Water-access bill passes House of Representatives committee

House Bill 391 that would guarantee public access to tidal waterways received approval by the House of Representatives' Committee on Civil Law and Procedure, setting up a hearing on the floor of the House in coming days.

And no one was more shocked than Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition board member Darryl Carpenter.

"I have spent so many days in the Capitol, and have heard the conversations and the lobby that's opposing it — so, yes, I am surprised it passed the committee," Carpenter said.

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