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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Senator Morrell Honored by LIDEA for Economic Development Support

LIDEA recognizes the efforts of State Senator JP Morrel to support economic development during the 2015 Regular Legislative Session. Sen. Morrell, along with other legislators across the state who are being honored, supported LIDEA’s efforts to provide tools for state, regional and local economic developers to improve the economic health of their respective communities. Sen. …

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