Title 17. Education

Chapter 2. Teachers and Employees

Part I. General Provisions



17:426     Free and unhampered passage on the Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge; teachers, school bus drivers, and other school employees


<Section effective on the sooner of August 1, 2023, or adoption of final rules and regulations to implement this section. See italic note following this section.> 


A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, every teacher, school bus driver, and other school employee employed by the Lafourche Parish School Board shall have free and unhampered passage crossing the Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge, also known as the Tomey J. Doucet Bridge, when traveling to and from their workplace on a scheduled work day, as prescribed by the school board, not to exceed two toll-free crossings in one day. 


B. The Department of Transportation and Development shall adopt rules and regulations to implement and enforce the provisions of this Section in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. 


Added by Acts 2021, No. 392, § 2, eff. on § 4 contingency.