Lawmaker disappointed his recall election bill died without fair hearing
Posted on 6/2/2017 11:31:00 AM.

A Covington lawmaker says he is disappointed his bill died in committee without a fair hearing. State Representative Paul Hollis sought to make it easier for large districts to recall an elected official. Hollis says he was only afforded seven minutes to discuss his bill in front of the panel.
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House approves lower thresholds for recall petitions
Posted on 5/11/2017 10:50:00 AM.

The full House approves a measure that would make it easier for Louisiana voters to recall elected officials. The proposal comes just months after a failed attempt to recall Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni amid a teen sexting scandal. Covington Representative Paul Hollis says he saw a similar attempt in his own district years ago.
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Bill that would allow voters to decide if they want traffic enforcement cameras dies in House Committee
Posted on 5/8/2017 11:59:00 AM.

A measure that would leave it up to voters to decide if the state should allow traffic enforcement cameras died in the House Transportation Committee on a 14 to 1 vote. Author of the bill, Covington Representative Paul Hollis, says he conducted a poll on support for traffic cameras and only 11% of those surveyed were in favor of keeping red light and speed cameras.
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Bill lowering recall petition signature requirement heads to House floor
Posted on 5/3/2017 2:36:00 AM.
A lawmaker from Covington wants to make it easier for recall petitions to succeed in Louisiana, and his bill to do just that has cleared a House panel. The current rules state districts with more than 1,000 voters have 180 days to sign up a third of registered voters.
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Proposed amendment would outlaw speed enforcement cameras
Posted on 4/3/2017 6:58:00 AM.

Speed enforcement cameras would be taken down around the state, under a proposal to be discussed in the regular session. Covington Representative Paul Hollis says these cameras deny people their constitutional right to confront their accuser. He says he’s uncomfortable turning the duties of police over to robots and cameras.
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Rep Hollis plans to propose bill to make it easier to recall politicians
Posted on 2/21/2017 5:21:00 AM.

Covington Representative Paul Hollis plans to propose a bill for the regular session that would make it easier to remove a politician from office. He says it currently takes signatures from 33% of a jurisdiction’s registered voters to recall a politician in Louisiana.
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Bill would no longer require Louisiana residents to pay Obamacare penalties
Posted on 2/2/2017 4:39:00 AM.

One of the first bills filed for the 2017 regular legislative session seeks to undo penalties put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Covington Representative Paul Hollis says he filed the legislation on the first day bills could be submitted. He says the proposal would no longer require Louisiana residents to pay a fine for not having health insurance.
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Legislation being discussed to make recall effort in Louisiana easier
Posted on 10/24/2016 2:52:00 AM.
An effort to change the process in which an elected official is recalled in Louisiana is gaining steam due to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's sexting scandal. A petition to recall Yenni is making the rounds, but Covington Representative Paul Hollis says gathering all of the required signatures has proven to be difficult in the past.
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New Capitol security system bangs up lawmaker and his car
Posted on 4/14/2015 10:21:00 AM.
Covington Representative Paul Hollis had a pretty rough first day of the legislative session.  Hollis was driving his car through a parking lot at the Capitol when the new security system went off and two bollards shot up from the ground through the front of his car.  
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Case challenging Landrieu's residency dimissed
Posted on 9/5/2014 12:38:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The lawsuit challenging the residency of Senator Mary Landrieu and whether or not she's qualified to run for re-election in Louisiana was dismissed by a judge in Baton Rouge Friday. Judge Wilson Fields said you can't make such a challenge unless a candidate has already been elected. 
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