Two bills advanced to crack down on carjackings and thefts

Published: March 29, 2022

By: Lura Stabiler and Rosel Flores, LSU Manship School News Service

Photo cutline: Sen. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge sponsored bills to crack down on carjackings and the theft of catalytic converters. Photo credit: Elizabeth Garner/ 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.

Read more at Lafourche Gazette

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