BATON ROUGE -- A House committee killed legislation Wednesday that would have barred candidates from hiring relatives to work on their campaigns, a measure pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Senate Bill 34 by Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, survived the Senate, but the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs unanimously voted to defer the measure, a vote that kills it for the session.
However, the restrictions could resurface before the session ends as an amendment to another bill. House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Algiers, had a similar bill before the same committee Feb. 13 that was debated but never voted on.