2023 Legislative Session

Although the 2023 Legislative session is a “fiscal session,” legislators may file bills that could affect your Civil Rights protected by the Second Amendment. Here is a list of bills that we will be monitoring throughout this session.

Following each bill is the LSA’s position: SUPPORT, NEUTRAL, or OPPOSE.

  • HB38 NEUTRAL (Joe Stagni, R, Kenner) Provides relative to the carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers
  • Failed to pass: HB96 OPPOSE (Polly Thomas, R, Metairie) UPDATE: Firearm provisions were removed, but HB96 failed passage in the House on a vote of yeas 34, nays 54.¬† Provides relative to penalties and responsive verdicts for negligent homicide (LSA contends that to be acceptable the author would need to remove the enhanced penalties for negligence with a firearm.)
  • HB131 SUPPORT (Danny McCormick, R, Oil City) Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms (Constitutional Carry bill)
  • HB175 OPPOSE (Delisha Boyd, D, New Orleans) Prohibits carrying firearms into hospitals and mental health facilities (This bill would make unacceptable changes to existing law that LSA recently supported)
  • HB234 SUPPORT (Bryan Fontenot, R, Thibodaux) Provides relative to to the concealed carrying of firearms (LSA initially opposed this bill; however, the author amended the bill at LSA’s request and is now acceptable to support)
  • HB247 SUPPORT (Mandie Landry, D, New Orleans) Establishes a tax credit for purchases of firearm safety devices
  • HB284 SUPPORT (Joseph Marino, I, Gretna) Provides relative to the crime of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies
  • HB299 NEUTRAL (Danny McCormick, R, Oil City) Provides relative to enforcement of federal firearm laws
  • HB318 OPPOSE (Larry Selders, D, Baton Rouge) Provides relative to automatic weapons (Bill fails to provide safeguards for legally registered machine guns)
  • HB331 SUPPORT (Dewith Carrier, R, Oakdale) UPDATE: Reported favorably¬† in Committee on Administration on Criminal Justice yeas 9, nay 0, abstain 1 and sent to the House for consideration. Provides relative to automatic weapons (Bill updates Louisiana law to comply with federal law and provides safeguards for legally registered machine guns)
  • HB446 SUPPORT (Blake Miguez, R, New Iberia) Provides relative to online handgun education course curriculum
  • HB464 NEUTRAL (Bryan Fontenot, R, Thibodaux) Provides relative to possession of a firearm by a felon
  • HB536 OPPOSE (Jonathan Goudeau, R, Lafayette) Provides relative to the illegal possession of stolen firearms
  • SB56 SUPPORT (Stewart Cathey, R, Monroe) UPDATE: Passed by the Senate on a vote of 22 yeas and 11 nays. Sent to the House for consideration. Reinstates the Second Amendment sales tax holiday
  • SB130 NEUTRAL (Jay Morris, R, West Monroe) UPDATE: Passed by a vote of 28 yeas and 0 nays in the Senate; ordered re-engrossed and sent to the House. Authorizes retired law enforcement officers and retired elected law enforcement department heads to carry concealed firearms if POST certified at the time of retirement
  • SB158 NEUTRAL (Eddie Lambert, R, Gonzales) Provides for the protection of schools (Bill has to many requirements for LSA support)
  • SB165 OPPOSE (Jimmy Harris, D, New Orleans) Prohibits the possession of an unidentifiable firearm (This is already illegal)
  • SB212 OPPOSE (Royce Duplessis, D, New Orleans) Provides for the seizure of firearms from persons who pose a risk of imminent injury to self or others (“Red Flag” bill; LSA wholesale opposes the removal of Civil Rights without due process) UPDATE: The bill was also opposed by the DA’s Association; the author voluntarily deferred the bill, but note the bill may by presented again at the Committee on Judiciary C
  • SB216 OPPOSE (Gary Carter, D, New Orleans) Provides for liability for damages caused by a firearm stolen from a vehicle and used in the commission of a felony

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