BATON ROUGE — The public will have access to more records in the Louisiana governor’s office, tougher licensing requirements will kick in for marriages and rules governing the state’s film tax breaks will tighten in January, when 19 new or rewritten state laws take effect.

Most of the changes get going with the start of the new year, but others instead begin with the new terms of office for elected officials, Jan. 11.

Lawmakers approved the new laws in their last legislative session. The bills range from modest tweaks to existing laws to wholesale rewrites and entirely new additions to the law books.


Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards will have to open


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