Senate Daily Digest
May 15, 2017
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR102MILKOVICHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. Pierce D. Nunley on his exemplary career as a physician and his outstanding achievements in the practice of spine surgery which have benefited countless patients throughout his career.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR92MILKOVICHHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Requests that the Department of Health study, plan, and report on establishing a nursing facility diversion program for senior and other citizens.
 SCR93COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Lynn Whitfield on her many accomplishments.
 SCR94WARDLEGISLATORS - Affirms the need for civility in political debate as a fundamental requirement for effective representative democracy and governing.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR90THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. Linnea Eitmann upon earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health Management and Policy from Tulane University.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB78DWIGHTCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to the penalties for possession of phencyclidine
 HB129DAVISSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to small successions
 HB130DEVILLIERSTUDENTS - Provides that economically disadvantaged students shall be included as a factor for purposes of teacher evaluations and requirements for enrollment of at-risk students in charter schools
 HB187CROMERTAX CREDITS - Terminates the solar energy systems tax credit and provides relative to the payment of claims for the tax credit for purchased systems (EN -$15,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB253P.SMITHEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Revises terminology referring to the deaf and hard of hearing
 HB266CONNICKLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides for term limits for members of the nominating committee of certain flood protection authorities
 HB272HOLLISELECTIONS/RECALL - Provides relative to recall elections (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB302L.HARRISPROBATION - Increases the maximum amount of parole supervision fees and provides relative to the use of the funds (RE1 INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB333JEFFERSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Authorizes the secretary of the Dept. of Revenue to require the filing of electronic tax returns and the payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB351G.MILLERCONSTITUTION/AMENDMENT - (Constitutional Amendment) Prohibits, subject to certain exceptions, a person convicted of a felony from holding elective or appointive office
 HB415LEGERCIVIL/ACTIONS - Enacts the "Allen Toussaint Legacy Act" for the purpose of creating an individual property right of identity
 HB425MAGEETAX CREDITS - Removes the restriction against taxes paid under protest concerning claims for the ad valorem tax credit for certain offshore vessels (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB446MARINOREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to confidentiality of certain taxpayer information (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB618GAROFALOCOASTAL RESOURCES - Authorizes the Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation to finance payments from the RESTORE Act and Natural Resources Damages Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB85COLOMBSTUDENTS - Authorizes the state Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Health to survey students regarding certain risk behavior associated with chronic health conditions. (gov sig)
 SB111MIZELLABORTION - Requires proof of identification from parents for an unemancipated minor child to obtain an abortion based upon parental consent and requires court-ordered counseling if it is suspected that the minor is a victim of criminal sexual exploitation. (8/1/17) (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB75MIGUEZVITAL STATS/DEATH CERT - Provides with respect to copies of death certificates
 HB185ARMESMILITARY AFFAIRS - Establishes the Louisiana Military Medics and Corpsmen Pilot Program

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
 SCR21MIZELLHEALTH CARE - Requests Louisiana medical schools, prescriber licensing boards, and prescriber trade associations to take all necessary steps to eliminate pain as the fifth vital sign and to increase prescriber education and awareness on assessing, identifying, and treating the symptom of pain.
 SCR38MORRELLJUVENILE JUSTICE - Creates the Task Force on Secure Care Standards and Auditing.

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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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
 HB25ANDERSINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance benefits of the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB82MACKINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Louisiana Public Defender Board
 HB106POPEINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides for group insurance benefits for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB295CHAD BROWNGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides relative to the forms of payment a video draw poker device accepts
 HB315S.BISHOPTAX/ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE - Provides relative to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law