LATEST INFORMATION:
Updated MAY 20, 2015

HCR157 - REQUEST DOTD TO LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT ON LA HIGHWAY 3235
HCR157 urges and requests the Dept. of Transportation and Development to reduce the speed limit to 50 miles per hour for vehicles traveling on LA Highway 3235 in Lafourche Parish. HCR157 can be viewed in its entirety by clicking on click here for more


HCR155 - PLUG AND ABANDON POLICIES TO PREVENT SUBSIDENCE AND EROSION
HCR155 urges and requests that the Office of Conservation in the Dept. of Natural Resources enforce current rules, regulations, and policies or, if necessary, adopt rules, regulations, and policies providing for plugging and abandoning wells so as . . . click here for more


HB342 - MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE VACCINATION ADDED TO SCHEDULE (PASSED HOUSE)
HB342 adds vaccination against meningococcal disease to the schedule of immunizations required by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for those persons entering any school within the state for the first time. Presentation of . . . click here for more


HB303 - STOCK ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN FINFISH (PENDING SENATE FINAL PASSAGE)
HB303 establishes management targets to ensure a sustainable population of black drum, sheepshead, and flounder species in Louisiana waters. HB303 removes the requirement for use of a spawning potential ratio. HB303 removes the requirement for . . . click here for more


HB289 - COLLECTION OF CERTAIN EVIDENCE FROM VICTIMS OF RAPE OFFENSES (PENDING HOUSE FINAL PASSAGE)
HB289 requires a criminal justice agency to submit, no later than 30 days after receipt of a sexual assault collection kit, any kit involving an unknown suspect and any kit for which a prosecuting agency has made an official request for analysis. . . . click here for more


HB135 - LA 1 STRATEGIC ECONOMIC ZONE
HB135 establishes the LA 1 Strategic Economic Zone in Lafourche Parish for purposes of economic development and land loss mitigation activities. HB135 also establishes a state income and corporation franchise tax credit for land loss mitigation . . . click here for more


HB116 - BUFFER ZONES FOR COASTAL PROPERTY (VOLUNTARILY DEFERRED)
HB116 creates a buffer zone from an oyster lease by prohibiting leases within 100 feet of a bulkhead protecting residential property or from the shore of residential property. HB116 requires the modification of an existing lease upon renewal to . . . 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


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