2015 Legislative Session

Testimony Before House Appropriations Committee

Equal Pay Testimony
http://www.myarklamiss.com/story/d/story/louisiana-lawmakers-reject-equal-pay-plan/21840/2crIxeaUf0GiENO3PN10fw

 

April 14, 2015 - House Appropriations
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/apr/0414_15_AP
HB 1 by Rep. James Fannin - APPROPRIATIONS: Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Testimony Provided By:
Charmaine Caccioppi, EVP & COO of UWSELA
Kim Sport, Public Policy Chairman
Norma Grace, Women’s Leadership Council Chairman
Melanie Bronfin, Policy Institute for Children
John Warner Smith, Education’s Next Horizon
Sarah Berthelot, the Louisiana Association of United Ways

 

May 28, 2015 - House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/may/0528_15_LI
SB 219 by Senator Ed Murray - EMPLOYMENT: Provides for equal pay regardless of sex and prohibits discrimination based upon sex.
Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Chairman
Norma Grace, Women’s Leadership Council Chairman
Julie Schwam Harris
Madalyn Schenk, WLC
 
April 21, 2015 - House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/apr/0421_15_CL
HB 539 by Rep. Edward “Ted” James - DOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to civil remedies for domestic abuse
Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Committee Chairman
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/video.aspx?roomid=104

 

April 29, 2015 - House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/apr/0429_15_CJ
HB 842 (formerly HB 488) by Representative Helena Moreno - DOMESTIC ABUSE: provides relative to domestic abuse
Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Committee Chairman
Charmaine Caccioppi, EVP & COO

HB 722 by Representative Robert Billiot - FAMILY VIOLENCE:  Provides relative to domestic abuse assistance
Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Committee Chairman

 

May 6, 2015 - House Committee on Health & Welfare
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/may/0506_15_HW
HB369 by Rep. Regina Ashford Barrow: Domestic Abuse: Provides due process measures for members of the state domestic violence coalition:

May 6, 2015 - House Committee on Criminal Justice
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/may/0506_15_CJ
HB73 Norton: Domestic Abuse: Provides relative to protection from abuse or violence by a family member, household member, or dating partner.
Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Committee Chairman

May 6, 2015 - Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
http://senate.la.gov/video/videoarchive.asp?v=senate/2015/05/050615H~W_0
SCR34 Sen. Heitmeier: HEALTH CARE: Requests the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Department of Education, the Medicaid managed care plans, and representatives of the Whole Child Initiative to work together to develop a plan to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Testimony Provided By:
Phyllis Landrieu
Connie Bellonne
John LaCour

 

May 19, 2015 - Senate Committee on Judiciary B
http://senate.la.gov/video/videoarchive.asp?v=senate/2015/05/051915JUDB_0

HB 722 by Rep. Billiot - FAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to domestic abuse assistance

Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Committee Chairman

HB 835 by Rep. Helena Moreno - HEALTH/MEDICAL TREATMENT: Provides relative to the examination, treatment, and billing of victims of sexually-oriented criminal offenses

Testimony Provided By:
Kim Sport, Public Policy Committee Chairman

HB 143 - Rep. Helena Moreno - GAMING: Provides for a dedication of funds realized from unclaimed gaming prize tickets
Testimony Provided By:
Rep. Moreno where Charmaine Caccioppi received her due credit for the idea of receiving funds from unclaimed gaming prize tickets!

 

May 26, 2015 - House Civil Law Committee
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/VideoArchivePlayer.aspx?v=house/2015/may/0526_15_CL

SB 174 by Senator Broome: Domestic Violence: Provides certain accommodations upon reasonable documentation presented by domestic abuse victims who lease residential dwellings.