Bill Seeking To Make Online Impersonation A Crime Part Of Bills Making Their Way To Louisiana House Floor
A bill seeking to put a cap on most school board members is making its way to the Louisiana House. It would require "local option" elections where voters could decide to limit those school board members to three consecutive four-year terms. A proposed constitutional amendment was approved Wednesday that, if approved by voters, would put the same cap in place on those elected to most statewide offices.
A bill looking to make online impersonation a crime is also on its way to the Louisiana House. The bill punishes anyone who creates an email account or social networking site using the name of someone else where the intent is to post messages that harm, intimidate, threaten or defraud them. Violators would face fines of up to $1,000 and jail time of up to six months.
One lawmaker's bill to prohibit certain places where pets can be sold is going to the full Louisiana House. Representative Tony Ligi's legislation has been approved by the Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee. It would ban the selling of animals on the roadside and in other public places, such as a parking lot, flea markets or a public park in the entire state.