Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he has issued vetoes for HB 516, HB 334, HB 614, HB 478, HB 533, HB 495, SB 21, SB 40, SB 6, SB 265, SB 207, SB 99, SB 67 and SB 255. The veto letters are below:
July 1, 2011
The Honorable Alfred W. Speer
Clerk of the House of Representatives
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Re: House Bill No. 516 by Representative Leger
Dear Mr. Speer:
House Bill No. 516 by Representative Leger diverts the first $1.8 million dollars away from the Support Education in Louisiana First (SELF) Fund, a fund used to support salary expenses for K-12 and higher education, to a new Casino Support Services Fund.
House Bill No. 516 restructures the revenue flow into the SELF Fund and impacts future funding for K-12 and higher education salaries. The objective of the bill is to fund the City of New Orleans' casino support services contract, which has already been achieved through HB 1.
For this reason, I have vetoed House Bill No. 516 and hereby return it to the House.