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Jindal Signs 'I'm a Cajun' Bill


Exiled from their Canadian homeland hundreds of years ago, Cajuns know no boundaries. But thanks to a new law passed by the Louisiana legislature, Louisiana Cajuns can now be card-carrying. SB 201, which was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday, allows Cajuns to get a special stamp on their state issued ID card or driver's license that says "I'm a Cajun."

 

According to the text of the bill, the stamp will appear in black letters below a person's photograph on the ID card. The stamp is offered on Class D or E driver's licenses.

 

Even when it comes to ID cards, being Cajun isn't free. The stamp comes with a $5 fee, paid with a license renewal. Money collected from the fee will go toward a scholarship awarded by the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL).

 

The bill passed unanimously in the Senate, but met some opposition in the House, where it passed 74-9. There were no Robideauxs or Schexnayders among those opposed.

 




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