17:30 Legislative Update, May 27th, 2015

Two bills that are key components to a Common Core compromise made it off the House Floor Wednesday. Governor Bobby Jindal is also backing the proposals. Lake Charles Representative Brett Geymann, a staunch opponent of Common Core, is glad all sides of this controversial issue came together…:
Cut 10 (11) “this agreement”
The legislation will next head to the Senate.

The Senate approved medical marijuana legislation received a green light from a House Committee Wednesday. The bill would allow pot to be dispensed in Louisiana to patients with certain ailments. Louisiana Sheriff’s Association executive director, Michael Ranatza, says they’ve dropped their opposition after the bill tightened up…:
CUT 13 (11) “medical setting”
The legislation now heads to the House floor.

A bill that would prohibit hospitals from billing rape victims for their medical exams is one step closer to final passage. New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno’s legislation cleared the Senate in a unanimous vote. New Orleans Senator JP Morrell says this bill goes beyond merely paying for victim’s medical exams…:
CUT 3 (08) “Reparation Board”
The measure now goes back to the House to consider Senate amendments.

Legislation prohibiting what is known as revenge porn is close to final passage. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes’ measure has cleared the House and now has unanimous approval from the Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Sharon Weston Broome says this would make it a crime to share a nude image of someone on the internet without their permission…:
CUT 5 (07) “emotional harm”
The bill now heads back to the House to approve Senate amendments.