Focus Topic- Gender/Race/Sexual Orientation/ Minority Issues

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

Things that deal with minority issues, women’s issues, race discrimination issues, sexual orientation issues etc. I know it is broad but I expect only a couple bills max on each of these. 

House Bill 85 (HB85)- (Badon) Would prohibit discrimination in state employment based on sexual orientation  gender identity or gender expression.

Senate Bill 33 (SB33)- (Troy Brown) allows for a survey (which shall not be classified as a public record for the public records act) to be conducted by the minority affairs division of the dept of insurance into the hiring and contracting policies used by insurers – as it relates to minorities.

House Bill 402 (HB402)– (Seabaugh) States that any employment discrimination claim filed in court which is for a practice not specifically prohibited in R.S. 23:312, 323, 332, 342, 352, or 368 (covers age, disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, sickle cell trait, and genetic discrimination) shall be dismissed and considered frivolous.

House Bill 453 (HB453)–  (Norton) Creates a Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act which states that  paying unequal wages based on sex “unjustly discriminates against the person receiving the lesser rate, leads to low morale, threatens the well-being of the citizens of this state, and adversely affects the general welfare.” It also sets out all the regulations for legal recourse based on such sex based pay discrimination

House Bill 480 (HB480)- (Schexnayder)  Moves responsibility for regulation of seismic activity from the office of fisheries to the office of wildlife. Both are within the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

–to be periodically updated as new bills are filed–