BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana lawmakers have passed a series of new laws taking effect in the new year. The new laws include a ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors, child support and pet insurance.
See below for each new law taking effect statewide:
HB648 - Prohibits certain procedures to alter the sex of a minor child
HB337 - Eliminates the minimum child support award in the child support guidelines
HB447 - Requires agency referrals of delinquent debt to the office of debt recovery for collection to include certain information
HB579 - Provides relative to pet insurance
HB279 - Provides relative to conveying by the La. Tax Commission of ad valorem tax assessment information it receives from local assessors
HB398 - Requires persons being transported offshore by aircraft to wear life jackets equipped with personal locator beacons
HB89 - Provides relative to the collection of certain traffic stop data by law enforcement
SB84 - Requires the La. Board of Ethics to send certain communications electronically
SB186 - S Provides relative to the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
HB186 - Provides relative to health insurance coverage for standard fertility preservation services
HB411 - Expands the types of investments eligible for the insurance premium tax credit
HB468 - Provides relative to utilization review standards and approval procedures for healthcare service claims submitted by healthcare providers
SB66 - Provides relative to telehealth services.
HB558 - Provides for the collection and remittance of state and local sales and use taxes
HB631 - Provides with respect to the sourcing of sales for purposes of calculating Louisiana income
HB160 - Provides relative to rights of victims of alleged delinquent acts
To see the language of each law, click here.