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The controversy surrounding the bill that bans fetal heartbeat abortions spilled into budget discussions on the Senate floor. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign a bill that received final legislative passage today requiring restaurants to disclose on their menu the origin of their shrimp or crawfish if the product is imported. Larose Representative Truck Gisclair authored the bill, saying the issue is a health concern as too little testing is done on product entering the US from countries like China and Vietnam.

The House Ag Committee advances a Senate-approved bill that would prohibit Louisiana manufacturers from labeling foods such as of cauliflower rice as rice when it doesn’t contain rice.  Spokesperson for the plant-based meat producer Impossible Foods, Tyler Jameson says, not only are the current marketing materials clear they offer plant-based meat products, but the consumer demand is there for the products.

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The bill moved forward without any objecting votes.

Houma Representative Beryl Amadee withdraws her bill that would extend Stand Your Ground legal protections to houses of worship amid concerns it creates loopholes that incentivize violence. Amadee says her legislation had the backing of the Louisiana Family Forum, Louisiana Baptist Association, and even consultation from AG Jeff Landry and the NRA.

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