Senate Daily Digest
May 18, 2017
9:00 am
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB256THOMPSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to produce safety. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE FF EX)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR121MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women and welcomes its members to the state capitol.
 SR122LUNEAUCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Burnaman Family Association on its many accomplishments.
 SR123MILKOVICHRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Urges and requests the state systems to post certain investment reports to their official websites.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR102WARDLEGISLATORS - Affirms the need for civility in political discourse and debate as a fundamental requirement for effective representative democracy and governing.
 SCR103B.WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Central High School Wildcats baseball team and its coaches upon winning the Class 5A boys' state baseball championship.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB63L.HARRISTAX/SALES-USE, STATE - Requires the advanced collection of state sales and use tax (RE INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB77BERTHELOTENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides with respect to penalties for the offense of littering (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB113BROADWATERSTUDENT/TUITION - Extends, with limitations, the authority of public postsecondary education management boards to establish and increase student fees (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB133EDMONDSHIGHER EDUCATION - Requires each public postsecondary education management board to develop a centralization plan and a cooperative unification plan and submit them to the legislature (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB178SIMONSCHOOLS/PROPRIETARY - Provides that certain educator provider programs are not proprietary schools and thus not subject to licensing by the Board of Regents
 HB179STOKESHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to devices authorized for use by the Right To Try Act
 HB209COUSSANDENTISTRY/HYGIENISTS - Establishes a licensure exemption for dental hygiene students
 HB210COUSSANDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Provides for the licensure of retired volunteer dentists
 HB224MORENOFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates state sales and use taxes levied on hotel rooms in residences in Orleans Parish into the New Orleans Quality of Life Fund (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB230STOKESTAX/FUELS, SPECIAL - Provides for the definition of aviation gasoline (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB242EMERSONSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and local public school boards to send certain information relative to independent evaluations of charter proposals to charter applicants
 HB264S.BISHOPTAX/SALES-USE-EXEMPT - Specifies the types of construction contracts eligible for exclusion from the levy of a new state or local sales and use tax (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB270HODGESMARRIAGE/LICENSE - Provides relative to marriage license applications
 HB280MARINOADOPTION - Provides relative to birth certificates in certain cases of adoption
 HB397EDMONDSMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Medical Assistance Programs Fraud Detection Fund (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB423LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/WATER - Authorizes the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to establish and administer a water quality trading program
 HB437M.WHITEMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes an alternative method of instruction for the classroom portion of approved prelicensing training courses
 HB547HAZELMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides for an additional fee on driver's license applications to benefit the Military Family Assistance Fund (EG +$878,206 SD RV See Note)
 HB590HILFERTYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for a review of and recommendation on certain dedicated funds (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR78FOILCOLLEGES/LSU - Expresses support for the Louisiana Geological Survey
 HCR80HILLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Elizabeth High School Bulldogs boys' baseball team upon winning the 2017 State Championship
 HCR81HOFFMANNHEALTH/CANCER - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to post information concerning bone marrow donations on the department's website
 HCR82DWIGHTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends South Beauregard High School Golden Knights boys' baseball team upon winning the 2017 Class 3A state championship

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB117COLOMBLIABILITY INSURANCE - Requires certain insurance producers to maintain professional liability insurance. (8/1/17)
 SB153T.CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Provides for an increase in the state minimum wage. (2/3-CAs2.1)(8/1/17) (EG +$195,406 EX See Note)
 SB155T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 SB189COLOMBETHICS - Provides for ethical standards for public servants. (gov sig)
 SB205MORRELLCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to boards and commissions and disciplinary adjudications. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE OF EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB17TERRY BROWNSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to the release of certain account information for the estate of a decedent
 HB89DAVISINSURANCE CLAIMS - Allows employees of insurance companies that are not licensed claims adjusters to adjust certain losses that do not exceed five hundred dollars
 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
 HB140G.MILLERTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - Requires reports to the assessor concerning deaths occurring in the state (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB155DANAHAYCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Adds the House and Governmental Affairs Committee as an entity eligible to receive criminal history record information
 HB159D.MILLERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Requires certain mental health providers to be licensed under the Behavioral Health Services Provider Licensing Law
 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
 HB250PYLANTHEALTH - Authorizes local needle exchange programs
 HB308MCFARLANDETHICS/NEPOTISM - Allows the continued employment of a cadet or graduate of the state police training academy in the classified state police service under certain circumstances
 HB392CONNICKINSURANCE/FIRE-CASUALTY - Prohibits insurers from combining a higher classified public fire protection area with a lower classified public fire protection area for the purpose of determining insurance rates for both districts
 HB402HAVARDMENTAL HEALTH - Provides for licensure and regulation of community-based care facilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB404HENSGENSHEALTH CARE - Amends the Polysomnographic Practice Act
 HB408HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for the change of insurance producer on record
 HB471FOILHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides relative to manufactured and modular housing (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB483JACKSONHEALTH/CANCER - Provides relative to disclosure of data maintained by the Louisiana Tumor Registry and for a cancer investigation initiative
 HB490LEGERDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Creates the Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB492MAGEEMEDICAID - Provides for an independent claims review process within the Medicaid managed care program (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB493MAGEEFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Establishes a reinspection fee for facilities and establishments with sanitary code violations (EN +$13,800 SG RV See Note)
 HB542STOKESINSURANCE - Provides for travel insurance
 HB675DAVISCONTRACTORS - Requires contractors to provide certain license, classification, and insurance information

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
 SCR60PERRYPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Designates the grounds surrounding the Old Arsenal Museum on the capitol grounds as The Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park.

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)
 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)
 SB54MIZELLCHILDREN - Provides relative to exploited children. (8/1/17) (RE NO IMPACT 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)
 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)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 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)
 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)
 SB239MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to for the "Animal Friendly" and "Krewe of NYX" prestige license plates. (gov sig)
 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)

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
 HCR18S.CARTERCONGRESS - Memorializes the United States Congress to pass the Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2017

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
 HB4MIGUEZRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school nurses in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB9ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to earnable compensation in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB11BARRASRETIREMENT/ASSESSORS - Provides relative to Back-DROP benefits of the Assessors' Retirement Fund (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB12MACKPLANNING/ZONING-LOCAL - Provides relative to compensation for members of the Livingston Parish planning commission for attending meetings
 HB16MCFARLANDTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the governing authority of the town of Jonesboro to levy and collect a hotel occupancy tax
 HB18JENKINSHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 1 in Shreveport as the "Deacon Cleophus Banks, Jr. Memorial Highway"
 HB19MAGEECRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Allows for the imposition of community service as a possible penalty for a violation of any parish ordinance (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB21ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to irrevocability of optional beneficiary designation (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB22ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to retirement options in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB24THIBAUTTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the West Baton Rouge Parish Tourist Commission
 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"
 HB31HOFFMANNRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school psychologists in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB32PEARSONRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of La. (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB33PEARSONRETIREMENT/BDS - COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to board eligibility and legislative staff attendance at executive sessions of the boards of trustees of state and statewide retirement systems (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB35CARPENTERRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to the offset of disability retirement benefits of members of the Firefighters' Retirement System based on receipt of workers' compensation benefits (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB38ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to the authority of the board of trustees of the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 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)
 HB100JOHNSONHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of La. Highway 1 within the city limits of Simmesport, Louisiana, as "Joe Simon Boulevard"
 HB193JIM MORRISBRIDGES/FERRIES - Designates the bridge on Louisiana Highway 2 over James Bayou as the "Hart's Ferry Bridge"
 HB318BERTHELOTVETERANS - Provides free parking for disabled veterans at airports (EGF DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB503THIBAUTINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to the licensing of insurance producers (EN +$500,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB510L.HARRISHIGHWAYS/EXPRESSWAYS - Designates a portion of Highway 1 in Alexandria as the "Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie Memorial Highway"
 HB566HAZELTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 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