Gov. Bobby Jindal signs laws to protect children and the elderly

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 2:51pm

Surrounded by an army of local law enforcement officials, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law 5-bills that will protect the Bayou State's children and elderly from abuse, human trafficking, and internet crimes.

This afternoon, Governer Jindal signed bill HB55 to stop sex offenders from utilizing social networking like Facebook and Twitter. Bill HB49, creates stronger laws against human trafficing in Louisiana. Bill HB86 strengthens, and equalizes the penalties for sexually abusing elders, those with mental and physical disabilities, and children under 13. Bill HB94 trasfers the missing and exploited children information clearinghouse from the Department of Children and Family Services to the State Police Authority. And, bill HB131 ensures that sex offenders are complying with their current registration requirement, and that they do not circumvent state law.




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