Legislative Session Update from the Governor’s Office 5/26/22

May 26, 2022 – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed the following bills into law from the 2022 Legislative Session.

ACT 72—HB 632 Provides relative to small refineries.

ACT 73—HB 740 Provides relative to the sale, transportation, and acceptance of propane and other fuels during a declared disaster or emergency.

ACT 74—SB 21 Provides relative to requirements for approved unauthorized insurers.

ACT 75—SB 66 Enhances penalties for violation of a protective order when committed while in possession of a firearm.

ACT 76—SB 77 Provides relative to prior authorization of prescription drugs.

ACT 77—SB 117 Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured.

ACT 78—SB 123 Authorizes the use of certain state property in Cameron Parish for seafood farming.

ACT 79—SB 129 Exempts certain infused or injected prescription drugs from local sales tax.

ACT 80—SB 163 Provides for catastrophe claims process disclosure.

ACT 81—SB 165 Provides for internal claims and appeals process and external review procedures for health insurance issuers.

ACT 82—SB 169 Requires annual meetings of and reports from the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission.

ACT 83—SB 194 Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Health Works Commission.

ACT 84—SB 211 Provides for changes to the “Choose Life” special prestige license plate. 

ACT 85—SB 217 Exempts the lease, rental, or purchase of tangible personal property or services by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) from local sales tax.

ACT 86—SB 223 Creates specialty license plates.

ACT 87—SB 242 Provides relative to interest and penalties applicable to local sales and use tax.

ACT 88—SB 293 Creates a state sales tax rebate for the purchase of certain agricultural fencing materials by commercial farmers.

ACT 89—SB 320 Suspends certain requirements regarding the landbased casino contract.

ACT 90—SB 360 Provides relative to bond forfeiture. 

ACT 91—SB 363 Provides for release of superior mortgage payoff amount for sheriff sales.

ACT 92—SB 431 Provides relative to offtrack wagering facility locations.

ACT 93—HB 870 Provides for coverage for a temporary substitute motor vehicle.