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2014 Legislative Session, Week 8

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-02

Duration: 00:07:13

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Discrimination in housing | Homosexuality | Sex discrimination | Assault and battery | Sports officials | Concealed carry | Concealed weapons | Law Enforcement | Health Care | Medical marijuana


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Pokladnik, Larry Speaker
  • Benfield, Kathleen Speaker
  • Waguespack, Dylan Speaker
  • Dixon, Herbert Speaker
  • Prechac, Glenn Speaker
  • Mills, Fred Speaker
  • Kostelka, Bob Speaker
  • Guarisco, Anthony Speaker
  • Irving, Jacob Speaker
  • Caldwell, Buddy Speaker
  • Roy, Ken Speaker
  • Honore, Dalton Speaker


This segment from the May 2, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the eighth week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Pat Smith, Larry Pokladnik, Kathleen Benfield, and Dylan Waguespack testifying on Smith’s bill prohibiting housing discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or criminal history; State Representative Herbert Dixon questioning the bill; referee Glenn Prechac testifying on a bill increasing the penalties for battery against an official at a youth or high school sporting event; State Senator Fred Mills questioning the bill; State Senator Bob Kostelka speaking in favor of a bill allowing law enforcement officials to carry concealed weapons in bars or restaurants; and State Senator Fred Mills, former State Senator Anthony Guarisco, Jacob Irving, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, Dr. Ken Roy, and State Representative Dalton Honore testifying on Mills’ bill providing for the use of medical marijuana.