BATON ROUGE - Journalists, bloggers or anyone else will be prohibited from publicly identifying applicants for concealed handgun permits in Louisiana.
A bill that will make it a misdemeanor crime to release the information received final passage Thursday and heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk.
The House approved the measure 91-2 on Wednesday, while the Senate voted 34-2 in favor on the last day of session.
The bill will make it a misdemeanor to release or publish the names or addresses of permit owners and will carry a $10,000 fine and up to six months in jail.