Yesterday, HB 418 by Representative Stuart Bishop (Lafayette)stalled on the House floor. The engagement of our members in the LAFOP’s grassroots effort against this legislation was aHUGE factor that this vote was delayed yesterday.Twice this session we have asked the members to be part of the LAFOP grassroots campaign by sending an email to Legislators to ask them to not support two important pieces of Legislation and you responded with overwhelming numbers.
While both pieces lay dormant in the House the FOP will remain vigilant on the watch of these pieces of Legislation. For more information on the Legislation click the links here:
Vote NO on HB 418
HB 523 Update
If you have not sent an email asking your Representative to vote NO on HB 418 click here.
Last week the LAFOP held its Day at the Capital in the Rotunda. Along with members of the LAFOP Legialtive Committee and our Govermantal Liason Representative, Mapes & Mapes, the Day was a success. This event gave local lodge members the ability to meet face to face with their Senators and Representatives. The Day had member participation from Lodges across the State.
Representative Joe Lopinto (Metairie) and Senator Neil Riser (Columbia) both authored resolutions in their respective chambers recognizing May 6-10 as Police Week in Louisiana. To see the House Resolution click here. To see the Senate Resolution click here.
On the National Legislative scene the National Blue alert Bill has passed both the House and Senate and is on it’s way to the President for his signature. For More information on the National Blue Alert Legislation go to this link.
Remember that this is Police Week and a time to remember our Brothers and Sisters that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please take time out of our day to remember them and their sacrifice.