As a rookie legislator from a newly configured district, Terry Landry used the 2012 Regular Session to learn the ropes of the House legislative process, as well as to get to know his colleagues with whom he would be working over the next four years.
Speaker Chuck Kleckley assigned Rep. Landry to serve on the House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works, the Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice, the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development, and the House Select Committee on Homeland Security.
HR 47 was the only piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Landry during his first session. The resolution commended the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary for their century of service to African American Catholics and all of south Louisiana. The resolution was more than just a matter of legislative courtesy to Rep. Landry who regularly attends mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lafayette.
The 2012 Session served as Rep. Terry Landry’s introduction to the House. Rather than plunge headlong into the process, he watched, listened and learned the people and the institution, setting the foundation for a more active approach in the following sessions.