Senate Daily Digest
May 11, 2017
9:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR100MILKOVICHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Reverend R. Henry Martin for 28 years of outstanding leadership as the executive director of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.
 SR101MILKOVICHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Reverend Frances Duron for her lifetime of dedicated and selfless gospel ministry.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR88MILKOVICHCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Requests the Board of Regents to study the benefits of consolidating academic and research programs and disciplines in and among public colleges and universities.
 SCR89CLAITORCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Curt Eysink.
 SCR90THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. Linnea Eitmann upon earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health Management and Policy from Tulane University.
 SCR91HEWITTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Leo Casanave for over fifty years of service to the St. Tammany Parish School System as a math and science teacher and counselor.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB126BACALACIVIL/GARNISHMENT - Provides relative to payment of processing fee for certain garnishment proceedings (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 HB147GAROFALOPARISH/ORDINANCES - Authorizes the governing authority of St. Bernard Parish to enact ordinances requiring property owners to remove deleterious growths and trash
 HB156DWIGHTFISHING/OYSTERS - Provides for the gear authorized for oyster harvest on Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Lake
 HB164BAGLEYPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides for the abolition of the office of police chief and the police department for the town of Stonewall (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB200FALCONERCIVIL SERVICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the municipal police civil service system for the city of Mandeville
 HB225PEARSONCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to certain substances in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law
 HB231THIBAUTETHICS/CODE - Allows the immediate family member of a mayor or governing authority member of a municipality with a population of five thousand or less or a legal entity in which the family member has an interest to enter into a transaction with the municipality subject to certain conditions
 HB251SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the declaration of abandoned animals after a declared emergency
 HB268J.HARRISCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to criminal history records checks for agencies with access to federal tax information, criminal history record information, or state issued REAL ID information (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB276JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to law enforcement officers while under officer-involved incident investigations (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB328COUSSANPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to extinction of rights relating to immovable property
 HB343FRANKLINCHILDREN/PARENTAL RIGHTS - Provides relative to termination of parental rights
 HB473GAINESLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to P.O.S.T. certification of peace officers
 HB566HAZELTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB593PUGHAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the regulation of turtles
 HB617LEBASDISTRICTS/PUBLIC IMPROVE - Provides relative to District Five Road Commission of St. Landry Parish and District Six Road Commission of St. Landry Parish

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR65ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - To express support for the annual Gulf Hypoxia Mapping Cruise conducted by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and to memorialize congress to provide continued funding
 HCR66ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - Memorializes congress and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to continue appropriate funding for the National Sea Grant College Program

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB128CARMODYPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Provides relative to regulations imposed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission on household goods carriers
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB211FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to business filings with the secretary of state
 HB233THOMASINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to filing requirements for surplus lines insurers
 HB289THOMASINSURANCE - Requires risk-bearing entities to provide certain contact information to the commissioner of insurance
 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
 HB378ANDERSINSURERS/GUARANTY ASSNS - Provides for exclusion from guaranty fund coverage for a person acquiring rights to receive payments through a "structured settlement factoring transaction"
 HB393CONNICKINSURANCE/POLICIES - Provides for the elimination of contents coverage on residential properties following a declared disaster
 HB407HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides for producer fees for individual and group health insurance policies
 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)
 HB480HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for the approval of independent review organizations
 HB503THIBAUTINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to the licensing of insurance producers (EN +$500,000 SG RV See Note)

 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)
 SB146CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the Habitual Offender Law. (11/1/17)

Special Order No. 1 for May 16, 2017.
 SB139MARTINYCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to criminal justice. (11/1/17) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)

Special Order No. 2 for May 16, 2017.
 SB220ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for certain offenses. (8/1/17)

Special Order No. 3 for May 16, 2017.
 SB221ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the cleansing period for certain crimes applicable to habitual offender penalty enhancements. (11/1/17)

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 Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR48MILKOVICHSTATE AGENCIES - Requires state agencies to include on their website information regarding any properties rented by the agency. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB69T.CARTERAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Provides for the exclusive regulation of drones by the state. (gov sig)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 SB144JOHNSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to holders to alcoholic retail dealer's permits for beverages of high and low alcoholic content. (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)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB33MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Eliminates sunset provision on credit for taxes paid in other states. (gov sig) (EG +$31,300,000 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB114APPELINTERNET - Provides for free broadband Internet at public airports. (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)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/17)
 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)
 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)
 SB183MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides termination dates for certain tax incentive and rebate programs. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 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)
 SB254MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB255MORRELLEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Provides relative to health-related policies established by certain early learning centers. (gov sig)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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