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March 24, 2014

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-24

Duration: 00:01:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Politics | Government | Traffic safety | Cell phones and traffic accidents | Local governments | Traffic violations | Speed traps


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Huval, Mike Speaker
  • Brown, Terry Speaker
  • Pylant, Steve Speaker
  • Harris, Ronnie Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from March 24, 2014, features State Representative Mike Huval testifying before the House Transportation Committee on his bill banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving. It also includes State Representative Steve Pylant and Ronnie Harris of the Louisiana Municipal Association testifying on Pylant’s bill requiring the posting of a “speed trap” sign in areas where local governments generate more than 50% of their revenue through fees from speeding tickets. Host: Charlie Whinham