House rejects proposal to prohibit children from handling automatic weapons
Posted on 5/25/2017 12:47:00 PM.

The House rejects a proposal to prohibit children under 12 from using Uzis or automatic weapons. Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton authored the measure after a child in Arizona accidentally killed a gun safety instructor with an Uzi.

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Legislators to discuss coastal parish lawsuits against oil and gas companies
Posted on 10/19/2016 1:00:00 AM.

A state legislative committee meets this morning to discuss on lawsuits against oil and gas companies by five coastal parishes, claiming these companies polluted and destroyed their land. House Natural Resources Chairman Stuart Bishop of Lafayette says there has been a lot of talk about these lawsuits and he wanted to have a public discussion.

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Bill that sets up legal framework for surrogacy moves closer to final passage
Posted on 5/11/2016 3:31:00 AM.

A bill that would set up a legal framework in Louisiana between parents and surrogate mothers now moves to the full Senate for final legislative passage. The proposed law would grant immediate custody of the child to the genetic parents rather than the surrogate mother. Norco Sen. Gary Smith says this measure will protect Louisiana families.

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Barras elected new Louisiana House Speaker
Posted on 1/11/2016 11:51:00 AM.
Louisiana's new Speaker of the House is Republican New Iberia Representative Taylor Barras.  Barras defeated Governor John Bel Edwards' candidate New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger in a runoff.  
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