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Things to Know Before the Louisiana 2023 Legislative Session

November 17, 2022 12:35 PM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

2023 Regular Legislative Session will convene at noon on Monday, April 10, 2023.

Final adjournment no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday June 8, 2023.

2023 is both an election year and a fiscal session. During a fiscal session, “no matters shall be introduced or considered unless they relate to fiscal (money) matters or local or special laws and legislators are limited to filing five non-fiscal bills.” https://legis.la.gov/legisdocs/23rs/23RS_House_Bulletin.pdf

The 2023 political calendar will include races for governor and legislative seats, and many lawmakers will be in their final session before term limits force them out of the Legislature. This will likely leave little taste for many controversial bills being filed.

Some interesting things to review before the 2023 fiscal session are the fiscal highlights for 2022-2023 published by the Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office and parish-by-parish audit reports put out by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.

The Legislative Fiscal Office is an independent agency created by statute to provide factual and unbiased information to both the House of Representatives and the State Senate. The Office provides assistance to individual legislators, committees of the Legislature and the entire Legislature. Legislators' individual requests are considered confidential and will remain confidential unless otherwise requested. Specific information about the Legislative Fiscal Office can be found in the Louisiana Revised Statutes, RS 24:601 through 24:608.

Louisiana Legislative Auditor provides an independent assessment and proactive guidance, resulting in accurate reporting of the fiscal condition and performance of government and the sources and uses of its financial resources. The office is a resource in matters ranging from local fiscal issues to the State’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).


 
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