- October 14, 2023 - Elected to the Louisiana Senate (District 6) receiving 62% of the vote to defeat Barry Ivey.
- 2023 - Received a 100% Pro-Life Voting Record with Louisiana Right to Life. Rep. Edmonds has led multiple pieces of pro-life and pro-adoption legislation at the Capitol, serving as a leader for the pro-life effort at the Capitol.
- Introduced HB409 (2023) to authorize parishes and municipalities to create certain districts for the purpose of managing stormwater utility systems
- Introduced HB442 (2023) to provide relative to the funding of bulletproof vests for peace officers in the state and requires the La. Commission of Law Enforcement to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to provide for the standards of bulletproof vests
- Introduced HB462 (2023) to require each public school governing authority to post on its website certain fiscal information and requires the treasurer to post the information on the website of the Dept. of the Treasury
- Introduced HB484 (2023) to provide relative to suspension of a driver's license and eligibility for a hardship license for the offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Introduced HB507 (2023) to revise billing methods for publication of public notices and provide for a transitional period between the two different methods
- Introduced HB650 (2023) to require official journals of parishes, municipalities, and school boards to have websites and to place official proceedings and public notices on their websites and provides relative to costs and billing for publication
- Introduced HB80 (2022) to restrict spending of state general fund revenue-direct to 98% of the official forecast
- Introduced HB526 (2022) requiring school boards to post certain fiscal information on their websites
- Introduced HB559 (2022) to provide for curing absentee by mail ballot deficiencies
- Introduced HB568 (2022) expanding the crime of adoption deception
- Introduced HB671 (2022) to provide for review of test vote report by the parish board of election supervisors
- Introduced HB924 (2022) to provide relative to election tabulation audits of voter-verified paper records
- Introduced HB993 (2022) to provide a right of conscience protection for marriage and family therapists
- Introduced HB1074 (2022) to require adoption of rules regarding curing and rejection of absentee by mail ballots
- Introduced HCR32 (2022) requesting that the secretary of state produce an annual report of all voting complaints
- Introduced HR248 (2022) requesting the legislative auditor to conduct an efficiency audit of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) programs
The surest sign of a suspicious financial transaction is a short deadline. It's no accident, then, that it was an artificial deadline that justified breaking the rules and breaking the bank.
Every Legislator is limited to only five non-fiscal bills this session. Some are great, but, as expected, some are nuts.
Jamie Pope contributed (greatly) to this article. Governor Edwards vetoed thirty-one (31) bills in the 2021 regular session. There are two that have garnered most of the attention. However, as we'll outline below, a large number of these vetoes kill very good...