Published: March 29, 2022
By: Lura Stabiler and Rosel Flores, LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE—The Louisiana Senate advanced two bills Monday to crack down on carjackings and thefts of auto emissions systems.
The bills were sponsored by Sen. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge. One would make the theft of catalytic converters a crime with a sliding scale of prison terms depending on the value of the parts that were stolen.
The other would increase the penalty for carjacking committed with a firearm to 11 to 20 years in prison from 2 to 20 years now.
The bills were among several advanced Monday that deal with crime and violent behavior. They still need to be considered by the House.
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