Legislative Session Update from the Governor’s Office 6/16/22

June 16, 2022 -Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed the following bills into law from the 2022 Regular Legislative Session.

ACT 407—SB 15 Provides relative to contracts for fiscal intermediary services.  

ACT 408—SB 34 Allows advisory committees of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to meet using electronic platforms.  

ACT 409—SB 35 Names the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy building located in Baton Rouge the “Carl W. Aron Building.”  

ACT 410—SB 54 Provides for an automatic filing extension for individual income tax returns.  

ACT 411—SB 69 Provides relative to protections for crime victims. 

ACT 412—SB 118 Requires medical necessity for genetic testing of certain cancer mutations is based on nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines.  

ACT 413—SB 135 Provides relative to Military Family Assistance Fund applications.  

ACT 414—SB 177 Changes school year for certain requirements relative to entering first grade. 

ACT 415—SB 222 Provides relative to the Louisiana Appraisal Management Company Licensing and Regulation Act.  

ACT 416—SB 255 Provides relative to court costs and fees in domestic abuse cases.  

ACT 417—SB 266 Provides for utilization of certain monies in the Construction Subfund of the Transportation Trust Fund for federal match. 

ACT 418—SB 279 Names the public building located in Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge the “J. Burton Angelle Building.”  

ACT 419—SB 281 Authorizes disclosure of the name and address of a law enforcement officer who has qualified as a candidate for office.  

ACT 420—SB 286 Provides for licensure and qualifications of massage therapists.  

ACT 421—SB 317 Provides in-state residency status for public postsecondary tuition fees to certain members and veterans of the military. 

ACT 422—SB 349 Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry.  

ACT 423—SB 369 Provides for compensation for certain election workers. 

ACT 424—SB 423 Provides relative to public contracts, works, and improvements.  

ACT 425—SB 426 Provides for the Allen Toussaint Legacy Act. 

ACT 426—SB 435 Provides relative to the Louisiana Highway Regulatory Act.  

ACT 427—SB 436 Creates the “Louisiana Equine Promotion and Research Advisory Board” special prestige license plate. 

ACT 428—SB 443 Provides for direct payment of state and local sales tax on purchases by certain taxpayers.  

ACT 429—SB 444 Provides relative to tax administration and the Board of Tax Appeals. 

ACT 430—SB 458 Provides relative to the board of commissioners and the nominating committee of certain flood protection authorities. 

ACT 431—SB 465 Provides for vacancies in the board of commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West.

ACT 432—SB 112 Requires health insurers that utilize prior authorization to reduce burdensome delays in approving and in making payments for covered healthcare services.