Monday, June 28, 2010

Louisiana End of Session Legislative Report

The Louisiana Legislature adjourned its 2010 legislative session on June 21st. In a victory for clubs statewide, legislation that would have placed restrictions on business’ use of automatic renewal of health club consumer contracts was replaced with more industry-friendly legislation. The legislation, Senate Bill 618 (SB 618), which IHRSA originally brought to our Louisiana members’ attention on April 2, 2010, would have required businesses, including health clubs, to send consumers written notification of pending contract renewals. Following conversations between IHRSA and the office of the bill’s sponsor, Senator Joe McPherson, Senator McPherson substituted SB 618 for new legislation that does not impose requirements that would...

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