Page -2-for receiving complaints regarding the bootingof motor vehicles. No release charge for a vehicle thathas been booted may be imposed in excess of what is posted on the sign.HB929 also requires identification of booting business employees and thoseauthorized to accept payments to release the booted vehicles. The legislation also providesfor sticker information and removalrequirements: receipt requirements; andinformation advising the owner of the vehicleof the right to a hearing.HB929 is pending action by the fullHouse.
, pending consideration by the full House, requires notary publicapplicants to take a pre-assessment testadministered by the secretary of state. The legislation also requires applicantsto have satisfied all requirements to becommissioned as a notary public in their parish, except for passing the examination.House Bill 243 exempts from the pre-assessment test applicants who are admitted to practice law or who hold a valid notarialcommission.
, pending House floor action, provides for an exemption fromseizure a debtor's firearms and firearmaccessories to satisfy debts.Present law provides an exemptionfrom seizure of a firearm that has a maximumvalue of $500. House Bill 145 would repealthis, and instead, provides for a maximumvalue of $2,500.
outlaws gambling byan electronic sweepstakes device.Gambling by electronic sweepstakesdevice is defined as the intentional conductingof, or directly assisting in the conducting of,as a business any game, contest, lottery, or contrivance whereby a person risks the loss of anything of value in order to realize a profit,through the operation of an electronic gamingmachine or device that conducts or promotesa sweepstakes through the use of a simulatedgambling device, including the entry processor the revealing of a prize.The proposed law provides penaltiesof a fine of $20,000, imprisonment with or without hard labor for five years, or both.
PURPLE HEART RECOGNITION DAY
recognizes August 7 asPurple Heart Recognition Day, and dedicatesthe day to the remembrance and recognition of those members of the armed forces of theUnited States who have earned the PurpleHeart Medal for wounds received in combat.HB11 awaits consideration by the fullHouse.
would increase the penalties for assault against a school or recreation athletic contest official.Whoever commits the crime of batteryof a school or recreation athletic contestofficial shall be fined $1,000 to $5,000, andimprisoned for five days to three months.If the offense results in an injury to thevictim that requires medical attention, the fineincreases to $1,000 to $5,000, andimprisonment for 10 days to six months.HB227 awaits consideration by the fullHouse.*
, pending action by thefull House, repeals the crime of incest and places the elements and penalties for the crime