Gov. Edwards signs new bills into law

Gov. Edwards signs new bills into law
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - On Wednesday, July 8, Governor John Bel Edwards signed four new bills in law.

These bills were the result of the 2020 Special Legislative Session.

The governor signed the following bills:

  1. ACT 6—HB 29 Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
  2. ACT 7—HB 7 Appropriates funds for the expenses of the judiciary for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
  3. ACT 8—HB 8 Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
  4. ACT 9—HB 59 Provides relative to limitations of liability for public and private school districts and post-secondary institutions during a declared state of emergency or a public health emergency.

And on Thursday, July 9, the governor also signed the following bills:

ACT 10—HB 9 Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds.

ACT 11—HB 12 Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government.

Gov. Edwards did however veto portions of HB 12 using his line-item veto authority. Click here to read the veto letter.

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