May 18, 2007

House Notes no. 3

by: Sheila McCant
With the third week of the session behind us, the House has passed and sent to the Senate, 177 of the 934 House bills introduced. In the Senate, 60 Senate bills have made their way through the process and await House action.
After failing to land the Thyssen Krupp steel mill last week, there was discussion this week about what to do with the $300 million set aside to lure the company to Louisiana. One suggestion is for the state to purchase the land where the mill was to have located for future economic development projects.
May 16 was the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the State Capitol. The event went almost unnoticed, except for a resolution passed by the House to commemorate the event.
According to House Resolution 37, the dedicatory address was delivered by John Holmes Overton of Alexandria, a member of the United States House of Representatives, who was considered an outstanding public speaker. Mr. Overton went on to serve Louisiana in the United States Senate.
Dedication of the building was held in conjunction with the inauguration of Governor O.K. Allen.
Some of the bills of interest considered by committees and the full House this week can be found in the full edition located here.

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