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June 2, 2009

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-2

Duration: 00:02:24

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Government | Truancy | Drunk driving | Breath tests | Drinking and traffic accidents


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Hines, Walker Speaker
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Baldone, Damon Speaker
  • Gary, Mona Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from June 2, 2009, features testimony by State Representative Walker Hines on his bill sentencing parents to community service if their children are found guilty of a misdemeanor offense, like truancy or breaking curfew. It also includes emotional testimony by Mona Gary on State Representative Damon Baldone’s bill increasing the penalties for suspected drunk drivers who refuse to take a Breathalyzer test. Gary’s daughter, Grace Gary, was killed by a drunk driver in 2008. Host: Shauna Sanford