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Governor Jeff Landry calls special session on crime, set to begin Feb. 19

3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, February 08 2024 Feb 8, 2024 February 08, 2024 3:13 PM February 08, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Governor Jeff Landry issued his plans for a special session to take place from February 19 to March 6 in attempt to address crime.

Among the many items to be addressed include restricting parole eligibility, expanding criteria for revoking parole and probation, increasing penalties for carjacking, granting immunity from liability based on certain criteria for peace officers, allowing concealed carrying of weapons without a permit to certain people, and legislating with regard to the prosecution of third-degree rape.

The full list can be found here.

“This special session begins to fulfill the campaign promises we made to the people of Louisiana to make our State Safe Again. No one, regardless of their neighborhood or zip code, should feel unsafe. We all want safer communities,” Landry said. “We will defend and uplift our law enforcement officials and deliver true justice to crime victims who have been overlooked for far too long. I am eager to enact real change that makes Louisiana a safer state for all.” 

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