The 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana began at 12 noon on Monday, April 10, and must adjourn sine die no later than 6 p.m. on Monday, June 10. The LAFP Board of Directors and Legislative and Advocacy Committee recently met and reviewed all of the bills that have been filed. Over 800 bills were introduced, with the LAFP following 59 House bills and 19 Senate bills. The primary healthcare concern will revolve around the expansion of scope for allied healthcare groups. We will continue to follow all concerns with diligence and vigor. Click here to view the full LAFP tracking list.
What's Happening This Week
Monday, May 01, 2023 9:00 AM Committee Room 5
|HB 1||Zeringue||Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2023-2024
|HCR 2||Schexnayder||Provides for a hospital stabilization formula
House Civil Law & Procedure
Monday, May 01, 2023 12:00 noon (note time change) Committee Room 4
||Landry||Provides relative to the civil liability and criminal prosecution of certain pregnancy outcomes||(Neutral Monitor)|
Monday, May 01, 2023 11:00 AM Committee Room A/B
||Fields||Requires an automated external defibrillator on the premises of all educational institutions and at sponsored athletic events||(For)|
||Mizell||Establishes a tax credit for certain maternal wellness centers||(Neutral Monitor)|
House Administration of Criminal Justice
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 9:00 AM Committee Room 5
|HB 55||Selders||Provides relative to mental health treatment of incarcerated people||(Neutral Monitor)|
||Miller, D.||Adds Xylazine to Schedule II of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law||(Neutral Monitor)|
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 9:00 AM Committee Room 1
|HB 182||Edmonston||Provides that no person shall be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of enrollment or attendance at any public or nonpublic school||(Neutral Monitor)|
|HB 289||Ivey||Provides relative to organ donation instruction in public high schools||(For)|
|HB 399||Edmonston||Requires that communication issued about immunization requirements include exemption information and applies exemptions not only to students seeking to enter school but also to students attending school||(Against)|
House Health & Welfare
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 9:00 AM Committee Room 5
|HB 427||Crews||Provides relative to disclosure by healthcare facilities to patients of prices for certain items and services||(Neutral Monitor)|
||Firment||Prohibits certain procedures to alter the sex of a minor child
||Provides relative to Medicaid
||Authorizes certain healthcare practitioners to complete documentation related to illness and end of life treatment||(Against)|
Senate Judiciary C
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 10:00 AM Committee Room C
||Kleinpeter||Adds certain substances to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law||(Neutral Monitor)|
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 9:30 AM (note date change) Committee Room 1 Committee Room 1
||Newell||Provides relative to the regulation of cannabis||(Neutral Monitor)|
|HB 329||Thompson||Provides relative to the payment of fees for coroner's services
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 11:00 AM John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room
|HB 123||Stagni||Provides relative to nursing home requirements and standards for emergency preparedness plans||(Neutral Monitor)|
||LaFleur||Provides relative to newborn screening for certain genetic conditions||(For Monitor)|
|HB 291||Owen, C.||Provides for visitation policies at certain healthcare facilities and requires that such policies allow for in-person visitation||(Neutral Monitor)|
|HB 319||Stagni||Repeals licensure by endorsement for registered nurses||(Neutral Monitor)|
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 9:30 AM (note date change) Committee Room 5 Committee Room 5 Committee Room 5
||Landry||Provides relative to a recommendation of medical marijuana in employment
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- Find out who your legislators are.
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