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Legislative Report - June 17, 1986

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-06-17

Duration: 00:26:17

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | STATE BUDGET | Liability (Law) | Drunk driving


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Leach, Buddy Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Andrepont, Burt Interviewee
  • Gee, Terry Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Interviewee
  • Brinkhaus, Armand Speaker
  • Hudson, Tommy Interviewee
  • Johnson, Jon Interviewee
  • Casey, Tom Interviewee
  • Gomez, Ron Interviewee
  • Smith, David Speaker
  • Foote, George Speaker
  • Thompson, Carl Speaker
  • Kennard, Donald Interviewee
  • Brady, Bud Interviewee
  • Downer, Hunt Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Speaker
  • Jumonville, J.E. Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 17, 1986, features Laura Myers and Karen Nachman hosting a daily legislative report on the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They first report on the day’s headlines. These stories include: interviews with State Representatives Buddy Leach and Mary Landrieu after a meeting between Governor Edwin Edwards and legislators at the Governor’s Mansion on the state budget; highlights of Governor Edwards’ press conference on the state budget; an interview with State Representative Burt Andrepont on his bill requiring the pardon board to notify victims and victims’ families if an offender is applying for a pardon; interviews with State Representative Terry Gee and Victor Bussie of the Louisiana AFL-CIO on the capital outlay bill; interviews with State Representative Manny Fernandez and State Senator Allen Bares on a bill limiting liability for architects and engineers handling asbestos removal; State Senator Armand Brinkhaus testifying on his bill exempting first and second DWI offenses from a person’s arrest records under certain conditions; an interview with State Senator Tommy Hudson on a bill providing for the issuance of restricted drivers’ licenses following a drunk driving arrest; an interview with State Senator Jon Johnson on a bill requiring applicants for a permit to sell alcohol to notify their senators and representatives; an interview with State Senator Tom Casey on his bill allowing bingo games on cable television in New Orleans; an interview with State Representative Ron Gomez on the defeat of the liability reform package; David Smith, a Christian Scientist, and Judge George Foote testifying on a bill expanding the cruelty to juvenile statute by defining a child in need of medical care; and Sergeant Carl Thompson of the Baton Rouge Police Department testifying on a bill increasing the penalties for injuring or killing a police dog. Next, Myers conducts an in-studio interview with State Representatives Donald Ray Kennard and Bud Brady. They discuss the state budget, including the House’s reluctance to raise revenues and the possibility of passing a statewide lottery. Lastly, Myers and Nachman continue reporting on the day’s headlines. These stories include: the House approving a bill requiring the consent of both parties before recording a conversation; State Representative Robert Adley questioning State Representative Hunt Downer on his bill making it illegal to manufacture eavesdropping equipment; and an interview with State Senator J.E. Jumonville on his candidacy for the 1986 United States Senate election.