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Some Bills Related to Guns the Louisiana State Legislature Passed- And One They Didn’t

I decided to go through the list of Acts passed by the state legislature and pull out the gun ones and do a quick summary. Since the focus of some state legislatures around the country this year was to take common sense measures to limit high capacity magazines and expand background checks and the focus of other state legislatures was to nullify federal gun laws, I thought it would be worth shining a light on what Louisiana actually passed. (We weren’t without nullification law efforts but they were unsuccessful)

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Today in Anti-Choice Legislation- Banning Things that aren’t Currently Happening!

Senate Bill 90 in the 2013 Louisiana State Legislative session is to ban tele-medicine for abortion in Louisiana. In some places with limited access to abortion care, women use skype with doctors to arrange and have very early pill based abortions. Basically since it is just taking a pill to induce a miscarriage, there is not always a need for a doctor to be physically present.

There aren’t currently any of these happening in Louisiana, but evidently some of our state reps feel that they need to be preemptively banned. Now it isn’t unusual for states to look into banning things that don’t happen like a proposed ban sex-selective abortions which just aren’t realistically happening in the US (and which could lead to women being falsely accused by family members of making a sex-selective choice just to prevent the termination). This is unique because unlike sex-selective abortions which aren’t and won’t happen, tele-medicine abortions while not currently happening in the state are a realistic possibility. And possible a necessary one for some women if other anti-choice efforts are successful.

Anti-choice efforts shut down clinics using laws designed to technicality clinics out of existence and often violent anti-choice activists scare doctors out of practicing. This leaves vast areas without providers and women without options. The tele-medicine concept can help with this so of course there is an anti-choice effort to ban it before it can even start to happen.

So the goal becomes : Hey women- you live in an area without access to a clinic because we got rid of it-  well don’t try to get care from a doctor over skype, we banned that too! Good luck with that baby that we provide virtually no social safety net to help with!

 

Louisiana Tobacco Tax – 2013 Bills Proposed (Updated w/ Jindal statement)

In odd numbered years, the Louisiana legislature addresses tax matters. This year there are several bills (and one constitutional amendment)  to increase taxes on tobacco.

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Louisiana State Senate 2013 Session- SCR 11-16

I have more summaries of the Senate Concurrent Resolutions for the 2013 Session of the Louisiana Legislature.

This covers Senate Concurrent Resolutions 11-16. (As of my writing this 16 is the last one up on the site)

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Louisiana State Senate 2013 Session- SCR 1-10

Summaries of Senate Concurrent Resolutions for the 2013 Louisiana Legislative Session.

This post covers Senate Concurrent Resolutions 1-10.

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HCR 31-36

More House Concurrent Resolutions from the 2013 Louisiana Legislative Session.

This covers House Concurrent Resolutions 31-36. It covers only 6 not 10 because HCR 36 is the last one on the site right now..

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HCR 21-30

More summaries of the Louisiana 2013 Session House Concurrent Resolutions.

Covering House Concurrent Resolutions 21-30.

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HCR 11-20

More summaries of House Concurrent Resolutions for the 2013 Louisiana Legislative Session.

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HCR 1-10

Summaries of the 2013 Louisiana State House’s House Concurrent Resolutions 1-10.

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 593-602

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 593- 602

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 583-592

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 583- 592

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session- HB 573-582

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 573- 582

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 563-572

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 563- 572

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 553-562

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 553- 562

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Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 543-552

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 543- 552

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