“Members of the House of Representatives passed the bill to create a break away school district in East Baton Rouge Parish Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –
Members of the House of Representatives passed the bill to create a break away school district in East Baton Rouge Parish Thursday.
Earlier in the day Thursday, Rep. Erich Ponti (R) Baton Rouge tried to get Senate Bill 299 pushed one slot back on Thursday’s agenda and add Senate Bill 563. SB 563 creates the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School District.
“We wanted to debate the bill that creates the district before discussing the Constitutional Amendment (SB-299),” says Ponti. “It just makes sense.” But House members have to agree to suspend the rules to allow that to happen. That vote failed to get the necessary 2/3 vote (70 votes), so Ponti pulled the bill until Tuesday afternoon. Senate Bill 299 has not yet been voted on. If it does not pass, it will void SB 563. Again, SB 299 requires a 2/3 vote. That vote will not come until next week.”
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