Orleans Parish property owners would get more time to look at their assessments under legislation advanced by a Louisiana House committee Wednesday.

The House Committee on Ways and Means moved favorably on House Bill 69 by state Rep. Jared Brossett, D-New Orleans.

Currently, property owners in Orleans Parish have 15 days to inspect assessment lists. HB69 would give them 32 days.

Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams said he sends 70,000 to 80,000 property notices a year. In two weeks, 7,000 people generally show up to inspect the lists, he said.

“It’s difficult for us to be accommodating without having long lines and people complaining,” Williams said.