Two bills filed by Acadiana legislators aim to support Louisiana crawfish farmers.
Rep. Fred Mills Jr. of Parks proposes to create a public safety campaign to warn the public about the risks of eating seafood imported from China. Mill’s House Bill 551 would mandate that retail seafood dealers who offer Chinese seafood items post a notice that states: “WARNING: This product contains Chinese seafood which may be hazardous to your health.”
Mills' bill also targets restaurants, which would be required to post a sign that reads: “Chinese seafood has been reported to contain substances which may be carcinogenic. The consumption of Chinese seafood may be hazardous to your health.” The state has already imposed tariffs on imported seafood, but Mills' bill is directly aimed at the diner, who up until now has not been able to identify whether she is eating Louisiana or Chinese crawfish or shrimp in her etouffee.
Jennings Rep. John Guinn's House Bill 5 hopes to give a sales tax break to crawfish farmers for the purchase of bait and feed only.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
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