Marijuana, pregnancy, litter and God: Here’s some laws Louisiana legislators have proposed so far | NewsPosted by On

Louisiana lawmakers have started filing bills for the regular legislative session that begins April 10. This session will focus mainly on fiscal issues, but other topics are up for debate, too. 

So far, around 30 bills have been proposed. Their topics range from burglary to the tax code. Here’s some you might want to keep your eye on.

“In God We Trust” in every classroom – including at LSU 

State Rep. Dodie Horton, a Republican from Haughton, has proposed a law that would require every classroom in public schools in the state to display “In God We Trust.” Horton’s law, House Bill 8, would require a minimum of a paper sign.

The current law requires the saying to be in every public school building. This new law will include public post-secondary institutions like LSU.

Horton proposed a bill last session that would ban discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through eighth grade and for school employees to discuss their “personal sexuality or gender identity” with students kindergarten through 12th grade.

Horton shelved the bill last year but said she plans to bring it back again this session.

Fathers cover half of pregnancy-related medical expenses

State Rep. Lawrence “Larry” Frieman, a Republican from Abita Springs, proposed a bill that would allow mothers to recoup half the costs of…

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