Senate Daily Digest
April 27, 2017
9:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR50CHABERTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes April 27, 2017, as Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR52GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Zachary Evans Cryer on being named Louisiana's Elementary Student of the Year for 2016-2017.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR52WARDCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the passing of Lawrence J. "Football" Badeaux.
 SCR53ALARIOCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere condolences upon the passing of former legislator, Ralph R. Miller.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR51TARVERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Pastor James C. Birdsong Jr. on his numerous accomplishments.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB18JENKINSHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 1 in Shreveport as the "Deacon Cleophus Banks, Jr. Memorial Highway"
 HB26BARRASPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain property near Spanish Lake in Iberia Parish
 HB28EMERSONMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Acadiana High School" special prestige license plate
 HB29HOWARDHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Highway 171 in Anacoco, La., as the "Sergeant James Edward Martin Memorial Highway"
 HB30SCHEXNAYDERMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders" specialty license plate
 HB39HILLHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 377 in Vernon Parish as the "Corporal Leonard Carroll Bond Memorial Highway"
 HB40HOWARDHIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain Louisiana Highways
 HB65HENSGENSMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Sabine Pass Lighthouse" specialty license plate (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB82MACKINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Louisiana Public Defender Board
 HB90DANAHAYETHICS/CODE - Provides relative to donations received by public servants for the purposes of disaster aid or relief to provide aid or to offset losses resulting from a gubernatorially declared disaster or emergency
 HB100JOHNSONHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of La. Highway 1 within the city limits of Simmesport, Louisiana, as "Joe Simon Boulevard"
 HB115CROMERFAMILY LAW - Provides for the continuous revision of community property laws
 HB121G.MILLERSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to a detailed descriptive list in an independent administration of estates
 HB128CARMODYPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Provides relative to regulations imposed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission on household goods carriers
 HB142PUGHELECTION DAYS - Calls a special election on October 14, 2017, for submitting proposed constitutional amendments to the state's electors (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB171S.CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections in Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB185ARMESMILITARY AFFAIRS - Establishes the Louisiana Military Medics and Corpsmen Pilot Program
 HB191GUINNWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Changes the name of the "Quail Unlimited" prestige license plate to the "Quail Forever" prestige license plate
 HB193JIM MORRISBRIDGES/FERRIES - Designates the bridge on Louisiana Highway 2 over James Bayou as the "Hart's Ferry Bridge"
 HB227SHADOINCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to sealing and delivering depositions
 HB244HILFERTYEVIDENCE - Allows certain business records to be self-authenticated
 HB400GAROFALOMORTGAGES - Provides for certain form requirements imposed on financial institutions relative to the cancellation of mortgages
 HB439ZERINGUECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for continuous revisions to the Code of Civil Procedure and related provisions of the Revised Statutes
 HB476HAZELMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Modifies the allocation of funding for the Support Our Troops special prestige license plate

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR45S.CARTERHISTORIC COMMEMORATION - Recognizes and commemorates the bicentennial of the incorporation of the city of Baton Rouge
 HCR47GAROFALOCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of former state representative Reed Henderson
 HCR48HENSGENSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Gueydan High School girls' basketball team upon winning the 2017 Class A state championship

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB36MARTINYHOSPITALS - Provides relative to the use of employment contracts in hospital service districts. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB38MORRELLCOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Provides with respect to mental health counselors. (gov sig)
 SB39BOUDREAUXHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (gov sig)
 SB58MILLSHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to the statewide human services districts and authorities. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB88LONGHEALTH CARE - Provides for a rural health clinic look-alike. (8/1/17) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB219FANNINHOSPITALS - Provides relative to certain hospital service districts. (8/1/17)
 SB224PETERSONHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to the Health Education Authority of Louisiana. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 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
 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)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB148CHABERTPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Waterway Dredging and Deepening Priorty Program. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX 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)