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2011 Legislative Session, Week 7

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-10

Duration: 00:05:24

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | Day care centers | Environment | MORGANZA SPILLWAY | ATCHAFALAYA BASIN | Drivers' licenses | Vehicular homicide | Traffic safety | Crime


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Barrow, Regina Speaker
  • Norton, Barbara Speaker
  • Crowe, A.G. Speaker
  • Allen, Lisa Speaker
  • Erdey, Dale Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker


This segment from the June 10, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the seventh week of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Regina Barrow testifying on her bill requiring day care centers to install child safety alarms in their vehicles; State Representative Barbara Norton expressing her support for Barrow’s bill; State Senator A.G. Crowe expressing his concerns on the environmental impact of opening the Morganza Spillway on the Atchafalaya Basin; Livingston Parish resident Lisa Allen testifying on State Representative Bodi White’s bill authorizing the courts to decide whether to suspend the drivers’ licenses for those arrested on charges of vehicular homicide; and State Representative Walt Leger III questioning State Senator Dale Erdey on his bill creating the crime of first degree vehicular homicide.