New Laws Taking Effect Now Deal with Abortion, Policing & Marijuana
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 250 new Louisiana laws take effect Sunday. Here are some of the highlights and hot topic laws now in effect.
Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana
Louisiana legislature is adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill.
A new law was enacted restricting when police officers can use chokeholds.
Candidates for office are newly able to take unlimited sums from political action committees.
Addition to Louisiana's Official State Song List
Louisiana’s official state songs list will now include “Southern Nights” by New Orleans native Allen Toussaint.
New Jury Pool
People convicted of felonies in Louisiana who have been off probation or parole and out of prison for five years will be able to serve on jury duty.
Lawmakers passed the changes in the regular session that ended in June.