2023 Legislative Session

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Geaux Far Louisiana 2023 Legislative Wins

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HB 449 provides for Increased poll commissioner training and testing regarding accessibility laws and best practices. The appointment of an Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Compliance Officer in the Office of the Secretary of State. The creation of a “Voting Accessibility Advisory Group” in the Department of State, comprised of at least 7 members with diverse accessibility needs.

Bill HB 553 would add a seat to the state Board of Election Supervisors for a voter with a disability. It passed the Senate with amendments. The amendment, however, makes appointments to the State Board of Elections Supervisors much more restrictive. The bill now must go back to the House side for further consideration. 

Legislative Advocacy

Asti Davis Robins Gives Testimony Opposing SB 275

Legislative Testimony

Ashley Shelton , Norris Henderson, Checo Yancy, and Eve Williams give testimony on HB 449

Ashley Shelton, Marissa Pittman, Elijah Crawford, and Jacquelyn Germany give testimony on SB 80


Spring Legislative Calendar


Prefile Deadline
5:00 PM, for all bills that are not general appropriation or local bills

12:00 PM


Power Coalition Advocacy Day at the Capitol
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Deadline for third reading/final passage of a bill
Monday, June 5
6:00 PM on the 42nd legislative day or the 57th calendar day


Thursday, June 8
6:00 PM


Bills go into effect
Tuesday, August 1
Unless bill provides otherwise

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