Public Policy 2


Domestic Violence Advocates Applaud Passage of Bills Strengthening Firearm Prohibitions and Protection Orders

The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) applauded last week’s final passage of several bills expanding domestic violence protections in Louisiana. SB 231 by Senator J.P. Morrell and HB 207 by Representative Larry Bagley are among the bills that cleared their final legislative hurdles in the last week of the 2018 regular legislative session, sending each to the Governor’s desk.

Download:Legislative Session 2018


Advocates from across Louisiana will gather at the State Capitol at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9th, to encourage legislators to support laws designed to strengthen protections for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

This is the seventh annual Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA). LCADV and LaFASA will have a display table in the Rotunda of the Louisiana State Capitol building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advocates and supporters will be speaking with legislators throughout the day to discuss domestic and sexual violence in Louisiana and how legislation can affect programs, advocates, and survivors.

Download: Day at the Capitol Press Release

Coalition Applauds Progress of Firearm Transfer Legislation

On Tuesday, April 3rd, the Louisiana Senate passed legislation creating a process for the transfer or relinquishment of firearms from domestic abusers. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV), applauded the Senate’s passage of SB 231 by Senator J.P. Morrell, citing its potential to reduce domestic violence homicides in Louisiana.

Download: SB 231 Senate Press Release

Coalition Expresses Disappointment in Failure of Economic Stability and Pay Equity Bills

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Louisiana Senate voted down three bills promoting pay equity, wage transparency, and a minimum wage increase. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) is disappointed in the legislature’s rejection of these commonsense measures that would have improved the economic security of all Louisianans, and especially survivors of domestic violence.

Download: Press Release 


LCADV Publishes 2018 Legislative Guide

We have published our 2018 Legislative Guide, which contains statistics and information regarding LCADV’s 2018 legislative priorities.

Download the guide here2018 Legislative Guide


Join LCADV and LaFASA as we advocate for survivors at the Louisiana State Capitol!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Louisiana State Capitol

Register Here


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This page provides updates on LCADV’s current public policy efforts. For public policy information from previous years, visit our Policy Archives.