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2012 Legislative Session, Week 6

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-04-20

Duration: 00:06:10

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Retirement | AFSCME | Traffic safety | Cell phones and traffic accidents | PUBLIC SCHOOLS | Bullying | Education | Criminal records | Juvenile Delinquents | Louisiana Science Education Act | CREATIONISM | PRISONERS | Parole | Criminals -- Rehabilitation


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Guillory, Elbert Interviewee
  • Hardman, Leonal Interviewee
  • Barrow, Regina Interviewee
  • Phelps, Tiffany Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Curry, Jennifer Speaker
  • Oliver, Tiane Speaker
  • Ghetti, Michelle Speaker
  • Normand, Newell Speaker
  • Perry, Joshua Speaker
  • Kopplin, Zack Interviewee
  • Seabaugh, Alan Speaker


This segment from the April 20, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the sixth week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: interviews with State Senator Elbert Guillory and Leonal Hardman of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) on Guillory’s bill changing the retirement eligibility for state employees; an interview with State Representative Regina Barrow on her bill prohibiting the use of handheld cell phones while driving; Tiffany Phelps, State Representative Pat Smith, Dr. Jennifer Curry, Tiane Oliver, and Michelle Ghetti testifying on Smith’s anti-bullying bill for public schools; Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand and Joshua Perry of Juvenile Regional Services testifying on a bill allowing for the disclosure of the criminal records of juvenile offenders; an interview with college freshman Zack Kopplin on his support of the repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act; and State Representative Alan Seabaugh questioning State Representative Pat Smith on her bill allowing parole eligibility for prisoners serving life sentences if they meet certain conditions.