17:30 LRN Newscast April 26th ###Legislative Report###

The House Education Committee advances a measure that would ban corporal punishment in public schools. Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton who says there is no proof that spanking a student changes behavior…:
CUT 11 (10) “in 2011″
The bill heads to the House floor.

Another measure heading to the House floor would limit first-time opioid prescriptions to a 7-day supply…
Voicer 1 (30) “I’m Michelle Southern”

A bill that would ban so-called sanctuary city policies barely passed out the House Criminal Justice Committee. Chairman Sherman Mack broke a 7-7 tie by casting the final “yes” vote. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says her measure isn’t about discrimination, but putting America first. She says she raised her children in Mexico for 18 years…
Cut 13 (11) “of law”
The legislation targets New Orleans, because it’s police force has a policy that prohibits officers from questioning the immigration status of individuals who commit or report a crime. Researcher with the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University Sue Weishar….
Cut 16 (06) “public trust”
A lengthy debate on the House floor on this issue is expected as early as next week.