In this video, Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Lafayette) introduces his amendment to House Bill 917 by Rep. Raymond Garofalo (R-Chalmette). Bishop's amendment would have phased the jury trial threshold in a reduction over four years, ending at $10,000 to allow a gradual phase-in of the change, allowing the courts to adapt to any potential increase in jury trial requests and the Legislature to analyze the impact of the shift over time. After much debate, Rep. Robert Johnson (R-Marksville) made the motion to table the bill.

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