Several bills signed, vetoed by Gov. Edwards Wednesday

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed the following bills from the 2023 Regular Legislative Session into law Wednesday.

All bills signed Wednesday will go into law effective Aug. 1.

ACT 416-SB 94 Adds certain substances to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law.

ACT 417-HB 16 Provides relative to the crime of simple burglary.

ACT 418-HB 54 Provides relative to the district attorney’s discretion to prosecute a juvenile as an adult for certain offenses.

ACT 419-HB 65 Designates the crime of burglary of an inhabited dwelling as a crime of violence.

ACT 420-HB 84 Provides relative to the disposition of juveniles after adjudication of certain felony-grade delinquent acts.

ACT 421-HB 220 Provides relative to actions to determine ownership or possession.

Bills vetoed

SB 1 – Provides for a 25 percent reduction in the corporation franchise tax rate in each year the combined corporation income and franchise tax collections exceed $600 million, and money is deposited into the Revenue Stabilization Trust fund.

HB 85 – Would have created the misdemeanor crime of approaching a law enforcement officer lawfully engaged in law enforcement duties. Click here to read the veto letter.

HB 205 – Provides for additional compensation for teachers and other school employees

under certain circumstances. Click here to read the Governor’s veto letter.

HB 309 – Provides that all insurers that are required to submit rating plans to the commissioner of insurance must provide credits and discounts. Click here to read the veto letter.

HB 399 – Requires that communication issued to students or parents about immunization requirements include exemption information and applies exemptions not only to students seeking to enter school but also to students attending school. Read the veto letter here.

HB 415 – Provides that a deposit account does not include a central bank digital currency. Click here to read the corresponding veto letter.

HB 504 – Removes certain employment eligibility requirements for certain unclassified state employees relative to the registration of motor vehicles. Read the veto letter here.

HB 658 – Tasks the La. Dept. of Health with ensuring that healthcare facilities provide price information for certain services. Tasks the Dept. of Insurance with ensuring health insurance issuers comply with federal law. Click here to read the veto letter.

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