Senate Daily Digest
May 17, 2017
1:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR116PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Peyton Theriot on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A state championship in the discus event.
 SR118THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Mangham High School Lady Dragons softball team for their Class 2A State Championship title win at the 2017 Allstate Sugarbowl/LHSAA Softball Tournament.
 SR119MILKOVICHDEFERRED COMPENSATION - Commends the La. Deferred Compensation Commission for posting the plan's investment performance data on its website and encourages the commission to continue this practice.
 SR120MILKOVICHAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Memorializes Congress to support the domestic beef industry.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR99CORTEZTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Creates the Louisiana Supply Chain and Transportation Council.
 SCR100LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sara "D-D" Breaux on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR101LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends posthumously C.A. Core on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB57PRICEDISTRICTS/RECREATION - Authorizes West Ascension Recreation Facilities District No. 1 to levy a sales tax (REF INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB71CARMODYCULTURE/REC/TOUR - Provides for the conservation of public military memorials
 HB109DEVILLIERTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Provides relative to the St. Landry Parish central collection commission for sales and use taxes
 HB132EDMONDSBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides relative to the allocation of expenditures of the state operating budget (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB139MCFARLANDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Requires prior approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget of requests for proposals, contracts, and cooperative endeavor agreements over a specified dollar amount (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB146DEVILLIERDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the per diem paid to board members of Hospital Service District No. 1 of St. Landry Parish (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB241CHAD BROWNLAW ENFORCEMENT - Expands requirements within driver education and prelicensing training courses (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB293AMEDEEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to the limitation of liability of the state (RE2 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB388CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Requires the Used Motor Vehicle Commission to report information collected by salvage pools or salvage disposal sales
 HB678HORTONCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides relative to prenatal neglect and reporting thereof

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR74LEGERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kim Sport of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana for her accomplishments, contributions, and service to her community and state
 HCR77R.CARTERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, May 17, 2017, as Louisiana Housing Council Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB126THOMPSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to produce safety. (gov sig) (OR SEE FISC NOTE FF EX)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB5JEFFERSONCOURTS - Provides for a mayor's court in the village of Athens
 HB10TERRY BROWNCOURTS - Provides relative to the judicial expense fund for the Thirty-Fifth Judicial District
 HB27CONNICKDOMESTIC ABUSE - Amends the definition of "household member" for purposes of assistance and protection from domestic abuse
 HB62HALLINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance premiums for retirees of the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB72LEOPOLDINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance premiums of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office and distributions to the Plaquemines Parish Retired Employees' Insurance Fund (EN +$200,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB94J.HARRISCOURTS/DISTRICT - Authorizes all district courts to establish reentry courts (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB107ZERINGUECLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses of the clerk of court in Terrebonne Parish
 HB161SEABAUGHCRIME - Provides certain exceptions to the prohibition on wearing hoods, masks, and other facial disguises in public places
 HB162SHADOINCRIME/FELONIES - Prohibits the filing of a false lien against state officers and state employees (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB190DWIGHTCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to the sheriff's statement indicating the amount of time a defendant has spent in custody prior to conviction
 HB212GISCLAIRMILITARY AFFAIRS/NATL GD - Provides relative to disability benefits of Louisiana National Guardsmen
 HB227SHADOINCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to sealing and delivering depositions
 HB232THOMASAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the mislabeling of fresh fruits and vegetables
 HB251SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the declaration of abandoned animals after a declared emergency
 HB252SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to animal health and food safety for commercial feeds
 HB286P.SMITHCRIMINAL/RESTITUTION - Provides for the payment of restitution to the Crime Victims Reparations Fund in certain cases
 HB297R.CARTERAGRICULTURE/SWEET POTATO - Provides relative to membership on the Sweet Potato Advertising and Development Commission
 HB298R.CARTERAGRICULTURE - Decreases the amount of college credit required for certification and licensing of agricultural consultants
 HB304HILFERTYCRIME/RACKETEERING - Expands definition of "racketeering activity" to include armed robbery and armed robbery or attempted armed robbery committed with a firearm (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB317BAGLEYCHILDREN/ADOPTION - Provides for the acceptance of a child surrendered for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services
 HB320HAZELMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to the designation of a third party administrator of the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Board
 HB325THIBAUTCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to the repayment or retention of unused court costs (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB400GAROFALOMORTGAGES - Provides for certain form requirements imposed on financial institutions relative to the cancellation of mortgages
 HB431SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Amends provisions of law regarding co-operative marketing associations
 HB485JEFFERSONCIVIL/JURIES - Provides relative to the functions of jury commissions in certain parishes
 HB593PUGHAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the regulation of turtles
 HB615T.LANDRYCORRECTIONS/PRISONERS - Provides relative to the release date of an inmate required to complete certain programs prior to release on parole (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)

 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)

Special Order No. 1 for May 17, 2017.
 SR1MORRISHCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Approves the annual integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2018.

Special Order No. 2 for May 17, 2017.
 SCR1MORRISHCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Approves the comprehensive master plan for integrated coastal protection.

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
 SB1THOMPSONPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Renames the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts as the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB17GATTITRAFFIC - Provides for driver education to include instruction on appropriate driver conduct when stopped by a law enforcement officer. (1/1/18)
 SB30MORRELLTAX/SALES - Extends the Tax Free Shopping Program set to terminate on July 1, 2017. (gov sig) (EN -$1,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB50MORRISHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Provides relative to motor carriers and common carrier certificates or contract carrier permits by the LPSC. (gov sig)
 SB54MIZELLCHILDREN - Provides relative to exploited children. (8/1/17) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB82APPELEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requires high school governing authorities to pay the cost of certain postsecondary remedial and developmental coursework required of public high school graduates. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB83BARROWPARISHES - Provides for a hotel occupancy tax in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB105ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from sales and use tax for fuel used for farming. (gov sig) (RE -$796,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB113BARROWTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to entities that are exempt from the corporation franchise tax. (1/1/18) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB135LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Blue Star Mothers" special prestige license plate. (1/1/18)
 SB137JOHNSPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes a referendum election on the lease of certain lands owned by the city of Lake Charles. (gov sig)
 SB140WALSWORTHTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain property delivered to a construction site. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB170BARROWEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Provides relative to the use of student assessment data for school accountability purposes for the 2016-17 school year for parishes in declared disaster areas. (gov sig)
 SB180MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for medical devices. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB190THOMPSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to the provision of transition courses to high school seniors who are not college ready. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB225HEWITTCURRICULA - Creates the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council (LaSTEM). (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB244T.CARTERTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the definition of hotel for purposes of certain sales and hotel occupancy taxes. (7/1/17) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB246MORRELLWATER/SEWER OPERATORS - Authorizes the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board to sell its services to neighboring parishes. (8/1/17)
 SB250BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the boundaries and governance of the Opelousas Downtown Development District and authorizes the district to create economic development districts. (gov sig)

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)
 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)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 SB114APPELINTERNET - Provides for free broadband Internet at public airports. (8/1/17)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (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)
 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)
 SB251LAFLEURBONDS - Authorizes the securitizaton of the economic damage portion of the Deepwater Horizon income stream. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB254MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR2FOILCHILDREN/TUTORSHIP - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study tutorship and the legal capacity of an emancipated minor

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
 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
 HB480HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for the approval of independent review organizations
 HB75MIGUEZVITAL STATS/DEATH CERT - Provides with respect to copies of death certificates
 HB185ARMESMILITARY AFFAIRS - Establishes the Louisiana Military Medics and Corpsmen Pilot Program