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Gov. Edwards signs 76 new bills into law

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Governor John Bel Edwards signed 76 bills into law Thursday that Louisiana Legislature passed during the 2018 Regular Legislative Session. 

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The following is a list of the bills Gov. Edwards signed into law: 

  • SB 344 Authorizes the commissioner of administration to transfer certain state property in Webster Parish.
  • HB 8 Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees of the Clerks' of Court Retirement and Relief Fund.
  • HB 9 Provides for definitions relative to rollovers of sums between the Firefighters' Retirement System and other qualified plans under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • HB 26 Provides for participation by certain entities in the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.
  • HB 32 Provides for the Deferred Retirement Option Plan participation period for a member of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.     
  • HB 33 Provides for the payment of unfunded accrued liability by employers eliminating positions covered by the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.
  • HB 38 Provides for the formula for distribution of benefit increases.
  • HB 40 Allows members of the Firefighters' Retirement System to allocate Deferred Retirement Option Plan funds between two separate interest bearing accounts.
  • HB 41 Provides relative to the fiduciary relationship between the Firefighters' Retirement System and its investment advisors.
  • HB 58 Provides relative to payment of group insurance premiums for retirees from the Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office.
  • HB 82 Provides relative to group insurance benefits for the office of the Acadia Parish clerk of court.
  • HB 112 Provides relative to blood and saliva testing of persons who expose certain persons to serious infectious diseases.
  • HB 153 Adds certain substances to Schedule I and Schedule II of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law.
  • HB 155 Increases the fees levied by the La. Tax Commission for assessment of certain properties
  • HB 166 Provides for the formal ratification of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act
  • HB 173 Provides relative to an heir's interests in succession property.
  • HB 218 Provides relative to the Louisiana Sheriffs' Certification Program.
  • HB 240 Provides relative to the crime of illegally supplying a felon with a firearm.         
  • HB 252 Provides for venue for the prosecution of certain crimes.
  • HB 260 Provides relative to DNA collection for certain offenses.
  • HB 267 Provides relative to prohibited acts for insurers and insurance producers.
  • HB 288 Provides relative to the computation of time periods for seeking rehearing, reconsideration, or judicial review or appeal of administrative decisions.
  • HB 293 Provides for the release of a person when the person was not brought before a judge within 72 hours of arrest.
  • HB 318 Provides relative to prior convictions of the crime of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • HB 333 Provides relative to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Policy Take-Out Program.
  • HB 370 Authorizes electronic delivery of insurance coverage notices.
  • HB 494 Re-creates the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • HB 527 Revises certain provisions of the Safe Haven Law.
  • HB 550 Provides relative to the delays for responding to discovery requests in certain proceedings.
  • HB 576 Provides relative to the suspension of child support when a parent is incarcerated.
  • HB 622 Provides relative to the payment of fines, fees, costs, restitution, and other monetary obligations related to an offender's conviction.
  • HB 675 Provides relative to the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority.
  • HB 705 Provides relative to the Lafourche Parish Pretrial Home Incarceration Program.
  • HB 712 Provides relative to group insurance premiums for retirees of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.
  • HB 781 Authorizes the La. State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to access expunged criminal history records.
  • SB 126 Provides relative to recall repairs of motor vehicles.
  • SB 420 Provides for the administration, disposition, enforcement, and adjudication of state and local taxes, fees, and receipts and for the Board of Tax Appeals.
  • SB 81 Authorizes the coroner to obtain blood, urine, or other biological fluids or samples relevant to an investigation.
  • SB 92 Provides relative to notarial examinations by secretary of state.
  • SB 110 Provides relative to definitions used for the prescription monitoring program.
  • SB 153 Provides relative to the insurance fraud investigation unit within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
  • SB 160 Prohibits tying or tethering a dog or cat in extreme weather conditions.
  • SB 170 Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Agricultural Chemistry and Seed Commission.
  • SB 195 Provides relative to the setting of the fee for the Motor Fuels Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund.
  • SB 235 Provides for insurance coverage for hearing aids.
  • SB 284 Provides relative to the Disaster and Emergency Medical Services Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society.
  • SB 305 Authorizes the governing authority of certain parishes to appoint members to a hospital service district.
  • SB 315 Requires instruction in personal financial management in public elementary and secondary schools.
  • SB 337 Provides for an exemption to the Louisiana Weights and Measures Law.
  • SB 438 Provides for the sale of timber by the state land office.
  • SB 439 Requires the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board to meet at a location with internet audio and video streaming capability when votes are scheduled to occur.
  • SB 446 Re-creates the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
  • SB 451 Institutes a permanent moratorium on oyster fishing in Sabine Lake..
  • SB 459 Provides relative to child welfare information.
  • SB 461 Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 117 as the "Caroline Dormon Memorial Highway".  
  • SB 478 Provides relative to licensed practical nurses.
  • SB 490 Exempts the Comite River from certain provisions of the Louisiana Scenic Rivers Act for a set period of time.
  • HB 395 Provides relative to tutorship.
  • HB 425 Includes charter fishing guides in the certification program as earning more than half of their income from charter fishing guide activities.
  • HB 490 Provides for healthcare coverage relative to child support.
  • HB 497 Provides for access to funds in a securities account prior to naming of an executor.
  • HB 498 Requires school crisis management and response plans to provide for parental notification in the event of a shooting or other violent incident or emergency situation.
  • HB 521 Provides relative to ex officio notaries for coroners.
  • HB 529 Provides relative to controlled dangerous substances on the premises of alcoholic beverage outlets.
  • HB 615 Provides relative to administrative hearings involving actions of the commissioner of insurance.
  • HB 624 Provides relative to the Commission of Weights and Measures .
  • HB 648 Provides relative to procurement of port-related specialized cranes and replacement parts.
  • HB 658 Provides for a neonatal opiate withdrawal syndrome pilot project to improve outcomes associated with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • HB 665 Provides relative to records of port economic development negotiations.
  • HB 691 Repeals the sunset on assessments levied by the Louisiana Rice Research Board.
  • HB 704 Provides relative to the Louisiana Commission on HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C.
  • HB 719 Provides relative to personal injury claims against the state.
  • HB 726 Provides relative to the membership of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission.
  • HB 731 Provides relative to costs for filing a legislative continuance or extension.
  • HB 732 Provides for the reporting of certain court orders to be included in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System database.
  • HB 739 Requires a statement and certification rather than an affidavit for certain disclosures by legislators to the ethics board relative to speeches.

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