Senate Daily Digest
March 22, 2018
9:00 AM
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Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB474COLOMBCAPITAL OUTLAY - Authorizes certain projects to be undertaken by state agencies outside of the capital outlay process, and increases the amount exempt from professional service rules for contracts related to these activities. (gov sig)
 SB475RISERMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides for military educational training to be used in lieu of college educational training in the licensure of physicians assistants. (8/1/18)
 SB476LONGLOCAL OFFICIALS - Increases the salary of the marshal of the City Court of Natchitoches. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR34PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Brigadier General Robert Joseph Leblanc on being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
 SR37ALARIOSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends Ready Louisiana and recognizes March 26, 2018, as Early Education Day at the state capitol.
 SR38THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sunakshi Sharma for being named a Distinguished Finalist as one of the top youth volunteers in Louisiana for 2018, in the 23rd annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
 SR39GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning (BPSTIL) on being named a 2017 World-Leading Learner.
 SR40MORRISHCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Patricia R. Theunissen, wife of former Louisiana State Senator Jerry Theunissen.
 SR41CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kevin John Melancon on his numerous outstanding accomplishments.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR33MILKOVICHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends former Louisiana state Senator Bill Keith upon his support and endorsement of teaching creationism in public schools.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR38PETERSONLEGISLATIVE AGENCIES - Creates a legislative task force to study sexual harassment issues regarding legislators, lobbyists, and other persons interacting with the legislature.
 SCR39JOHNSCHILDREN - Creates and provides for the Child Protection Act Advisory Commission.
 SCR40WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award winners.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB151LEBASPHARMACISTS - Revises the definition of "approved college of pharmacy" as used in the Louisiana Pharmacy Practice Act
 HB182JOHNSONCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to the Indian Child Welfare Act (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB247HUVALINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to types of coverage available under surplus lines insurance
 HB326HENSGENSLEGISLATION - Makes technical corrections to various provisions of law within the purview of the legislative committees on health and welfare
 HB363HUVALINSURANCE - Provides relative to the registration of controlling persons for business entities acting as insurance producers
 HB371CHANEYCHILDREN/ABUSE - Provides relative to reporting of child abuse and neglect (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB445STOKESHEALTH - Provides relative to the Louisiana Licensed Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Board of Examiners
 HB520JOHNSONCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to disclosure of information in the state central registry of reports of child abuse and neglect (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB546LEBASHEALTH/EMERG MED SERVICE - Amends provisions of law regarding emergency medical response vehicles (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB620G.CARTERVETERANS - Requires the office of vital records to share data regarding veterans
 HB641PIERREINSURANCE - Provides relative to the licensing and regulation of insurance producers
 HB642PIERREINSURANCE - Provides relative to the Bail Bond Apprentice Program

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR16LEGERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes March 26, 2018, as United Way Women United Day at the state capitol and commends Women United for its dedication to the advancement of early childhood care and education

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB27MILLSMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. (8/1/18)
 SB62MARTINYGOVERNOR - Re-creates entities transferred to or placed within the office of the governor. (6/30/18)
 SB104ALLAINCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to marine products. (8/1/18)
 SB111CORTEZAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. (8/1/18)
 SB114PEACOCKCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Provides relative to the Military Service Relief Act. (8/1/18)
 SB129GATTIFAMILY LAW - Provides relative to foster care children in high school. (gov sig) (OR +$961,264 GF EX See Note)
 SB171THOMPSONFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to consumer loans. (gov sig) (OR SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 SB189LAFLEURPHARMACEUTICALS - Provides relative to electronic prescribing of noncontrolled legend drugs. (8/1/18)
 SB196FANNINSAFETY REGULATIONS - Provides relative to the state uniform construction code. (8/1/18)
 SB198PEACOCKHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact ("REPLICA"). (gov sig) (OR SEE FISC NOTE SG EX)
 SB202PEACOCKNURSES - Provides relative to the Nurse Licensure Compact. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB203PEACOCKPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Provides relative to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. (gov sig) (OR DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB218T.CARTERCONSTITUTION CONVENTION - Provides for calling a limited constitutional convention for finance matters. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB222LAMBERTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Provides an insurance premium discount for members of the Louisiana National Guard who have not been activated. (8/1/18)
 SB235COLOMBHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides for insurance coverage for hearing aids. (8/1/18)
 SB242MORRELLLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Constitutional amendment to provide for consideration of certain matters during regular sessions in even-numbered years. (2/3 - CA3s2(A))
 SB265MORRELLCOURTS - Provides for minimum standards for elevator access to multistory courthouses for the disabled community. (8/1/18) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB282MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to prescription drug pricing. (8/1/18)
 SB283MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to pharmacy benefit managers. (8/1/18)
 SB284LUNEAUHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to the Disaster and Emergency Medical Services Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society. (gov sig)
 SB306BARROWMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to Assistive Outpatient Treatment. (8/1/18)
 SB312LAFLEURPUBLIC MEETINGS - Revises procedure regarding meetings to call an election to levy or renew taxes. (8/1/18)
 SB350THOMPSONNURSES - Provides relative to online licensure verification for licensed practical nurses. (8/1/18)
 SB442MORRELLCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Requires companies who sell DNA testing kits to inform a purchaser of certain information. (8/1/18)
 SB459BARROWCHILDREN - Provides relative to child welfare information. (gov sig)

Special Order No. 1 for March 27, 2017.
 SB117MORRELLPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Requires that any contractor who enters into a contract with a state entity comply with the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act. (8/1/18)

Special Order No. 2 for March 27, 2017.
 SB149MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to disclose wage information. (8/1/18)

Special Order No. 3 for March 27, 2017.
 SB162T.CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Provides for an increase in the state minimum wage. (2/3 - CAs2.1)(8/1/18)

Special Order No. 4 for March 27, 2017.
 SB184MARTINYVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to video poker. (8/1/18)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR10BARROWCHILDREN - Requests the Department of Children and Family Services to study extending the age of foster care to age twenty-one.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB172PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Scott to levy an additional one percent sales tax, subject to voter approval. (gov sig)
 SB210GATTIPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Webster Parish. (gov sig)
 SB212GATTITRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Authorizes the Department of Transportation and Development to rent or lease equipment. (8/1/18)
 SB219T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 SB221T.CARTERWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Changes the name of the Louisiana Workforce Commission to the Louisiana Department of Labor. (gov sig) (EG FF EX See Note)
 SB229MORRELLPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (8/1/18)
 SB232MORRELLPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to contracts for projects by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (8/1/18)
 SB234COLOMBEMPLOYMENT - Requires a contractor for a state construction project to designate no less than two percent of man-hours in any apprenticeable occupation to registered apprentices. (8/1/18)
 SB237MORRELLREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Authorizes the Department of Revenue to seek to enjoin preparers who engage in certain conduct. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB238MORRELLREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Authorizes the Department of Revenue to seek to enjoin preparers who engage in certain conduct. (7/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB249ALLAINPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Mary Parish. (gov sig)
 SB250MIZELLSCHOOLS - Requires school governing authorities to provide parents with certain information relative to the health risks associated with pornography. (8/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB303MILKOVICHSCHOOLS - Provides relative to bullying. (gov sig)
 SB311PERRYSCHOOLS - Requires that all softball and baseball dugouts used for high school interscholastic athletics be enclosed. (8/1/18) (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB327LAMBERTFISH/FISHING - Provides possession limits of certain species of fish caught in saltwater areas of the state. (gov sig)
 SB331COLOMBMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for a ten-year renewable period for hang tags for persons with mobility impairments. (8/1/18) (EG -$174,225 SG RV See Note)
 SB336RISERWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Re-creates the Louisiana Workforce Commission and reauthorizes the Incumbent Worker Training Program. (6/30/18)
 SB344GATTIPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the commissioner of administration to transfer certain state property in Webster Parish. (gov sig)
 SB349APPELEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Creates the Technology Strategy Task Force. (8/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB382HEWITTMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to safety belts. (8/1/18)
 SB385CHABERTGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION - Corrects statutory references remaining from the transfer of the state land office to the division of administration. (8/1/18)
 SB401MIZELLSCHOOLS - Creates a commission to study the feasibility of consolidating the Washington Parish and Bogalusa City school systems. (gov sig)
 SB422B.WHITEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the distribution of certain contractor fees to accredited public universities and community colleges school of construction management or construction technology. (8/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB426LAFLEURBONDS - Provides relative to the Consolidated Local Government Public Finance Act. (See Act) (EG NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB438CHABERTFORESTRY - Provides for the sale of timber by the state land office. (8/1/18)
 SB56MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides right of an oral argument in contradictory proceedings. (gov sig)
 SB68CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to criminal damage to property caused by the wake of a vehicle during flood conditions. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB70MIZELLCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to permissible warrantless searches of the residences of defendants on probation or parole. (8/1/18)
 SB91CLAITORCIVIL PROCEDURE - Authorizes exemplary damages in civil actions for death from hazing. (gov sig)
 SB102MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides relative to disposition of children after adjudication of certain felony-grade delinquent acts. (8/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB103MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides for use of restraints in juvenile court proceedings. (8/1/18)
 SB105MORRELLSEX OFFENSES - Provides that a person cannot give consent to sexual conduct while in police custody. (gov sig)
 SB106MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides relative to the duration of a disposition on a felony-grade adjudication. (8/1/18)
 SB112G.SMITHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Authorizes business entities to assert or defend certain claims on their own behalf. (gov sig)
 SB120PERRYSHERIFFS - Provides relative to premium costs for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. (7/1/18)
 SB124PERRYSHERIFFS - Allows the sheriff's offices of certain parishes to issue warning citations. (8/1/18)
 SB128PERRYPARISHES - Authorizes the governing authority of Acadia Parish to employ its own attorneys to represent it generally. (gov sig)
 SB167THOMPSONSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. (6/30/18)
 SB169THOMPSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to seed testing and labeling. (gov sig)
 SB170THOMPSONAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Agricultural Chemistry and Seed Commission. (gov sig)
 SB231MORRELLWEAPONS - Provides relative to the transfer of firearms for the violation of a protective order. (10/1/18)
 SB233MORRELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Nullifies nondisclosure agreements to conceal criminal activity. (8/1/18)
 SB243MORRELLCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Constitutional amendment to require unanimous juries for felonies. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB262GATTIGOVERNOR - Provides relative to powers of the governor during times of a disaster or emergency. (gov sig)
 SB316JOHNSRIVERBOAT GAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB317CLAITORPUBLIC DEFENDER - Provides procedure for expulsion of members of the Louisiana Public Defender Board for unexcused absences at board meetings. (gov sig)
 SB318MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (8/1/18)
 SB320JOHNSGAMING - Provides for a deduction of fees attributable to qualified wagers. (8/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV)
 SB321MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to the relocation of the gaming operations of a riverboat licensee. (8/1/18)
 SB335MIZELLCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides for penalties for persons convicted for soliciting prostitutes. (8/1/18)
 SB362WARDSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates regional authority for certain infrastructure needs and provides relative to taxing powers and uses. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB411B.WHITECRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to persons found not guilty by reason of insanity. (8/1/18)
 SB417B.WHITEGAMING - Provides for a referendum election in Tangipahoa Parish regarding riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB441MORRELLCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides penalties for reckless operation of certain all-terrain vehicles on public roadways. (8/1/18)
 SB446B.WHITESUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. (6/30/18)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB94APPELPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides that public entities are liable for interest due for failure to pay progressive stage or final payments on public contracts under certain conditions. (8/1/18) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB99MORRELLHEALTH CARE - Extends legislative authority for the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board. (7/1/18)
 SB122PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Repeals provision authorizing the city of Kaplan's elected police chief to manage police personnel. (8/1/18)
 SB142PETERSONSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State Civil Service and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law. (6/30/18)
 SB148MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to require local government approval of the industrial property tax exemption. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB158COLOMBEMPLOYMENT - Requires employers who receive economic development incentives from the state to designate no less than two percent of the man-hours in any apprenticeable occupation to registered apprentices for a new construction project or the expansion of an existing construction project. (8/1/18)
 SB230MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to qualified truck stop facility amenities. (8/1/18)
 SB319GATTISTATE AGENCIES - Abolishes boards and commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities that are inactive. (8/1/18) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB390CLAITORSUITS AGAINST STATE - Provides for the order of payment of judgments and compromises against the state, subject to funding. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB419PETERSONETHICS - Repeals provision for recusal for members of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and removes provisions permitting certain persons to serve on the board. (8/1/18)