News September  27, 2023

LQHBA Issues Another Legislative Call To Action

LQHBA members are urged to contact their State Representatives and Senators on upcoming legislation that could impact the racing industry in their state.

BATON ROUGE, LA—MAY 1, 2015—The LQHBA has issued another "Call to Action" for it's membership to oppose SB 135.

SB 135 sponsored by Senator Barrow Peacock-R is expected to be voted on in the Senate Judiciary B Committee Tuesday, May 5. SB 135 drastically reduces the total number of racing days at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs.

"We must OPPOSE this Bill as it drastically reduces our racing days at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs," LQHBA Executive Director Tony Patterson, said.

LQHBA members are asked to contact the Judiciary B committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 135.


Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell (Chairman)
New Orleans Lakefront Terminal Building
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., Suite 221
New Orleans, LA 70126

(504) 284-4794
Senator Ronnie Johns (Vice-Chairman)
1011 Lakeshore Drive
Suite 515
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 491-2016
Senator Norbčrt N. "Norby" Chabert
P.O. Box 2417
Houma, LA 70361

(985) 858-2927
Senator Eric LaFleur
P.O. Box 617
Ville Platte, LA 70586

(337) 363-5019
Senator Karen Carter Peterson
1409 OC Haley Blvd.
Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70113

(504) 568-8346
Senator Gary Smith
P.O Box 189
Norco, LA 70079

(985) 764-9122

"Remember – if your Senator is one of these committee members, please have others that live in your district contact them as well, Patterson added.

Earlier this week HB 596 was voluntarily deferred in the House Commerce Committee by vote of 15-2 after LQHBA members successfully lobbied the committee members asking for that bill to be opposed.

"Please know that your emails and phone calls to our legislators definitely make a difference," Patterson said. "I would like to thank everyone for their help and support in defeating HB 596."

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