Louisiana Gov. signs 17 bills into law Monday

BATON ROUGE — On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed 17 bills from the 2023 Regular Legislative Session into law:

ACT 31-SB15 Provides relative to per diem received by commissioners of the Vinton Harbor and Terminal District. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 32-SB17 Provides for the composition, terms, powers, and duties of the Shreveport police and firefighters’ pension boards of trustees. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 33-SB20 Provides relative to hospital service districts and scholarships for certain healthcare professionals. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 34-SB24 Provides relative to the Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 35-SB29 Provides relative to the use of a surgical smoke plume evacuation system. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 36-SB36 Provides for funding of certain insurance costs for retirees of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 37-SB53 Provides for the powers and authority of the commission of the Cane River Waterway District. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 38-SB55 Provides for procuration or mandate by a succession representative. Effective July 1, 2023.

ACT 39-SB59 Authorizes the sale of certain school property by the Natchitoches Parish School Board and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 40-SB64 Creates Ezekiel’s Law and provides relative to protecting children from abuse. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 41-SB68 Provides for the lease of property located within Jefferson Parish. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 42-SB98 Provides for adding interest in bone marrow donorship to the list of options offered during application for renewal of a state-issued driver’s license. Effective July 1, 2024.

ACT 43-SB100 Provides for advanced recycling facilities. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 44-SB101 Provides for the distribution of funds from the Lafayette Parish Visitor Enterprise Fund. Effective Aug. 1, 2023.

ACT 45-SB113 Provides for certain insurance premium discounts. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 46-SB115 Provides relative to educational benefits for children, spouses, and surviving spouses of certain veterans. Effective June 1, 2023.

ACT 47-SB143 Provides for former officers or insolvent insurers. Aug. 1, 2023.

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