House Bill 1 by Representative Jerome Zeringue was signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards and became Act 199 of the 2022 Regular Session, with an effective date of July 1, 2022. The preamble to HB 1 (See Page 3, Section 3.A, Paragraph D) requires each agency which has contracted with outside legal counsel for representation in an action against another agency, to submit a detailed quarterly report of all litigation costs incurred and payable; this report is to be submitted to the Commissioner of Administration, the legislative committee charged with oversight of that agency, and to JLCB.