530PM LRN Legis Report

A bill that would have required producers of “almond milk” to label their product something other than milk has had an amendment added that would only allow the law to go into effect if similar regulations are approved at the federal level. There were concerns that having different names for the same products across state lines would create confusions. Houma Senator Norby Chabert says you’d end up having almond milk called one thing in Louisiana…
Cut 10 (12) “…product”
On a narrow vote, the House Criminal Justice Committee approves a bill that expands the state’s stand your ground law to protect an individual who may have to use deadly force in churches. Houma Representative Beryl Amedee.
Cut 12 (10) “…to work.”
A bill that would conceal the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs and equipment to Louisiana clears committee and is headed to the House floor. Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops representative Rob Tasman says the state owes it to the tax payers to be open and honest when dealing with a subject as sensitive as killing someone.
Cut 15 (12) “…standard.”
Bill sponsor, Hammond Representative Nicky Muscarello, agreed that the bill does promote goverment contracting secrecy, but says companies won’t sell the state the legally required lethal injection drugs without a gaurantee of secrecy…
Cut 16 (09) “…are made”
The state has not carried out an execution since 2010.