House approves bill to create exemption to LSP anti-nepotism law - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

House approves bill to create exemption to LSP anti-nepotism law

Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: Louisiana State Police) Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: Louisiana State Police)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Louisiana House has approved the bill that creates an exemption to the current Louisiana State Police anti-nepotism law.

State representatives voted 92-1 to advance HB 308 to the Senate.

If passed, it would allow the son of Col. Kevin Reeves, the interim superintendent of Louisiana State Police, to continue serving as a state trooper.

The current ethics law requires an immediate family member of the agency’s leader to have been with the agency a full year. The new bill would change the employment requirement to four months.

Reeves’s son was among 46 cadets who graduated to trooper status earlier this month.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro.

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