LATEST INFORMATION:
Updated JULY 29, 2014

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TUITION & EXPENSE TAX DEDUCTIONS
The Louisiana Department of Revenue reminds shoppers to retain receipts for back-to-school items such as supplies, uniforms, and equipment required by schools. These purchases may qualify for tax deductions on 2014 LA Individual Income Tax Returns . . . click here for more


SALES TAX HOLIDAY - AUGUST 1 & 2
Just in time for back-to-school shopping, most retail purchases in Louisiana are exempt from the 4% state sales tax on FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 and SATURDAY, AUGUST 2. The 2014 LA Annual Sales Tax Holiday applies to most individual consumer purchases of . . . click here for more


ACT 650 (FORMERLY HB150)
House Bill 150 authored by Representative Jerry "Truck" Gisclair amends careless operation of a motor vehicle to include specific penalties when an operator fails to maintain control of a motor vehicle because of falling asleep and causes the death . . . click here for more


ACT 168 (FORMERLY HB397)
ACT 168 (formerly House Bill 397) authored by Representative Jerry "Truck" Gisclair prohibits the dredging of sand pits and certain excavating activities within 300' of LA Highway 1 south of Golden Meadow in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Click on click here for more


ACT 539 (FORMERLY HB1154)
House Bill 1154 authored by Representative Jerry "Truck" Gisclair provides for changes to the number and size of escape rings on crab traps. Click on HB1154 for a link to view the . . . click here for more


2014-15 TULANE LEGISLATIVE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO JACK JAMBON
Each academic year Tulane University offers an opportunity to each State Legislator to award a one-year scholarship to a deserving student. Each year State Representative Jerry "Truck" Gisclair has held an open invitation for all students to apply . . . click here for more


DOTD LAUNCHES "WAY TO GEAUX" SMARTPHONE APP FOR TRAVEL INFO
DOTD has launched a new hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application called “Way to Geaux.” The "Way to Geaux" application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play. The application is . . . click here for more


GEAUXPASS TOLL VIOLATION APPEAL HEARINGS TO BE HELD IN GALLIANO
Geauxpass representatives are now conducting toll violation appeal hearings at the Lafourche Government Complex in Galliano, LA (Library/Government Building). Geauxpass patrons will receive notification through the mail of the date and time . . . click here for more


PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Click here for a link to the House of Representatives Public Information Office website to view Today's State News Stories . . . click here for more