Convictions of serious felony crimes in Louisiana will require unanimous jury verdicts, “granny cams” could show up in nursing home rooms, and government agencies must have anti-sexual harassment policies, as two dozen state laws take effect Tuesday.
Boat registration fees are increasing by $9. The student identification cards issued by Louisiana’s public four-year universities must contain the information needed to be a valid voter ID card. And breast cancer screening mandates for health insurance companies are changing.
Lawmakers approved most of the new laws during the 2018 regular session. The student ID measure won passage in 2016, with a lingering start date to give campuses time to ready for the requirement. The unanimous jury law won overwhelming voter support in November, after lawmakers placed the constitutional change on the ballot.