Senate Daily Digest
May 30, 2017
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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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
 HB2ABRAMSONCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB117FOILTOPS - Raises the minimum grade point average required for initial eligibility for a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Opportunity Award (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB119IVEYBUDGETARY PROCEDURES - Establishes the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website as a source of information for state expenditures (RE INCREASE OF EX See Note)
 HB189DEVILLIERCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to capital outlay reform (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB205BOUIEPARDON/PAROLE - Provides relative to the length of time certain applicants are required to wait before applying for a pardon or commutation of sentence (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB234ZERINGUECAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the local match requirements for non-state entities applying for capital outlay funding (EG NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB269L.HARRISCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides for free expression on college campuses
 HB353STOKESTAX/INCOME TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Eliminates the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid for purposes of computing individual income taxes and the references to the maximum amount of individual income tax rates and brackets (EG SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB356IVEYTAX/CORP INCOME - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for flat income tax rates and eliminates the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid for purposes of calculating corporate income tax liability (RE SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB389CARMODYUTILITIES - Authorizes the commissioner of conservation of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to enforce the La. Underground Utilities and Facilities Damage Prevention (OneCall) law as it applies to pipelines (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB396DWIGHTTAX/SALES-USE, ST-EXEMPT - Provides for the effectiveness and applicability of the state sales and use tax exclusion for sales of gold, silver, or numismatic coins, and platinum, gold, or silver bullion (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB436TALBOTDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Requires drug manufacturers to provide information regarding prescription drug prices (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB445SEABAUGHTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - Authorizes and provides for cooperative endeavor agreements between local governmental subdivisions and other entities that may require payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB461S.BISHOPTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Provides for severance tax exemptions for certain inactive and orphan wells (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB486JOHNSONCHILDREN/ABUSE - Provides relative to the state central registry for child abuse and neglect (RR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB501STOKESTAX/INCOME TAX - Changes the rates and brackets for purposes of calculating individual income tax liability and eliminates certain deductions and credits (RE +$5,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB534JAMESTAX/TAX REBATES - Authorizes a rebate for taxpayers who donate to certain higher education scholarship and grant programs (RE -$5,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB582P.SMITHTAX - Provides relative to the telecommunications tax for the deaf (EN +$4,700,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB584LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates a special fund for the purpose of funding early childhood education in Louisiana (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB592TALBOTWORKERS COMPENSATION - Provides for the creation of a workers' compensation pharmacy formulary
 HB639SCHEXNAYDERTAX CREDITS - Excludes compensation earned by certain out-of-state employees and nonresident businesses for disaster or emergency-related work performed during disaster periods from state income tax (RE1 DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB641MCFARLANDTAX CREDITS - Establishes the La. Rural Jobs Act Tax Credit Program (RE -$90,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB646LEGERTAX CREDITS - Provides for changes to the sound recording investor tax credit and provides for the amount of the expenditure verification report fee and deposit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB683JONESRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB684GISCLAIRDAIRY INDUSTRY - Establishes a permit fee for milk and dairy farms and plants (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 HB687HAVARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Clarifies contract requirements relative to public license tag agents (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR97HODGESFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Memorializes the United States Congress to complete the Comite River Diversion Project
 HCR98ANDERSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes June 2017 as Apert Awareness Month

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB16CLAITORJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 SB41JOHNSSEX OFFENSES - Provides for the forfeiture of currency related to the commission of certain sex offenses. (gov sig)
 SB42JOHNSPUBLIC HEALTH - Creates the Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission and Advisory Board. (8/1/17)
 SB86PERRYPARISHES - Permits the governing authorities of certain parishes to employ their own attorneys to represent them generally. (gov sig)
 SB94G.SMITHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain state highways. (8/1/17)

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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)

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)
 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)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV 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)

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
 HCR17HOFFMANNCHILDREN/WELFARE SVCS - Requests a study and recommendations concerning reporting of child abuse and neglect in military families
 HCR81HOFFMANNHEALTH/CANCER - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to post information concerning bone marrow donations on the department's website

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 HB171S.CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections in Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 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
 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
 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
 HB276JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to law enforcement officers while under officer-involved incident investigations (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 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

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB27CONNICKDOMESTIC ABUSE - Amends the definition of "household member" for purposes of assistance and protection from domestic abuse
 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