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Governor Bobby Jindal vetoes CATS legislation

Dear Mr. Speer:

House Bill No. 865 by Representative Barrow gives the newly constituted Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Board the authority to raise fees by more than twenty-five percent in any twelve-month period without the prior authorization of the appropriate parish or city governing authority.

This bill also weakens oversight of the CATS System provided by East Baton Rouge Parish.

For these reasons, I have vetoed House Bill No. 865 and hereby return it to the House of Representatives.

Sincerely,

Bobby Jindal

On June 8th, 2012, Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed the controversial CATS legislation, HB865 by Representative Barrow.

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Governor Jindal Signs Law to Expand In-State Tuition Eligibility for Members of the Military

“This new law encourages members of the U.S. military – who are the best trained professionals in the world – to pursue an education in our state, which will be an economic boost, but most importantly, it’s yet another means for us to thank these brave men and women for their service.”

Governor Bobby Jindal

 

On June 8th, 2012 Governor Bobby Jindal signed HB435 by Nick Lorusso.  This legislation expends eligibility for honorably discharged veterans, members of the National Guard, reserve enlistees, or former cadets or midshipment to receive in-state tuition at Louisiana colleges and universities.

2012 Regular Session
Instruments by Nick Lorusso

Instrument Status Summary
HB435
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
ACT 581
STUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP – Provides scholarship opportunities to certain military veterans (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
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Governor Jindal Signs Bills to Protect Life

“These new laws will help us foster a greater culture of life in Louisiana and ensure that we continue to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us.”

Governor Bobby Jindal

 

Governor Bobby Jindal’s office issued a news release on Jun 8, 2012 titled Governor Jindal Signs Bill to Protect Life.  Today he signed SB330 by Senator Rick Ward and SB708 by Senator Sharon Broome.

 

SB330 by Senator Rick Ward creates the crime of criminal abortion. The crime is defined as the performance of an abortion where the abortionist is not a Louisiana Licensed physician. The punishment is specified as from one to five years at hard labor and a fine between $5,000 and $50,000.

2012 Regular Session
Instruments by Rick Ward, III

Instrument Status Summary
SB330
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
ACT 646
CRIME/PUNISHMENT – Criminalizes the act of performing an abortion where the abortionist is not a licensed physician. (8/1/12)

 

SB708 by Senator Sharon Weston BroomeHear the Heart Beat Act

2012 Regular Session
Instruments by Sharon Weston Broome

Instrument Status Summary
SB708
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
ACT 685
ABORTION – Requires that the fetal heartbeat be made audible to, and ultrasound images be displayed for review by, a pregnant woman prior to an abortion. (8/1/12)