2013 Regular Legislative Session

Published 03/26/2013 10:03:16 AM | Updated 02/05/2014 12:02:55 PM

What is the schedule of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session?

The 2013 Regular Legislative Session will convene at noon on Monday, April 8, 2013; final adjournment is scheduled no later than 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Retirement bills must be requested before 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20 and may be prefiled before 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 22.

Constitutional Amendments must be requested by March 26 (Senate) or noon, March 27 (House), and they must be prefiled by Thursday, March 28, 2013 (Senate) or noon, Friday, March 29, 2013 (House).

All other bills must be requested before 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 and may be prefiled before 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 29.

A member may introduce no more than five additional bills requested by 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 and introduced by 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17.

A list of the Senate and House bills that have been prefiled for this session is available online with links to the text of the bill, digest, history, and author at: http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/SessionInfo/SessionInfo_13RS.aspx

 Constitutional Amendments and Joint Resolutions: http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ConstAmendments.aspx?sid=13RS 

A subject index to the bills is also available online at: http://www.legis.la.gov/legisdocs/billindex/13rsbillindex.pdf

The 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 (225) 342-2456 in the Baton Rouge area or toll-free (in Louisiana only) 1-800-256-3793. TTY contact telephone numbers are (225) 219-4688 in Baton Rouge and 1-(888) 850-6489 statewide.

PULS Line Hours:

When the Legislature is in session: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

When the Legislature is not in session: Monday through Friday, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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