Morrell’s bill would allow anonymous health surveys in schools
By Alex Woodward, The Gambit
Morrell also successfully pushed a measure to reduce penalties for marijuana possession. Senate Bill 241 was approved by the state Senate’s Judiciary B committee. Last year, similar attempts faced opposition from Louisiana sheriffs and district attorneys. Morrell’s bill calls for no more than 15 days in jail for a first offense, which could be expunged after a two-year period. Third and fourth convictions would remain felonies under the bill, but jail sentences are significantly shortened. The measure is pending final passage in the Senate and then must clear the House.