While previous sessions have ended with a bang and unfinished budgets, the 2019 Regular Legislative Session quietly ended Thursday, June 6 with a state budget passed with a few minutes to spare. This is likely because legislators who are term limited are tired from a very long twelve years and those who will be running this fall did not wish to rock the boat in an election year. Overall, the session only had a few hotly contested issues.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended through September. On Monday, two days into the start of hurricane season, Congress passed the bill that stopped the program from expiring
Louisiana had a number of representatives attend legislative meetings in Washington, D.C. during the month of May. A number of members serve on national committees and brought back reports of activities and items covered. Valuable information regarding issues are covered in the various meetings and the attendees also took time to hear from Louisiana’s congressional delegation. The following provides a recap of some key items to note.