Legislative Session 2017

Municipal Fire & Police Legislation


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HB8 ABRAHAM RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS:  Provides relative to membership restrictions of the Firefighters' Retirement System

Scheduled to be heard May 22

Subject to call - House Final Passage

RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS:  Provides relative to earnable compensation in the Firefighters' Retirement System

Signed by Governor

ACT 17

HB21 ABRAHAM RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS:  Provides relative to irrevocability of optional beneficiary designation

Signed by Governor

ACT 21

RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS:  Provides relative to retirement options in the Firefighters' Retirement System

Signed by Governor

ACT 22

HB23 CARPENTER RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS:  Provides relative to benefit payments if an eligible member of the Firefighters' Retirement System dies prior to retirement

Scheduled to be heard May 15

Pending Senate Retirement

HB35 CARPENTER RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS:  Provides relative to the offset of disability retirement benefits of members of the Firefighters' Retirement System based on receipt of workers' compensation benefits

Signed by Governor

ACT 24

HB37 LEOPOLD RETIREMENT/PAROCHIAL EMP:  Authorizes certain employees of Plaquemines Parish government to remain in the Parochial Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana (OR SEE BELOW) Withdrawn from the files of the House
HB42 DANAHAY CIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL:  Provides that the position of district captain for Ward 6 Fire Protection District No. 1 of Calcasieu Parish is in the unclassified service

Involuntarily deferred in House Municipal, Parochial, and Cultural Affairs

HB70 HORTON CIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL:  Provides relative to the classified fire service in the cities of Baton Rouge, Bossier City, and Lafayette and Fire Protection District No. 2 of Ward 4 of Calcasieu Parish

Signed by Governor

ACT 194

HB186 BAGLEY WEAPONS/HANDGUNS:  Provides an exception to the crime of illegal carrying of weapons for certain first responders

Scheduled to be heard May 25

Subject to call - House final passage

HB279 JORDAN PUBLIC OFFICIALS:  Prohibits interference with the recording of public officials and employees acting in an official capacity, with certain exceptions

Scheduled to be heard May 2

Involuntarily deferred in House and Governmental Affairs

HB387 TERRY BROWN PURCHASING:  Provides relative to the purchase of specialty firefighting training trailers Pending House Commerce
HB460 BERTHELOT FIRE PROTECT/FIREMEN:  Authorizes the state fire marshal to purchase a specified group insurance policy for the benefit of certain volunteer members of fire companies

Signed by Governor

ACT 346

HB496 NORTON MTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES:  Provides with respect to special license plates for firefighters with twenty years of service

Scheduled to be heard June 1

Pending Senate Transportation, Highways, and Public Works

SB63 GATTI EMPLOYMENT:  Provides for the classification of certain types of cancer as an occupational disease or infirmity connected with the duties of a firefighter. (8/1/17)

Signed by Governor

ACT 287

SB65 COLOMB FIRE PROTECTION:  Requires that at least one fire suppression employee in the rank of fire fighter or fighter/operator be assigned to and carried on each force during each shift. (gov sig)

Pending Senate Local and Municipal Affairs
SB199 ERDEY PUBLIC PROPERTY:  Allows public entities to borrow public equipment from each other without compensation. (gov sig)

Signed by Governor

ACT 191

SB222 ERDEY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES:  Provides benefits for firemen and law enforcement officers with permanent and total disability resulting from a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty. (gov sig)

Signed by Governor

ACT 391