House rejects change in concealed permit ID bill

Associated Press

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

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