Legislative Report LRN March 28

The House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill requested by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to increase the price of hunting licenses to 20 dollars and fishing licenses to $13.50.

Secretary Jack Montoucet says the bill wasn’t just about fees increases, it also consolidated the total number of licenses from 117 to 30. Montoucet says it’s a major streamlining.

Cut 10 (08) “our constituents”

Legislation cleared the House Health and Welfare committee that would allow certain autism patients to have the ability to receive a prescription for medical marijuana once it comes available in Louisiana. The Louisiana Chapter of American Academy Pediatrics opposes the legislation. President and Doctor John Vanchiere…

Cut 13 (09) “other medications”

The bill passed 9-4.

Dramatic testimony was presented as a proposal that would allow for surveillance cameras in nursing home rooms cleared a House committee. New Orleans representative Helena Moreno says her bill would allow an extra set of eyes on a loved one who is in a nursing home….

Cut 6 (09)  “back home”

Lucy Titus testified in favor of the legislation. She says her 92 year old mother mysteriously had a black eye when she went to visit her. She says had a camera been in the room, she would have known what happened.

Cut 8 (11) “in pain”

Nursing home owners put in “Red Cards” in opposition.