A new federal law took effect February 22 allowing possession and carrying of firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges, in accordance with state law. However, because the new federal law does not preempt any state ban, this important change cannot take effect in
The original hearing scheduled for May 6 has been moved to Thursday, May 13, where the Senate Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 534. State Senator Troy Hebert (I-22) introduced this bill which would allow possession and transportation of any lawfully-owned firearm in state parks, state historic sites, state preservation areas and other areas controlled by the Office of State Parks. This important change would benefit
Please continue to contact the members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and respectfully ask them to support SB 534. Contact information can be found here.
Senate Natural Resources Committee
Senator "Nick" Gautreaux (Chairman)
(337) 740- 6425
Senator Dan "Blade" Morrish (Vice-Chairman)
Senator "Jody" Amedee
Senator Norby Chabert
Senator Troy Hebert
Senator Michael J. "Mike" Michot
Senator John R.
Senator A.G. Crowe (Interim Member)