Major accomplishments include:

  • Enacted a law to ban smoking in restaurants
  • Defeated a law to impose monetary penalties on licensed childcare facilities
  • Enacting a primary seat belt law
  • Enacted a law to require charity hospitals to continue to be subject to the state’s Open Meetings law
  • Amendment of a state Public Records Law and the Louisiana Procurement Code
  • Successful in securing state funding for several non-profit organizations
  • Strengthened Governor Foster’s concealed carried weapons law to include safety training provisions
  • Enacted a preference law for meat processors and other agricultural interests
  • Enacted the Child Passenger Safety Law
  • Enacted a law requiring insurers to cover hearing aids for children
  • Enacted a law to require insurers to pay for osteoporosis screenings