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April 24, 2014

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-04-24

Duration: 00:01:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Politics | Government | Health Care | Optometrists | Service dogs | People with mental disabilities | Veterans


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sandefur, James Speaker
  • Buffington, Sherri Smith Speaker
  • Reed, Dozer Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from April 24, 2014, features Dr. James Sandefur of the Optometry Association of Louisiana testifying before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on State Senator Ben Nevers’ bill allowing optometrists to perform certain eye procedures. It also includes State Senator Sherri Smith Buffington and veteran Dozer Reed testifying on Buffington’s bill expanding the use of service dogs to help people with mental disabilities, including veterans with traumatic brain injuries or posttraumatic stress disorder. Host: Charlie Whinham