Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Legislature's approval of his entire criminal justice package "marks an important step in our work to safely reduce the state’s highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate."

Edwards says the 10 bills, which he will sign into law, collectively aim to reduce the state’s prison population by 10 percent and save taxpayers $262 million over the next decade.

"It’s time to start getting a better return on our investment when it comes to public safety because we have been hemorrhaging money on a system with a very high failure rate for too long," Edwards said in a statement after the bills' passage. "When high failure means more victims and few re-entry opportunities, it is on us to do better by the people who we were elected to serve. Today’s good news means we are on the way to doing just that.”

The Louisiana District Attorneys Association had opposed some of the measures early on. District attorneys in Terrebonne and Lafourche said in earlier interviews that they are pleased that the governor and the association worked out a compromise on one bill to clarify how non-violent offenders would be treated under some of the measures.

Here is a rundown of the bills and how Ascension and Iberville Parish lawmakers voted on the bills' final versions:

•House Bill 249, by Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, allows judges to tailor restitution payments to a person’s ability to pay.

The House passed the measure 65-27. Ascension Representatives Tony Bacala, John A. Berthelot, and Clay Schexnayder opposed. Iberville Representatives Chad Brown and Major Thibaut voted in favor of the bill. Ed Price, representing both parishes also voted in favor.

The Senate voted 22-9 in favor. Both Eddie Lambert of Ascension and Rick Ward III of Iberville Parish voted "yea."

•House Bill 681, by Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, expands food stamps to ex-convicts accused of drug crimes who were previously barred from access. The bill passed the House 68-26 and the Senate 22-14.

Here's how Ascension and Iberville Parish representatives voted:

For: Price (Both), Brown (Iberville) and Thibaut (Iberville).

Against: Bacala, Berthelot, Schexnayder (all Ascension).

Absent: None.

Here's how local senators voted:

For: Rick Ward III (Iberville).

Against: Eddie Lambert (Ascension).

•House Bill 519, by Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, expands opportunities for people getting out of jail to apply for occupational licenses. The House voted 89-6 for the bill; the Senate passed it 27-1. Ascension and Iberville Parish lawmakers voted in favor except Schexnayder and Thibaut.

•House Bill 116, by Rep. Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, improves notification of victims when a criminal is preparing to be released or scheduled for parole hearings. The House passed the bill unanimously, the Senate 27-2. All local lawmakers voted in favor.

•House Bill 489, by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, reinvests 70 percent of the savings from the reform package into programs to rehabilitate prisoners and support victims. The House and Senate passed the bill unanimously.

•House Bill 680, by Rep. Joe Marino, a Gretna independent, waives child support for people who are in prison and can't afford to pay, with few exceptions. Payments would resume after release.

Here's how Ascension and Iberville Parish representatives voted:

For: Price (both), Bacala (Ascension) and Brown (Iberville).

Against: Berthelot and Schexnayder.

Absent: Thibaut.

•Senate Bill 16, by Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, makes inmates who committed murder as juveniles eligible for parole after 25 years in prison. The bill passed 67-35 in the House, 25-11 in the Senate. Here is how Ascension/Iberville lawmakers voted:

For: Sen. Ward III , Rep. Price, Rep. Brown and Rep. Thibaut.

Against: Sen. Lambert, Rep. Bacala, Rep. Bethelot and Rep. Schexnayder

•Senate Bill 139 by Sen. Daniel Martiny, R-Metairie, expands alternatives to prison, streamlines parole release, and expands incentives for inmates to participate in programs aimed at preventing them from committing crime again. The bill passed 75-30 in the House and 20-13 in the Senate.

For: Sen. Ward III, Rep. Price, Rep. Brown and Rep. Thibaut.

Against: Sen. Lambert, Rep. Bacala, Rep. Berthelot and Rep. Schexnayder.

Absent: None.

•Senate bills 220 and 221, by Sen. John Alario, R-Westwego, revise drug penalties to target longer sentences on higher-level drug offenders, consolidate laws on property crimes and raise the value threshold for felony charges. The bills also reduce or eliminate certain mandatory minimum sentences and habitual-offender penalties. Senate Bill 220 passed 88-17 in the House and 26-9 in the Senate.

For: Sen. Ward III, Rep. Brown, Rep. Berthelot, Rep. Price, Rep. Thibaut.

Against: Sen. Lambert, Rep. Bacala and Rep. Schexnayder.

Absent: None.

Senate Bill 221 passed 83-17 in the House and 23-11 in the Senate.

For: Sen. Ward III, Rep. Brown, Rep. Berthelot, Rep. Price, Rep. Thibaut.

Against: Sen. Lambert, Rep. Bacala and Rep. Schexnayder.

Absent: None.