BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed several bills into law and vetoed one bill on Monday.
The governor signed several bills into law including ACT 231—SB 115, which targets legal advertisements across the state and requires them to disclose all attorneys fees that were paid to the attorneys from a jury verdict or settlement if the advertisement mentions such a verdict or settlement.
According to a release from the governor's office, Edwards vetoed a single bill, HB 846, because incentivizing the creation of five minimum wage jobs at $7.25 an hour is contrary to the sentiment of the people of Louisiana that our workforce should be able to earn a true living wage.
According to a release from the governor's office, Edwards signed the following bills into law:
ACT 231—SB 115: Provides relative to advertisements for legal services.
ACT 232—SB 145: Provides relative to fees charged by the clerk of court for the Twenty-sixth Judicial District Court.
ACT 233—SB 155: Provides for payment of supplemental compensation from nonpublic sources for certain personnel at the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.
ACT 234—SB 205: Defines "final determination" for purposes of reporting federal income tax adjustments.
ACT 235—SB 212: Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission.
ACT 236—SB 268: Provides relative to abandonment of safety deposit boxes.
ACT 237—SB 270: Increases the daily compensation paid to jurors in civil cases.
ACT 238—SB 365: Requires that information be provided to students about high-demand, high-wage jobs during the development and revision of their individual graduation plans.
ACT 239—SB 381: Provides relative to the recordation of birth certificates of children born to armed forces members.
ACT 240—SB 396: Authorizes and provides for cooperative endeavor agreements between local governmental subdivisions and other entities that may require payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes.
ACT 241—SB 437: Provides relative to postsecondary education management board sick leave policies.
ACT 242—SB 447 : Provides relative to powers and duties of the commissioner of conservation.
ACT 243—SB 461: Provides relative to deferral of certain unemployment insurance benefit charges and employer contributions.
ACT 244—SB 470: Provides relative to warranty agreements and claims involving the transfer recreational vehicles.
ACT 245—SB 481: Provides relative to students impacted due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
ACT 246—SB 505: Provides for a temporary restraining order upon application by a peace officer under certain circumstances.
ACT 247—HB 4: Provides relative to the frequency of plan experience studies for the Parochial Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.
ACT 248—HB 6: Provides relative to reports by executive branch agencies.
ACT 249—HB 21: Provides relative to membership and benefits of the Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System.
ACT 250—HB 152: Provides for insurance coverage for acupuncture.
ACT 251—HB 167: Provides relative to the submission of nominees for the offices of president and vice president.
ACT 252—HB 189: Provides relative to the time for filing pretrial motions.
ACT 253—HB 248: Provides relative to overtime compensation of Department of State employees for election-related activities during certain time periods.
ACT 254—HB 274: Provides for the execution of electronic notarial acts.
ACT 255—HB 307: Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
ACT 256—HB 311: Provides relative to denial of coverage by dental plans.
ACT 257—HB 335: Authorizes the lieutenant governor and the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to designate a person to serve in their stead on certain boards and commissions.
ACT 258—HB 361: Provides relative to supported decision making agreements as a less restrictive means to interdiction.
ACT 259—HB 371: Provides relative to the comprehensive sports injury management program for student athletics
ACT 260—HB 372: Creates the Forest Oak Windsor Place Crime Prevention, Improvement, and Beautification District in East Baton Rouge Parish.
ACT 261—HB 374: Establishes an economic development district in Morehouse Parish.
ACT 262—HB 375: Provides relative to gravity drainage districts in Calcasieu Parish.
ACT 263—HB 390: Establishes a parking fee exemption for disabled veterans at cruise terminals for the Port of New Orleans.
ACT 264—HB 404: Provides relative to clerks of court.
ACT 265—HB 409: Provides with respect to purchasing by school boards.
ACT 266—HB 410: Provides relative to the presumption of paternity.
ACT 267—HB 421: Provides relative to bail bond enforcement.
ACT 268—HB 425: Revises membership and provides relative to powers and duties of the Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Commission
ACT 269—HB 435: Provides relative to nonconsensual pelvic or rectal examinations by health care providers and medical students.
ACT 270—HB 463: Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Crowley to levy a hotel occupancy tax.
ACT 271—HB 469: Allows nighttime hunting of outlaw quadrupeds, nutria, and beaver on private property at any time of the year.
ACT 272—HB 474: Provides relative to the training requirements of certain mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglectuthorizes a health insurance issuer to provide policy information electronically.
ACT 273—HB 477: Provides relative to technology procurement.
ACT 274—HB 497: Requires each auditee in state government to provide the legislative auditor with direct access to data
ACT 275—HB 498: Provides relative to occupational license and examination fee waiver and payment plan for qualified individuals
ACT 276—HB 530: Provides for coverage of healthcare services provided through telehealth or telemedicine
ACT 277—HB 532: Provides relative to Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing
ACT 278—HB 561: Provides for the administration, enforcement, and adjudication of state and local taxes and for the jurisdiction of the Board of Tax Appeals
ACT 279—HB 590: Provides relative to the donation of equipment and personnel between two political subdivisions
ACT 280—HB 591: Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission
ACT 281—HB 594: Provides relative to partitions by private sale
ACT 282—HB 607: Provides relative to documentation required for certain driver's licenses
ACT 283—HB 614: Provides relative to data security for persons regulated by the commissioner of insurance
ACT 284—HB 729: Establishes the Council on the Children of Incarcerated Parents and Caregivers and repeals the termination of the Children's Cabinet
ACT 285—HB 759: Provides for the suspension of certain time periods, limitations, and delays in declared states of disaster, emergency, or public health emergency
ACT 286—HB 819: Authorizes the recommendation of medical marijuana for additional conditions and allows any state-licensed physician to recommend medical marijuana.
ACT 287—HB 131: Provides relative to covered claims of the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association
ACT 288—HB 450: Provides penalties for simple burglary committed under certain circumstances
ACT 289—HB 634: Provides relative to security for deposits required by certain entities
ACT 290—HB 640: Provides with respect to the salary of waterworks commissioners
ACT 291—HB 647: Authorizes the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority to use a trade name
ACT 292—HB 655: Provides relative to the employment of superintendents of schools
ACT 293—HB 685: Provides relative to interagency data sharing
ACT 294—HB 697: Provides relative to the Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission
ACT 295—HB 702: Provides with respect to the practice of physician assistants
ACT 296—HB 709: Re-creates the Department of Revenue
ACT 297—HB 736: Authorizes the Louisiana Tax Commission to order the refund of statutory impositions declared invalid
ACT 298—HB 15: Provides for membership of certain new hires of the Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government in the Parochial Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana
ACT 299—HB 140: Provides relative to the preemption of state law for firearms
ACT 300—HB 202: Establishes the Louisiana Tax Institute within the legislature and provides for the membership and the terms of membership of the governing board
ACT 301—HB 636: Creates and provides for the Joint Legislative Committee on Technology and Cybersecurity
ACT 302—SB 466: Provides for holding meetings electronically during certain emergencies or disasters
ACT 303—SB 491: Limits liability of persons who provide relief or recovery equipment or services during a declared state emergency
ACT 304—SB 494: Provides relative to coverage for mastectomies and reconstructive surgery
ACT 305—SB 508: Limits liability for restaurants that provide food-to-go during the COVID-19 public health emergency
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