Louisiana students visit State Capitol for Youth Legislature program

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Hugh O'Brian Youth Legislature (HOBY) met in the house chambers at the Louisiana State Capitol Monday for a mock legislative session.

Sixty high school students from across the state came to Baton Rouge for Action Legislature to learn how laws are made and how the legislature works.

State Sen. Dan Claitor gave the students advice and actually posed for selfies with teen legislators. Just for starters, they sponsored a silly bill to see how it all worked.

"We changed the name of the official state dog. It's the blue-eyed Catahoula, but they voted down the pug, they voted down corgi, they voted down black lab, and they voted that Snoop Dogg should be the state dog," said Cindy Bishop, chair of HOBY leadership programs.

Gov. John Bel Edwards met the students out on the State Capitol steps for a big group photo. Edwards made the kids laugh when he said some cameras do not even look like cameras anymore.

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