Today Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed bills into law and has vetoed bills, in whole or in part, using his power of veto.

Governor Edwards signed the following bills:

ACT 94—HB 5 Provides for group insurance costs for certain court clerks.

ACT 95—HB 10 Provides qualifications for participation in the Employee Insurance Fund for the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

ACT 96—HB 19 Provides information related to joining the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Hazardous Service Plan.

ACT 97—HB 24 Provides provisions for service credit transfers and deferred retirement within the District Attorney’s Retirement System.

ACT 98—HB 36 Provision relating to the limits of jurisdiction of the High Court of Houma.

ACT 99—HB 59 Repeals fees and mileage rates for certain witnesses.

ACT 100—HB 61 Extends the Compensation Fund for Fishermen’s Fishing Gear and expands payments to the Underwater Obstruction Removal Fund.

ACT 101—HB 69 Provides photographic evidence relating to cases of violation of waste laws.

ACT 102—HB 119 Recreates the Louisiana Labor Commission and reauthorizes the incumbent worker training program.

ACT 103—HB 143 Provides for the development and implementation by state agencies of policies, training, and reporting related to compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ACT 104—HB 147 Provides with respect to the naming of facilities that are part of St. George’s Fire Protection District No. 2

ACT 105—HB 148 Creates the Bouligny Improvement District in the Parish of Orleans.

LAW 106—HB 151 Establishes the Old Jefferson Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish.

ACT 107—HB 152 Provides in relation to the civil service status of Colfax Housing Authority employees.

ACT 108—HB 154 Provides with respect to the Lake Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed District’s authority to prohibit the operation of certain motorized watercraft on Lake D’Arbonne when the lake is above flood stage.

ACT 109—HB 163 Creates the “Sickle Cell Disease Association” specialty license plate.

ACT 110—HB 186 Provides knowledge of misrepresentation standard in unethical election practices provisions.

ACT 111—HB 187 Provides for the powers of the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority.

ACT 112—HB 189 Provides settings in which medication attendant services may be provided.

ACT 113—HB 197 Provides a comprehensive sports injury management program for athletic students.

ACT 114—HB 198 Provides group life insurance.

ACT 115—HB 164 Provisions relating to the electronic filing of documents.

ACT 116—HB 192 Provides the unemployment compensation procedure to be applied by the administrator for the calendar year 2023.

ACT 117—HB 2 Provides full capital expenditure budget.

ACT 118—HB 3 Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act.

ACT 119—HB 81 Provides in relation to the Professional Licensing Review Board.

ACT 120—SB 40 Provides protections relating to foster children.

LAW 121—SB 102 Provides for joint supervision of the child in the sense that either parent acting alone can act on behalf of the child.

LAW 122—SB 371 Establishes an individual income tax refund donation for the University of New Orleans Foundation.

LAW 123—SB 411 Provides against the Louisiana Emergency Response Network.

LAW 124—SB 448 Provides for civil penalties relating to the restitution of the value of wildlife and aquatic life.

LAW 125—SB 449 Authorizes the Natchitoches Parish Council to call a referendum election to allow draw video poker games in Natchitoches Parish.

ACT 126—SB 53 Provides certain exceptions to the crime of illegally carrying weapons.

ACT 127—SB 70 Creates the crime of theft of a catalytic converter or engine control module and provides for dealer registration.

LAW 128—SB 98 Provides in relation to the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf.

LAW 129—SB 136 Provides protections relating to emergency room personnel, emergency services personnel and medical professionals.

ACT 130—SB 148 Provides post-conviction assistance to victims of human trafficking.

LAW 131—SB 161 Increases the penalty for the crime of carjacking.

LAW 132—SB 366 Prohibits certain health insurance cost-sharing practices.

LAW 133—HB 201 Adds contract attorneys from district public defender’s offices to the group health insurance coverage offered by parish governments.

ACT 134—HB 203 Provides a timeline for issuing death certificates.

ACT 135—HB 208 Changes the definition of political committee.

ACT 136—HB 211 Provides relating to the composition of the board of directors of the special school district.

ACT 137—HB 212 Provides relative to the definition of drug paraphernalia.

ACT 138—HB 217 Provisions for the Transfer of Certain Crown Property in Cameron Parish.

ACT 139—HB 236 Requires the East Feliciana Parish Assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for certain retirees of the Assessor’s office.

ACT 140—HB 265 Provides relative to victim notification.

ACT 141—HB 275 Recreates the Ministry of Children and Family Services.

ACT 142—HB 283 Provides timber harvesting season permits.

ACT 143—HB 286 Provides accreditation for health care providers under the Medicaid managed care program.

ACT 144—HB 304 Provides health coverage plan benefits for physiotherapy services provided through telehealth.

ACT 145—HB 305 Provides against the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.

ACT 146—HB 307 Provides living organ donor coverage.

ACT 147—HB 310 Provides exceptions for the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education with respect to certain capital expenditure and government procurement projects.

ACT 148—HB 318 Recreates the Department of the Treasury and the statutory entities forming part of the department by law.

ACT 149—HB 325 Removes the provision terminating the power of the Government Bonds Commission to hold periodic meetings electronically.

ACT 150—HB 327 Provides against the levy levied on soybeans grown in the state.

ACT 151—HB 334 Provides employment related services with peer support specialist behavioral health service providers.

ACT 152—HB 347 Provides information related to the factors that qualify hospitals for major teaching hospital status.

ACT 153—HB 446 Authorizes the district of Red River, Atchafalaya and Bayou Beouf Levee to exchange goods in the parish of Avoyelles.

ACT 154—HB 497 Exempts certain establishments that provide drugs or home dialysis devices from the provisions of the Pharmacy Practice Act.

ACT 155—HB 501 Provides for the sale of certain state properties in the parish of St. Tammany.

ACT 156—HB 515 Inheritance arrangements involving a limited liability company.

ACT 157—HB 521 Provides disaster response plans.

ACT 158—HB 528 Recreates entities transferred or placed within the governor’s office.

ACT 159—HB 529 Provides for the organization of the Department of Insurance

ACT 160—HB 571 Provides against the Uniform State Building Code.

ACT 161—HB 210 Provides technical corrections to certain provisions affecting mutual insurance holding companies.

ACT 162—HB 243 Authorizes municipal court judges to act as a lawyer on a medical examination board.

ACT 163—HB 267 Provides for the existing right of a storage facility operator to expropriate property for the purpose of drilling into a storage facility in the parish of Caldwell.

ACT 164—HB 276 Exempts certain video programs from franchise fees.

ACT 165—HB 331 Provisions relating to the application of the timber detachment tax.

ACT 166—HB 339 Provides information relating to the coordination of benefit requirements.

ACT 167—HB 406 Provides for the transfer, deposit and use of funds among public funds.

ACT 168—HB 437 Appropriates funds for judicial expenses for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

ACT 169—HB 465 Provides for incidental expenses of the state government.

ACT 170—HB 592 Creates additional appropriations for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Governor Edwards vetoed the following bill:

SB 36 creates an unnecessary extension of the penal code. Click on here to read the veto letter.

Governor Edwards’ office vetoed parts of HB 1. Click here read the veto letter.