Louisiana State House 2013 Session- HB 293-302

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

I am going to be giving a quick 2-3 (sometimes more for more interesting bills) sentence summary of each of the Louisiana State House and Senate 2013 Bills. I will be doing about 10 an entry and a few entries a day until I get caught up. Once I am caught up, I will cover new bills as they are filed. This entry covers House Bills 293-302.

House Bill 293 (HB293)– (Foil) Allows certain records of regularly conducted activities to be admissible in court if they have a witness that shows first hand knowledge of the making, maintenance and storage of such records. Requires notice of such records to be given in advance so any objections to them can be raised.

House Bill 294 (HB294)- (Ritchie) Requires the commissioner of insurance to review and approve of any individual or group long-term care insurance policy- including group policies offered to a resident of this state but issued in another state.

House Bill 295 (HB295)– (Johnson) Increases the court costs the mayor of Mansura may impose for violations of municipal ordinances by $85.

House Bill 296 (HB296)– (A. Williams) Sets aside funds for a court judgment

House Bill 297 (HB297)– (Johnson) This bills says that a defendant who has previously been released on his own recognizance or another persons signature on a felony charge and then either was arrested for another felony or failed to appear in court will not again be released on recognizance or another person’s signature.

House Bill 298 (HB298)– (Chaney) Adds two members to the Louisiana Commission on civic education. One being a member of the LA District Judges Association as nominated by the president of their board. The other being the chief Justice of the LA Supreme Court or someone he or she designates.

House Bill 299 (HB299)- (Carmody) Changes the date by which the post-secondary education funding formula must be presented to the legislature each year from March 15th to March 31st.

House Bill 300 (HB300)– (Cox) Redefines lighter and novelty lighter for the purposes of the law which prohibits the sale of novelty lighters with some exceptions. Eliminates the exception for lighters designed for gas/ charcoal grills as those are now listed under the definition of lighter.

House Bill 301 (HB301)– (Lambert) Excludes the resale of services from the definition of “retail sale” for purpose of the state sales tax.

House Bill 302 (HB302)– (Montoucet) Sets aside funds for a judgment in a DOTD case.