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3.11.24 – KADN – BATON ROUGE, La.

The Louisiana Legislature convened its 2024 Regular Session at noon, the third gathering of lawmakers this year.

Governor Jeff Landry addressed a joint gathering of House and Senate members, saying his priorities include education, insurance reform, and the economy.

So far, more than 1,000 bills have been filed by the 144 legislators (39 Senators, 104 Representatives) for consideration during the 85-day legislative session, which will include the state budget.

“As we begin this session there is an incredible feeling of hope,” said Speaker of the House Phillip DeVillier. “Members I’ve spoken to are excited and hungry for change because Louisiana deserves better. As we debate the issues and solutions there will undoubtedly be disagreements, but we are committed to working together to make positive change happen.”

“The Senate is optimistic about working with the Governor on insurance reform as well as taking a more aggressive approach to economic development than Louisiana has in the past,” said Senate President Cameron J. Henry. “There’s also a lot of interest and conversation around a Constitutional Convention including many important details that we’re still learning about, so more discussions to come.”

All legislative proceedings, including committee meetings and chamber debate can be viewed at www.legis.la.gov. Additionally, the Louisiana Legislature has a smartphone app (LA LEGE) that combines information from the House and Senate websites into an easy to use format users can access from anywhere.

Final adjournment for the 2024 Regular Legislative Session must occur no later than 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3.