Proposal would ban Russian imports to Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers on Monday advanced a proposal that would ban Russian imports of natural resources to the state, condemning the invasion of Ukraine, reports Louisiana Illuminator.

Senate Bill 196, sponsored by Sen. Stewart Cathey, R-Monroe, advanced unopposed from the House Commerce Committee and will head to the House floor for consideration.

The prohibition would include imports of oil, gas, iron, steel, precious metals and agricultural products, though the law would be a mostly symbolic gesture as the federal government has already restricted those imports.

Louisiana’s ban would terminate upon the lifting of the federal government’s sanctions. Read the entire story.