Should smoking age be 21? West Monroe lawmaker asks state to find out
Posted on 6/27/2017 1:36:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
A House Resolution out of the recent legislative session calls for the State Health Department to study the feasibility of increasing the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. It’s by West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman who says one of the things they want the state to examine is the impact of being more mature before you can buy smokes.
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Bill could prohibit the use of cigarettes or tobacco on school property
Posted on 4/26/2017 3:47:00 AM.

A measure that would prohibit the use of tobacco products anywhere on a public or private school campus is scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee today. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says in the 90’s, Louisiana made it illegal to smoke in schools, but this legislation will expand on that law.
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Measure filed that would increase cigarette tax by 22 cents
Posted on 3/28/2017 10:47:00 AM.

A measure has been filed for the upcoming legislative session that would increase cigarette taxes by 22-cents. Currently, the tax on a pack of cigarettes is $1.08 and the proposal would up that to $1.30 a pack. Author of the legislation, West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman, says this increase would generate more revenue for the state and lead to a healthier Louisiana.
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Legislation allowing direct access to physical therapists wins House approval
Posted on 5/26/2016 12:03:00 PM.

A Senate-approved bill that would allow patients to see physical therapists without a doctor’s referral also has the support of the House as it nears final passage. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman opposes the legislation. He says patients should see a doctor before seeing physical therapists, because doctors have more medical training.
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House approves bill to extend waiting period for abortions
Posted on 4/7/2016 11:07:00 AM.

The House has approved a bill that would extend the waiting period to get an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says five other states have similar waiting periods. He says this waiting period gives women facing crisis pregnancies time to look at their options without an impending deadline.
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Proposed legislation would increase wait time for an abortion
Posted on 3/15/2016 4:37:00 AM.

A bill to be discussed in regular session would increase the mandatory waiting period to receive an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Author of the legislation, Republican West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffmann, says the extension would give a woman the opportunity to think through the process.
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Cigarette taxes could go up this year
Posted on 2/10/2016 10:43:00 AM.

State lawmakers have started filing bills for the special session, and one of the first measures proposed would increase the state tax on a pack of cigarettes another 22-cents to $1.08 per pack. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says this tax will generate more state revenue and could save money on healthcare if the tax encourages people to quit smoking.
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ULM hires Matt Viator to be head football coach
Posted on 12/14/2015 2:37:00 PM.
ULM announces that McNeese State's Matt Viator will be the next Warhawk head football coach. Viator has lead the Cowboys to winning seasons in all ten of his years as head coach at McNeese and is one of the most successful coaches in the NCAA's FCS division. 
 
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State lawmakers plan to craft Abortion Pill Reversal legislation
Posted on 7/16/2015 3:07:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A group of pro-life Louisiana lawmakers announce plans to craft "Abortion Pill Reversal" legislation for the 2016 session. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says the proposal would likely require clinics to make patients aware of the reversal pill. He says the technique involves stopping the two-pill abortion medication process.
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Could the rest of the state follow New Orleans' ban on public smoking?
Posted on 1/22/2015 3:29:00 PM.
The New Orleans City Council has approved a ban on smoking in bars and casinos, so could we see the Louisiana legislature pass a similar law that would impact the entire state. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says a statewide ban on smoking in bars and gambling halls is something legislators might consider.
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