New Rules Governing Misconduct Claims at Louisiana’s Colleges Enacted

Louisiana’s top higher education board on Aug. 10 enacted the rules governing how college campuses must respond to and report sexual misconduct and harassment complaints, with training for school administrators scheduled for next week. The regulations adopted by the Board …

New Louisiana Law Creates Rules for Self-Driving Delivery Devices

Louisiana has created a framework for self-driving delivery robots to drop off packages on the state’s streets, under a bill backed by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards. The new personal delivery device law sponsored by Republican Sen. Rick Ward …

Louisiana to Give Child Sex Abuse Victims More Time to File Suits

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation removing deadlines for Louisiana’s child sex abuse victims to pursue damages in civil court, delivering a victory to survivors of abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy. The new law, taking effect Aug. …

Louisiana Bill to Ban Handheld Phone Use While Driving Fails in Senate

Louisiana senators put the brakes on a bill that would have required motorists to use a handsfree device or speaker mode to talk on a cellphone while driving. The proposal by Republican Rep. Mike Huval fell one vote short of …

LSU Sex Misconduct Scandal Prompts New Rules for Campuses

Louisiana lawmakers unanimously voted to toughen the rules for how colleges must respond to allegations of sexual assault, harassment and other misconduct. But the House and Senate have to agree on a final approach before a bill can reach the …

Louisiana Senate Rejects Limits on Police Officer Immunity

A proposal to place new limits on police officers’ broad immunity from civil lawsuits has rejected by Louisiana state senators, stalling a key recommendation from a task force created to suggest policy changes addressing police misconduct. A Senate judiciary committee …

Ban on Handheld Phone Use While Driving Passes Louisiana House

Louisiana drivers would have to use a handsfree device or put their cellphones on speaker mode to talk on the phone while driving or risk a fine from police, under a proposal that won House backing. Republican Rep. Mike Huval, …

Louisiana Private Flood Insurance Bill Returned to House from Senate

A Louisiana bill that would make it easier for private flood insurance carriers to offer flood insurance in the state has been sent back to the House to contemplate amendments added by the Senate. House Bill 577, by Rep. Scott …

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Patients in Louisiana’s medical marijuana program would be able to smoke raw cannabis, rather than rely on the more processed forms of marijuana currently available, if the Senate agrees to a bill that easily won House passage on May 3. …

Update: Louisiana Bill Would Ban Insurance Rates Based on Gender, Race, More

A bill currently before the Louisiana Senate Insurance Committee and backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards would ban certain discriminatory practices in auto insurance rate determinations. Senate Bill 55, introduced by Sen. Jay Luneau, would prohibit based on risks classified …