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May 29, 2009

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-29

Duration: 00:02:27

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Government | Education | Safe Haven Law | Truancy | School attendance | High school dropouts | Obesity in children


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Willmott, Thomas Speaker
  • Hines, Walker Speaker
  • Williams, Patrick Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from May 29, 2009, features the approval of three bills in the House of Representatives: State Representative Thomas Willmott’s bill requiring public schools to educate their students on the state’s safe haven law; State Representative Walker Hines’ bill sentencing parents to community service if their children are truants or high school dropouts; and State Representative Patrick Williams’ bill requiring schools to host thirty minutes of physical activity per day. Host: Shauna Sanford