House Committee on Appropriations
May 30, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Room 5


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 HB127HUGHESTAX/STATE - Exempts from state excise and sales taxes certain items given free of charge as samples at conventions, trade shows, and similar events (EG +$555,779 GF EX See Note)
 HB410GLOVERMUSEUMS - Establishes the Shreveport Water Works Museum as a facility within the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (EG +$427,148 GF EX See Note)
 HB642JENKINSTAX/SALES & USE - Provides relative to sales and use taxation of certain digital products and services (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB12FIELDSPUBLIC HEALTH - Requires an automated external defibrillator on the premises of all educational institutions and at sponsored athletic events. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB16BERNARDELECTION CODE - Provides relative to parish boards of election supervisors. (8/1/23) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB111DUPLESSISCRIMINAL RECORDS - Provides relative to system upgrades to the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information and the Louisiana Supreme Court Case Management Information System to the expungement process. (8/1/23) (RR1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB164CLOUDGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides relative to prior authorization for services, procedures, and pharmaceuticals. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB205CORTEZINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Creates the Louisiana Foundational Integrated Research System for Transformation (LA FIRST). (gov sig) (RR1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB233CLOUDFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates the Expanding Louisiana's Health Care Workforce Fund. (8/1/23) (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HR167EDMONDSLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Requests the legislative auditor to evaluate the oversight and management of the Office of Group Benefits' contracts with pharmacy benefit managers to provide pharmacy benefits for state employees and retirees (OR NO IMPACT See Note)





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