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Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 19:01:46-04

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that he has signed the following bills into law from the 2021 Legislative Session. Click each bill for more information.

ACT 248—HB 15 [] Provides for the crime of staging of a motor vehicle collision.

ACT 249—HB 24 [] Authorizes members of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System to purchase additional service credits at the time of retirement.

ACT 250—HB 29 [] Provides relative to Firefighters' Retirement System's Deferred Retirement Option Plan and unfunded accrued liability.

ACT 251—HB 45 [] Provides relative to the jurisdictional amount in dispute for the City Court of Sulphur.

ACT 252—HB 46 [] Provides relative to certain pretrial procedures.

ACT 253—HB 51 [] Changes the territorial jurisdiction of justices of the peace and constables in Pointe Coupee Parish.

ACT 254—HB 62 [] Requires the St. James Parish assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for certain retirees of the assessor's office.

ACT 255—HB 74 [] Provides relative to the workers' compensation claims office requirement for insurers issuing such policies in Louisiana.

ACT 256—HB 87 [] Provides relative to administrative adjudication of certain ordinance violations in the city of Monroe.

ACT 257—HB 92 [] Increases the amount paid for a person who has been wrongfully convicted.

ACT 258—HB 144 [] Provides relative to the membership of the governing board of the Acadia Parish Convention and Visitors Commission.

ACT 259—HB 152 [] Provides for the continuous revision of the Code of Civil Procedure.

ACT 260—HB 220 [] Provides relative to public works contracts.

ACT 261—HB 221 [] Provides relative to certain commercial driver's license applicants.

ACT 262—HB 230 [] Provides relative to aquaculture development and the Louisiana Aquatic Chelonian Research and Promotion Board.

ACT 263—HB 242 [] Establishes the Louisiana Commission on Security for the Faith Community.

ACT 264—HB 257 [] Creates the Plantation Trace Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish.

ACT 265—HB 265 [] Provides relative to penalties for unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system.

ACT 266—HB 270 [] Provides for definitions and exemptions relative to telemedicine and telehealth.

ACT 267—HB 359 [] Provides relative to solicitors.

ACT 268—HB 58 [] Extends certain funding for the Mineral and Energy Operation Fund.

ACT 269—HB 64 [] Provides relative to misleading solicitations by nongovernmental entities which imply certain governmental connections.

ACT 270—HB 70 [] Provides relative to amendment of petitions in delinquency proceedings.

ACT 271—HB 106 [] Provides relative to pleas of guilty or nolo contendere in felony cases.

ACT 272—HB 113 [] Allows the spouse of a public servant to be employed by a person who has or who is seeking a business or financial relationship with the agency of the public servant under specified circumstances.

ACT 273—HB 134 [] Provides for the composition and authority of the Allen Parish Capital Improvements Board.

ACT 274—HB 135 [] Provides relative to the position of deputy chief of police in the city of Oakdale.

ACT 275—HB 156 [] Provides for changing the job title of school guidance counselor to school counselor.

ACT 276—HB 183 [] Provides relative to state income tax withholdings on federal disaster unemployment compensation benefits.

ACT 277—HB 188 [] Provides with respect to healthcare records.

ACT 278—HB 192 [] Authorizes credit card payment to manufacturers and wholesale dealers of alcoholic beverages.

ACT 279—HB 197 [] Provides relative to occupational licenses for dependents of healthcare professionals.

ACT 280—HB 261 [] Provides relative to the qualifications of the members of the municipal fire and police civil service board.

ACT 281—HB 267 [] Provides relative to the online dispute resolution pilot project for certain cases filed in the City Court of East St. Tammany.

ACT 282—SB 12 [] Creates a retired clerks and clerk's employees insurance fund for the Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court.

ACT 283—SB 66 [] Provides for the Peace Officer and Public Safety Personnel Peer Support and Mental Health Wellness Act.

ACT 284—SB 80 [] Reallocates a portion of the state sales tax on room rentals in St. Landry Parish to the Liberty Theatre in Eunice.

ACT 285—SB 81 [] Establishes reporting requirements to the Department of Revenue for businesses and governmental entities using service providers.

ACT 286—SB 125 [] Exempts certain infused prescription drugs from local sales tax.

ACT 287—SB 160 [] Conforms state partnership reporting adjustments to federal taxable income to current federal partnership audit adjustments.

ACT 288—SB 15 [] Provides relative to purchase of telecommunication and video equipment or services by state agencies.

ACT 289—SB 53 [] Provides relative to the Orleans Parish Civil District Court judicial building fund.

ACT 290—SB 76 [] Provides relative to the hotel and lodging exception permit.

ACT 291—SB 96 [] Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality.

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