More than 1,000 pieces of legislation were filed during the 2019 session. We had hoped to have a less dramatic session, given that this is legislative election year. We kept our fingers crossed for a session lacking a multitude of highly controversial bills. Our hopes for this lack of controversy faded about three weeks into the session.
However, ABC of Louisiana and the Louisiana construction industry had a very successful 2019 Legislative Session. With multiple targets on our backs, ABC of Louisiana was able to help pass significant legislation that strengthens our industry and our state’s economic climate. We also defeated or amended numerous pieces of legislation that would have negatively impacted our members and our industry.
This report is a recap of the activity on several bills of note tracked by ABC of Louisiana during the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.