HB898 Signed into Law to Protect Propane

HB898 of the 2022 regular session was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards in mid-June and is now Act No. 512. It goes into effect as Louisiana law on August 1, 2022.

HB898 was authored by State Representative Phillip DeVillier of District 41 which provides relative to the powers of parishes and municipalities with respect to liquefied petroleum gas aka propane to prohibit parishes and municipalities from enacting certain ordinances relative to permit applications and to provide for related matters. Essentially, this act protects propane from being banned as a fuel of choice for homes and projects alike in municipalities and parishes.

The bill was passed favorably by both the House and the Senate in the Louisiana legislature. In the Senate, it was championed by State Senator Gerald Boudreaux of District 24. Representative DeVillier and Senator Boudreaux have both been awarded 2022 Legislator of the Year by the Louisiana Propane Gas Association for their leadership on this bill.