Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, Taylor Barras, and Louisiana Senate President, John Alario, open the Joint Session on opening day, beside State Treasurer John Schroder, Attorney General Jeff Landry, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.
Rep. Patricia Smith joins March 6 with members of the criminal justice reform movement and people who have been affected by the criminal justice system recognizing the national Day of Empathy for those affected.
A view of the Louisiana State Capitol from the sky. Picture taken by local photographer and videographer Erwin Marionneaux.
Newly elected State Representative Ken Brass (3rd from left) along with former Representative Roy Quezaire and family on opening day of session.
Newly elected State Representative Mark Wright being ceremoniously pinned by his wife shortly after taking the oath of office.
Capitol steps. The 49 steps leading to the first floor bear the names of the fifty states in order of admission to the Union.
2018 1st Extraordinary Session  

Convened at 4:00 pm on Monday, February 19, 2018. Adjourned SINE DIE, March 5, 2018.
2017 2nd Extraordinary Session  
Convened, June 8, 2017, Adjourned SINE DIE, June 19, 2017.
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