Senate Daily Digest
May 24, 2017
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR133G.SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Riverside Academy boys baseball team upon winning the LHSAA Division III state championship.
 SR134BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the passing of Dorothy Perot Cahee.
 SR135HEWITTCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes the Louisiana teams that participated in the 2017 FIRST Championship.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR111MIZELLSCHOOLS - Requests school governing authorities to distribute information regarding the public health risks associated with pornography and to encourage parents to install Internet filters on home computers.

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
 HB49S.BISHOPMINERALS/MINERAL BOARD - To provide for the Mineral and Energy Operation Fund (EN +$900,000 SD EX See Note)
 HB150D.MILLERLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the name of the South St. Landry Community Library District
 HB176LYONSELDERLY - Eliminates the cap on the funding formula for voluntary parish councils on aging (EG +$405,114 GF EX See Note)
 HB238BILLIOTMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Authorizes a request to suspend a license for nonpayment of child support to be made electronically (EG +$101,204 GF EX See Note)
 HB300DAVISTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the amount of the research and development tax credit and authorizes transferability of the credit under certain circumstances (EN +$300,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB307LYONSTAX RETURN - Requires a tax clearance from the Dept. of Revenue for certain licenses, permits, tax resale certificates, and state contracts (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB313STOKESTAX CREDITS - Authorizes eligibility for the inventory tax credit for certain property held by persons engaged in the short term rental of such items (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB323FRANKLINGAMBLING/CHARITABLE - Provides with respect to the operation of charitable bingo
 HB337STOKESTAX CREDITS - Provides for an individual income tax credit for improvements made to the residences of individuals with certain disabilities (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB395D.MILLERMENTAL HEALTH - Amends the procedures for involuntary mental health treatment
 HB427D.MILLERTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the tax credit for certain medical providers (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB496NORTONMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Provides with respect to special license plates for firefighters with twenty years of service (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB555JACKSONTAX/CORP INCOME - Provides relative to the corporate income tax deduction for certain dividend income (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB629ANDERSTAX/SALES-USE, ST-EXEMPT - Adds certain polyroll tubing to the definition of farm equipment for purposes of the state sales and use tax exemption for certain farm equipment (EN -$690,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB640STOKESTAX CREDITS - Provides for when a motion picture production tax credit is earned by a motion picture production company (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

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
 HCR68MCFARLANDAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Requests the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to study implementing a master logger certification program under the office of forestry
 HCR91S.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ascension Episcopal School on winning the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament-Division IV
 HCR92S.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Ascension Episcopal High School Girls' tennis team on winning the 2017 Allstate/LHSAA Girls' Tennis State Championship-Division IV
 HCR94PIERRESPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Friday, June 2, 2017, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB187HEWITTFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for establishment of a pilot evidence-based budget proposal process for mental health programs administered by the Louisiana Department of Health. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB209WALSWORTHCURRICULA - Provides for the Louisiana Early College Opportunity Act. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB97BACALALAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to certification requirements for law enforcement officers investigating traffic fatalities
 HB114CHAD BROWNALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the sale and shipment of certain alcoholic beverages
 HB129DAVISSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to small successions
 HB137JENKINSMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Provides relative to the filing of requests for medical review panels
 HB204BILLIOTCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to the information provided to the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections when offenders are sentenced to its custody
 HB216JONESCOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to indigent defense services in certain city courts
 HB223MORENODOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to abuse among dating partners (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB225PEARSONCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to certain substances in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law
 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)
 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)
 HB328COUSSANPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to extinction of rights relating to immovable property
 HB401GISCLAIRVETERANS - Provides relative to the membership of the Veterans' Affairs Commission
 HB410JACKSONINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the quorum necessary for the Public Defender Board to transact business
 HB415LEGERCIVIL/ACTIONS - Enacts the "Allen Toussaint Legacy Act" for the purpose of creating an individual property right of identity
 HB423LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/WATER - Authorizes the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to establish and administer a water quality trading program
 HB439ZERINGUECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for continuous revisions to the Code of Civil Procedure and related provisions of the Revised Statutes
 HB455ABRAMSONSEX OFFENSE/REGISTRY - Provides relative to sex offender registration and notification
 HB473GAINESLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to P.O.S.T. certification of peace officers
 HB499SCHRODERCRIME - Provides relative to the crime of stalking
 HB509SCHRODERFAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to temporary restraining orders
 HB524SCHRODERCIVIL/DISCOVERY - Provides relative to the stay of discovery in certain proceedings
 HB560HUNTERCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to legislative continuance

 HB27CONNICKDOMESTIC ABUSE - Amends the definition of "household member" for purposes of assistance and protection from domestic abuse

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)
 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)

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
 HCR36P.SMITHLEGISLATIVE AGCY/LAW INST - Requests a study and recommendations by the La. State Law Institute concerning the prospective use of the term "d/Deaf" in law

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage

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
 HB161SEABAUGHCRIME - Provides certain exceptions to the prohibition on wearing hoods, masks, and other facial disguises in public places
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB485JEFFERSONCIVIL/JURIES - Provides relative to the functions of jury commissions in certain parishes