House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs
May 31, 2023
9:00 a.m.
Room 3


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 HCR81ECHOLSAGRICULTURE - Establishes the ArkLaMiss Timber and Bioinnovation Corridor Commission
 HCR84JORDANHEALTH - Creates the Task Force on African American Suicide Rates
 HR8BOYDSTUDENTS - Creates a special study committee to study the need for and obstacles to the installation of sidewalks at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans
 HR130FREEMANPUBLIC HEALTH - Creates a task force to study public health outcomes related to the criminalization of HIV
 HR179ECHOLSPUBLIC BUILDINGS/ST CAPL - Requests the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to study and make recommendations relative to repairs needed at the Pentagon Barracks
 SB137BARROWCHILDREN - Creates the Office of the State Child Ombudsman and the state child ombudsman. (8/1/23) (EN +$293,877 GF EX See Note)
 SCR31WOMACKAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Creates the Task Force on Louisiana Automated Grain Grading.
 SCR43BERNARDMUNICIPALITIES - Creates a task force to study the dissolution or absorption of fiscally distressed municipalities.
 SCR45ABRAHAMCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the Task Force on Sentencing for Second Degree Murder to determine the best changes to sentencing for second degree murder.

 1. Review of Candidate's Report Instructions (Form 102) submitted by the Louisiana Board of Ethics.
 2. Legislative oversight of rules proposed by the Louisiana Board of Ethics relative to the food and drink limit.
 3. Review of proposed rules by the State Civil Service Commission regarding paid parental leave.


Any person who does not feel comfortable giving testimony in person may submit a prepared statement in accordance with House Rule 14.33 in lieu of appearing before the committee:

A. Any interested person or any committee member may file with the committee a prepared statement concerning a specific instrument or matter under consideration by the committee or concerning any matter within the committee's scope of authority, and the committee records shall reflect receipt of such statement and the date and time thereof.

B. Any person who files a prepared statement which contains data or statistical information shall include in such prepared statement sufficient information to identify the source of the data or statistical information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term "source" shall mean a publication, website, person, or other source from which the data or statistical information contained in the prepared statement was obtained by the person or persons who prepared the statement.

NOTE: Statements emailed to h& and received prior to noon on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, will be distributed to the committee members prior to the meeting.