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3.10.24 – BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB)

Lawmakers are headed to the Louisiana State Capitol for the start of the 2024 Regular Legislative Session.

The session is set to convene at noon on Monday, March 11, with Governor Landry scheduled to address lawmakers at 1 p.m.

During the session, state lawmakers will debate dozens of bills, including a package of proposals dealing with elections in Louisiana.

According to Louisiana’s Secretary of State Nancy Landry, lawmakers are set to decide on proposals that would update voter rolls, create a special division of election integrity within her office, and multiple other things.

Teacher pay is also something that lawmakers are expected to address during the session.

Governor Landry wants to give K through 12 public school teachers a stipend, but the amount has not been set. Taylor Barras, the governor’s commissioner of administration, said that they are not calling it a permanent raise for teachers.

“To build something inside the formula for a teacher pay raise that becomes permanent will be a challenge over the next couple of years,” Barras said. “The goal is to reward the teachers where we can. We wanted to leave the options open to what that formula looks like.”

To search for bills that are being considered during the session, click here.

Lawmakers must adjourn no later than 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3.