May 9, 2023
Quick update on advancing Christian values in the Louisiana legislature!
END OF DAY MONDAY 05/08/23
✅ HB 98 by Rep. Lance Harris - Universal School Choice. Creates state funding for qualified education expenses for K-12 and expands school choice by removing conditions relative to school performance. Passed House Appropriations
✅ HB 462 by Rep. Edmonds - Fiscal transparency for school boards. Passed House Appropriations
✅ HB 152 by Rep. Amedee - Adds the fundamental right of parents to decide the nurture, education, care, custody, and control of their children. Passed House Civil Law
✅ SB 41 by Sen. Mizell - Authorizes 50% Louisiana income tax credit for donations to maternal wellness center. The total credit during a taxable year shall not exceed $5,000. Passed Senate Finance
✅ HB 8 by Rep. Horton - Requires display of the national motto, "In God We Trust" in every public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education classroom as funds allow. (Current law requires in every building.) Passed House 98-4
✅ HB 81 by Rep. Crews - Requires public school employees use biological/given names and pronouns for students unless parents provide written consent to do otherwise. Passed House 61-33
✅ SB 169 by Sen. Mizell - Requires law enforcement to submit every reported sexual assault collection kit for an assault with a known or unknown suspect to a forensic laboratory for testing within 30 days of receipt. Passed Senate 35-0
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