Gov. Edwards signs bills, issues line item vetoes


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BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed the following bills into law from the 2020 Second Extraordinary Legislative Session:

ACT 45—HB 39 Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

ACT 46—HB 77 Provides relative to remote participation in meetings.

ACT 47—HB 80 Provides relative to the use of student assessment results for the 2020-2021 school year with respect to school and district accountability, teacher evaluation, and student promotion.

ACT 48—HB 83 Provides relative to student discipline.

ACT 49—HB 96 Provides relative to sharing of student information for the purpose of administering the pandemic electronic benefits transfer.

ACT 50—SB 1 Extends the carryforward period for the inventory tax credit for certain businesses.

ACT 51—SB 7 Provides relative to the Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority.

ACT 52—SB 30 Provides regarding purchase of telecommunications and video equipment by certain educational entities.

ACT 53—SB 31 Prohibits use of statewide student assessments conducted during the 2020-2021 school year for the purposes of evaluating teacher performance or student placement decisions.

ACT 54—SB 41 Provides relative to provisional licenses issued by the state fire marshal.

ACT 55—SB 49 Provides for the issuance of bonds by the Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority.

ACT 56—SB 52 Provides for credits for certain ad valorem taxes paid for the 2020 tax year.

ACT 57—SB 53 Provides for the rehiring of nonlicensed persons by certain health care providers required to temporarily close during a public health emergency.

ACT 58—SB 56 Provides relative to health maintenance organizations.

ACT 59—SB 62 Provides for the refundable portion of the inventory tax credit for certain manufacturers impacted by the 2020 emergencies and disasters.

ACT 60—SB 72 Authorizes an income tax credit for certain businesses whose operations were interrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using his authority, Gov. Edwards line-item vetoed portions of HB 39. Click here to read the veto letter.