State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, is scheduled to leave Baton Rouge General Medical Center today, House officials announced Thursday morning.

Montoucet, who was taken to the hospital Wednesday after suffering chest pains, did not experience a heart attack, officials said.

The lawmaker, who is 68, suffered a heart attack 12 years ago.

Montoucet said Wednesday he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

“Jack will monitor his heart with his local doctor,” according to the statement released by the House public information office.

The lawmaker also conveyed his thanks to those who called and sent text messages.

The Legislature is in its second special session of the year because of state financial problems, including a $600 million shortfall starting July 1.