Government Affairs

LCA provides members with direct lobbying, management of issues through enhanced governmental relationships, navigation of the legislative process, and access to a political action committee to elect those who support our industry and defeat those who do not.

Some noteworthy successes:

  • Passed legislation to reduce members’ tax burdens by hundreds of millions of dollars annually by repealing the sales tax on natural gas and electricity, the sales tax on machinery and equipment and a major portion of the corporation franchise tax
  • Passed legislation to repeal punitive damages in Louisiana
  • Passed legislation to prohibit the municipal incorporation of industrial areas
  • Passed legislation to fast track Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality permitting without shortchanging environmental considerations
  • Passed legislation to recognize chemical manufacturing as a priority user in the event of a natural gas emergency
  • Defeated bills to implement initiative and referendum
  • Defeated the oil and natural gas processing tax
  • Defeated legislation to give the Attorney General contingency fee (bounty hunter) authority
  • Defeated creation of special taxing districts that include industrial areas
  • Amended and helped pass key environmental bills in the recent legislative session
  • Passed legislation defining chemical manufactures as “critical infrastructure” for the purposes of security and emergency preparedness and passed legislation that makes it a felony to trespass onto a chemical manufacturing facility