LRTA & The Louisiana Legislature

NOTICE: The Louisiana Legislature has temporarily adjourned due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Please continue to check this page for updates.

Updates from the LRTA Executive Director

Update #2: 4/3/2020

Update #1: 3/9/2020

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Reach out to Louisiana legislators and share your thoughts and opinions. Remember: you are their constituents. Check out these letter writing tips and guide for contacting your legislators.
  • Some committee meetings and sessions are recorded live for public viewing. You can get real-time updates and watch your legislators in action. Follow committee meetings live at this link
  • Sign up for the LRTA Email Club to receive the latest information!
  • Encourage others to reach out to their legislators. There’s power in numbers!

LRTA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Click here to view the list of LRTA legislative priorities.

2020 BILLS

The regular legislative session for Louisiana convenes on March 9, 2020. Below are the bills LRTA will track/monitor during the session.

HB 8 – Representative Ryan Bourriaque

Description: Return to work
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 10 – Representative Rick Edmonds

Description: Average Compensation Calculation
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 20 – Representative Rodney Schamerhorn

Description: Constitutional Amendment – Retirement Benefits (Elected Officials)
Status: Pending House Introduction
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 24 – Representative Barry Ivey

Description: Return to work
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Neutral

HB 25 – Representative Barry Ivey

Description: IUAL Funding
Status: Pending House Introduction
LRTA Position: No Position

HB 26 – Representative Barry Ivey

Description: Constitutional Amendment 
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 32 – Representative Barry Ivey

Description: Optional Hybrid Retirement Plan
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 33 – Representative Barry Ivey

Description: Optional Hybrid Retirement Plan for post-secondary ed.
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 34 – Representative Barry Ivey

Description: Optional Hybrid Retirement plan for charters
Status: Pending House Retirement 
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 680 – Rep. Mark Wright

Description: Constitutional Convention
Status: Pending House & Gov. Affairs
LRTA Position: Opposes

HB 782 – Rep. Larry Bagley

Description: Return to Work
Status: Pending House Referral
LRTA Position: TBA

HB 867 – Rep. Richard Nelson

Description: PRSAC
Status: Pending House Referral
LRTA Position: TBA

HR 21 – Rep. Lance Harris

Description: Permanent Benefit Increases
Status: Pending House Referral
LRTA Position: TBA

HCR 9 – Rep. Mike Johnson

Description: GPO/WEP
Status: Pending House Retirement
LRTA Position: Supports

SB 2 – Senator Fred Mills

Description: Makes participating in TRSL optional for persons hired at a certain age
Status: Pending Senate Retirement 
LRTA Position: Neutral (if amended)

SB 17 – Senator Barrow Peacock

Description: Provides for the Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA) participating in TRSL
Status: Pending Senate Retirement 
LRTA Position: No Position

SB 18 – Senator Barrow Peacock

Description: Changes the age for full retirement eligibility from 65 to 67
Status: Pending Senate Retirement 
LRTA Position: No Position

SB 19 – Senator Barrow Peacock

Description: Board Composition
Status: Pending Senate Retirement 
LRTA Position: Support

SB 21 – Senator Barrow Peacock

Description: System Actuarial Valuations
Status: Pending Senate Retirement 
LRTA Position: Support

SB 484 – Senator Robert Mills

Description: Return to Work
Status: Pending Senate Referral
LRTA Position: TBA

SR 15 – Senator Ed Price

Description: Permanent Benefit Increases (PBIs)
Status: Pending Senate Referral
LRTA Position: TBA

FEATURED ARTICLES

Office Closure – 3/19/2020

Effective at noon March 19, 2020, the LRTA office will close until health restrictions are lifted. As we come to terms with the tragic health crisis […]

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LRTA Update: March 18, 2020

LRTA Update: March 18, 2020 The Louisiana Legislature temporarily adjourned on Monday March 16. We will continue to monitor the Legislature's website and provide legislative updates, […]

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LEGISLATIVE ARCHIVES

View all of LRTA’s past legislative updates and surveys by clicking the button below.

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