Annual Youth Legislature Conference
11 Dec 2018

CHS Students Excel at Annual Youth Legislature Conference

This past Thursday through Saturday, Twenty-five CHS students attended the 57th Louisiana YMCA Youth Legislature Conference. Seizing control of the State Capitol for the weekend, students debated in the House of Representatives, Senate, and Supreme Court.

Senior Ben James’ bill to increase regulation on companies manufacturing artificial intelligence made it to the Plenary session, where it was debated by all delegates at the conference. Senior Spencer Heitman’s bill on the protection of sexual assault victims also went to Plenary, where it passed with overwhelming approval. Juniors Jefferson Koonce, Jackson Bell, and Luke Dille also had their bills signed into law.

Senior Jakob Greer and junior Stewart Roeling served as the House and Senate Floor Leaders on this year’s state board, and senior Charles Landry was appointed Attorney General. The CHS delegation was thrilled to learn that their very own Luke Dille was elected to be President of the Senate at next year’s conference. The club is excitedly looking forward to the 58th Youth Legislature, where they hope to top this year’s stellar performance.