Senate Daily Digest
April 25, 2017
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber


PDF Daily Digest

  BLUE = already considered.   RED = currently being considered.   BLACK = not yet considered.
 **Click on an instrument for additional information.  Click on an author for the author's home page.


Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR43PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the passing of Lucille Trahan Picard.
 SR44JOHNSSENATE - Recognizes Wednesday, April 26, 2017, as the fifth annual Liquefied Natural Gas Day at the state capitol and expresses support of the Louisiana Energy Export Association, LNG exports, and the streamlining and expedition of permit approval for pending export facilities.
 SR45ALARIOSENATE - Commends CASA programs and volunteers for the work they do to ensure safe permanent homes for Louisiana's foster children and designates April 27, 2017, as CASA Day at the state capitol.
 SR46THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act, designates April 27, 2017, as FFA Day at the Louisiana State Capitol, and commends the state officers of the Louisiana FFA Association.
 SR47W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends XS Martial Arts Dojo and Save One Now for presenting the 10th Annual Crescent City Kumite being held on May 20, 2017.
 SR48COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences on the death of Scott Anthony Brooks.
 SR49APPELSENATE - Recognizes October 2017 as Dyslexia Awareness Month and requests schools and state and local educational agencies to address the significant educational implications of dyslexia.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR39LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends James K. Elrod and the Willis-Knighton Health System on their efforts to become a superior cancer treatment provider and a source for exceptional healthcare in Northwest Louisiana and beyond.
 SCR40PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Adriana Martin on her new record for the rendition of the numerical quotient of Pi set on March 14, 2017, National Pi Day.
 SCR41WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jerry Stovall upon his retirement from the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation.
 SCR42COLOMBLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes Tuesday, June 27, 2017, as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day in Louisiana.
 SCR43COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Willie F. Hawkins.
 SCR44COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA) at Louisiana State University and recognizes April 13, 2017, as the 19th annual PAISA Day at the Louisiana Legislature.
 SCR45COLOMBCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to extend or eliminate the currently expired ratification time limit on the Equal Rights Amendment.
 SCR46APPELCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bill Capo for his outstanding service to the people of Louisiana and beyond.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB137JENKINSMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Provides relative to the filing of requests for medical review panels
 HB211FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to business filings with the secretary of state
 HB290COXREAL ESTATE/APPRAISERS - Provides relative to appraisal management company license applications and renewals (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB299COUSSANTECHNOLOGY - Provides relative to the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Commission
 HB310REYNOLDSCORPORATIONS - Provides for revisions to the Business Corporations Act
 HB317BAGLEYCHILDREN/ADOPTION - Provides for the acceptance of a child surrendered for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR2FOILCHILDREN/TUTORSHIP - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study tutorship and the legal capacity of an emancipated minor
 HCR39BERTHELOTSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, May 3, 2017, as LMA Municipal Day at the state capitol
 HCR40HALLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Peabody Magnet High School boys basketball team upon winning the 2017 Class 3A state championship
 HCR41G.CARTERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends several Tulane University students upon winning NASA's BIG Idea Challenge competition
 HCR42T.LANDRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of New Iberia on its one hundred forty-second anniversary
 HCR43D.MILLERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes the week of May 6 through 12, 2017, as National Nurses Week in Louisiana

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB7PEACOCKSTATE POLICE RET FUND - Provides for benefits for survivors of members killed in the line of duty by an intentional act of violence. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/17) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB8PEACOCKRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for correction of membership and enrollment errors in the state and statewide retirement systems. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/17) (EN SEE BELOW)
 SB11PEACOCKRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for the incorporation of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System into the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana. (7/1/17) (EG SEE BELOW)
 SB15HEWITTLEVEES - Repeals provision that prohibits a commissioner of the St. Tammany Levee, Drainage and Conservation District, whose term is expired, from continuing to serve or vote. (gov sig)
 SB20WARDPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to meetings, election of officers, and per diem for members of the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. (8/1/17)
 SB23ALARIOROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates the new bridge across Goose Bayou on LA 45 in Jefferson Parish as the "Jules Nunez Bridge". (8/1/17) (EN +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 SB24MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Exempts diapers and feminine hygiene products from state and local sales and use tax. (See Act) (EG -$13,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB27MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from state sales and use tax. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB61ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to authorize local economic development authorities or districts to enter into contracts to exempt offshore vessels from ad valorem taxation. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB71DONAHUETOPS - Provides relative to TOPS award amounts. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB77LAMBERTWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Allows the use of gill nets for taking of shad as bait fish with certain limitations. (gov sig)
 SB90ERDEYPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides relative to scholarships for children of certain law enforcement officers and other investigative employees killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB93MILLSTAX/TAXATION - Excludes from repairs to tangible personal property and fabrication certain preparation and painting of certain aircraft for purposes of sales and use tax aircraft having an FAA registration address outside the state. (7/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB94G.SMITHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain state highways. (8/1/17)
 SB102JOHNSFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates and provides for Louisiana Educational Workforce Training Fund to provide opportunities for educational training in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB103RISERWATER/WATERWAYS - Provides for approval of rules and regulations of a game and fish commission. (8/1/17)
 SB112B.WHITEPROCUREMENT CODE - Provides relative to the execution of performance based energy efficiency contracts. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB125THOMPSONPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the sale of certain property in Tensas Parish. (gov sig)
 SB127THOMPSONMOTOR VEHICLES - Prohibits certain coverings and devices from obstructing a license plate. (8/1/17)
 SB148CHABERTPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Waterway Dredging and Deepening Priorty Program. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB150CHABERTTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Ports of Louisiana tax credits. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB180MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for medical devices. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB237CORTEZBONDS - Provides relative to revenue bonds of the Lafayette Parish School Board. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR39MILKOVICHRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Urges and requests the systems to report certain investment information including amounts paid to investment professionals.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR22MIZELLCONGRESS - Memorializes congress to consider eliminating the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) Social Security benefit reductions.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB4MARTINYFINANCIAL PLANNING - Provides relative to the registration of investment adviser representatives. (gov sig)
 SB16CLAITORJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 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)