|Posted on 5/14/2018 10:48:00 AM.|
The US Supreme Court has ruled that states outside of
Nevada are now allowed to permit sports gambling. Neighboring states such as
Arkansas and Mississippi approved legislation that would allow the gaming to
take place, but Louisiana denied legislation that would have put the issue up
for voters this fall. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says that’s great news for
|Danny Martiny, sports gaming, US Supreme Court|
|Posted on 4/24/2018 9:17:00 PM.|
The Senate passed a bill 22-14 that would allow riverboat casinos expand their operations on land. Louisiana is the only state that requires floating gambling halls to keep all gaming operations over water. Franklin Senator Bret Allain says the proposal is an expansion of gaming.
|Danny Martiny, riverboat casino, land, Louisiana|
|Posted on 4/3/2018 12:18:00 PM.|
A bill to allow sports book gaming has cleared a Senate committee. Senate Judiciary “B” passed Metairie Senator Danny Martiny’s bill, which allows sports book wagering in any facility that has gaming, including video poker.
|Norby Chabert, Danny Martiny, sports betting, |
|Posted on 6/6/2017 3:40:00 AM.|
A measure that suspends child support payments for individuals incarcerated for over 180 days nears final legislative passage as the bill heads to the House for approval of Senate changes. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny is a co-author and says it’s virtually impossible for a parent behind bars to pay child support.
|legislative session, child support, Jay Luneau, Page Cortez, Danny Martiny|
|Posted on 6/5/2017 3:49:00 AM.|
Today the House takes up three Senate bills aimed at implementing criminal justice reform lawmakers promised to deliver during the session. The measures would provide parole eligibility for more prisoners and reduce sentences for first-time offenders. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says he understands it’s a hard vote because everyone wants to be tough on crime.
|Danny Martiny, Sherman Mack, Natalie Laborde, criminal justice reform|
|Posted on 4/27/2017 10:50:00 AM.|
A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences without parole. The measure would provide parole eligibility after 25 years for juveniles who received life sentences after June 25, 2012.
|Dan Claitor, Danny Martiny, parole eligibility, juveniles, Supreme Court|
|Posted on 3/31/2017 4:21:00 AM.|
The Governor has released his comprehensive criminal justice legislative package that lawmakers will debate in the regular session that begins April 10. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny will attempt to push several of the proposals through the legislature. Martiny says in an effort to lower the state’s massive prison population they’ll seek to expand alternatives to incarceration.
|Danny Martiny, criminal justice, incarceration, recidivism|
|Posted on 2/7/2017 11:38:00 AM.|
Lawmakers are looking over the Governor’s proposal to eliminate a $304 million midyear deficit, ahead of next week’s special session to debate the plan. Statewide elected officials would see budget reductions, but higher education would be spared. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris says it’s important no stone is left unturned when it comes to spending reductions, but he doesn’t want students to be impacted again.
|Lance Harris, Danny Martiny, Bret Allain, budget, |
|Posted on 6/7/2016 5:12:00 PM.|
A bill that failed to make it out of the final hours of the regular session would have given convicted teen killers serving life sentences parole hearings after 30 years in prison. The bill was a reaction to a Supreme Court ruling that says convicted minors cannot be sentenced to life without the chance for parole. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says it’s unfortunate they couldn’t pass this measure.
|Danny Martiny, parole hearings, criminal justice|
|Posted on 6/7/2016 11:07:00 AM.|
Several lawmakers are in a foul mood after failing to approve a construction budget. Ways and Means Chairman Neil Abramson says Senate changes to the spending plan made the bill unworkable and he didn’t bring it up for a vote in the regular session. Franklin Representative Sam Jones asked Abramson why not send the bill to a conference committee to resolve the issues.
|Sam Jones, Neil Abramson, Patrick Connick, Danny Martiny|
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