Legislative Session 2017

Municipal Fire & Police Legislation


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HB42 DANAHAY CIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL:  Provides that the position of district captain for Ward 6 Fire Protection District No. 1 of Calcasieu Parish is in the unclassified service Pending House Municipal, Parochial, and Cultural Affairs
HB70 HORTON CIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL:  Provides relative to the classified fire service in the cities of Baton Rouge, Bossier City, and Lafayette and Fire Protection District No. 2 of Ward 4 of Calcasieu Parish Pending House Municipal, Parochial, and Cultural Affairs
HB186 BAGLEY WEAPONS/HANDGUNS:  Provides an exception to the crime of illegal carrying of weapons for certain first responders Pending House Administration of Criminal Justice
HB279 JORDAN PUBLIC OFFICIALS:  Prohibits interference with the recording of public officials and employees acting in an official capacity, with certain exceptions Pending House and Governmental Affairs
HB387 TERRY BROWN PURCHASING:  Provides relative to the purchase of specialty firefighting training trailers Pending House Commerce
HB460 BERTHELOT FIRE PROTECT/FIREMEN:  Authorizes the state fire marshal to purchase a specified group insurance policy for the benefit of certain volunteer members of fire companies

Scheduled to be heard April 24

Pending House Final Passage

HB496 NORTON MTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES:  Provides with respect to special license plates for firefighters with twenty years of service Pending House Transportation, Highways, and Public Works
SB63 GATTI EMPLOYMENT:  Provides for the classification of certain types of cancer as an occupational disease or infirmity connected with the duties of a firefighter. (8/1/17) Pending Senate Labor and Industrial Relations
SB65 COLOMB FIRE PROTECTION:  Requires that at least one fire suppression employee in the rank of fire fighter or fighter/operator be assigned to and carried on each force during each shift. (gov sig)

Pending Senate Local and Municipal Affairs
SB199 ERDEY PUBLIC PROPERTY:  Allows public entities to borrow public equipment from each other without compensation. (gov sig) Pending Senate Local and Municipal Affairs
SB222 ERDEY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES:  Provides benefits for firemen and law enforcement officers with permanent and total disability resulting from a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty. (gov sig) Pending Senate Judiciary B