LATEST INFORMATION:
Updated AUGUST 3, 2016

BACK-TO-SCHOOL EXPENSES ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
School supplies, uniforms, tuition, and educational equipment required by schools may be eligible for a series of state tax breaks known as the LA School Tuition & Expense Deductions. These income tax deductions are available to families with . . . click here for more


ACT 371 - PERMISSIBLE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (FORMERLY HB1016)
HB1016 extends the termination date for two years (until 7/31/18) authorizing ready-mixed concrete trucks to exceed the maximum permissible weight without penalty under certain conditions. HB290 has been signed by the Governor and now becomes ACT . . . click here for more


ACT 154 - BURIAL AT STATE VETERANS CEMETARY (FORMERLY HB966)
HB966 authorizes a fee of $745 for family members of Veterans who wish to be buried in a state Veterans cemetery (VETERANS ARE NOT CHARGED FOR BURIAL IN A VETERANS CEMETERY). However, HB966 does allow the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to waive all or a . . . click here for more


HCR30 - ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS AND REGULATIONS
HCR30 urges and requests the LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries to provide stricter enforcement of shrimping laws and regulations, especially as it pertains to the line between inshore and offshore waters. HCR30 passed through the House and Senate. . . . click here for more


ACT 133 - OYSTER HARVEST GEAR (FORMERLY HB290)
HB290 changes the name of oyster harvest gear from dredge to "scraper" and alters allowable dimensions of a scraper used on the public seed grounds and natural reefs. HB290 has been signed by the Governor and now becomes ACT 133. Click on click here for more


ONLINE FLOOD RISK & RESILIENCE VIEWER
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority developed the Flood Risk and Resilience Viewer over the past year with the U.S. Geological Survey. Through a recently introduced online map, residents can view the flood risk and depth for their area . . . click here for more