Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has vetoed SB 1 and issued the following veto letter:
July 5, 2011
The Honorable Glenn Koepp
Secretary of the Senate
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Re: Senate Bill No. 1 by Senator Adley
Dear Mr. Koepp:
Senate Bill No. 1 by Senator Adley broadens coverage of death and disability benefits for Louisiana National Guardsmen.
While this is an important reform, this legislation is not necessary since it is a duplicate of House Bill No. 143 by Representative Lorusso, which has already been signed into law. For this reason, I have vetoed Senate Bill No. 1 and hereby return it to the Senate.