BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law:

ACT 17HB 1: Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

ACT 588 SB 57: Prohibits the increase in salary of unclassified employees in the executive branch of state government for a period commencing on the gubernatorial election day and concluding on inauguration day

ACT 589SB 407: Requires publication of certain contracts and reports on the Internet and and creates task force which is authorized to study and make annual assessments of state contracts

ACT 590HB 678: Provides for the assessment of a surcharge fee on prepaid 911 services

ACT 591HB 763: Authorizes and provides for behavioral health intervention and stabilization units

ACT 592HB 795: Provides relative to the organization of the Tax Exemption Budget

ACT 593HB 815: Prohibits post-abortion harvesting of fetal remains and requires burial or cremation of such remains

ACT 594HB 853: Changes the composition of the Avoyelles Parish Port Commission

ACT 595HB 902: Provides a process by which the oyster lease moratorium can be lifted

ACT 596HB 935: Provides relative to notice to policyholders of policy changes at renewal

ACT 597HB 1001: Provides with respect to limitations in apprenticeship law

ACT 598HB 1161: Provides relative to the composition of the La. State Board of Nursing

ACT 599HB 57: Provides relative to the assessment and remittal of employee contributions to the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans

ACT 600HB 216: Limits the amount required to be spent per project under the Percent for Art Program

ACT 601HB 409: Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds

ACT 602HB 933: Provides for the schedule of basic child support obligations

ACT 603HB 984: Provides for revenue sharing distribution for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

ACT 604HB 991: Provides that the La. Tuition Trust Authority shall administer the ABLE account program, which supports persons with disabilities

ACT 605HB 995: Increases the safe drinking water administration fee

ACT 606HB 1127: Provides relative to requirements of auto title companies

ACT 607HB 1134: Requires the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to issue an economic hardship license under certain circumstances

ACT 608HB 1135: Provides for the termination of parental rights in certain circumstances

ACT 609HB 1145: Provides sanctions for violations of drug division probation programs

ACT 610SB 111: Creates the Parkwood Terrace Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish

ACT 611SB 112: Provides relative to the practice of cosmetology

ACT 612SB 120: Provides relative to Ascension Parish Court

ACT 613SB 123: Revises and reorganizes Code of Criminal Procedure articles and Revised Statutes relative to bail

ACT 614SB 148: Abolishes boards and commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities that are inactive

ACT 615SB 277: Requires POST certification of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism security officers and provides for a Poverty Point State Historic Site Archaeologist

ACT 616SB 283: Provides for application by certain military personnel to be certified as a licensed professional engineer in Louisiana

ACT 617SB 302: Creates the Safe and Fair Return Act of 2016

ACT 618SB 337: Provides relative to the sale of dogs and cats in retail stores

ACT 619SB 446: Requires the Board of Regents to conduct a comprehensive review of the postsecondary needs of the state and each of its regions

ACT 620SB 454: Provides that Smart Growth Developments include amenities which enhance the quality of life for its residents


Click here for a full list of bills signed into law for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session.