1230 PM LRN News

Starting today local governments can choose whether or not they’d like to maintain the mask mandate. Governor Edwards says he lifted the statewide rule because of declining case counts and increasing vaccinations, but even though he’s personally vaccinated he will continue to mask up in public settings.

Cut 5  (05)  “…to do.”

The statewide mask mandate went into effect on July 13, 2020.

Houma Representative Mike Fesi decides not to move forward with his bill to require a juvenile to get written consent from both parents to receive gender therapy. Advocates, health professionals, and transgender individuals like this LSU student testified against it.

Cut 9 (10) “..denied care”

Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills says he received 400 cards in opposition to the legislation.

A House committee passed another bill that would allow people in Louisiana 21 and older without felony records to carry a concealed handgun without needing a state permit or training. Louisiana Shooting Association President Dan Zelenka supports the bill. He says getting a concealed carry permit costs up to 325 dollars and requires attendance at a nine-hour course.

Cut 6 (12) “…defense”

Governor Edwards has signaled his opposition to the bill.