Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Legislative Mission The Louisiana State Lodge was chartered in 1954 and is comprised of 40 Lodges statewide with nearly 6 000 members active and retired in local law enforcement making it the largest in Louisiana The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Legislative Committee through the guidance of the Board of Trustees is charged with one Mission To Improve Law Enforcement for all Officers across the State of Louisiana Our organization is adamantly opposed to any Legislative changes that would weaken the Louisiana Police Officer s Bill of Rights reduce law enforcement officers state supplemental pay decrease pension benefits for law enforcement and end our members voluntary membership in payroll deduction dues collection The Fraternal Order of Police is the world s largest police organization with over 328 000 local state federal and retired law enforcement members in over 2 100 Local Lodges in 49 states The FOP has championed improving the law enforcement profession Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Voter Voice Voter Voice is an online grassroots advocacy tool utilized by the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police to help our members engage their Senators and Representatives on issues that are important to our profession With it s streamlined interface you and ALL law enforcement supporters will be alerted throughout the Legislative Session to take action on issues You will be matched to your correct elected officials and guided through the message sending process in just seconds Just click on the Voter Voice logo anywhere in this booklet and you will be linked to the LAFOP Voter Voice Page If a CALL TO ACTION has been issued you can follow the easy steps and ENGAGE your elected officials Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Legislative Committee Dawn Powell Chairperson James Gallagher James Folks Willie Jenkins Craig Russell Darrell Basco President Kelly Gibson Vice President Donovan Livacarri Legal Counsel PatrickYoes
Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Governmental Liaison Mapes and Mapes is proud to represent the men and women across the State of Louisiana that protect OUR families day and night We know that they are the professionals that protect that line between peace and chaos The LAFOP and Mapes and Mapes have built the strongest grassroots effort for law enforcement in Louisiana to represent the people that protect us municipal officers deputies probation and parole agents and many other facets of law enforcement While we have many accomplishments the passage of the first Blue Lives Matter Legislation is one of the most important Working with the LAFOP Legislative Team and Representative Lance Harris we were able to help pass this important Legislation with only three dissenting votes from both Chambers We will continue to work to provide the best service to our clients the men and women of law enforcement that protect us every day from the things that we fear the most Mapes Mapes has prepared a seat at the table for law enforcement at the Louisiana State Capitol REMEMBER folks if you re not at the table you re on the Menu LAFOP Governmental Team Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
HB 65 Representative James K Armes OPPOSED CIVIL SERVICE FIRE POL Provides relative to the classified police service in the city of DeRidder Proposed law retains present law but makes an exception for the city of DeRidder Provides that the position of secretary to the police chief is in the unclassified service and that the right of selection appointment supervision and discharge is vested in the police chief The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police is OPPOSED to this Legislation This Legislation if passed as written would remove the Secretary to the Chief of Police in Deridder from the classified civil service The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police knows that this is bad precedent that has the potential to cause irrevocable damage to the Louisiana Fire and Police Civil Service system In previous sessions several pieces of Legislation were passed that excluded Chiefs of Police and Assistant Chiefs of Police from the classified service Many of us were assured that this was just an upper echelon or leadership issue Well it appears with your Legislation the beginning of eroding the lower classes of employment has begun Also we find it peculiar that this bill removes the Secretary from the classified service but the Chief remains in the classified service Representative James K Armes Democrat District 30 District Info 2255 University Pkwy Leesville LA 71446 Phone 337 238 7004 Fax 337 238 7007 armesj legis la gov Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
HB 140 Representative Walt Leger III SUPPORT PROBATION Provides for the use of supervision fees paid by offenders placed on probation or parole Present law provides that when the court places the defendant on supervised probation it shall order as a condition of probation a monthly fee of not less than 60 nor more than 110 payable to the Dept of Public Safety and Corrections or such other probation office agency or officer as designated by the court to defray the cost of supervision For all monetary assessments except supervision fees imposed as a condition of probation or parole present law authorizes the division of probation and parole to assess a collection fee of 10 of the funds due The 10 collection fee shall be appropriated to the Dept of Public Safety and Corrections to be reinvested in additional resources for the division of probation and parole Proposed law retains present law but provides that the fees collected pursuant to these provisions of present law may be used for the salaries of probation and parole officers Last year the LAFOP supported Legalisation that would give Probation and Parole officers a much needed pay increase The measure was stopped during the last days of the Session The LAFOP supports this Legislation Representative Walt Leger III District 91 935 Gravier St Suite 2155 New Orleans LA 70112 Phone 504 556 9970 Fax 504 556 9972 legerw legis la gov Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
This Legislation has passed the House and is one the Senate Floor. Click on the VoterVoice logo to take action.
HB 164 Representative Sherman Mack SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTAL PAY Increases the amount of supplemental pay for eligible law enforcement and fire protection officers Present law provides for supplemental pay of 500 per month for any police officer paid by any municipality or by the Chitimacha Tribe of La Coushatta Tribe of La or the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of La who devotes his full working time to law enforcement and has passed a council certified training program and has completed one year of service Also includes certain police officers providing services while patrolling levees waterways riverfront areas and bridges within the city of New Orleans Proposed law increases the supplemental pay from 500 per month to 750 per month for eligible police officers The Fraternal Order of Police is in support of this Legislation Law Enforcement officers in Louisiana are daily protecting the citizens of the communities that they serve As the cost of living has increased over the previous years law enforcement has not seen an increase is State Supplemental pay since 2009 The LAFOP supports this Legislation Representative Sherman Mack District 95 P O Box 115 Albany LA 70711 Phone 225 567 3677 Fax 225 567 3679 macks legis la gov Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
Click on the Voter Voice logo to take grassroots action on this legislation. This Bill did not receive a Committee Hearing. This was due to the budget problems of the State.
HB 210 Representative Katrina Jackson SUPPORT LAW ENFORCE OFFICERS Provides relative to revocation of P O S T certification Requires a seven day notice to be provided to peace officers prior to a P O S T revocation hearing date Present law provides the criteria for which a peace officer s P O S T certification must be revoked Additionally it provides other criteria that may result in the revocation of a peace officer s P O S T certification All P O S T hearings are required to be conducted according to the rules promulgated by the council Proposed law requires a seven day notice to be provided to peace officers prior to a revocation hearing After the changes to POST revocations last session the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police requested that a requirement notice to the officer be added to law Representative Jackson agreed to author and has worked with the LAFOP Legislative Committee to introduce this Legislation The LAFOP supports this Legislation Representative Katrina Jackson 4106 DeSiard St Monroe LA 71203 4526 Phone 318 343 2877 Fax 318 343 2879 jacksonk legis la gov LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018 Find us online at www louisianafop com
Legislation has passed the House & Senate, awaiting Governor signature.
HB 405 Representative Ted James OPPOSED CIVIL SERVICE FIRE POL Provides that the positions of police chief and deputy police chief in the city of Baton Rouge are in the unclassified service Proposed law provides that any person who resigns from a position in the classified service to beappointed police chief or deputy police chief shall not forfeit his seniority accumulated to the date of his resignation Provides that no such person shall accumulate seniority during the time he is not in the classified service Further provides that if any such person resigns from such position or is terminated for any reason other than malfeasance in office he shall be eligible to be reemployed to the same position in the classified service in which he was employed immediately preceding his resignation from the classified service Provides that if the position has been filled or no longer exists then his former employer shall employ him to a comparable position This Legislation if passed as written would remove the Chief of Police and the Deputy Chief in Baton Rouge from the classified civil service The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police knows that this is bad precedent that has the potential to cause irrevocable damage to the Louisiana Fire and Police Civil Service system The LAFOP is OPPOSED to this Legislation Representative Ted James 445 N 12th St Baton Rouge LA 70802 Phone 225 343 3633 Fax 225 342 9770 james ted legis la gov LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018 Find us online at www louisianafop com
The LAFOP is also opposed to the recently filed HB 725 which is Legislation similar to this. Both have the potential to deminish the civil service system.
HB 495 Representative Chris Hazel SUPPORT WEAPONS FIREARMS Provides relative to concealed carry of firearms for qualified retired law enforcement officers Present law provides that an individual who is retired from service as a qualified law enforcement officer and who was commissioned by the agency or office from which he retired and is carrying the identification required by his office as a retired law enforcement officer may carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the state including any place open to the public Proposed law retains present law and requires the sheriff or the chief law enforcement officer to issue identification required by the provisions of present law to each qualified law enforcement officer that retires in good standing from his agency For retired law enforcement officers to have the ability to carry a concealed weapon under the Federal guidelines set forth in HR 218 the retiree must have an identification card that states he she is retired from a law enforcement agency This Legislation would mandate the issuance of the identification card if an officer retires in good standing The LAFOP supports this Legislation Representative Chris Hazel 1013 Main Street Pineville LA 71360 Phone 318 767 6082 Fax 318 767 6084 hazelc legis la gov Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
Legislation has passed the House.
HB 543 Representative Julie Emerson SUPPORT WEAPONS FIREARMS Provides relative to concealed carry of firearms for qualified retired law enforcement officers Requires that written reasons be provided when a chief law enforcement officer denies the issuance of retired law enforcement identification for the purposes of carrying concealed weapons Proposed law retains present law and provides that if the sheriff or the chief law enforcement denies identification required by the provisions of present law to a qualified law enforcement officer that retires in good standing from his agency he shall provide written reasons for the denial For retired law enforcement officers to have the ability to carry a concealed weapon under the Federal guidelines set forth in HR 218 the retiree must have an identification card that states he she is retired from a law enforcement agency This Legislation would require administrators to memorialize the reason for the denial of the issuance of the card The LAFOP supports this Legislation Representative Julie Emerson 306 North Church St Carencro LA 70520 Phone 337 886 4687 Fax 337 886 4689 emersonj legis la gov Legislative Aide Charisse Mouton Representing Parishes Lafayette and St Landry LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018 Find us online at www louisianafop com
Merged with HB 495. Representative Emerson is working with Representative Hazel on the outcome of this Legislation.
HB 626 Representative Nancy Landry OPPOSED DON T BE FOOLED BY THE TITLE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Provides for authorized payroll withholdings for public employees Proposed law requires that an administrative fee of up to 3 be withheld from any authorized payroll withholding for any professional organization or union dues to recover any costs associated with making the withholding Proposed law requires that if an employing authority elects to make deductions for one union professional association or professional organization it shall make deductions for all competing unions professional associations or professional organizations collecting the administrative fee for each Proposed law provides that any collective bargaining agreement contrary to proposed law is void in its entirety This Legislation could require organizations such as the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police to pay an administrative charge of 3 for the governmental agency to make the withholding We guess that the CLICK of a mouse button equates to 3 of membership dues to belong to an organization Say it for what it is a first step to deter membership and punish public employees from having a VOICE The LAFOP is OPPOSED to this Legislation Representative Nancy Landry 109 South College Road Lafayette LA 70503 Phone 337 262 2252 Fax 337 262 2254 landryn legis la gov LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018 Find us online at www louisianafop com
HB 604 Representative Julie Emerson SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT Provides for health insurance for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty Requires employer to provide and pay for health insurance for the surviving spouse and children of a law enforcement officer who is killed in the line of duty Proposed law requires the employer of an officer who dies under the same circumstances to provide and pay for health insurance coverage for the law enforcement officer s surviving spouse for two years following the death of the law enforcement officer Requires the employer to provide and pay for health insurance coverage for the law enforcement officer s surviving child for as long as the child remains qualified for the benefit or two years whichever comes first Provides that a child is qualified for the benefit if he is under the age of 18 under the age of 23 and enrolled in and regularly attending a secondary school or a full time student at an accredited college or university or physically or mentally disabled Provides that if health insurance coverage is offered by the employer to active members the health insurance provided to a surviving spouse or child shall be equal in coverage to that offered to active members Many times we see that the survivors of Line of Duty Deaths are burdened with decisions that are strenuous to say the least This would allow the survivor to have the piece of mind to not lose coverage that is desperately needed during trying times The LAFOP supports this Legislation Representative Julie Emerson 306 North Church St Carencro LA 70520 Phone 337 886 4687 Fax 337 886 4689 emersonj legis la gov Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
This Legislation has passed the House and moves onto the Senate.
LAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS: Provides for the prosecution of officer-involved incidents
Provides for special prosecution procedures in officer-involved incidents which cause
serious bodily injury or death to another individual.
provides for the initiation of criminal proceedings through a bill of information or grand jury indictment at the discretion of the district attorney. Present law provides that in officer-involved incidents, prosecution may only be initiated by grand jury indictment. Proposed law (Art. IV, §8) authorizes the attorney general to intervene in criminal proceedings in certain circumstances. Present constitution requires law enforcement agencies to report officer-involved incidents to the district court with jurisdiction within 72 hours of the incident. The court shall refer the matter to the attorney general, and the attorney general shall either: (1) institute, prosecute, or intervene in the criminal proceeding involving an officer-involved incident, or (2) appoint a special prosecutor to perform the duties of the district attorney who would have otherwise had charge of the prosecution. Proposed law defines "officer-involved incidents" and "serious bodily injury". Proposed law
The LAFOP is
opposed to this Legislation.
Representative Denise Marcelle
Representative Denise Marcelle 1824 N. Acadian Thruway W. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: (225)359-9362 Fax: (225)359-9363 [email protected] Legislative Aide: Pleasant Burchell Representing Parishes: East Baton Rouge Corresponding Senate Districts: 14, 15, and 16
Prohibits the intentional falsification of reports or records related to the investigation of a complaint or criminal activity and provides criminal penalties for violations of the prohibition. Proposed law provides that it shall be unlawful and constitute malfeasance in office for a law enforcement officer to intentionally falsify records or reports related to the investigation of a complaint or criminal activity including but not limited to any documents or reports establishing probable cause to search or arrest an individual. Proposed law provides criminal penalties for violations of proposed law which include a fine of not more than $10,000, imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not more than three years, or both. Proposed law defines "law enforcement officer" as including commissioned state and municipal police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, deputy marshals, correctional officers, constables, wildlife enforcement agents, and probation and parole officers. The LAFOP is opposed to this Legislation.
CRIME: Prohibits the intentional falsification of reports or records related to criminal investigations or complaints.
Representative Ted James 445 N. 12th St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: (225)343-3633 Fax: (225)342-9770 [email protected] Legislative Aide: Kimberly LaMotte Representing Parishes: East Baton Rouge Corresponding Senate Districts: 14 and 15
SB 3 5 7 8 12 Senator Barrow Peacock SUPPORT RETIREMENT Package of improving retirement systems benefiting the Survivors of Line of Duty Deaths and making technical corrections to existing law SB 3 Proposed law provides that the benefit shall be equal to 100 of the member s average compensation without regard to the amount of time that the deceased was a member of the plan SB 5 State Police Retirement Proposed law removes the requirement that the surviving spouse of a decedent whose retirement date occurred on or before December 31 2010 must have been living with the decedent at the time of death to qualify for the benefit SB 7 Technical Correction SB 8 Proposed law provides that notwithstanding any other provision of present law any member whose first employment making him eligible for membership in MPERS occurred prior to January 1 2013 who receives a refund of all contributions as provided for by present law and who returns to employment making him eligible for membership in MPERS shall enter the system as a new member without regard to the dates of prior membership SB 12 Proposed law defines student to mean a person who satisfies the following criteria 1 Is enrolled in an accredited high school vocational technical school or a college or university 2 Is classified as full time Proposed law defines the surviving child of a member to mean a child of the member by birth adoption or filiation who is also one of the following 1 An unmarried person under age 18 2 An unmarried student under age 23 3 A person with a mental disability or total physical disability who is dependent on a legal guardian for subsistence Find us online at www louisianafop com Senator Barrow PeacockDistrict Office 1619 Jimmie Davis Highway Bossier City LA 71112 Phone 318 741 7180 Fax 318 741 7182 E mail Address peacockb legis la gov
All Bills have passed the Senate and are in House Retirement.
OTHER SUPPORTED LEGISLATION HB107 Representative Tony Bacala LAW ENFORCE OFFICERS Provides with respect to financial security for survivors of federal law enforcement officers HB112 Representative Sherman Q Mack LAW ENFORCE OFFICERS Provides relative to blood and saliva testing of certain persons who expose law enforcement officers to serious infectious diseases HB37 Representative Terry Brown RETIREMENT STATE EMPS Provides for benefits for certain members of the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty by an intentional act of violence HB221 Representative Sherman Mack LAW ENFORCE OFFICERS Provides relative to the requirements for submission of DNA samples by peace officers HB222 Representative Sherman Mack LAW ENFORCE OFFICERS Provides relative to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections authority to commission university or college police officers HB231 Representative Terry Brown HIGHWAYS Provides an exemption for highways designated in honor of military personnel law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty HB474 Representative Pat Smith LAW ENFORCE OFFICERS Requires additional training for peace officers SB122 Senator JP PERRY MUNICIPALITIES Repeals provision authorizing the city of Kaplan s elected police chief to manage police personnel SB261 Senator Dale Erdey PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Provides for certain insurance benefits for firemen and law enforcement officers who suffer a catastrophic injury resulting in permanent and total disability caused by an individual with the specific intent to kill an officer while the fireman or officer is engaged in the performance of his official duties Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
Passed House in the Senate
Passed House in the Senate
Passed House in the Senate
Passed House in the Senate
OTHER OPPOSED LEGISLATION HB23 Representative Ivey RETIREMENT STATE STWIDE Provides for a limitation on investment portfolio allocation to alternative investments HB412 Representative Ivey WEAPONS FIREARMS Provides relative to the exemption of certain Louisiana residents from the crime of illegal carrying of weapons when the firearm is legally obtained manufactured and possessed SB57 Senator Milkovich LAW ENFORCEMENT Provides and clarifies the right of law enforcement officers while under investigation SB154 Senator Troy Carter LAW ENFORCEMENT Adds to public employees required to meet peace officer training requirements local personnel with limited authority for enforcement of a local sanitation standard code Find us online at www louisianafop com LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
HB 833 by Representative Jay Morris
FUNDS/FUNDING: Provides for reduction to revenues into certain statutory funds Reduces certain revenue dedications by 50% and requires the amount by which the
revenue dedications are reduced to be deposited into the TOPS Stability Fund to fund the
Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). One of these funds is the Municipal and Fire and Police Civil Service Office. In essence the cut to the office would not allow the State Examiner to remain in operation, thereby effecting testing and administration of the system.
Bill was amended to remove civil service cuts.
Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Local Lodges Lodge Baton Rouge Lodge 1 Crescent City Lodge 2 EG Huckaby Lodge 3 Christopher Matherne Lodge 4 Lafayette Lodge 5 Monroe Lodge 8 Jefferson Lodge 12 FOP Lodge 13 Monroe Lodge 14 St Charles Lodge 15 Jambalaya Lodge 16 West St Tammany Lodge 17 Baker Lodge 18 FOP Lodge 21 Gretna Lodge 24 FOP Lodge 25 Deep Delta Lodge 27 FOP Lodge 28 Cenla Lodge 31 FOP Lodge 32 Harbor Police Lodge 33 Hammond Police Lodge 34 Red River Lodge 36 Bossier Lodge 39 Robert May Lodge 41 Mandeville Lodge 42 FOP Lodge 43 FOP Lodge 46 Corbett Penton Lodge 47 John Dooley Hardy Lodge 48 Greenwood Lodge 49 Probation and Parole 50 Thibodaux Lodge 52 Harahan Lodge 54 FOP Lodge 55 FOP Lodge 56 Casueway Police Lodge 58 FOP Lodge 100 Find us online at www louisianafop com Location Baton Rouge New Orleans Shreveport Houma Lafayette Monroe Jefferson Parish Slidell Monroe Saint Charles Gonzales West St Tammany Baker Kenner Gretna Westwego Plaquemine Parish CCC Bridge Alexandria Jennings New Orleans Harbor Hammond Pineville Bossier City Bogalusa Mandeville Covington Leesville Franklinton Abbeville Greenwood New Orleans Thibodaux Harahan Crowley Amite Mandeville Louisiana State Wide Lodge LAFOP LEGISLATIVE 2018
Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Day in the Rotunda May 10 2018