• JP Fights Sexual Assault

    Sen. Morrell is leading the crusade to protect victims, ensure accountability, and prepare law enforcement officers to handle sexual assault cases.

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#AskJP Episode 5 dives into marijuana reform legislation

In this episode, Senator JP Morrell (District 3) talks marijuana reform, responding to a number of questions submitted to #AskJP. He also lays out the method to the madness in the Senate’s budget strategies and urges citizens to read “Burden of Proof: Lyndsi Lambert’s story” a series on rape victim’s experience published by NOLA.com | …

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Sex ed gets closer to reality in New Orleans

Morrell’s bill would allow anonymous health surveys in schools By Alex Woodward, The Gambit New Orleans public middle and high schools are a step closer to receiving comprehensive sex education. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, was able to push through his Senate Bill 31 allowing anonymous student health risk surveys in schools. The surveys are …

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Bill to reduce marijuana penalties in Louisiana passes full Senate

By Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A proposal to soften Louisiana’s harsh marijuana laws by reducing penalties for possession continues to gain steam in theLouisiana Legislature. The Senate voted 27-12 Monday (May 25) to advance legislation that would create a new penalty system for marijuana possession dealing with amounts less than 2.5 pounds. The measure’s sponsor, J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, said …

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