5:30 LRN Newscast May 20

The fate of a Constitutional Convention this fall is in the hands of the Senate as it awaits a hearing in Governmental Affairs after clearing the lower chamber. La Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says there are many questions over Governor Jeff Landry’s appointment of 27 delegates there’s already been opposition from Senate leadership.

Cut PM 7 (11) “…that up.”

Alford believes the debate over Governor Landry’s appointment of delegates will be significant if the bill advances to the Senate floor.

Cut PM 8 (12)  “…state government.” 

Committee chair, Senator Cleo Fields has reportedly told the Illuminator’s Piper Hutchinson that the committee plans to take up other legislation this week before they consider the Constitutional Convention.

In House Criminal Justice Tuesday, committee members will hear from members of the Jewish community, to remove gassing as a form of execution in Louisiana. In January during a special session on crime, gassing was added to carry out the death penalty. Soon after Jacquelyn Stern says the group Jews Against Gassing was formed.

AM Cut 21 (11) “…for anybody.”

Stern says they have yet to hear back from Governor Jeff Landry’s office if he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

Senator Thomas Pressly’s Abortion by Fraud Criminalization bill inspired by the poisoning of his sister with abortion pills by her now ex-husband will be heard in the House on Tuesday. The bill was amended to add the medications to Schedule IV drugs. Sarah Zagorski with Louisiana Right to Life says access should be limited…

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