Senate Daily Digest
May 23, 2017
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR126MIZELLCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Madison Claire Peco.
 SR127MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Miss Aesha Rashell Magee on being crowned Miss Black Louisiana USA 2017.
 SR128MARTINYSENATE - Designates the week of May 21 through May 27, 2017, as Emergency Medical Services Week.
 SR130THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Designates May 31, 2017, as 4-H Day at the legislature and commends the state 4-H officers.
 SR132BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Teurlings Catholic High School baseball team for winning the Class 4-A Division II championship.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR106RISERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the LaSalle High School softball and baseball teams for winning the LHSAA Class 1A state championships.
 SCR107LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Eddie Joseph Kennison III on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR108LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends posthumously Raymond Ernest Didier on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR109WALSWORTHLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as School Choice Day at the state capitol and encourages all Louisianians to learn more about school choice programs.
 SCR110MORRISHPOSTSECONDARY ED - Creates task force to study the TOPS program.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR102WARDLEGISLATORS - Affirms the need for civility in political discourse and debate as a fundamental requirement for effective representative democracy and governing.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB44JENKINSJUVENILES/JURISDICTION - Provides relative to district court's and juvenile court's jurisdiction over adults in criminal proceedings
 HB66MAGEECOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to transcript fees charged by court reporters in Terrebonne Parish (EN +$14,298 LF EX See Note)
 HB73MACKCOURTS/CITY - Provides for the use of fees collected by the marshal of the city of Hammond (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB84D.MILLERCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to an increase in fees charged by court reporters in the 27th Judicial District Court (EN +$10,000 LF EX See Note)
 HB104LEOPOLDCOURTS/DISTRICT - Provides for an increase in certain fees and costs in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District Court (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB120JACKSONSHERIFFS - Provides for fees in civil matters (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB154CARPENTERCORONERS - Authorizes the disclosure of autopsy-related information to the Department of Children and Family Services at no charge (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB237BARRASTAX CREDITS - Extends the sunset for the Enterprise Zone Program (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB262J.HARRISINDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the industrial development board for the city of New Orleans
 HB277JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to training of peace officers (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB319JORDANHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 1 as the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Highway"
 HB327SCHEXNAYDERCOURTS/DISTRICT - Establishes the Ascension Parish Courthouse Fund for the construction of a new courthouse for the Twenty-Third Judicial District Court and the Ascension Parish Court (EN +$1,985,370 LF RV See Note)
 HB377LYONSAGED PERSONS/AGING COUNC - Requires the Jefferson Council on Aging to provide certain levels of services at specified community and senior centers (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB454ABRAMSONTAX CREDITS - Extends the sunset and provides for the amount of the Angel Investor Tax Credit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB466CHANEYAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to animal control
 HB517G.CARTEREDUCATION - Requires the state superintendent of education to report specified information annually pertaining to each public school, including charter schools
 HB580MCFARLANDAGRICULTURE/FOREST COMR - Provides relative to the disposition of timber severance taxes (RE NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB587HUNTERDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - Provides relative to the Prairie Road Water District in Ouachita Parish
 HB589BAGNERISNUISANCE/PUBLIC - Authorizes the governing authorities of municipalities to regulate the accumulation of waste tires on residential property
 HB598ABRAMSONTRANSPORTATION - Provides for changes to the highway priority program
 HB627DWIGHTCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to transcript fees charged by court reporters in the 14th Judicial District
 HB660G.CARTERSCHOOLS/TRANSPORTATION - Requires identification lettering on all school buses used to transport students to public schools in Orleans Parish

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR8BARRASHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (EN +$60,654,368 SD RV See Note)
 HCR15COXINDIAN AFFAIRS - Recognizes the Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana as an Indian tribe of the state (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HCR46PEARSONRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides relative to the printing of certain statutes regarding public retirement systems that were unconstitutionally enacted
 HCR51JACKSONPUBLIC HEALTH - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to issue rules requiring reporting of immunization information
 HCR85HOFFMANNSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Tuesday, May 23, 2017, as Louisiana Assisted Living Association Day at the state capitol
 HCR87HOFFMANNSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the Home Care Association of Louisiana for its achievements and designates Thursday, May 25, 2017, as Home Care Association of Louisiana Day at the state capitol
 HCR90HAZELCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Rapides Parish for being declared the most physically fit parish in the state

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB106W.BISHOPPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requires public postsecondary institutions to address the prevention of unplanned pregnancies among unmarried college students as a part of freshmen orientation. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB222ERDEYPUBLIC EMPLOYEES - Provides benefits for firemen and law enforcement officers who suffer a catastrophic injury resulting in permanent and total disability caused by an individual with the specific intent to kill an officer while the officer is engaged in the performance of his official duties. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB227BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates and provides for the Bethany Convention Center Development District in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB13THIBAUTLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the Pointe Coupee Parish library
 HB14FALCONERLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the naming of the Madisonville branch library in St. Tammany Parish
 HB20PRICESCHOOLS - Provides relative to exemptions from the requirements for school instructional time under certain circumstances
 HB87DEVILLIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the classified police service in the city of Eunice
 HB111S.BISHOPCURRICULA - Requires instruction in litter prevention and awareness for public school students in certain grades (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB171S.CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections in Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB182J.HARRISDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Kenilworth Improvement District in Orleans Parish
 HB191GUINNWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Changes the name of the "Quail Unlimited" prestige license plate to the "Quail Forever" prestige license plate
 HB200FALCONERCIVIL SERVICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the municipal police civil service system for the city of Mandeville
 HB266CONNICKLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides for term limits for members of the nominating committee of certain flood protection authorities
 HB324PIERRERAILROADS - Adds on track equipment as a railway vehicle considered for certain railroad crossing requirements
 HB329BAGNERISDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Lake Barrington Subdivision Improvement District in Orleans Parish
 HB379BAGNERISHIGHWAYS - Authorizes the Regional Transit Authority to solicit and enter into public-private partnership contracts
 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)
 HB432SHADOINMTR VEHICLE/REGISTRATION - Imposes certain requirements on transactions executing the transfer of certificates of title of certain movable property
 HB452ABRAMSONSCHOOLS/NONPUBLIC - Makes requirement for in-service training relative to suicide prevention applicable to nonpublic and charter school teachers and other employees
 HB487T.LANDRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Relative to fraudulent or fictitious identification credentials (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB540DEVILLIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the authority of the police chief in the city of Eunice

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB107B.WHITELAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides licensing exception for specialty vehicle dealers who manufacture armored personnel carriers for sale to law enforcement agencies and modifies certain requirements regarding sales or offers to sell motor vehicles directly to a consumer. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR68W.BISHOPSCHOOLS - Requests each charter school governing or management board to include at least one parent or guardian of a student in its membership.

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
 SB257MORRELLCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. (8/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV 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)
 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)
 SB155T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 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
 HCR1NORTONAIRCRAFT/AIRPORTS - Memorializes the United States Congress to develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures that will enhance airport safety
 HCR14MORENOCURRICULA - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow instruction in computer science to count for purposes of satisfying certain high school graduation requirements
 HCR66ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - Memorializes congress and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to continue appropriate funding for the National Sea Grant College Program

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 HB310REYNOLDSCORPORATIONS - Provides for revisions to the Business Corporations Act
 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
 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
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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
 HB566HAZELTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 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
 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
 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)
 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)
 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

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB82MACKINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Louisiana Public Defender Board