The 2012 Regular Legislative Session will convene at noon on Monday, March 12, 2012; final adjournment is scheduled no later than 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012.
Bills may be prefiled before 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 2. After this time, a member may introduce no more than five additional bills requested by 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 2 and introduced by 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 3.
A list of the bills that have been prefiled for this session is available online with links to the text of the bill, digest, history, and author.
Senate bills: http://legis.la.gov/billdata/bytype.asp?sessionid=12RS&billtype=SB&startno=1
House bills: http://legis.la.gov/billdata/bytype.asp?sessionid=12RS&billtype=HB&startno=1
Constitutional Amendments/Joint Resolutions: http://legis.la.gov/billdata/constamends.asp?sessionid=12rs
A subject index to the bills is also available online at: http://legis.la.gov/billindex/12rsbillindex.pdf
Legislative staff will answer questions about bills, provide committee information, and explain aspects of the legislative process through the Public Update Legislative Services Line or PULS Line. It is operated jointly by the House and the Senate with additional staffing and phone lines.
It is available by dialing 342-2456 in the Baton Rouge area or toll-free (in Louisiana only) 800-256-3793. TTY contact telephone numbers are (225) 219-4688 in Baton Rouge and (888) 850-6489 statewide.
PULS Line Hours: 8:30 a.m. until adjournment on the days when the House or Senate is meeting.
If the House or Senate is not meeting, the PULS Line Hours are 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.