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School prayer, other local bills signed into law

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Several bills that will affect Webster Parish have been passed by the Louisiana legislature in recent weeks. Today we include a quick breakdown of a few of these upcoming laws.

Act no. 673 – School prayer

Signed into law by Governor Edwards June 1, Senator Ryan Gatti’s prayer bill would have originally allowed school officials to pray with students if universal parental permission was acquired, but the amended version simply allows them to respectfully bow their heads during student-led prayer.

Act no. 696 – Behavioral health services in schools

Signed into law by Governor Edwards May 30, Rep. Pierre’s bill prohibits public school systems

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