Senate Daily Digest
June 10, 2021
9:00 AM
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR217FESIHEALTH CARE - Directs the Louisiana Department of Health and the LSU Health Services Center - New Orleans, health care services division, to report on the use and results of hydroxychloroquine on Medicaid patients for treating COVID-19.
 SR218LAMBERTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jeffrey Ditman 2020-2021 on being named Teacher of the Year at Lutcher High School from District 18.
 SR219LAMBERTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Becky Louque for being named the St. James Parish School System's 2020-2021 Principal of the Year.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR190BOUDREAUXTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study the length and danger of longer freight trains.
 SR207BODI WHITEFISCAL CONTROLS - Authorizes the establishment of a subcommittee of the Committee on Finance to study Louisiana Workforce Commission administration of the federal unemployment compensation program.
 SR209PETERSONCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to enact federal legislation granting statehood to the people of Washington, D.C.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR78BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - To authorize and direct the Lafayette Economic Development Authority to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategic plan for the northern part of the city of Lafayette.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR121DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to convene a healthcare workplace violence task force to advance the priorities expressed in HCR No. 60 of the 2019 R.S.
 HCR122LYONSUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Continues the Unemployment Compensation and Trust Fund Task Force
 HCR125WRIGHTCONTRACTS - Directs a joint subcommittee to study certain contractual restrictions on the practice of medicine

House Bills Reported by Committee

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB142WARDGAMING - Provides for the disposition of funds generated by sports wagering. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB188WOMACKHOUSING - Provides for the number of board members of the Louisiana Housing Corporation. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR30ALLAINJOINT RULES - Limits annual total cash general obligation capital outlay projects to general obligation bond cash line of credit capacity.
 SCR74MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Creates a task force to study the electronic filing of public documents with the clerk of court of Ouachita Parish.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB187BODI WHITEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the creation, transfer, dedication, deposit, and use of certain funds. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB1PEACOCKTAX/SALES - Phases in the dedication of the temporary state sales tax levy to the Transportation Trust Fund. (8/1/21) (EG -$378,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB19MORRISIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Provides relative to partition of immovable property under certain circumstances. (8/1/21)
 SB22PEACOCKRETIREMENT BENEFITS - Provides relative to retirement eligibility for certain members of state retirement systems and for disability retirement. (6/30/21) (EG DECREASE APV)
 SB44PETERSONENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Provides for reporting and notification of releases of certain materials that cause an emergency condition. (8/1/21)
 SB85ABRAHAMCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to the rate at which certain prisoners earn "good time". (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB115PEACOCKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/21)
 SB175ALLAINTAX/FRANCHISE/CORPORATE - Provides for a single rate of corporation franchise tax. (See Act) (EG -$24,500,000 GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR89MARCELLECORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Requests a study of the health and safety conditions of Louisiana prisons and jails
 HCR97JONESPARDON/PAROLE - Requests a study of case law and best practices to better understand other approaches to parole

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR6ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING-BUDGET, ST - Directs flood protection districts and parish governing authorities in areas benefitting from the federal Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) to contribute towards the $400 million annual payments the state must make for this project (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HCR92DAVISPROPERTY/COMMUNITY - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study provisions of law on partition of community property

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB40WRIGHTFUNDS/FUNDING - Limits certain monies from being used to pay for certain Dept. of Transportation and Development expenses (EG +$31,007,763 GF EX See Note)
 HB274BISHOPTAX/INCOME TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the rates and brackets for purposes of calculating income taxes and limits the mandatory deduction for federal income taxes paid to corporate income taxes (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB276BEAULLIEUBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides for changes in the expenditure limit calculation (EG SEE FISC NOTE EX See Note)
 HB297PHILLIP TARVERCOURTS/MAYORS - Provides relative to mayor's courts providing notice (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB393ORGERONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Allows any wine producer or manufacturer to sell sparkling and still wine on or off premises and ship directly to a consumer (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB416HODGESCURRICULA - Requires instruction regarding World War II and the Holocaust for high school students and training for teachers relative to such instruction (RE1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB443BEAULLIEUTAX/INCOME-CREDIT - Provides for individual income tax credits for donations made to school tuition organizations (EG1 -$705,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB495IVEYNURSES - Allows full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses
 HB511MCFARLANDBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides relative to budgetary operations and funding for the Department of Transportation and Development (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB565HUVALMTR VEHICLE/VIOLATIONS - Provides relative to the operation of a motor vehicle while using wireless telecommunication devices (RE1 See Note)
 HB596FONTENOTWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms (RE1 DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB600GOUDEAUPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Exempts certain property belonging to Lafayette and Lafayette Parish from third party transfer requirements

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB31CATHEYTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from state individual income tax for digital nomads. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB197CATHEYASSESSORS - Provides for vehicle allowances for assessors. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB221HEWITTVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to voting systems. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB247CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB2BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB7FREEMANTAX/SALES-USE-EXEMPT - Provides for a sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and diapers (EN -$11,100,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB38EDMONDSFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for school board information to be accessible on the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website known as Louisiana Checkbook (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB113GADBERRYETHICS/CODE - Allows the spouse of a public servant to be employed by a person who has or who is seeking a business or financial relationship with the agency of the public servant under specified circumstances
 HB149FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB159MALINDA WHITEDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides for the definition of domestic abuse
 HB188BEAULLIEUHEALTH CARE/RECORDS - Provides with respect to healthcare records
 HB246COUSSANSALT DOMES - Provides relative to the storage of hydrogen in underground reservoirs and salt domes
 HB278BISHOPTAX/INCOME TAX - Reduces the tax rates for purposes of calculating individual income tax liability and calculating the tax liability of estates and trusts and eliminates and modifies certain income tax deductions (EN -$600,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB292RISERTAX/CORP INCOME - Repeals the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid for purposes of calculating corporation income tax (EN +$29,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB352HODGESCURRICULA - Provides relative to required instruction in American history and civics in public schools (REF INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB355TURNERATHLETICS - Prohibits schools from being members of or participating in athletic competitions sponsored by an association that is not audited by the legislative auditor (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB379LARVADAINLIABILITY/TORTS - Provides for liability for damages caused by sexual harassment
 HB423EMERSONABORTION - Establishes requirements concerning reports of abortions performed or induced (EN GF EX See Note)
 HB445BOURRIAQUETAX CREDITS - Changes the sound recording investor tax credit into a refundable tax credit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB492HUGHESLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides relative to the prescriptive period for certain actions for abuse of a minor
 HB498EDMONSTONDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits discrimination by government agencies and officials on the basis of vaccination or immunity status
 HB514MAGEETAX/SALES & USE - Levies a state tax on raw or crude marijuana recommended for therapeutic use and provides for the disposition of the collections of the tax (EN -$296,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB531PRESSLYBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy
 HB535ORGERONFISHING/COMMERCIAL - Provides relative to the geographic location for the taking of menhaden (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB566JORDANFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates a portion of the taxes collected on certain surplus lines of insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB585GEYMANNINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides relative to homeowner's insurance claims settlement practices
 HB591FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for certain claims settlement practices
 HB597MIGUEZCONTRACTS - Provides relative to prohibition on certain governmental entity contracts with companies that discriminate against firearm and ammunition industries (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB639ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to infrastructure funding (EN -$400,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB640SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to industrial hemp (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB642SCHEXNAYDERFUNDS/FUNDING-GRANTS - Provides for the disbursement of monies received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 HB647TRAVIS JOHNSONDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Creates the Delta Agriculture Research and Sustainability District (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB662COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of certain orphaned wells from severance tax (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB705RISERUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to the misclassification of employees and a criteria for the classification of employees (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 HCR76EDMONDSHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to convene an opioid action summit in 2021

Conference Committee Report Received
 SB159ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Constitutional amendment to reduce the maximum rate of individual income tax and to provide for a federal income tax deduction as provided by law. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB92MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Increases the amount paid for a person who has been wrongfully convicted (REC INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB457FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS-ADJUSTR - Provides for claims adjusters