Senate Daily Digest
May 8, 2017
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR70THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Delhi Charter School boys powerlifting team on winning the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division V, Class 1A State Powerlifting Championship.
 SR71RISERSENATE - Commends the Republic of China, known as Taiwan, for positive economic relations with Louisiana.
 SR72MILLSSENATE - Designates Thursday, May 18, 2017, as March of Dimes Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR75MARTINYSENATE - Expresses condolences upon the death of G. Frank Purvis.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR65PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bossier High School on its Centennial celebration.
 SCR67ALLAINCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to pass legislation or adopt policies allowing Louisiana to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to two hundred nautical miles off the coast of Louisiana.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB6HOLLISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Exempts Louisiana residents from the assessment of penalties for noncompliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB17TERRY BROWNSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to the release of certain account information for the estate of a decedent
 HB27CONNICKDOMESTIC ABUSE - Amends the definition of "household member" for purposes of assistance and protection from domestic abuse
 HB79FOILSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Prohibits corporal punishment for certain students with exceptionalities
 HB83MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes an incarcerated defendant to appear at certain proceedings by way of simultaneous audio-visual transmission (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB89DAVISINSURANCE CLAIMS - Allows employees of insurance companies that are not licensed claims adjusters to adjust certain losses that do not exceed five hundred dollars
 HB98S.BISHOPENERGY/OIL & GAS - Repeals the provision tying the Oil Field Site Restoration Fund fee to the payment of severance tax (EN +$1,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB111S.BISHOPCURRICULA - Requires instruction in litter prevention and awareness for public school students in certain grades (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB140G.MILLERTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - Requires reports to the assessor concerning deaths occurring in the state (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB144ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - Provides for real property interests for integrated coastal restoration projects
 HB155DANAHAYCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Adds the House and Governmental Affairs Committee as an entity eligible to receive criminal history record information
 HB158D.MILLERPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Landry Parish
 HB159D.MILLERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Requires certain mental health providers to be licensed under the Behavioral Health Services Provider Licensing Law
 HB160G.MILLERVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to voting by a person who has a disability (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB165ANDERSINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for identification of dental benefit plan coverage
 HB168CARPENTERVOTING/REGISTRATION - Requires reporting of certain information concerning persons with a felony conviction who are released from the custody or supervision of the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB188CROMERINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for review of fees charged for external review
 HB192MORENODRUGS/CONTROLLED - Provides for limitations on the prescribing of opioids
 HB318BERTHELOTVETERANS - Provides free parking for disabled veterans at airports (EGF DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB324PIERRERAILROADS - Adds on track equipment as a railway vehicle considered for certain railroad crossing requirements
 HB379BAGNERISHIGHWAYS - Authorizes the Regional Transit Authority to solicit and enter into public-private partnership contracts
 HB432SHADOINMTR VEHICLE/REGISTRATION - Imposes certain requirements on transactions executing the transfer of certificates of title of certain movable property
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB471FOILHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides relative to manufactured and modular housing (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB487T.LANDRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Relative to fraudulent or fictitious identification credentials (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB510L.HARRISHIGHWAYS/EXPRESSWAYS - Designates a portion of Highway 1 in Alexandria as the "Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie Memorial Highway"
 HB611GLOVERHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of I-49 North from I-220 to La. Highway 1 as the T.J. Hawkins, Craig E. Lear, Cooper Road USA Expressway
 HB674GISCLAIRSEAFOOD - Authorizes certain areas to be used for seafood research

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR53HAZELCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Holy Cross wrestling team upon winning the 2017 All-State Sugar/LHSAA Division I state wrestling championship

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB2MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Provides that the Louisiana Equal Pay Act be applicable to men and private employers and requires government contractors to verify equal pay practices. (8/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB6J.SMITHGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides for quorum requirements for the Office of Group Benefits Policy and Planning Board. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB37MARTINYPSYCHOLOGISTS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB44J.SMITHINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to the sale of policies issued by the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. (8/1/17)
 SB45J.SMITHINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to the definition of ocean marine insurance. (8/1/17)
 SB56LONGINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the self-reporting of administrative actions against an insurance producer by nongovernmental regulatory authorities. (8/1/17)
 SB59MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to prescription drug price information. (gov sig)
 SB63GATTIEMPLOYMENT - Provides for the classification of certain types of cancer as an occupational disease or infirmity connected with the duties of a firefighter. (8/1/17)
 SB80W.BISHOPTRAFFIC - Authorizes civilian traffic control officer to investigate certain traffic accidents in certain parishes. (8/1/17) (EG +$992,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB101RISERMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes issuance of a military honor license plate with an identical number for a motorcycle and boat trailer. (8/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB114APPELINTERNET - Provides for free broadband Internet at public airports. (8/1/17)
 SB133MORRELLEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to immunizations required prior to enrolling in school. (gov sig)
 SB152T.CARTERMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to a needs accommodation designation on a driver's license or special identification card regarding mental health. (8/1/17) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB154T.CARTERTRAFFIC - Requires posting notification of mobile speed camera location. (8/1/17) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB184LUNEAUAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Provides for the removal of an offset or credit against uninsured motorist coverage when the carrier is insolvent. (8/1/17)
 SB193CORTEZEMBALMERS/FUNERAL DIRECT - Provides relative to certificate renewals by the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. (gov sig)
 SB215TARVERSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the enrollment procedures of certain charter schools. (gov sig)
 SB216TARVERHEALTH CARE - Provides for physician assistants executing emergency certificates relative to alleged mental illness or substance abuse. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB217ERDEYCHIROPRACTORS - Increases the number of continuing education hours for chiropractors. (8/1/17)
 SB233LAFLEUREDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requires BESE to award points to the school performance score of a school that offers certain programs. (gov sig)
 SB239MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to for the "Animal Friendly" and "Krewe of NYX" prestige license plates. (gov sig)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB30SCHEXNAYDERMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders" specialty license plate
 HB476HAZELMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Modifies the allocation of funding for the Support Our Troops special prestige license plate

Special Order No. 1 for May 9, 2017.
 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)

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
 SB5LUNEAUSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to per diem for the Rapides Parish Sewerage District No. 2. (8/1/17) (EN +$6,480 LF RV See Note)
 SB10MILLSMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the St. Martin Parish Assessment District to provide for an automobile expense allowance for the assessor. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB29MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the sales and use tax exemption for antique airplanes. (7/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB31MORRELLTAX/SALES - Includes certain numismatic coins in the definition of tangible personal property subject to sales and use tax. (7/1/17) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB57CORTEZFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to remove authority to fund state police for traffic control from the Transportation Trust Fund. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB60WALSWORTHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain state highways in memory of certain police officers. (8/1/17) (EN +$4,400 SG EX See Note)
 SB79LUNEAUTAX/TAXATION - Removes the June 30, 2018, sunset provision and makes permanent reductions to certain income and corporation franchise tax credits. (gov sig) (EN +$12,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB97FANNINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the sales and use tax exemption for feed, seed, and fertilizer used by commercial farmers. (1/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB98DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the appropriation of incentive expenditures. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB99DONAHUESPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the St. Tammany Parish Development District. (See Act)
 SB100DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the requirement of the division of administration to produce a non-discretionary adjusted standstill budget. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB115APPELSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the University Neighborhood Security and Improvement District in Orleans Parish. (gov sig)
 SB119WARDLANDS/WATERBOTTOM - Authorizes a surface lease between Williams, Inc. and the state land office. (gov sig)
 SB132B.WHITEWATER/WATERWAYS - Provides an exception for portions of the Comite River, Pearl River, Tchefuncte River, Bogue Falaya River, Abita River, Amite River, and Bayou Manchac from provisions of the natural and scenic rivers program. (8/1/17)
 SB143CHABERTPUBLIC LANDS - Provides relative to sales, leases, and subleases of immovable property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. (gov sig)
 SB145CLAITORTOPS - Provides relative to Tulane Legislative Scholarships. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB150CHABERTTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Ports of Louisiana tax credits. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB162APPELHOUSING - Provides relative to the Louisiana Inclusionary Zoning and Workforce Affordable Housing Act. (gov sig)
 SB163MIZELLCORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Provides an exemption from the requirement that state prisons purchase goods from Prison Enterprises, if the goods can be purchased for less in the parish in which the facility is located. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB164PEACOCKPUBLIC LANDS - Provides the procedures for the sale of certain school lands by a school board. (8/1/17)
 SB172MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credits as of January 1, 2019. (gov sig) (EN +$27,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB177MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the Motion Picture Tax Credit Program for the withholding of income tax for performance of services on a state-certified production. (7/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB178MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Establishes termination dates for certain tax credits and incentive programs administered by the Department of Economic Development. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB199ERDEYPUBLIC PROPERTY - Allows the sharing of equipment between public entities. (gov sig)
 SB200ERDEYSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for an increase of members to the board of supervisors of the Livingston Parish Sewer District. (gov sig)
 SB204G.SMITHPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes St. John the Baptist Parish to name a library after Norris Butch Millet Sr. (8/1/17)
 SB207ALLAINFISH/FISHING - Limits the permissible uses of monies in the Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB210ERDEYSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for an increase of commissioners to the board of Gravity Drainage District No. 2 of Livingston Parish. (gov sig)
 SB230LAFLEURMUSEUMS - Removes certain museums from the jurisdiction of the Department of State. (gov sig) (EN -$118,305 GF EX See Note)
 SB232LAFLEURFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to funds and state funds. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB238PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the town of Duson to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax. (gov sig)
 SB241JOHNSTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for dental devices. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB243PEACOCKTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the tax credit for conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 SB35COLOMBCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Provides exemptions from arrest and prosecution to persons lawfully in possession of medical marijuana. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB43MARTINYCOURTS - Provides relative to compensation and distribution of costs of justices of the peace and constables. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB72MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides right of oral argument in contradictory proceedings. (gov sig) (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB81W.BISHOPCURATORSHIP - Provides for curatorship. (8/1/17)
 SB121WARDCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to terminology of court-ordered and other mandatory examinations in civil and administrative matters and claims. (gov sig) (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB139MARTINYCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to criminal justice. (11/1/17) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB220ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for certain offenses. (8/1/17)
 SB221ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the cleansing period for certain crimes applicable to habitual offender penalty enhancements. (11/1/17)
 SB236LAFLEURCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to clerks of court. (8/1/17) (2/3-CA7s2.1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)

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)
 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)
 SB38MORRELLCOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Provides with respect to mental health counselors. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/17)
 SB146CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the Habitual Offender Law. (11/1/17)
 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)