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Louisiana residents 18 and older will soon be allowed to carry concealed handguns without a permit after legislation received final passage from House lawmakers on Wednesday. 

The bill, passed by the state House and Senate, will now head to Gov. Jeff Landry's desk for his signature. If signed, the law would go into effect on July 4.

The decision comes as legislators start to wrap up the special session on crime called by Landry and prepare to give final approve to a slew of legislation that will drastically change the state's criminal justice system. 

Bills in both the House and Senate are up today for approval by the opposite chamber. If any major amendments are made the bills, the two chambers will need to agree on the amendments before the bills can be sent to the governor. 

Here's what other bills were approved today:

: This legislation will allow Louisianans who are 18 or older to carry a concealed weapon without a permit or training. 

: This bill would increase immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances for those who hold a concealed carry permit along with peace officers and public entities that employ them. 

: This bill would create the “Truth and Transparency” program and allow for the release of some criminal records of juveniles. It requires court districts to create publicly available electronic databases of minute entries from all court hearings, including those for juveniles. A similar measure targeted at Caddo, Orleans and East Ϳʷ¼ parishes failed during the 2023 regular legislative session.

: The bill would give police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other peace officers increased immunity from civil liability for actions taken while on the job.

:This bill prohibits the distribution of fentanyl that is made to have "reasonable appeal to a minor."

: Under this bill, the state would change some of the rules and consequences for those who violate their parole requirements.

: This legislation would change the procedures for challenging the constitutionality of Louisiana law of statue. 

: This bill repeals Louisiana’s “Raise the Age” law, which took effect in 2019, and place 17-year-olds who commit crimes in the adult criminal justice system instead of the juvenile system. This bill is identical to , except that it does not include a mandate that the children sentenced in the juvenile system be offered educational services and counseling.

: This bill would create additional rules around the sentencing and re-sentencing of juveniles over 14, toughening consequences for certain crimes.

: This bill would toughen the requirements that those convicted of a crime must meet to be eligible for parole and change parts of how parole proceedings work.

: This bill would require ignition interlock devices for those convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

: This bill would allow any sex crime to be prosecuted outside of state time limits  if new photographic or video evidence is discovered. 

: This bill would change the rules on "good time credit," or the time prisoners can have shaved off their sentence for good behavior, for offenders who are sentenced for killing a peace officer or a first responder. 

Here's what other legislation was poised for debate and possible final approval today:

: The legislation would roll back a 2021 law that expanded post-conviction plea deals, allowing prosecutors more leeway to trim prison sentences deemed unjust or overly punitive. The legislation would eliminate most opportunities for such deals.

: Louisiana would include nitrogen gas and electrocution in the methods it uses to carry out death sentences. It would also make almost all aspects of the administration of the death penalty a secret, including the names of people or businesses involved in supplying the method of execution or carrying it out. Currently, the only legal execution method is lethal injection.

Correction: A prior version of this story included an incorrect description of Senate Bill 7. SB 7 provides relative to penalties for the crime of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, while SB 8 relates to the creation of a Louisiana Public Defender Oversight Board.

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