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Senator Ryan Gatti
District - 36

...Topics Of Interest

Sen. Gatti is a long-time champion of foster children and the foster families who support them. Concerned that on-average 180 children age out of the foster care system at age 18 without finishing high school, he introduced Senate Bill 129 at the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature to allow those who are still in high school to stay in foster care until they finish high school or turn 21 years of age. Much to his surprise, his fellow legislators agreed even though additional state expenditures were required during tight state budget times. He continues his effort working with child services officials to expand foster care services to all children until age 21.

Louisiana's Foster Care System

Foster Care Coverage Could Be Extended in LA (April 9, 2018)

LA Senate Panel Approves Historic Extension of Foster Care Program (April 9, 2018)

Bossier City Legislator's Bill to Aid Foster Children Passes Senate Committee (April 10, 2018)

Bill Extends Foster Care to Age 21 (April 10, 2018)

Louisiana Bill to Extend Foster Care Age Gets Surprise Approval (April 10, 2018)

Bill to Extend Foster Care to Age 21 Passes House Committee (April 27, 2018)

LA Trying to Extend Foster Care Until Age 21 (August 5, 2018)

Agency Takes First Steps to Expand Foster Care (August 23, 2018)

LA Family Services Trying to Expand Foster Care (August 31, 2018)

...News Releases

State Senator Ryan Gatti's "Katie Bug's Law" Wins Unanimous Approval by Both Houses of the Legislature (June 13, 2019)

State Senator Ryan Gatti's "PTSD" Bill Wins Unanimous Approval by Both Houses of the Legislature (June 10, 2019)

Senator gatti Selected as 2019 Legislator of the Year by the Professional Fire Fighters association of Louisiana. (February 15, 2019)

Sen. Gatti Invites Citizens to Join Life March (January 26, 2018)

Senator Gatti and Representative Magee File Measure to Reduce the State Sales and Use Tax (March 29, 2017)

Sen. Gatti & Lt. Governor Nungesser Honor Work of the Church of the Cross (December 13, 2016)

Senator Gatti Honors Championship Benton High School Golf Team (September 9, 2016)

Senator Gatti Commends Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers (July 22, 2016)

Senators Gatti & Peacock Honor Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters for Decades of Public Service (May 31, 2016)

Bill Outlawing Payments for Aborted Fetuses' Organs Advances (May 4, 2016)

State Senate Honors Flood Disaster Relief Worker & Family (April 18, 2016)

Sen. Gatti Outlines Major Bills He is Authoring at 2016 Regular Session of Louisiana Legislature (March 28, 2016)

...In The News

PTSD Would be Added to the List of Injuries Eligible for Public Employee Bene (May 24, 2019)

House Labor Considers Senate Bills on Medical Director Appeal Deadlines and PTSD (May 24, 2019)

House and Senate Labor Committees Consider Comp Bills on Police Volunteers and PTSD (May 24, 2019)

Gatti Bill Supports Bossier City Family, Holds Impaired Drivers Accountable (April 22, 2019)

Senator Gatti Teaches a History Lesson for the Books (February 7, 2019)

While Louisiana Sleeps (June 19, 2019)

State Sen Gatti's School Prayer Bill Sees Changes, Passes the House (May 17, 2018)

House Passes Bill Limiting School Prayer for Teachers (May 17, 2018)

Religious Expression bill Passes House Committee (May 9, 2018)

Louisiana School Prayer Bill Nears Final Legislative Passage, Despite Litigation Concerns (May 8, 2018)

Bill that would Allow School Employees to Pray with Studentss During School Hours Passes Committee (May 8, 2018)

Sen. Gatti, Protect Prayer Seek to Widen Religious Expression Laws this Session (April 26, 2018)

Student-Led Prayer Passes Committee (April 20, 2018)

School 'Lunch Shaming,' Prayer by Permission Slip: What the Louisiana State Education Committee was Doing Yesterday (April 20, 2018)

Senate Education Committee Passes School Prayer Bill (April 20, 2018)

Senate Committee Approves Bill to let Louisiana Teachers Pray with Students (April 19, 2018)

Louisiana Changed a law to Release more Sick, Old Prisoners.  Part of it could be reversed. (April 10, 2018)

La Senate: Bill to Restrict 1st-Degree Murderer Inmate from Medical Furloughs (April 10, 2018)

Lawmakers Advance Bill Excluding Murderers from Medical Furlough (April 3, 2018)

State Committee Approves Seeking Funds for Projects Including New I-20/220 Entrance to Barksdale (April 2, 2018)

"Ryan Gatti's Senate Prayer Bill Changes Everything w/ Video (April 1, 2018)

Constitutional Convention Debate (March 19, 2018)

State Lawmakers Head Back to Baton Rouge (March 12, 2018)

Officials Show Support for I-20/220 Interchange (February 27, 2018)

'Team Barksdale' Builds Support for I20/220 (February 23, 2018)

Joint Budget Committee to Discuss Funding for I-20/220 Project (February 21, 2018)

I-20/220 Project Funding in Final Steps (February 20, 2018)

Editorial: Marching for the Right to Life (February 14,2019)

State Senator Ryan Gatti: Lawsuit is 'Evidence we are a Christian Parish' (February 14, 2018)

Reynolds, Gatti Prep for Special Session (February 13, 2018)

Bill Requires Etiquette Lessons for Drivers-in-Training (January 24, 2018)

I-20/220 Interchange gets Fast Track from Gov. Edwards (January 12, 2018)

Medical Coverage Expansion Bill for Firefighters Moves On (March 15, 2017)

La. Sen. Gatti Discusses Bills Planned fo Regular Session (March 8, 2017)

Sen. Gatti Donates Salary for Lake Recovery (January 24, 2017)

Sen. Gatti: Upcoming Legislative Session will be a Bloodbath (January 13, 2017)

Senator Ryan Gatti Takes Oath of Office as New District 36 State Senator (January 11, 2016)


Senator Ryan Gatti


District Office
2123 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA 71111

District Phone
(318) 746-0861
(844) 824-6937
(318) 746-3955

E-mail Address

Legislative Assistant
Robin Ramagos

Related Links:
Session Information
Committees Assignments

Questions and comments may be directed to websen@legis.la.gov
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.