More than 1,100 bills to be reviewed during La. legislative session

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It’s going to be a busy session with more than 1,100 bills that have been filed and it all begins Monday.

Lawmakers will be going over these bills for the next three months with some being a potential game changer.

Governor John Bel Edwards highlighted his push to boost spending on education, from early learning programs and K-12 classrooms to college campuses.

A major bill from Republican lawmakers is calling for tort reform as they believe by changing laws to reduce the number of lawsuits auto insurance rates will go down as Louisiana has the second highest average premium rates in the country.

Lawmakers will also consider a controversial bill that would essentially block transgender athletes from playing sports in Louisiana.

The “Save Women’s Sports Act” would require them to provide a doctor’s note confirming they are the same sex they were assigned at birth.

The session begins at noon and will wrap up no later than June 1st.

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