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15.05.2018
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Read by title, roll called, yeas 88, nays 1, Senate amendments concurred in.
11.05.2018
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Scheduled for concurrence on 05/15/18.
08.05.2018
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Received from the Senate with amendments.
08.05.2018
bill:passed: Senate
Senate floor amendments read and adopted. Read by title, passed by a vote of 31 yeas and 4 nays, and ordered returned to the House. Motion to reconsider tabled.
26.04.2018
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Reported with Legislative Bureau amendments which were read and adopted. Read by title and passed to third reading and final passage.
25.04.2018
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Committee amendments read and adopted. Read by title and referred to the Legislative Bureau.
24.04.2018
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Reported with amendments.
17.04.2018
committee:referred: Senate
Read second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary C.
16.04.2018
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Received in the Senate. Read first time by title and placed on the Calendar for a second reading.
12.04.2018
bill:passed: House
Read third time by title, amended, roll called on final passage, yeas 97, nays 3. Finally passed, title adopted, ordered to the Senate.
06.04.2018
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Scheduled for floor debate on 04/12/18.
06.04.2018
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Read by title, ordered engrossed, passed to 3rd reading.
05.04.2018
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Reported favorably (16-0).
27.03.2018
committee:referred: House
Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice.
26.03.2018
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Read by title. Lies over under the rules.
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Stop HB727 - Defend the First Amendment in Louisiana

HB727 is a direct assault on our First Amendment protected rights of free speech, assembly, association, and redress of government. This law would deter peaceful protests, lay the groundwork for the expanded use of eminent domain and is an overall escalation in the criminalization of public assembly.

As your constituent I urge you to OPPOSE HB727.

This bill is an unnecessary distraction that restricts our freedoms. Hard working people in Louisiana want elected officials to focus on creating stronger, more healthy communities, not playing politics or silencing free speech. Residents participating in free speech and peaceful assembly are the sign of a healthy democracy. It is undemocratic for elected officials to pass laws that silence their own constituents. We should be encouraging greater participation in our democracy, not less.

Moreover, this effort is an embarrassing distraction that will put our state in the national spotlight for criminalizing free speech. HB727 would criminalize opposition groups and would allow for anyone seen as "conspiring" to stop any project arbitrarily deemed "critical infrastructure" to face stiff legal consequences. Penalties for speaking and gathering with others concerning these issues would carry a possible 5 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

I urge you to Defend the First Amendment and Oppose HB727.