First-year state Sen. Caleb Kleinpeter headed to the State Capitol on Monday for his first legislative session, one that may not look the same next year.
He will make his way to the Senate Chamber as elections loom this fall, and many key figures – most notably Gov. John Bel Edwards – will not be in office next year.
The District 17 Republican from Brusly does not expect a particularly eventful session, but he will sponsor several bills that could have a significant impact.
Two of his bills focus on law enforcement-related issues, and another would ban a legal form of heroin.
He is also pursuing legislation that would allow coroners to release bodies to their families upon the completion of an autopsy.
What may be the most high-profile bill he sponsors in this session is a resolution on high-speed pursuit policy.
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