by Sheila McCant
Public Information Officer
With an overflow crowd looking on, the House Criminal Justice Committee this morning passed HB 108 which bans promoting or conducting cockfighting in Louisiana. The committee amended the bill to provide for an 18-month phase-out rather than an immediate ban. The bill now goes to the House floor for further consideration.
Violation of the proposed law carries a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
NOTE: The adopted amendment will be available on the Web site later today.