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Bills That Governor Edwards Has Signed and Vetoed

In response to several measures from the 2022 Regular Legislative Session, the governor, John Bel Edwards, declared that he had taken action.

The following laws were made official by the governor:

ACT 723—HB 673 explains how pharmacy benefit managers are regulated.

ACT 724—HB 677 relates to cost-sharing for prescriptions for insulin.

ACT 725—HB 693 relates to institutional investors and offers.

The provisions of ACT 726—HB 102 about parole hearings.

For expressive activities at public postsecondary educational institutions, ACT 727—HB 185 makes provisions.

ACT 728—HB 202 mandates that certain information be included on the statement of organisation for political committees.

ACT 729—HB 249 guarantees the privacy of specific port facility documents.

ACT 730—HB 456 enables qualified lawmakers to choose not to receive a salary but rather per diem payments made by an accountability plan that complies with the IRS.

ACT 731—HB 491 relates to basic robbery and offers.

The transfer of specific state property in Caddo Parish is outlined in ACT 732—HB 525.

ACT 733—HB 530 Regarding the sale of specific state properties in Iberia and St. Martin Parish, it offers.

ACT 734—HB 539 offers plans for property insurance.

ACT 735—HB 558 outlines procedures for the resolution of claims.

ACT 736—HB 568 provides information on adoption fraud.

The exchange of specific state properties in St. Martin Parish is permitted by Act 737—HB 691.

ACT 738—HB 701 gives information on the proclamation of an emergency.

ACT 739—HB 733 outlines the punishments for breaches committed by any vehicle operator or driver.

Regarding responsibility related to Mardi Gras parades, ACT 740—HB 923 provides.

Post-election tabulation audits of paper records, including absentee ballots, are allowed under ACT 741—HB 924.

The transfer of monies from a START account to a START K12 account is permitted by ACT 742—HB 983.

ACT 743—HB 1048 Regarding economic development, offers.

The provisions of ACT 744—HB 1064 relating to the deposit and distribution of insurance proceeds.

A criminal background check is required for teacher certification under ACT 745—HB 156.

ACT 746—HB 627 Regarding the punishments for the offence of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, it provides information.

ACT 747—HB 820 relates to civil forfeiture and offers.

ACT 748—HB 893 provides information about reporting and savings requirements for the criminal justice system.

ACT 749—HB 478 gives information about the review of records for criminal bail bonds.

The provisions of ACT 750—HB 628 about parole eligibility.

ACT 752—SB 401 enables the St. Tammany and Washington parishes’ governing bodies to establish ordinances that raise specific fees.

In certain civil cases arising inside a parish covered by a major disaster proclamation, ACT 753—SB 402 provides for special masters.

The SB 412/ACT 754 Ensure Louisiana Incentive Program establishes it.


The Calcasieu-Cameron Navigation District is abolished by ACT 755—SB 416.

ACT 756—SB 429 enables the execution of public works in a significant manner.

ACT 757—SB 439 provides medical graduates with a bridge year.

The provisions of ACT 758—SB 445 relating to the approval of P3 projects for the Department of Transportation and Development.

Reporting of the commercial menhaden crop is outlined in ACT 759—SB 447.

ACT 760—SB 455 provides for the growth and connectivity of broadband.

Concerning the Lake Oaks Subdivision Improvement District, ACT 761—SB 459 makes provisions.

A statewide network of electric vehicle charging technology and apparatus is provided by ACT 762—SB 460.

The Vinton police chief has authority under ACT 763—SB 461.

ACT 764—SB 467 compel DOTD to conduct the required engineering, financial, and other investigations to start passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans as well as along the Interstate 20 route.

ACT 765—SB 471 enables certain gifts and contracts to be funded by foreign sources and given to the state or its political entities.

ACT 766—SB 472 contracts with specific foreign-owned businesses about essential infrastructure are forbidden.

Regarding foreign involvement in specific Louisiana research sites, ACT 767—SB 473 makes provisions.

The Baker Main Street Economic Development District is established as a special taxation district by ACT 768—SB 475.

The Baton Rouge North Economic Development District’s boundaries and system of governance will alter as a result of ACT 769—SB 476.

ACT 770—SB 478 relates to the public records act and offers.

Regarding the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, ACT 771—SB 480 makes provisions.

ACT 772—SB 489 For failure to comply with subpoenas, warrants, or court orders in paternity or child support proceedings, it provides for the suspension of certain licences.

ACT 773—SB 497 restricts changing a car’s wheel well.

ACT 774—SB 271 makes provisions about public works project bid requirements.

For advertisements for legal services, ACT 775—SB 383 makes provisions.

Boating safety instruction is provided by ACT 776—SB 424.

The following bills were vetoed by the governor:

In the event of a declared emergency, HB 661 would restrict the ability of a parish president or mayor to exercise control over a governmental building located inside their parish or city. Simply put, this bill is overly broad.

Bypassing the local education board in the area where the charter school will be located, SB 145 would allow any charter school group with a business partner to submit a proposal straight to BESE for approval.

Eliminating local oversight of charter schools and redistributing MFP funds would have far more negative effects than any potential administrative advantages.

SB 379 aims to establish the prior juvenile adjudication as a component of a new crime committed as an adult, requiring proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This is different from using juvenile adjudication as an enhancement to a penalty provision. There are significant constitutional problems with this bill.

To comply with HB 145’s amendment to the Administrative Procedure Act, all legislators must be notified through email when administrative rules or fees are adopted.

The current law already stipulates that notice of these administrative changes must be sent to the legislative leadership and the relevant oversight committees of the legislature. This law could have significant, albeit possibly unintentional, implications yet offers no more openness or oversight.

HB 359 would mandate that any elected official who wishes to follow a “federal direction or guideline relative to elections without an explicit state or federal directive to do so” must first receive approval from the House and Senate Governmental Affairs Committees.

The state and local officials should take all reasonable steps to promote voting, make it simpler for people to vote, and ensure that all valid votes are counted. This bill should not become law because it does not advance that objective.

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A clause in HB 492 grants immunity to sheriff’s agencies only for detaining someone after receiving a valid written summons. This move has the obvious effect of treating law enforcement agencies unfairly.

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