LA SB63 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 70-9)
Status: Passed on June 2 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-06-02 - Effective date: See Act.
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Constitutional Amendment to provide that the right of freedom of worship in churches or other places of worship is a fundamental right that is worthy of the highest order of protection. (2/3-CA13s1(A))

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Constitutional Amendment to provide that the right of freedom of worship in churches or other places of worship is a fundamental right that is worthy of the highest order of protection. (2/3-CA13s1(A))


Sen. Beth Mizell [R]Sen. Mark Abraham [R]Sen. R. Bret Allain [R]Sen. Regina Barrow [D]
Sen. Stewart Cathey [R]Sen. Heather Cloud [R]Sen. Patrick Connick [R]Sen. Patrick Cortez [R]
Sen. Michael Fesi [R]Sen. Franklin Foil [R]Sen. Cameron Henry [R]Sen. Bob Hensgens [R]
Sen. Sharon Hewitt [R]Sen. Katrina Jackson-Andrews [D]Sen. Caleb Kleinpeter [R]Sen. Eddie Lambert [R]
Sen. Patrick McMath [R]Sen. Barry Milligan [R]Sen. Robert Mills [R]Sen. Barrow Peacock [R]
Sen. Rogers Pope [R]Sen. Mike Reese [R]Sen. Jeremy Stine [R]Sen. Gregory Tarver [D]
Sen. Mack White [R]Sen. Glen Womack [R]Rep. Beryl Amedee [R]Rep. Tony Bacala [R]
Rep. Lawrence Bagley [R]Rep. Beau Beaullieu [R]Rep. Delisha Boyd [D]Rep. Rhonda Butler [R]
Rep. Dewith Carrier [R]Rep. Kenny Cox [D]Rep. Raymond Crews [R]Rep. Paula Davis [R]
Rep. Daryl Deshotel [R]Rep. Phillip DeVillier [R]Rep. Michael Echols [R]Sen. Rick Edmonds [R]
Rep. Kathy Edmonston [R]Rep. Julie Emerson [R]Rep. Les Farnum [R]Rep. Gabe Firment [R]
Rep. Adrian Fisher [D]Rep. Bryan Fontenot [R]Rep. Larry Frieman [R]Rep. Foy Gadberry [R]
Rep. Raymond Garofalo [R]Rep. Jonathan Goudeau [R]Rep. Lance Harris [R]Sen. Valarie Hodges [R]
Rep. Paul Hollis [R]Rep. Dodie Horton [R]Rep. John Illg [R]Rep. Barry Ivey [R]
Rep. Mike Johnson [R]Rep. Timothy Kerner [R]Rep. Alonzo Knox [D]Rep. Sherman Mack [R]
Rep. Danny McCormick [R]Rep. Jack McFarland [R]Rep. Scott McKnight [R]Rep. Wayne McMahen [R]
Sen. Blake Miguez [R]Rep. Buddy Mincey [R]Rep. Pat Moore [D]Rep. Charles Owen [R]
Rep. Neil Riser [R]Rep. Troy Romero [R]Rep. Rodney Schamerhorn [R]Sen. Alan Seabaugh [R]
Rep. Larry Selders [D]Rep. Vincent St. Blanc [R]Rep. Phillip Tarver [R]Rep. Polly Thomas [R]
Sen. William Wheat [R]Rep. Malinda White [R]Rep. Mark Wright [R]

Roll Calls

2023-05-30 - House - House Vote on SB 63 FINAL PASSAGE (#764) (Y: 86 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2023-05-02 - Senate - Senate Vote on SB 63 CO-AUTHORS (#174) (Y: 25 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 14) [PASS]
2023-05-02 - Senate - Senate Vote on SB 63 FINAL PASSAGE (#173) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-06-02SenateEffective date: See Act.
2023-06-02SenateBecomes Act No. 30
2023-06-02SenateSent to the Secretary of State by the Secretary of the Senate.
2023-05-31HouseSigned by the Speaker of the House.
2023-05-31SenateEnrolled. Signed by the President of the Senate.
2023-05-30SenateReceived from the House without amendments.
2023-05-30HouseRead third time by title, roll called on final passage, yeas 86, nays 13. The bill, having received two-thirds vote of the elected members, was finally passed, ordered to the Senate.
2023-05-25HouseScheduled for floor debate on 05/30/2023.
2023-05-18HouseRead by title, passed to 3rd reading.
2023-05-17HouseReported without Legislative Bureau amendments.
2023-05-16HouseReported without amendments (9-0-1). Referred to the Legislative Bureau.
2023-05-04HouseRead by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure.
2023-05-03HouseReceived in the House from the Senate, read by title, lies over under the rules.
2023-05-02SenateSenate floor amendments read and adopted. Read by title and passed by a vote of 39 yeas and 0 nays; ordered reengrossed and sent to the House. Motion to reconsider tabled.
2023-04-19SenateRead by title. Ordered engrossed and passed to third reading and final passage.
2023-04-18SenateReported favorably.
2023-04-10SenateIntroduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
2023-03-28SenatePrefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.


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