By LITTICE BACON-BLOOD
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The final version of a bill to make it a criminal act for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to publish or release the names or addresses of applicants for concealed handgun permits will be worked out in a legislative compromise committee.
The House on Tuesday refused to agree to Senate changes to the proposal, sending it to a six-member conference committee instead.
Bossier City Rep. Jeff Thompson says he wanted time to tweak language added by senators that allows for release of a name if the permit holder is arrested for a felony involving a gun.
Meanwhile, the House gave final passage to allowing off-duty law enforcement officers to carry weapons on school campuses. It heads to the governor.
House Bills 6 and 8 can be found at www.legis.la.gov