• 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 8: Women’s Issues in Louisiana

Get ready for this week’s Equal Pay Summit by tuning in to this special episode of #AskJP. JP answers listener questions and is joined by State Rep. Helena Moreno, who founded Ignite, a statewide network to advocate for women’s issues in Louisiana. Did you know women in Louisiana only make 68 cents on the dollar …

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Bill to Raise the Age heads to governor

By Lex Talamo | The Shreveport Times A bill that aims to raise the age of prosecuting an individual as an adult is headed to the governor’s desk for signature. SB 324, proposed by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, on Sunday passed through the Senateby a vote of 33-4. The bill passed through the House June 2 with a …

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Bill to create separate seating in courtrooms for domestic abuse victims heads to House

Quint Forgey | The Advertiser BATON ROUGE — Following the uncontested approval of Senate Bill 320 in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, domestic violence victims are another step closer to having special seating — separate from alleged abusers — in state courtrooms. Authored by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, the measure provides for designated seating for the …

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