2019 Legislative Updates
Find status updates about all bills we are tracking this session here.
|HB 422||Rep. Royce Duplessis||
This would allow cities to set their own minimum wage.
|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
|SB 186||Sen. Jean-Paul Morrell||
This would provide paid family and medical leave for Louisiana workers
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|SB 184||Sen. John Milkovich||
This would ban abortions as early as 6 weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
|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.|