Louisiana House of Representatives
Chambre des Représentants de Louisiane
|71st Louisiana Legislature|
|3 Terms (12 years)|
New session started
|March 9, 2020|
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, Section 3, Louisiana Constitution|
|October 12 and November 16, 2019|
|October 14 and November 18, 2023|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Louisiana State Capitol
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The Louisiana House of Representatives (French: Chambre des Représentants de Louisiane) is the lower house in the Louisiana State Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Louisiana. The House is composed of 105 representatives, each of whom represents approximately 42,500 people (2000 figures). Members serve four-year terms with a term limit of three terms (twelve years). The House is one of the five state legislative lower houses that has a four-year term, as opposed to the near-universal two-year term.
The House convenes at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker is customarily recommended by the governor (although this is not in House rules), then elected by the full House.In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The House of Representatives also elects a Speaker pro tempore to preside in the absence of the Speaker.
The current Speaker is Republican Clay Schexnayder, who was elected to that position in 2020. His deputy is the Speaker pro tempore, currently Republican Tanner Magee who was also elected to the position in 2020. The Speaker pro tempore presides when the Speaker is not present.
The Louisiana House of Representatives comprises 105 representatives elected from across the state from single-member districts by registered voters in the district. Representatives must be electors, be at least eighteen years old, be domiciled in the district they represent at least one year, and have resided in the state two years. The House is the judge of its members' qualifications and elections. All candidates for state representative in a district compete in a nonpartisan blanket primary; if no candidate earns 50+1 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters advance into the general election. Elections occur every four years and representatives are limited to three four-year terms (12 years). If a seat is vacant, it will be filled in a special election. House sessions occur along with the Louisiana State Senate, every year, for sixty legislative days in even-numbered years and forty-five legislative days in odd-numbered years in which only monetary bills can be considered. The House is the lower legislative chamber of the Louisiana State Legislature; the upper house is the Louisiana State Senate. The Louisiana House has sole authority to impeach state officials and introduce appropriation bills. The Louisiana House of Representatives was established, along with its functions and authority, in Article III, Section 3 of the Louisiana Constitution.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of legislature 2011||57||2||46||105||0|
|End of legislature 2015||59||44|
|End of legislature 2019||60||5||39||104||1|
|Latest voting share||64.76%||1.90%||33.33%|
|District||Name||Party||Parishes represented||First elected||Eligible for reelection|
|1||Danny McCormick||Rep||Bossier and Caddo||2019||Yes|
|2||Samuel Jenkins Jr.||Dem||Bossier and Caddo||2015||Yes|
|6||Thomas Pressly||Rep||Bossier and Caddo||2019||Yes|
|7||Larry Bagley||Rep||Caddo, DeSoto, and Sabine||2015||Yes|
|10||Wayne McMahen||Rep||Webster and Bossier||2018||Yes|
|11||Patrick O. Jefferson||Dem||Bienville, Claiborne, and Lincoln||2011||No|
|12||Christopher Turner||Rep||Lincoln and Union||2019||Yes|
|13||Jack McFarland||Rep||Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, and Winn||2015||Yes|
|14||Michael Echols||Rep||Morehouse and Ouachita||2019||Yes|
|16||Frederick D. Jones||Dem||Morehouse and Ouachita||2019||Yes|
|18||Jeremy LaCombe||Dem||Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana||2019||Yes|
|19||Francis C. Thompson||Dem||East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and West Carroll||2019||Yes|
|20||Neil Riser||Rep||Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, LaSalle, and Tensas||2019||Yes|
|21||C. Travis Johnson||Dem||Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, and Tensas||2019||Yes|
|22||Michael Gabe Firment||Rep||Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Red River, and Winn||2019||Yes|
|23||Kenny Ray Cox||Dem||DeSoto, Natchitoches, and Red River||2011||No|
|24||Rodney Schamerhorn||Rep||Natchitoches, Sabine, and Vernon||2019||Yes|
|27||Michael T. Johnson||Rep||Rapides||2019||Yes|
|29||Edmond Jordan||Dem||East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge||2016||Yes|
|30||Chuck Owen||Rep||Beauregard and Vernon||2019||Yes|
|31||Jonathan Goudeau||Rep||Lafayette and Vermilion||2019||Yes|
|32||R. Dewith Carrier||Rep||Allen, Beauregard, and Calcasieu||2019||Yes|
|34||Wilford Dan Carter Sr.||Dem||Calcasieu||2019||Yes|
|35||Stephen Dwight||Rep||Beauregard and Calcasieu||2015||Yes|
|37||Troy Romero||Rep||Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis||2019||Yes|
|38||Rhonda Butler||Rep||Evangeline and St. Landry||2019||Yes|
|39||Julie Emerson||Rep||Lafayette and St. Landry||2015||Yes|
|40||Dustin Miller||Dem||St. Landry||2015||Yes|
|41||Phillip DeVillier||Rep||Acadia, Evangeline, and St. Landry||2015||Yes|
|42||John Stefanski||Rep||Acadia and Lafayette||2017||Yes|
|46||Mike "Pete" Huval||Rep||Iberia, St. Landry, and St. Martin||2011||No|
|47||Ryan Bourriaque||Rep||Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermilion||2019||Yes|
|48||Beau Beaullieu||Rep||Iberia, Lafayette, and St. Martin||2019||Yes|
|49||Blake Miguez||Rep||Iberia and Vermillion||2015||Yes|
|50||Vincent St. Blanc III||Rep||St. Martin and St. Mary||2019||Yes|
|51||Beryl Amedee||Rep||Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne||2015||Yes|
|52||Jerome Zeringue||Rep||Lafourche and Terrebonne||2015||Yes|
|53||Tanner Magee||Rep||Lafourche and Terrebonne||2015||Yes|
|54||Joseph Orgeron||Rep||Jefferson and Lafourche||2020||Yes|
|56||Gregory A. Miller||Rep||St. Charles and St. John the Baptist||2011||No|
|57||Randal Gaines||Dem||St. Charles and St. John the Baptist||2011||No|
|58||Ken Brass||Dem||Ascension, Iberville, and St. James||2017||Yes|
|60||Chad M. Brown||Dem||Assumption and Iberville||2015||Yes|
|61||C. Denise Marcelle||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|62||Roy Adams||Ind||East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, and West Feliciana||2019||Yes|
|63||Barbara Carpenter||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|64||Valarie Hodges||Rep||East Baton Rouge and Livingston||2011||No|
|65||Barry Ivey||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2013||Yes|
|66||Rick Edmonds||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|67||Larry Selders||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2019||Yes|
|68||Steven McKnight||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2019||Yes|
|69||Paula Davis||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|70||Barbara Freiberg||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2019||Yes|
|71||Buddy Mincey Jr.||Rep||Livingston||2019||Yes|
|72||Robby Carter||Dem||East Feliciana, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa||2015||Yes|
|73||William Wheat Jr.||Rep||Tangipahoa||2019||Yes|
|74||Larry Frieman||Rep||St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington||2019||Yes|
|75||Malinda Brumfield White||Dem||St. Tammany and Washington||2015||Yes|
|76||Robert Owen||Rep||St. Tammany||2019||Yes|
|77||Mark Wright||Rep||St. Tammany||2017||Yes|
|78||John Illg Jr.||Rep||Jefferson||2019||Yes|
|81||Clay Schexnayder||Rep||Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, and St. James||2011||No|
|83||Kyle Green Jr.||Dem||Jefferson||2019||Yes|
|85||Joseph Marino III||Ind||Jefferson||2016||Yes|
|89||Richard Nelson||Rep||St. Tammany||2019||Yes|
|90||Mary DuBuisson||Rep||St. Tammany||2018||Yes|
|92||Joseph Stagni||Rep||Jefferson and St. Charles||2017||Yes|
|94||Stephanie Hilferty||Rep||Jefferson and Orleans||2015||Yes|
|95||Sherman Q. Mack||Rep||Livingston||2011||No|
|96||Marcus Bryant||Dem||Iberia, Lafayette, and St. Martin||2019||Yes|
|98||Aimee Adatto Freeman||Dem||Orleans||2019||Yes|
|101||Edward James||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2011||No|
|102||Gary Carter Jr.||Dem||Orleans||2015||Yes|
|103||Ray Garofalo||Rep||Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines||2011||No|
|104||Paul Hollis||Rep||St. Tammany||2011||No|
|105||Mack Cormier||Dem||Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines||2019||Yes|
The committees of the Louisiana House review proposed bills and either kill them or recommend their passage to the full House. Each committee has a specialized area it oversees. Committees can call upon state officials to testify at committee meetings. Committee memberships, including chairmanships and vice chairmanships, are assigned by the Speaker.
|Administration of Criminal Justice||Ted James||Tony Bacala|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, & Rural Development||Jack McFarland||Francis Thompson|
|Appropriations||Jerome "Zee" Zeringue||Gary Carter|
|Civil Law and Procedure||Greg Miller||Michael Johnson|
|Commerce||Paula Davis||Stephanie Hilferty|
|Education||Ray Garofalo||Mark Wright|
|Health & Welfare||Larry Bagley||Chris Turner|
|House & Governmental Affairs||Stephen Dwight||Royce Duplessis|
|Insurance||Chad Brown||Edmond Jordan|
|Judiciary||Randal Gaines||Sherman Mack|
|Labor & Industrial Relations||Barbara Carpenter||Valerie Hodges|
|Municipal, Parochial, & Cultural Affairs||Mike Huval||Joe Stagni|
|Natural Resources & Environment||Jean-Paul Coussan||Ryan Bourrique|
|Retirement||Lance Harris||Gerald "Beau" Beaullieu|
|Transportation, Highways, & Public Works||Vincent Pierre||Ken Brass|
|Ways and Means||Stuart Bishop||John Stefanski|
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