Senate Daily Digest
April 18, 2022
4:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR57JACKSONANIMALS - Requests local governing authorities and animal shelters to adopt policies and programs to provide alternatives to euthanizing healthy dogs and cats.
 SR58JACKSONBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Creates a task force to study the implementation of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and behavioral health providers.
 SR59JACKSONVOTERS/VOTING - Creates a study group to study the voting rights of persons incarcerated prior to trial.
 SR60JACKSONINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Insurance to create a task force to study the causes of infertility in women and mandating insurance coverage of fertility treatments for women.
 SR61JACKSONLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Reestablishes a task force to study the implementation of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and safety net hospitals in order to reduce or eliminate incidents of law enforcement officers handling nonviolent calls or behavioral or social crises where no crime has been committed.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR17MCMATHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the LSU Tiger Girls for winning the Division 1A Hip Hop competition at the 2022 Universal Dance Association College Nationals.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB98MAGEESCHOOLS/CHOICE - Provides relative to the accountability system for schools participating in the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program
 HB495SCHLEGELSTUDENTS - Requires the implementation of suicide prevention and student safety and violence and social isolation prevention training and the creation of clubs at certain public schools (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB508GREGORY MILLERCRIME/SEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to notification when an inmate convicted of a violent or sexual offense is scheduled to be released
 HB512ZERINGUEMTR VEHICLE/INSPECTION - Provides relative to a commercial motor vehicle inspection (REF -$514,169 SG RV See Note)
 HB625SELDERSHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Provides relative to off-site locations of behavioral health service providers
 HB664FRIEMANINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for hearings arising out of matters involving the Louisiana Insurance Code

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SCR4CATHEYFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Repeals administrative licensing requirements relative to residential specialty classifications.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB4MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Constitutional amendment to eliminate judge's discretion to grant bail for certain offenses after conviction but prior to sentencing. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB89MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail for offenders convicted of certain offenses while awaiting sentencing. (See Act)
 SB142MORRISCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Prohibits felony violent or sex offenders from being released under certain circumstances. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB143MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/22) (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB255BARROWDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Provides relative to court costs and fees in domestic abuse cases. (gov sig)
 SB388HEWITTABORTION - Prohibits the sale of certain abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription and provides for criminal penalties. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB489JACKSONFAMILY LAW - Provides for suspension of certain licenses for failure to comply with subpoenas, or warrants, or court orders in paternity or child support cases. (gov sig)
 SB33FRED MILLSNURSING HOMES - Provides relative to alternate electrical power sources in nursing facilities. (gov sig)
 SB62MIZELLCHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICES DEPT - Provides relative to the state central registry. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB75FIELDSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Constitutional amendment to require Senate confirmation of certain members of the State Police Commission. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB90ROBERT MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to network adequacy for health insurer benefit plans. (1/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB93CATHEYLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates the Gulf Fritillary as the official state butterfly. (8/1/22)
 SB99FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to permits issued by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. (8/1/22) (EN +$16,500 SG RV See Note)
 SB106LUNEAUFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to disciplinary proceedings by a professional or occupational board or commission. (8/1/22)
 SB144ROBERT MILLSVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to hand delivery of absentee by mail ballots. (gov sig)
 SB160FIELDSCIVIL SERVICE - Constitutional amendment to require Senate confirmation for gubernatorially appointed members of the State Civil Service Commission. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB167TALBOTNURSING HOMES - Provides relative to emergency preparedness plans for nursing homes. (gov sig)
 SB196CATHEYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Prohibits the importation of crude oil and petroleum products from the Russian Federation into Louisiana. (gov sig)
 SB197BODI WHITEETHICS - Allows groundwater district commission members appointed by certain entities that furnish water for rural or municipal use to be employees of such entities. (gov sig)
 SB222LAMBERTREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Appraisal Management Company Licensing and Regulation Act. (gov sig)
 SB230MORRISINSURERS - Provides for qualifications of title insurance producers. (8/1/22)
 SB291LAMBERTREAL ESTATE - Authorizes the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board to access certain criminal history record information of applicants. (8/1/22)
 SB324GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to qualifications for licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB349GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB354CATHEYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the "Louisiana Consumer Fuel Choice Act". (gov sig)
 SB381WARDLOANS - Creates the "Louisiana Credit Access Loan Act". (gov sig)
 SB394BERNARDINSURANCE POLICIES - Requires coverage for drugs under certain conditions and the drug is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (1/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB411BODI WHITEHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network. (8/1/22)
 SB441FESIELECTED OFFICIALS - Prohibits a public officer who has retired or resigned from office from qualifying for the same office at a special election to fill the position. (8/1/22)
 SB446FRED MILLSBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banking provisions regarding damage to mortgaged residential property. (8/1/22)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB5PRICESTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Grants a nonrecurring lump-sum supplemental payment to certain eligible retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB44MIZELLAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides for the Fairness in Womens Sports Act relative to a school's ability to offer equal opportunities to each student to participate in team sporting events on an equal basis. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB87CATHEYCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the capital outlay process. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB101CATHEYCOURTS - Provides relative to the traffic violations bureau in certain city courts. (gov sig)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 SB126CATHEYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to funding for university lab schools. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB130CONNICKPRESCRIPTION - Provides for liberative prescription. (gov sig)
 SB138MORRISFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the funding of certain projects from the Construction Subfund. (7/1/22) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB151POPETAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to provide for local governmental input in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB218JACKSONPUBLIC RECORDS - Adds a public records exception for certain raw data. (gov sig)
 SB219JACKSONCOURTS - Authorizes judicial district indigent defender funds to be used for the purposes of retaining expert witnesses. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB225HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to provide for remote operations of the legislature during a declared emergency. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB246ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to authorize parishes to exempt inventory from ad valorem taxation. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB247ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for procedures for parishes to exempt inventory from ad valorem taxation. (See Act) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB276TALBOTHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides the original intent of the Louisiana Legislature authorized contracts between health insurers and healthcare providers allowed for benefits to be available to its affiliates. (gov sig)
 SB334JACKSONCRIMINAL RECORDS - Provides for attempted malfeasance in office convictions to be set aside and expunged. (8/1/22)
 SB338JACKSONCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to responsive verdicts. (8/1/22)
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB367HENRYREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. (gov sig)
 SB386MILLIGANCHARITABLE GAMING - Exempts certain charitable organizations conducting raffles from certain licensing and reporting requirements. (gov sig)
 SB436CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Louisiana Equine Promotion and Research Advisory Board" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22)
 SB456ALLAINENERGY DEVELOPMENT - Provides for certain solar power generation facilities. (8/1/22)
 SB475BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Baker Main Street Economic Development District as a special taxing district. (8/1/22)
 SB480BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. (gov sig)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB120DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Economic Development
 HB121DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Public Service
 HB169RISERLICENSING - Provides relative to professional geoscientists
 HB822DAVISCOMMERCE - Provides relative to exemptions for ear piercing