April 16, 2021
The 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session kicked off on Monday, April 12th, and legislators are rapidly reviewing legislation to determine how to improve life for families in our state.
Consideration of bills began on Tuesday morning and, by Thursday afternoon, some were already working towards final passage. This year’s session is compressed, and the pace is fast. Look for regular updates from LFF on the status of bills that pertain to life, liberty, and limited government in Louisiana as we approach the end of session on June 10th.
A few legislative results from this week:
✅ – HB 282 by Rep. Mandie Landry (D-New Orleans) would have changed Louisiana’s Equal Housing Opportunity Act to prohibit housing "discrimination" based on sexual orientation and gender identity. LFF generated over 3,000 emails to House Commerce Committee members against this bill, and thanks to your opposition, the bill was pulled and is not scheduled. Thank you!
✅ HB 37 by Rep. Tony Bacala (R-Prairieville) – A pro-adoption bill which regulates supervision of both agency and private adoptions, PASSED THE HOUSE by a vote of 94-0.
✅ SB 64 by Sen. Louie Bernard (R-Natchitoches) will further define prohibited activities near election polling places. PASSED SENATE & GOVERNMENT
✅ SB 170 by Sen. Ronnie Johns (R-Lake Charles) creates the office of human trafficking prevention within the Governor’s office PASSED SENATE & GOVERNMENT
It’s great to see Louisiana residents making such a difference this early in the legislative session. Thanks to your advocacy, and your investment in LFF’s boots on the ground, we’re feeling good about our potential made to shepherd legislation over the coming weeks. (Please click here if you’d like to join in this effort).