The Louisiana Legislature passed a number of new laws in 2019. Below are some that you should know about.
House Bill No. 335 (Act No. 372)
House Bill No. 335 (Act No. 372) requires food service establishments serving imported crawfish or shrimp to inform patrons that the seafood is of foreign origin
House Bill No. 575 (Act No. 286)
Until just recently Uber and Lyft have operated only in larger Louisiana cities like New Orleans, Lafayette and Baton Rouge because the rideshare companies wanted a statewide framework and uniform state rules to follow. By December, 2019, Uber and Lyft will have their uniform rules. House Bill No. 575 (Act No. 286) becomes effective July 1, 2019 and provides for transportation network company and driver requirements, for permits, fees, fare transparency, and identification of vehicles and drivers; The Louisiana Department of Transportation will make related rules and regulations to implement and enforce the law. In addition to connecting smaller and rural communities to ridesharing services, the new law may help reduce impaired driving.
Senate Bill 172
Louisiana was one of the few states that had no minimum age for marriage. Now Senate Bill 172 was passed by the Louisiana Legislature and send to the governor to sign. It prohibits anyone under the age of sixteen from getting married and provides that a minor sixteen or seventeen years of age may not marry a person who is three or more years older than the minor. Further, minors sixteen or seventeen years of age may not marry without judicial authorization and written agreement of the minor’s father and mother, or of the person having legal custody. The effective date of the law is August 1, 2019.
House Bill 411 (Act No. 317)
Beginning August 1, 2019, House Bill 411 (Act No. 317) prohibits motor vehicle insurers from recommending a particular motor vehicle service or network of repair services without informing the insured or claimant that the insured or claimant is under no obligation to use the recommended repair service or network of repair services. The law provides the Louisiana insurance commissioner can penalize the insurance company for violating the law.
Senate Bill No. 109
Senate Bill No. 109 provides that all Louisiana youth in foster care on their 18th birthday are now eligible to remain in care until they turn 21. By doing so, Louisiana will receive federal funds for services such as housing, counseling, case management, and job skills training, among others.
If you have any questions about Louisiana Laws, please contact Lavis Law Firm, if we cannot help you, contact us, and we will try to point you in the right direction.