or injected prescription drugs from local sales tax
- Introduced SB141 to prohibit insurance companies from requiring a person or business to have a certain vaccination status or requiring information from an applicant or policyholder regarding vaccination status
- Introduced SB142 to prohibit a court from waiving the minimum mandatory sentence for all crimes of violence
- Introduced SB143 to create an additional exception for any La. resident who does not possess a concealed handgun permit but otherwise meets the same eligibility requirements as those who do possess a concealed handgun permit, if the resident is a reserve or active-duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with no pending disciplinary proceedings; a reserve or active-duty member of the La. National Guard or the La. Air National Guard with no pending disciplinary proceedings; or a former member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the La. National Guard, or the La. Air National Guard who has been honorably discharged from service
- Introduced SB228 to specify that a custodian who releases records in response to a public records request shall be immune from any lawsuit for invasion of privacy alleged to be caused by the release of public records, provided the custodian acts on advice of counsel as long as the release was not arbitrary and capricious
- Introduced SB263 seeking a constitutional amendment to eliminate the requirement that the court of original jurisdiction authorize the attorney general to institute criminal prosecution and provides that the legislature may define "cause" for the attorney general to institute a prosecution
- Introduced SB385 to restrict non-competition agreements involving physicians
- Introduced SB387 to provided that the attorney general may supercede district attorney authority when he has cause, which includes the indictment of the district attorney or the failure to timely file a bill of information or indictment charging a crime of violence and allows an additional 15 calendar days to file an information or indictment
- Introduced SB396 to provide that a surety's obligation is relieved upon conviction except for obligations owed and rights accrued to the state to obtain a judgment of bond forfeiture under present law when the conviction occurs after the lapse of 180 days from the date of issuance of the warrant of arrest
- Introduced SB440 to provide relative to facsimile transmission of filings in civil actions
- Introduced SB486 to clarify that public access to electronically filed pleadings and documents in the office of Clerks of Court shall be in accordance with the rules governing access to paper filings
- Introduced SB487 to require an insurer provide an insured a waiver of liability form to not hold a collision shop liable when certain repairs and services are not completed by the collision shop
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