Senate Daily Digest
April 26, 2017
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR47PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Judge Marcus Anson Broussard Jr.
 SCR48MILKOVICHSTATE AGENCIES - Requires state agencies to include on their website information regarding any properties rented by the agency. (gov sig)
 SCR49JOHNSLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes May 13, 2017, as Louisiana Firefighters' Appreciation Day and commends all firefighters across the state for their dedication to public safety, and for their service to the citizens of Louisiana and the United States of America.
 SCR50JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes and expresses appreciation for the Louisiana Dental Association and Dental Lifeline Network - Louisiana's Donated Dental Services Program.
 SCR51TARVERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Pastor James C. Birdsong Jr. on his numerous accomplishments.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB460BERTHELOTFIRE PROTECT/FIREMEN - Authorizes the state fire marshal to purchase a specified group insurance policy for the benefit of certain volunteer members of fire companies (EN +$500,000 SD EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR44AMEDEECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana State University at Alexandria men's basketball team for its outstanding achievements in its first three seasons

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB9ALLAINSERVITUDES - Provides relative to servitudes of natural drainage. (gov sig)
 SB109CLAITORPRESCRIPTION - Provides for the suspension and extension of prescription and peremption due to 2016 flooding disaster. (gov sig)
 SB128MILKOVICHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits cutting, resection, excision, harvesting, or removal of a body part, organ, or tissue of an aborted unborn child for sale, commerce, transport, research, or profit. (gov sig)
 SB129ALLAINSERVITUDES - Provides relative to indemnity for right and servitude of passage on certain waterways. (8/1/17)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/17)
 SB146CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the Habitual Offender Law. (11/1/17)
 SB151B.WHITEHOMELAND SECURITY - Provides for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. (gov sig)
 SB185LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to physical or mental examinations of certain persons. (8/1/17)
 SB212G.SMITHLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to peace officer training requirements. (8/1/17)
 SB222ERDEYPUBLIC EMPLOYEES - Provides benefits for firemen and law enforcement officers who suffer a catastrophic injury resulting in permanent and total disability caused by an individual with the specific intent to kill an officer while the officer is engaged in the performance of his official duties. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SR39MILKOVICHRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Urges and requests the systems to report certain investment information including amounts paid to investment professionals.

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