Governor signs 11 crime bills into law Tuesday

BATON ROUGE— Gov. Jeff Landry signed 11 bills Tuesday that the legislature sent to his desk during the special legislative session  on crime. 

“Today, we made good on our promise to deliver sweeping reforms to our criminal justice system,” Landry wrote in a news release. “Reforms that put the interests of victims before the interests of criminals. Reforms that uplift and support our police officers. Reforms that deliver true justice to the victims of crime. Reforms that make our streets and communities safer for all. I am proud of the work we have accomplished, and I am thankful to the victims of crime, the legislature, and all those involved in this special session. This is just the beginning of our work for a safer Louisiana.”

Bills signed

SB 9: Preserving Prosecutions for Rape

HB 3: Expanding Access to Drug Courts

HB 6: Adds nitrogen gas hypoxia and electrocution to Louisiana’s approved execution methods.

HB 9: No person committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections for an offense committed on or after Aug. 1, 2024, shall be eligible for parole except a person who satisfies certain provisions

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HB 10: Proposes that no person who commits an offense on or after Aug.1, 2024, shall be eligible to earn nor be entitled to a reduced sentence or good time, except in certain situations. Proposed law provides that every offender in a parish prison or in custody of the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C), who has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to prison with or without hard labor, may earn a reduced sentence for good behavior up to a maximum amount of 15 percent of the particular sentence rendered.

HB 11: Proposed law increases the maximum length of the probation period from three years to five years.

SB 1: Provides law-abiding citizens the right to carry concealed handguns without a permit.

SB 2: An authorized person will not be liable for any injury, death, or loss suffered by a perpetrator when the injury, death, or loss is caused by the authorized person firing a gun because of a justified use of force or self-defense.

SB 7: Changes the penalties for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender will be no less than six months probation, where the offender can not operate a vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with an ignition interlock device.

HB 4: Post Conviction Reform 

SB 5: Pardon and Parole Reform

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