On April 3, the Louisiana Senate and Governmental Affairs revived SB 60, a bill which had previously been rejected by that committee. The Committee passed the bill, and then on April 7, the Senate passed it. As amended, it removes the legal ban to a qualified party having the word “independent” in its name.
As previously noted, the House passed HB 193, a very similar bill, on April 8. Neither bill has been all the way through the legislature, and the wording of the two bills is not identical. Thanks to Jim Riley for this news.