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‘LaPolitics’: Legislators filing bills; Another Henry for the House

While politicos around the state eagerly await a special session call from the governor, possibly as early as today, others are trying to keep track of the bills being filed for the regular session that convenes on Monday, March 12. As of Thursday evening there were 83 instruments filed for the regular session, including 21 bills in the Senate, 61 in the House and a single resolution in the lower chamber.

That solitary nonbinding measure, or House Concurrent Resolution 1, belongs to Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Mandeville. It would create the Sanitary Sewer Systems Overflows Commission, which would in turn recommend legislation for 2019 that would “ensure sewerage is no longer being dumped on citizens’ lawns.” The resolution comes from a personal place for the lawmaker. Hollis says he has actually had sewage spills on his front lawn dozens of times over the past several years, despite continually reaching out to St. Tammany officials.

Hollis also says he eventually found out his parish’s sewer company wasn’t reporting data and other information as it should have been to the Department of Environmental Quality. He believes St. Tammany isn’t alone. “I’ve heard horror stories,” he says. Other bills of possible interest include…


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