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Legislative Recap – June 17, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-06-17

Duration: 00:03:39

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | STATE BUDGET | CAPITAL OUTLAY | BLUE LAWS | Electric cooperatives | Louisiana Public Service Commission | Self-defense (Law) | Justifiable homicide


  • Young, David Reporter
  • Ackal, Bo Speaker
  • Campbell, Foster Speaker
  • Schwaab, John Speaker


This segment from the June 17, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features David Young’s recap of the week’s major events at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the state budget moving to the Senate Finance Committee; State Representative Bo Ackal presenting his amendment to borrow $40 million for highway projects in the capital outlay bill; the defeat of State Senator Elwyn Nicholson’s bill repealing the state’s Sunday closing laws, or blue laws; State Senator Foster Campbell and attorney John Schwab testifying in the House Commerce Committee on Campbell’s bill placing the state’s 13 rural electric cooperatives under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission; and the passage of a bill in the House allowing the use of deadly force to prevent home invasions.