Legislative Updates

2019 Legislative Updates

Find status updates about all bills we are tracking this session here.

 

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2019 Bills

Bill Number Author Description
HB 422 Rep. Royce Duplessis

This would allow cities to set their own minimum wage.

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SB 155 Sen. Troy Carter 

This amendment would allow voters to decide in November if they want to raise the minimum wage to $9.00/hour 

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SB 186 Sen. Jean-Paul Morrell

This would provide paid family and medical leave for Louisiana workers

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SB 136 Sen. Jean-Paul Morrell This would ensure fair pay by ending pay secrecy. Workers could no longer be fired for discussing wages with other workers.

SB 4

SB 5

Sen. Jean-Paul Morrell

These would end the sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products. SB 4 would put this issue on the ballot in November 2019, giving voters a chance to weigh in. 

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HB 536 Rep. Stephanie Hilferty This would allow the licensing of free-standing birth centers.
HB 302 Rep. Joe Bouie This would protect LGBTQ people from employment discrimination
HB 425 Rep. Katrina Jackson 

This would create a state constitutional amendment to ban all abortions, with no exceptions, and to prohibit any public funding of abortion.

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SB 184 Sen. John Milkovich

This would ban abortions as early as 6 weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.

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HB 133
Rep. Frank Hoffmann
This would change the definition of abortion to include medication abortion and would require clinics to be licensed to dispense medication for abortion.
HB 484 Rep. Raymond Crews This would require staff at abortion clinics to obtain and maintain patient records for up to 30 years in certain circumstances and would impose severe monitary and criminal penalties for any violations of this law even if not shown to be negligence.
SB 205 Sen. Beth Mizell This would require expands mandatory reporting requirement to all abortion clinic employees. It would also require all physicians to ascertain whether any minor was the victim of trafficking or ciminal sexual acts. This could discourage young pregnant women from seeking health care services including prenatal services. 
SB 221 Sen. Beth Mizell This would require abortion clinics provide, in writing, information about the physician performing the abortion that is already public record and can be found online. This would not be a requirement of any other health care provider. The bill could expose abortion providers to additional harrassment and threats from clinic protestors.