Gov. Edwards Vetoes 8 Bills Including the Omnibus Premium Reduction Act

The effort to lower auto insurance prices by curtailing litigation will have to begin again as Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday vetoed the legislation that overwhelmingly passed both chambers but included faulty wording.

Senate Bill 418, the Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2020, was among eight bills the governor rejected. He also vetoed legislation that required jail time for people crossing often unmarked property lines of critical infrastructure, which community activists called a way to squelch protests at refineries, as well as a measure to limit lawyer advertising.



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