May 6, 2022
Yesterday was National Day of Prayer…and it could not have arrived at a more perfect time! Throughout America, we are witnessing outrage erupt following the leaked draft opinion from SCOTUS that indicates Roe v. Wade’s days are numbered.
Not surprisingly, a radical leftist group published the home addresses of Justices A.C. Barrett, J. Roberts, S. Alito, B. Kavanaugh, C. Thomas and N. Gorsuch, encouraging protesters to storm the homes and intimidate justices in protest. Law-enforcement officials are anticipating the left to stir up trouble.
Chief Justice Roberts needs to finalize and certify the opinion NOW for the personal safety of his justices and the integrity of this court!
This week at the Louisiana Capitol:
Many long hours at the Capitol this week for legislators and Team LFF! With only 4 weeks left in the session, the press is on legislators to get their bills entirely through the committee hearings and floor votes. LFF was busy in committee assisting authors and testifying on various bills. Intense focus is now being placed on Louisiana's pro-life legislation with the shocking news from the U.S. Supreme Court. All of us are looking forward to the final decision from the court and a Post-Roe Louisiana!
HB 35 by Rep. Farnum – Clean-ups voter registration rolls to identify outdated addresses. PASSED SENATE AND GOVERNMENT
HB 47 by Rep. Edmonston – Disclosure for parents about vaccine exemptions. PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 80 by Rep. Edmonds – Limited government in state budgeting process. PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 146 by Rep. C. Owen – Protects vulnerable women from forced abortion. PASSED HOUSE CIVIL LAW
HB 194 by Rep. Butler, HB 452 by Rep. Freiberg – School Choice Education Savings Accounts for students. PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 185 by Rep. C. Owen – Protects free speech on college campuses. PASSED HOUSE EDUCATION
HB 356 by Rep. Amedee and HB 369 by Rep. L Harris – Disclosure of public school lessons and curricula. PASSED HOUSE EDUCATION
HB 430 by Rep. Jordan – Decriminalization of recreational marijuana INVOLUNTARILY DEFERRED IN HOUSE JUDICIARY
HB 555 by Rep. C Owen, HB 639 by Rep. Pressly, and HB 1062 by Rep. Freeman - Streamlining the occupational licensing process PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 605 by Rep. Landry – Would ban therapy to help minors deal with unwanted same sex attractions and gender confusion. FAILED IN HOUSE HEALTH AND WELFARE
HB 559 , HB 671 and HB 924 by Rep. Edmonds- Election integrity measures PASSED HOUSE AND GOVERNMENT
HB 837 by Rep. Horton – Would prevent public school personnel from advocating for sexual orientation and gender identity. FAILED IN HOUSE EDUCATION
HB 913 by Rep. Muscarello – Only one try to pass a riverboat referendum in a Parish. PASSED HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE
HCR 93 by Rep. Emerson – Commends the Pregnancy Care Centers of Louisiana. PASSED HOUSE HEALTH AND WELFARE
SB 44 by Sen. Mizell – Prohibits a team designated for females, girls, or women from being open to students who are not biologically female. PASSED HOUSE EDUCATION
SB 148 by Sen. Mizell – Victims of human trafficking can apply for exoneration of certain sex related convictions prostitution. PASSED HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SB 342 by Sen. Jackson – Reaffirms Louisiana abortion trigger law making abortion illegal in our state at the reversal of Roe v. Wade. PASSED THE SENATE