Senate Daily Digest
April 18, 2017
5:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB238PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the town of Duson to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax. (gov sig)
 SB239MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to for the "Animal Friendly" and "Krewe of NYX" prestige license plates. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR26T.CARTERSENATE - Recognizes April 23, 2017, as International Children's Day.
 SR27W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry's Summer Enrichment Program.
 SR28W.BISHOPCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Caramitter Carter-Warren.
 SR29ALARIOSENATE - Recognizes April 19, 2017, as University of Louisiana System Day at the Louisiana Legislature.
 SR30JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Lake Charles Cintas Corporation location upon being awarded the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program STAR award.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR25CLAITORHEALTH CARE - Expresses the recognition of the Louisiana Legislature on the need for colorectal cancer screening examinations.
 SCR26WALSWORTHLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates April 20, 2017, as Alzheimer's Awareness Day at the state capitol and expresses the continued support of the Louisiana Alzheimer's Disease Task Force's Final Report and the implementation of its recommendations.
 SCR28G.SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Cara Ursin on winning the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year award for Girls' Basketball three times.
 SCR29G.SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Destrehan High School LadyCats on winning the LHSAA Class 5A state girls' basketball championship.
 SCR30MORRELLCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to create a reliable and predictable stream of resources to address deferred maintenance needs in the National Park System and designates April 15 through April 23, 2017, as National Park Week in Louisiana.
 SCR31B.WHITELAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the Louisiana Law Enforcement Body Camera Implementation Task Force.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR27CHANEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mary Lou Bairnsfather for more than fifty years of musical education and service to Louisiana's children and adults
 HCR28HOFFMANNSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes October 2017 as Dyslexia Awareness Month
 HCR29LEGERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, April 19, 2017, as New Orleans Day at the legislature
 HCR31MCFARLANDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends D. Neil Granger, Ph.D., for his many accomplishments and contributions to the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
 HCR33JENKINSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. G. E. Ghali for his leadership as chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
 HCR34BERTHELOTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends G.W. Carver Primary School in Ascension Parish upon receipt of the 2017 TAP Founder's Award from the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
 HCR35BAGLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dennis J. O'Callaghan, Ph.D., for his many accomplishments and contributions to his field
 HCR37STOKESCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Team Gleason and the Gleason Initiative Foundation for advocacy on behalf of persons with ALS and other neuromuscular conditions

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB22PEACOCKTAX/TAXATION - Provides for items eligible for the 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. (8/1/17) (EG +$400,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB25MORRELLTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Sunsets the individual income tax education credit. (gov sig) (EN +$9,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB26MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to prohibit contracts under the industrial property tax exemption program from exempting millages related to school funding. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB33MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Eliminates sunset provision on credit for taxes paid in other states. (gov sig) (EG +$31,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB48MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the termination of the credit for purchase of qualified recycling equipment or service contracts. (gov sig) (EG +$100,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB174MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for a deduction for individual and corporate income tax for certain disaster payments. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB175MORRELLTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Provides for a deduction for certain casualty losses arising from a major disaster. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB182MORRELLTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for the tax credit for ad valorem taxes paid on inventory by taxpayers included in one consolidated federal income tax return. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB41JOHNSSEX OFFENSES - Provides for the forfeiture of currency related to the commission of certain sex offenses. (gov sig)
 SB211G.SMITHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the crime of engaging in life safety and property protection contracting without authority. (8/1/17) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)