Legislative Information

Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order announcing a Public Health Emergency in Louisiana. Since then, the CDC published new recommendations regarding events & functions.
 
Both chambers have suspended the Regular Legislative Session until March 31st. They will reconvene on March 31st at 11:00 am. There were a number of House & Senate Committee meetings scheduled to meet this week, which were cancelled due to the suspension. There was a great deal of pressure from the healthcare community to suspend the Session until April 15th in order to curtail the spread of the virus. It is possible that the Session’s suspension may be extended beyond March 31st.
 
The situation relative to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is continuing to change by the minute. We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward during this difficult time. We hope you and your families are safe. We are here to help in any way that we can! 
 
For the news release, and for more resources about COVID-19, click here.



How to Get Involved in the Legislative Process
 
Stay Informed
Life gets busy, but you must take the time to stay informed about issues affecting your profession. Things happen very quickly at the Capitol. Stay on top of our emails and the actions requested in each. Utilize the State Legislature's great, free tracking tool MyLegis. You can track up to 50 measures and receive updates on any actions taken on those instruments. To sign up, go to www.legis.la.gov and click "Sign Up" in the upper right corner. 
 
Know Your Legislators
The very best action you can take is to get to know your legislators. They want to know their constituents. If you have not met your legislators, take the time now to squeeze in a meeting with them. One great way to accomplish that is to ...
 
Visit the Capitol!
While we advise meetings or visits in your district, legislators spend so much of their time at the Capitol. Call their legislative aide before you head over to get a feel for their schedule.
 
Discuss Your Issues
Don't be shy about discussing issues with your colleagues and legislators. Become a resource to your legislator by informing them on
particular issues. 

 
        

       
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