April 1, 2020 •
Louisiana Legislature Recesses Indefinitely As COVID-19 Concerns Grow
Only 58 House members and 21 Senate members of the Louisiana Legislature returned briefly on March 31.
Lawmakers did not set a date for their next return, opting instead to recess upon the call of the presiding officer.
House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez will decide when the session will resume.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said March 31 he is likely to extend his statewide stay-at-home order until April 30 to coincide with federal guidelines.
In the meantime, official legislative proceedings are halted.
The legislature is prohibited by statutory, constitutional, and rule requirements from meeting remotely.
This does not affect lobbyist reporting.
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