Senate Daily Digest
April 20, 2017
9:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB243PEACOCKTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the tax credit for conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB244T.CARTERTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the definition of hotel for purposes of certain sales and hotel occupancy taxes. (7/1/17) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB245MORRELLLOCAL AGENCIES - Abolishes the New Orleans Regional Business Park. (8/1/17)
 SB246MORRELLWATER/SEWER OPERATORS - Authorizes the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board to sell its services to neighboring parishes. (8/1/17)
 SB247MORRELLWATER/SEWER OPERATORS - Provides relative to classification of personnel. (8/15/17)
 SB248MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for an annual cap and a termination date for the musical and theatrical production income tax credit. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB249CHABERTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the disbursement of certain revenue from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund for hurricane protection purposes. (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB250BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the boundaries and governance of the Opelousas Downtown Development District and authorizes the district to create economic development districts. (gov sig)
 SB251LAFLEURBONDS - Authorizes the securitizaton of the economic damage portion of the Deepwater Horizon income stream. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB252PETERSONTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the allocation of the local avails of the automobile rental tax. (gov sig) (EN -$14,500 LF RV See Note)
 SB253RISERTAX/TAXATION - Provides an individual income tax credit for certain medical expenses paid by certain state employees. (1/1/18) (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR36BARROWSENATE - Recognizes April as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Louisiana and designates April 19, 2017, as Sarcoidosis Awareness Day at the state capitol.
 SR37HEWITTSENATE - Recognizes the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell and designates April 2-8, 2017, as "Junior Auxiliary Week" at the Louisiana Senate.
 SR38W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the 2016-2017 UNO Privateers Men's Basketball team.
 SR39MILKOVICHRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Urges and requests the systems to report certain investment information including amounts paid to investment professionals.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR36PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Association for the Blind on its Ninetieth Anniversary.
 SCR37PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Bossier Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary.

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB4MARTINYFINANCIAL PLANNING - Provides relative to the registration of investment adviser representatives. (gov sig)
 SB55MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to prescribers of controlled dangerous substances. (See Act) (EN +$78,781 SG EX See Note)
 SB66BARROWCHILDREN - Provides relative to the Children's Cabinet and the Child Poverty Prevention Council of Louisiana. (8/1/17)
 SB75MILLSHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Provides relative to the health professional licensing boards created within the Louisiana Department of Health. (See Act) (RE SEE FISC NOTE SG EX)
 SB104APPELCONTRACTORS - Provides relative to bid procedures for contractors. (8/1/17)
 SB107B.WHITELAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides licensing exception for specialty vehicle dealers who manufacture armored personnel carriers for sale to law enforcement agencies and modifies certain requirements regarding sales or offers to sell motor vehicles directly to a consumer. (gov sig)
 SB108B.WHITEREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to licensing and registration of persons engaged in real estate activity. (8/1/17)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB16CLAITORJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 SB52LONGSHERIFFS - Provides relative to payment of group insurance for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office. (8/1/17)
 SB64GATTIANIMALS - Provides for animal shelter operating procedures and training requirements and authorizes animal shelters to post pictures of animals on a social media account or website. (8/1/17)
 SB86PERRYPARISHES - Permits the governing authorities of certain parishes to employ their own attorneys to represent them generally. (gov sig)
 SB147RISERMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to the Louisiana National Guard. (gov sig)
 SB195CORTEZANIMALS - Provides relative to the suspension of racing privileges. (8/1/17)
 SB213G.SMITHDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to health insurance for certain retired district attorneys. (8/1/17)
 SB234LAFLEURCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to conditions of providing a property bond for purposes of bail. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)