BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill that allows Louisiana courts to take judicial notice of laws in other states and U.S. territories.
Co-authored by Mike Danahay, former state representative and current mayor of Sulphur, and state Rep. Stephen Dwight (R-Lake Charles), House Bill 16 (HB16) amends an existing article that details how Louisiana courts respect the statutes of other states and territories.
HB16 received 94 "yeas" and 0 "nays" in the state House. In the state Senate, the bill received 33 "yeas" and 0 "nays".
Gov. John Bel Edwards
With Edwards' signature, HB16 became Act Number 184. It takes effect on Aug. 1.