Senate Daily Digest
April 28, 2022
9:30 AM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR93FIELDSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences to the family of Tristan Vessel upon his passing.
 SR94FIELDSCONDOLENCES - To express condolences upon the passing of Sallie Gillespie Newman.
 SR95ROBERT MILLSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, May 4, 2022, as Literacy Day at the state capitol.
 SR96BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Thursday, May 5, 2022, as the thirty-eighth annual Red and White Day at the Louisiana Legislature.
 SR97BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities for its outstanding contributions to the state of Louisiana and to express sincere gratitude to the Prime Time Head Start programs for its lasting contributions to early childhood education in Lafayette Parish and in Louisiana.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB57HOLLISPRIVILEGES/LIENS - Provides relative to homeowners association privileges
 HB135MARINOMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Authorizes dispensing of medical marijuana to certain qualifying patients who are not Louisiana residents
 HB142SCHLEGELLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides for liability for publishers and distributors of material harmful to minors
 HB187TURNERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides for the powers of the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority
 HB236ADAMSASSESSORS - Requires the East Feliciana Parish assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for certain retirees of the assessor's office (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB302FREEMANMTR VEHICLE/VIOLATIONS - Provides relative to the booting of motor vehicles parked on private property
 HB305GADBERRYENGINEERS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
 HB345ORGERONHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Provides an exemption from tolls on La. Hwy. 1 bridge for certain school personnel
 HB360HILFERTYCHILDRENS CODE - Provides for the continuous revision of the Children's Code
 HB402HUGHESPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to the prescriptive period for certain actions for abuse of a minor
 HB459CHARLES OWENHEALTH CARE - Enacts the Life-Sustaining Care Act (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB585FREEMANWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to reporting of certain firearm data to the La. Commission on Law Enforcement
 HB634MCMAHENCRIME - Provides relative to offenses against minors
 HB636ORGERONCOASTAL RESOURCES - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the disposition of funds derived from alternative energy production in the coastal area (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB661HILFERTYHOMELAND SECURITY - Provides that state buildings are not subject to declarations of disaster or emergency declared by parish or municipal officials
 HB682BROWNINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for a claims adjuster database (EN +$122,000 SG EX See Note)
 HB689SCHAMERHORNWILDLIFE & FISHERIES DEP - Provides for the retail seafood dealer's license
 HB701HILFERTYEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Provides relative to the declaration of a state of emergency
 HB718CHARLES OWENWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Provides relative to hunting and fishing licenses for nonresident veterans, retired military personnel, and Purple Heart recipients
 HB733HORTONMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to penalties for violations of any driver or operator of a vehicle
 HB770ST. BLANCGOVERNOR - Creates and provides for the Louisiana Governor's Mansion Commission
 HB791KERNERFISHING/PENALTIES - Provides relative to charter fishing without required credentials
 HB828HORTONSMALL BUSINESS - Increases the gross annual sales threshold under which a home-based preparer of low-risk foods may qualify for the protections of the statute known commonly as the cottage food law
 HB870LACOMBEINSURANCE/AUTOMOBILE - Provides for coverage of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured
 HB890ROBBY CARTERPROPERTY - Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Tangipahoa Parish
 HB914CREWSSCHOOLS - Provides relative to treatment of students with seizure disorders and training of school employees (EN SEE FISC NOTE EX See Note)
 HB938DUSTIN MILLERRACING/HORSE - Provides relative to licenses issued by the Louisiana State Racing Commission
 HB956SCHEXNAYDERRACING/HORSE - Provides relative to pari-mutuel racehorse wagering
 HB957SCHEXNAYDERRACING/HORSE - Provides relative to fixed-odds racehorse wagering
 HB973DAVISCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to corporations
 HB979FREEMANSTUDENTS - Provides for the sharing of limited student information for the purpose of administering certain federal food assistance programs
 HB1035COUSSANENVIRONMENT/QUALITY - Provides relative to the Underground Storage Tank Program

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR19HODGESHIGHWAYS - Urges and requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study the practicality and feasibility of designing and utilizing a traffic roundabout at a four-way stop intersection in Livingston Parish

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB296BARROWMEDICAID - Provides relative to reimbursement for pharmacist clinical services in Louisiana's Medicaid program. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB378PEACOCKCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the regulation of advertisements. (8/1/22)
 SB439PEACOCKHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for bridge year graduate physicians. (8/1/22)
 SB455BOUDREAUXINTERNET - Provides for broadband development and connectivity. (gov sig)

 SB199SMITHVOTERS/VOTING - Constitutional amendment to ensure the right to free and equal elections. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR58JACKSONBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Creates a task force to study the implementation of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and behavioral health providers.
 SR77FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study and make recommendations on best practices for coordinating services for patients with cancer.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR39ALLAINHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study and develop a proposal for a statewide patient movement plan.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB442WARDCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Provides relative to certain third-party sellers on the online marketplace. (1/1/23)
 SB484LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Authorizes a commercial insurer to select a forum or venue in a policy form. (8/1/22)
 SB496HEWITTHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to healthcare facility patient safety policies. (8/1/22)
 SB47FIELDSEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Requires public schools to work to develop a mixed provider delivery model of prekindergarten instruction. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB50HEWITTSCHOOLS - Provides for public school choice in certain high school programs. (gov sig)
 SB81BODI WHITETOPS - Provides relative to requirement for certain student demographic information to be included from the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students Information System. (gov sig)
 SB92CATHEYDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to their medical history. (8/1/22)
 SB131MIZELLPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requires public postsecondary education boards and institutions to adopt policies to acceptable use of computers and internet services. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB190HEWITTTEACHERS - Establishes the Computer Science Education Act. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB271WOMACKCONTRACTS - Provides relative to bidding requirements on public works projects. (gov sig)
 SB275ABRAHAMHOUSING - Provides relative to affiliates and subsidiaries of local housing authority members. (gov sig)
 SB280BERNARDTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the Dam Safety Program. (gov sig)
 SB310LUNEAUWORKERS' COMPENSATION - Provides a cost-of-living adjustment for any injury producing the temporary, total, or permanent total disability of an employee. (8/1/22) (EG INCREASE EX See Note)
 SB347MILLIGANPROCUREMENT CODE - Authorizes the audit of certain vendor documentation in procurement of surveillance equipment by the office of legislature auditor. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF EX See Note)
 SB358JACKSONSCHOOLS - Provides relative to acts of bullying. (gov sig)
 SB369JIMMY HARRISELECTION CODE - Provides for compensation for certain election workers. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB377PEACOCKTEACHERS - Provides relative to teacher certification requirements. (gov sig)
 SB416ABRAHAMSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Terminates the Calcasieu-Cameron Navigation District. (8/1/22)
 SB423FOILCONTRACTS - Provides relative to public contracts, works, and improvements. (8/1/22)
 SB429WOMACKPRIVILEGES/LIENS - Provides for substantial completion of public works. (8/1/22)
 SB430WOMACKSCHOOLS - Authorizes the Concordia Parish School Board to name the new gymnasium at Monterey High School in honor of Jack Bairnsfather. (gov sig)
 SB435CORTEZTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the Louisiana Highway Regulatory Act. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB443ALLAINTAX/SALES - Provides for direct payment of state and local sales tax on purchases by certain taxpayers. (1/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB461REESELOCAL OFFICIALS - Provides for powers of the Vinton police chief. (gov sig)
 SB488HEWITTTAX/AD VALOREM - Authorizes millage rate increases in certain parishes. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB490CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for security services in the state capitol building. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB493HEWITTLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to certain drainage districts. (8/1/22)
 SB272CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides relative to wagering on horse races in a sports book lounge. (8/1/22)
 SB273FOILPROBATION/PAROLE - Provides parole eligibility for certain offenders. (gov sig)
 SB290CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (7/1/22)
 SB314CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides relative to historic horse racing. (gov sig)
 SB323CLOUDJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to juveniles in the criminal justice system. (8/1/22)
 SB342JACKSONABORTION - Provides relative to the application of abortion statutes. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB417CATHEYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the delivery of alcoholic beverages. (8/1/22)
 SB418CATHEYJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides for the detention of seventeen-year-old juveniles under certain circumstances. (8/1/22) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB426MCMATHOWNERSHIP - Provides for the Allen Toussaint Legacy Act. (8/1/22)
 SB437ROBERT MILLSSELF INSURANCE - Authorizes the creation of Louisiana Timber and Agriculture Transportation Group Self-Insurance Funds. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB450STINEALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to microbreweries. (8/1/22)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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))
 SB57MCMATHBUS DRIVERS - Provides relative to the compensation of school bus operators. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB89MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail for offenders convicted of certain offenses while awaiting sentencing. (See Act)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 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)
 SB143MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/22) (EN DECREASE SD RV 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)
 SB234JACKSONJUVENILE JUSTICE - Constitutional amendment to allow adult prosecution and enhanced penalties against juveniles in correctional facilities who commit assault or battery against an employee or juvenile. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE1 DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 SB304CATHEYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to commutation of a prison sentence for good behavior. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 SB353FIELDSCOURTS - Provides relative to the judgeships of the second district of the First Circuit Court of Appeal. (2/3 - CA5s9) (gov sig)
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB386MILLIGANCHARITABLE GAMING - Exempts certain charitable organizations conducting raffles from certain licensing and reporting requirements. (gov sig)
 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)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR24BISHOPWATERWAYS/LAKES - Urges and requests that the Department of Environmental Quality report to the legislature regarding Capitol Lake remediation

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
 HB79ECHOLSINSURERS - Provides for the minimum number of meetings for the boards of directors of certain captive insurers
 HB82ILLGINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Repeals the authority of the commissioner of insurance to retain funds collected from certain fees
 HB118FIRMENTINSURANCE - Provides for the members of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and its ad hoc committees
 HB122HUVALSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Insurance
 HB182HOLLISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to third-party administrators
 HB198WILLARDINSURANCE/LIFE - Provides for group life insurance
 HB210MACKINSURANCE - Provides for technical corrections to certain provisions affecting mutual insurance holding companies
 HB294NELSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the guaranteed issue of Medicare supplement policies
 HB545WRIGHTINSURERS - Provides for prelicensing requirements for insurance producers and bail enforcement agents
 HB695WRIGHTINSURANCE/HEALTH-ACCID - Provides for health and accident insurance producers and consultants and modifies terminology relative to health and accident insurance
 HB715GREENINSURANCE - Makes various revisions in the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Law
 HB3BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act
 HB529BROWNINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the organization of the Department of Insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB866FRIEMANINSURERS - Provides for minimum capital and surplus requirements for certain domestic insurers
 HB331MCFARLANDTAX/SEVERANCE TAX - Provides relative to the application of the timber severance tax (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)