The 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned sine die on June 2nd. This year’s session was considered general in nature (as opposed to fiscal sessions, which occur in odd-numbered years); that means legislators could file as many general bills as they wanted as long as the measures weren’t designed to increase or decrease state tax revenue nor impact tax credits, deductions, exclusions, etc.
Legislators filed some 1,969 bills plus hundreds of resolutions; by midway point in session AIA-LA was tracking 101 pieces of legislation. A total of 887 bills made it through the legislative process and were sent to Gov. Bobby Jindal for his action. After all was said and done, the governor signed 875 of finally passed bills and vetoed 12. Five hundred fifty-one (551) new laws took effect on August 1, 2014.