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      HRULE 6.6     

  

Rule 6.6. Standing committee jurisdiction

            A. Administration of Criminal Justice: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Administration of criminal justice generally.

            (2) Criminal law.

            (3) Code of criminal procedure and criminal procedure generally.

            (4) Rules of criminal evidence.

            (5) Controlled dangerous substance law and procedure.

            (6) Traffic offense and procedure.

            (7) Weapons and explosives.

            (8) Penal and correctional institutions and juvenile and adult rehabilitation.

            (9) Corrections.

            (10) Gambling, gaming, and wagering, with the exception of pari-mutuel wagering.

            (11) Charitable gaming.

            B. Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Agriculture generally.

            (2) Agricultural and industrial chemistry.

            (3) Agricultural economics and research.

            (4) Agricultural engineering.

            (5) Agricultural production on public lands.

            (6) Agricultural production, promotion, and marketing.

            (7) Agricultural services.

            (8) Animal industry and diseases of animals.

            (9) Aquacultural economics and research.

            (10) Aquacultural production, promotion, and marketing.

            (11) Dairy industry.

            (12) Production, promotion, harvesting, and marketing of forestry products.

            (13) Silviculture.

            (14) Human nutrition and home economics.

            (15) Inspection of livestock and meat products.

            (16) Plant industry and plant quarantine.

            (17) Rural development.

            (18) Soils and soil conservation.

            C. Appropriations: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Appropriation of state funds.

            (2) Expenditure of funds.

            (3) General appropriation bill.

            (4) Deposit and investment of public monies, including the creation or modification of any special fund in the state treasury to which proceeds from state taxes, fees, or other charges are dedicated.

            (5) Cash flow.

            (6) Study of economy and efficiency in the operation of government at all levels.

            (7) Budgetary requirements and procedures.

            (8) Central purchasing.

            (9) Fiscal controls.

            (10) Comprehensive state capital budget, after initial consideration by the Committee on Ways and Means in accordance with House Rule 6.8(C).

            (11) Professional, personal, and consulting services procurement as provided for in Chapter 16 of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

            (12) Public bid laws and public contracts as provided for in Chapter 17 of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

            D. Civil Law and Procedure: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Matters encompassed by the Civil Code and Civil Code Ancillaries, including, without limitation, matters affecting persons generally, marriage, divorce and matters of family law, tutorship and curatorship, things generally, use and usufruct, servitudes, successions, donations, obligations generally, extinction of obligations, delicts and quasidelicts, matrimonial agreements, sales and leases, and prescription.

            (2) Code of Civil Procedure, and civil procedure generally.

            (3) Rules of civil law evidence.

            (4) Notaries public and their records.

            (5) Mineral Code.

            (6) Trust Code.

            (7) Questions of constitutional rights--civil.

            (8) Proposed amendments to the state constitution, after initial consideration in committee of subject matter, if different from Civil Law and Procedure.

            E. Commerce: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Commerce generally.

            (2) Banking and the regulation thereof.

            (3) Communication by telephone, telegraph, radio and television.

            (4) Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats.

            (5) Navigation and laws relating thereto.

            (6) Regulation of common carriers by water.

            (7) Consumer protection.

            (8) Laws relating to merchandising.

            (9) Regulation, licensing, or certification of occupations and professions generally, except those fields which are health related.

            (10) Interest rates.

            (11) Savings and loan and homestead associations.

            (12) Small loan companies.

            (13) Regulation and licensing of businesses and occupations.

            (14) Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.

            (15) Corporations.

            (16) Tourism.

            F. Education: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Education generally.

            (2) Schools and secondary education.

            (3) School employees, administrators, teachers, bus drivers and others.

            (4) School employees' and teachers' pay, except where an appropriation of state funds is required.

            (5) Colleges and universities.

            (6) Employees of colleges and universities, including pay, except where an appropriation of state funds is required.

            (7) Vocational technical education.

            (8) Employees of vocational technical education schools, including pay, except, where an appropriation of state funds is required.

            (9) College or university agricultural extension service.

            (10) Adult education.

            (11) School lunch program.

            (12) Special Schools.

            (13) State and public libraries.

            (14) Educational television.

            G. Health and Welfare: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Institutions, health and welfare generally.

            (2) Hospitals, public or private.

            (3) Health offices and their administration.

            (4) Institutions and services for persons with intellectual disabilities.

            (5) Mental health institutions and facilities.

            (6) Geriatric hospitals.

            (7) Nursing homes.

            (8) Vocational rehabilitation including vocational rehabilitation homes.

            (9) Alcoholic rehabilitation.

            (10) Health and human resources administration.

            (11) Tuberculosis sanitoriums.

            (12) Nurse's training programs.

            (13) Public welfare.

            (14) Old age assistance.

            (15) Private and local institutions of public welfare.

            (16) Research training and rehabilitation in the field of public welfare.

            (17) Regulation, licensing, or certification of health-related occupations and professions.

            H. House and Governmental Affairs: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Affairs of the House.

            (2) Legislative rules and procedures.

            (3) Expenditures of funds by the Legislature.

            (4) Services of or for the House and/or its committees and members.

            (5) Assignment of space in state buildings, including space for legislative needs.

            (6) Rules or laws enacted to reorganize the Legislature or executive branches of government.

            (7) Intergovernmental relations between the state and the United States or other states.

            (8) The capitol building and all other buildings for general services at the state capital, including capitol parking.

            (9) Maintenance and care of capitol complex buildings.

            (10) Employees of the House.

            (11) Legislative Auditor.

            (12) Legislative Fiscal Officer.

            (13) Civil Service.

            (14) Creation of all legislative committees.

            (15) Elections, state political parties and their committees.

            (16) Registrars of voters and their records.

            (17) Governmental ethics.

            (18) Apportionment of elected officials and governing bodies.

            (19) Proposals for interim study by a committee, after initial consideration in committee of subject matter, if different from House and Governmental Affairs.

            I. Insurance: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Insurance.

            (2) Private insurance.

            (3) Public insurance systems.

            (4) Employment insurance.

            (5) Compulsory motor vehicle liability security matters, motor vehicle insurance, and automobile insurance.

            J. Judiciary: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) All matters relating to the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, District Courts, Family Courts, and Juvenile Courts, matters of the jurisdiction of said courts, matters relating to judges generally, including compensation, expenses, personnel, facilities and the like, except as pertains to retirement.

            (2) All matters relating to Municipal and Parish Courts, Mayor's Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts.

            (3) All matters relating to the Attorney General, District Attorneys and prosecutors in general, including compensation, expenses, personnel, facilities and the like.

            (4) Law enforcement generally, including matters relating to public safety.

            (5) Sheriffs generally except matters affecting the sheriffs as ex officio tax collectors.

            (6) Clerks of court and records of the Courts.

            (7) National guard, Code of Military Justice and the Adjutant General.

            (8) Civil defense and disaster protection.

            (9) State and local government boundary lines.

            (10) Holidays and celebrations.

            (11) Regulations and sale of intoxicating liquors.

            (12) Miscellaneous matters not covered by other standing committees.

            K. Labor and Industrial Relations: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Labor and industrial relations generally.

            (2) Wages and hours of labor.

            (3) Workmen's compensation.

            (4) Labor standards.

            (5) Child labor.

            (6) Health and safety of labor.

            (7) Unemployment compensation.

            (8) Labor retirement laws.

            (9) Labor disputes.

            L. Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Local and municipal affairs generally.

            (2) City of New Orleans affairs.

            (3) Police juries.

            (4) Municipalities.

            (5) Forms of local government.

            (6) Municipal drainage, and sewerage and water districts.

            (7) Technical assistance to local governments.

            (8) Assistance to municipal and local governments.

            (9) Revenue of and taxation levied by local governments.

            (10) Employees of local governments.

            (11) Expenditures by local governments.

            (12) Local ordinances.

            (13) Intergovernmental relations.

            (14) State planning.

            (15) Economic development.

            (16) Political subdivision industrial inducement.

            (17) Economic development districts.

            (18) Urban planning.

            (19) Cultural affairs generally.

            (20) Parks.

            (21) State parks and recreational districts.

            (22) Military parks and battlefields.

            (23) Museums.

            (24) Preservation of historic landmarks and objects.

            M. Natural Resources and Environment: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Natural resources generally.

            (2) Conservation.

            (3) Environmental control and regulation generally.

            (4) Land pollution.

            (5) Pollution of air, water, and land and environmental control generally.

            (6) Air quality.

            (7) Wildlife and fisheries.

            (8) Mines and minerals.

            (9) Hunting, fishing, and recreational boating.

            (10) Public lands.

            (11) Mineral resources of the public lands.

            (12) Public and geological surveys.

            (13) Laws regulating minerals and mining.

            (14) Tidelands.

            (15) Accretion, alluvion, and dereliction of public and private lands.

            (16) Owners of minerals and mineral lands.

            (17) Materials or substances which travel through pipelines.

            (18) Hazardous waste regulation.

            (19) Solid waste regulation.

            (20) Laws regulating clean water, drinking water, and ground water.

            N. Retirement: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to retirement of all state officials, whether elected or appointed, of state employees, of teachers and school employees and of judges.

            O. Transportation, Highways and Public Works: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Transportation, Highways and Public Works in general.

            (2) Highways, roads, and bridges.

            (3) Railroads.

            (4) Air, bus, and vehicular transportation.

            (5) Rules and regulations for highway, railroad, and air use.

            (6) Common carriers, except by water.

            (7) Pipelines, except the substances or materials which travel through the pipelines.

            (8) Motor vehicle regulation.

            (9) Public works.

            (10) Flood and drainage projects, including levee districts and multiparish drainage projects.

            (11) Construction, improvement, and maintenance of waterways, lakes, and streams.

            (12) Facilities in connection with lakes, waterways, and streams.

            (13) Water conservation districts.

            (14) Advertisement and letting of public contracts to the lowest responsible bidder relative to the Public Bid Law as provided in R.S. 38:2212.

            P. Ways and Means: To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:

            (1) Taxes and the raising of revenue.

            (2) Bonds and the bonding of revenue.

            (3) Issuance, payment or retirement of bonds.

            (4) Evidences of indebtedness.

            (5) State revenues, generally.

            (6) Revenue collection.

            (7) Assessors, their offices, salaries, expenses, compensation, and the like.

            (8) Parish tax collectors, their offices, salaries, experiences, compensation and the like.

            (9) Comprehensive state capital budget, prior to consideration by the Committee on Appropriations in accordance with House Rule 6.8(C).

            HR 3, 1973; HR 3, 1975; HR 5, 1975; HR 14, 1977; HR 4, 1978; HR 4, 1979; HR 18, 1979; HR 4, 1980; HR 8, 1982; HR 10, 1983; HR 4, 2nd Ex. Sess., 1983; HR 8, 1984; HR 4, 1st Ex. Sess., 1984; HR 3, 1985; HR 11, 1991, eff. Jan. 13, 1992; HR 2, 1992 Org. Sess.; HR 27, 1993; HR 1, 1996 Org. Sess.; HR 22, 1997, eff. April 29, 1997; HR 3, 1999; HR 25, 2001; HR 13, 2003; HR 1, 2008 Org. Sess., eff. Jan. 15, 2008; Acts 2014, HR 3, eff. June 2, 2014.



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