BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law:

ACT 496SB 227: Provides for the issuance of REAL ID compliant driver's licenses and special identification cards

ACT 497SB 260: Provides relative to local charter authorizers and Type 1B charter schools

ACT 498SB 262: Provides relative to state content standards and related tests and assessments

ACT 499SB 301: Creates the Juvenile Justice Accountability and Cost Effectiveness Act of 2016

ACT 500SB 303: Provides for educational programs in juvenile justice facilities

ACT 501SB 324: Raises the age for consideration as a juvenile in the criminal justice system and creates the Louisiana Juvenile Jurisdiction Planning and Implementation Committee

ACT 502SB 397: Provides relative to the Specialized Provider Licensing Act

ACT 503SB 470: Provides relative to reduction of TOPS award amounts of TOPS recipients in the event of insufficient funding

ACT 504SB 477: Provides relative to the use of student growth data in teacher evaluations


Click here for a full list of bills signed into law for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session.