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2011 Legislative Session, Week 6

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-03

Duration: 00:05:58

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | Taxes | Tax exemptions | Capital gains tax | CIGARETTE TAXES | Concealed carry | Concealed weapons | PRISONERS | Parole


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Erdey, Dale Speaker
  • Ritchie, Harold Speaker
  • Thomas, Rina Speaker
  • Honore, Dalton Speaker
  • Wooten, Ernest Speaker
  • Duty, Wade Speaker
  • Bishop, Wesley Speaker
  • McVea, Thomas Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Cain, Burl Speaker


This segment from the June 3, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the sixth week of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Senator Rob Marionneaux questioning State Senator Dale Erdey on his bills creating a tax exemption on investment and dividends earnings and capital gains income for people 65 years and older; State Representative Harold Ritchie and Rina Thomas of the Governor’s Office testifying on Ritchie’s bill extending the four cent sales tax on cigarettes and tobacco products; State Representative Dalton Honore questioning State Representative Ernest Wooten on his bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses; concealed weapons instructor Wade Duty and State Representative Wesley Bishop testifying on Bishop’s bill allowing anyone illegally carrying a concealed weapon to be charged with a felony if they have a prior offense; State Representative Thomas McVea testifying on his bill eliminating the weapons re-training requirement for individuals renewing their concealed weapons permits; and State Representative Pat Smith and Angola Warden Burl Cain testifying on Smith’s bill allowing some elderly inmates to be considered for parole.