Health fixes gain panel OK Health fixes gain panel OK Capitol news bureau March 26, 2014 Comments A state Senate panel endorsed a series of bills Tuesday aimed at improving Louisiana’s health rankings. The Health and Welfare Committee shipped to the Senate floor: Senate Bill 514 that would ban smoking within 200 feet of elementary and secondary school property. • Senate Bill 513 that would create the Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission. • Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 establishing a joint legislative committee on obesity. • Senate Concurrent Resolution 20 directing the state health agency to seek federal approval for WIC cash value vouchers to be used at farmer’s markets. State Sen. David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans, sponsored all the legislation. Heitmeier deferred action for a week on Senate Bill 491 that would add e-cigarette and alternative nicotine products to restrictions of the Louisiana Smokefree Air Act.