Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -
Several laws passed in the last regular session of the Louisiana Legislature take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
Below is a list of the laws and a brief description of each. Read the laws in their entirety HERE.
House Bill 969, Act. 25
TAX/TAX REBATES: Authorizes a rebate for taxpayers who donate to certain school tuition organizations.
House Bill 663, Act. 98
CEMETERIES: Makes various changes to the provisions governing cemetery authorities and merchandise trust funds.
House Bill 161, Act. 176
EMBALMERS/FUNERAL DIRECT: Establishes a continuing education program for embalmers and funeral director.
House Bill 989, Act 217
INSURANCE/HEALTH: Provides for release of certain group information to the group policyholder or his agent prior to renewal of a group policy.
House Bill 466, Act 258
PROPERTY: Provides for revision of Civil Code articles relative to the rent of lands and annuities.
House Bill 1020, Act 238
ELECTIONS/BOND & TAX: Requires, for certain
elections, that notice to the public be given and records be kept
relating to the remittance of portions of tax collections to specified
retirement systems in accordance with law.
House Bill 1145, Act 290
CIVIL/PROCEDURE: Provides with respect to notice of appeals.
Senate Bill 746, Act 476
LIMIT LIABILITY COMPANY: Provides relative to the manner of converting the state of organization of domestic and foreign limited liability companies.
House Bill 1064, Act 515
RETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY: Provides relative to the District Attorneys' Retirement System.
House Bill 1202, Act 523
RETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY: Relative to the District Attorneys' Retirement System.
Senate Bill 107, Act 533
VOTERS/VOTING: Provides for consistency of
presentation of political party affiliations on voter identification
cards, notices of candidacy, voter registration cards and precinct
House Bill 141, Act 574
ETHICS/FINANCIAL DISCLOS: Provides relative to deadlines and time periods for certain filings and notices relative to financial disclosure statements.
House Bill 209, Act 577
ELECTION CODE: Provides relative to hours polls are required to be open on election day.
House Bill 861, Act 599
CHILD DAY CARE: Provides relative to penalties
imposed on child care facilities and child-placing agencies which
violate terms of licensure and individuals or entities that operate
without or in violation of a license.
Senate Bill 633, Act 677
CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Provides for the crime of unauthorized use of supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits and penalties.
Senate Bill 753, Act 693
CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Provides relative to the unlawful presence of certain sex offenders in or around public libraries.
House Bill 365, Act 707
ELECTIONS/CANDIDATES: Requires candidates for
certain offices to receive certify receipt of ethics education and
training within three days of qualifying.
Senate Bill 88, Act 725
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Requires state agencies to provide notice upon submission of certain reports to the legislature.)
House Bill 711, Act 758
ELECTIONS/CANDIDATES: Provides for the requirements
of the notice of candidacy by additionally requiring a candidate for
major or district office to certify that he has filed any campaign
finance reports previously due and provides for the filing of vacancies
on parish executive committees.
House Bill 1105, Act 820
DISTRICTS/RECREATION: Provides relative to recreational districts located in certain parishes.
House Bill 1192, Act 829
NOTARIES: Provides with respect to notaries.
House Bill 1196, Act 830
INSURANCE/HEALTH: Provides relative to continuation of coverage for spouses and dependents.
Senate Bill 595, Act 835
PUBLIC RECORDS: Creates the "Business Identity Theft Prevention Act."
Senate Bill 750, Act 854
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Requires the consideration
of certain poverty impact issues and issuance of a poverty impact
statement prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules by a
House Bill 674, Act 871
(Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes the granting of ad valorem tax
exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain