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Legislative Session Update 5/23/22

Here’s what happened last week at the Louisiana Legislature:


Electoral Justice: Power Coalition Priority HB 1082 for modernized election planning passed the House floor with no objections and moves on to the Senate. Power Coalition Priority HCR 14 for voting accessibility passed favorably out of committee and moves to the Senate floor. Power Coalition Priority HB 1083 to stop hair discrimination (The CROWN Act) passed out of committee and will move to the House floor. We will need coalition support as it passed with a very tight margin (8 yay, 6 nay). You can show your support HERE!  Thank you to everyone who has supported our priorities! 


Maternal HealthHB 784 for maternal mental health passed out of the legislature and heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law! This is a huge win for mothers across Louisiana! S/O to NBEC and Frankie Robertson from the Amandla Group for their leadership on this important bill! 


Housing JusticeHB 160, to stop illegal evictions after storms passed favorably out of committee and moves to the Senate floor this week! S/O to LAFHAC for their leadership on this bill! 


Carceral JusticeHB 729, which limits the release of photo identification of an arrested person passed out of the Senate. We support this bill along with our partners at VOTEJAC, and LA Progress!

This Week:


Juvenile JusticeHB 746, which would prohibit solitary confinement for juveniles, will be heard this Tuesday in Senate Judiciary B. We are supporting this bill with our partners at Louisiana Stop Solitary Coalition,  LCCR and VOTE. 


Health JusticeHB 54, which would make requiring vaccination status a crime, will be heard this Tuesday in Senate Judiciary C. We are strongly opposing this ridiculous and harmful bill with our partners at Louisiana Families for Vaccines.

Legislative Session Update 5/16/22

Here’s what happened last week at the Louisiana Legislature:


Electoral Justice: Power Coalition Priority HB 720 for emergency election planning, passed favorably out of committee with no objections. A huge thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators and submitted green cards!Power Coalition Priority, HB 1065 (formerly HB 680) for poll site change notifications passed the House floor and is currently pending Senate and Governmental Affairs. Thank you to everyone who supported this necessary bill!

Housing JusticeHB 1063 by Rep. Willard, for Fair Chance in Housing, passed on the House floor and will soon be scheduled in Senate Commerce. A huge S/O to LAFHAC for their leadership on this bill!HB303 by Rep. Aimee Freeman, for LGBTQ+ protections in state Fair Housing laws, did not pass on the House floor, but we are glad for its progress out of committee and to have a vote on record. A huge S/O to LAFHAC for their leadership on this bill! 


Carceral Justice: HB 648 by Rep. Hilferty to make the Crime Victims Reparations Fund more accessible passed the House floor 98 yeas-0 nays! A huge S/O to Louisiana Survivors for Reform for their leadership on this important bill!

This Week

Racial Justice: Our Power Coalition priority HB 41 BY Rep Newell, to protect against racial discrimination with a focus on hair discrimination, will be heard in House Civil Law on Monday at 10AM. You can take action to support this bill HERE. 


Housing Justice: We are supporting HB 160 by Rep. Mandie Landry, to provide renter protections after disasters, with our partners at  LAFHAC. This bill will be heard in Senate Judiciary A on Tuesday, May 17th at 9:00am. Here is the link to our action alert. 


Health Justice: We are opposing  HCR1 and HB 427, which are scheduled for the House floor on Monday and Tuesday respectively, with our partners at Louisiana Families for Vaccines. These are both anti-vax bills that would endanger our schools. You can take action against these bills HERE.


Carceral Justice: We are opposing HB 1077, which would make it more difficult to bring people home with non-unanimous juries, with our partners at VOTE this Tuesday!


Maternal Health Justice: We are supporting HB 784 for Maternal Mental Health with our partners at NBEC. This bill will be heard on the Senate floor on Monday! You can tell your legislators to support this bill HERE.

Legislative Session Update 5/10/22

Here’s what happened last week at the Louisiana Legislature:


Carceral JusticeHB 726, which would stop courts from incarcerating people for their inability to pay fines and fees, passed out of committee and moves to the House floor! A huge S/O to our partners at JAC and VOTE for their leadership on this important bill!


Education Justice: Power Coalition priority HB 189, which would allow wealthy Baton Rouge school districts to redraw district boundaries to exclude a racially diverse area, was deferred. A huge thank you to everyone who showed up and showed out to give powerful testimony against this racist bill!

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