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Edwards signs new proclamation with additional measures to fight COVID-19

Posted: 7:43 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 20:45:06-04
Gov. Edwards

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed another proclamation on Thursday outlining additional measures for the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in Louisiana.

According to a release on the latest proclamation from the governor's office, the new provisions relate to paid leave for first responders, re-hiring of retired law enforcement officers and granting emergency authority to the insurance commissioner.

The latest proclamation:

  • suspends provisions Title 22 of the LA RS 1950 concerning commercial insurance policies to aid businesses in the state by reducing their insurance premiums.
  • suspends certain provisions of the Business Corporation Act so that shareholder meetings are no longer required to be held in a physical location.
  • allows a notary not to be in the physical presence of an individual or business that requires important legal documents to be notarized.
  • orders that the Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board meet via teleconference to discuss paid leave for first responders
  • suspends limitation on receipt of full retirement benefits by rehired retirees assign to road patrol or corrections functions

Click here to read the proclamation.