Senate Daily Digest
June 3, 2017
9:00 am
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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR170GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Plain Dealing High School on its academic achievements, athletic accomplishments, and outstanding students and teachers.
 SR171RISERSENATE - Requests the legislative auditor to study the feasibility and possible savings created if the state were to purchase a traditional, fully insured health insurance plan for state employees.
 SR172B.WHITETRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests the Department of Transportation and Development, in consultation with other state agencies, to study construction or maintenance impacts, including channelization, dredging, and clearing and snagging activities, upon river basins and water transmission, and provide recommendations to establish, implement, and enforce floodplain management plans for each watershed in Louisiana.
 SR173GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Kingston Elementary School engineering team for obtaining the highest instant challenge score in the Destination Imagination Global competition.
 SR174HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Requests the Senate Fiscal Affairs staff to report annually information relative to state funds distributed to local government entities.
 SR175HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Requests the Senate Fiscal Affairs staff to report annually information relative to certain statutory dedications.
 SR176GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Robert "Bobby" E. Marlow on the occasion of his retirement as an educator.

 HB132EDMONDSBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides relative to the allocation of expenditures of the state operating budget (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB259ZERINGUELEVEES - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the taxing authority of certain levee districts (REF SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB684GISCLAIRDAIRY INDUSTRY - Establishes a permit fee for milk and dairy farms and plants (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB128MILKOVICHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits cutting, resection, excision, harvesting, or removal of a body part, organ, or tissue of an aborted unborn child for sale, commerce, transport, research, or profit. (gov sig)
 SB145CLAITORTOPS - Provides relative to Tulane Legislative Scholarships. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB146CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the Habitual Offender Law. (11/1/17)
 SB163MIZELLCORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Provides an exemption from the requirement that state prisons purchase goods from Prison Enterprises, if the goods can be purchased for less in the parish in which the facility is located. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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)
 SB215TARVERSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the enrollment procedures of certain charter schools. (gov sig)
 SB216TARVERHEALTH CARE - Provides for physician assistants executing emergency certificates relative to alleged mental illness or substance abuse. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB255MORRELLEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Provides relative to health-related policies established by certain early learning centers. (gov sig)

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB193CORTEZEMBALMERS/FUNERAL DIRECT - Provides relative to certificate renewals by the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR161BARROWENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study providing notifications to residents and the feasibility of providing free medical monitoring after the release of toxic air emissions from certain facilities.

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 SR149CORTEZPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Creates the Public Contract Best Practices Committee to study best practices in public contracts. (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SR154MILLSNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Requests the Department of Natural Resources to study potential solutions that may mitigate spoil banks created as a result of the construction and maintenance of pipelines.

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 to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR45COLOMBCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to extend or eliminate the currently expired ratification time limit on the Equal Rights Amendment.

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)
 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)
 SB209WALSWORTHCURRICULA - Provides for the Louisiana Early College Opportunity Act. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE LF 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)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR8BARRASHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (EN +$60,654,368 SD RV See Note)
 HCR11EDMONDSMEDICAID - Memorializes the U.S. Congress to authorize investigation and prosecution of Medicaid recipient fraud by state Medicaid fraud control units
 HCR51JACKSONPUBLIC HEALTH - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to issue rules requiring reporting of immunization information
 HCR56ABRAHAMCHILDREN/DCFS - Directs the Dept. of Children and Family Services to study and develop a procedure by which parents who are awaiting a criminal trial or sentencing can develop a plan of care for their child
 HCR100EDMONDSCHILDREN - Declares the proliferation of pornography among Louisiana children to be a public health hazard
 HCR103JACKSONPUBLIC HEALTH - Requests state-level collaboration on cancer investigation and local public health notifications regarding cancer incidence
 HCR52THIBAUTWATER/RESOURCES - To extend the False River Watershed Council until January 13, 2020
 HCR62S.BISHOPWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Urges and requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to evaluate feral hog toxicants and seek opportunities to cooperate
 HCR97HODGESFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Memorializes the United States Congress to complete the Comite River Diversion Project
 HCR101GAROFALOCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to work towards a dependable and equitable revenue sharing for Louisiana mineral and gas production
 HCR55NORTONMENTAL HEALTH - Creates a task force to study Louisiana's current statewide system of healthcare delivery for Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness
 HCR58HILFERTYPUBLIC HEALTH - Requests an evaluation and report concerning prospective implementation of a "baby box" program as a means of reducing infant mortality
 HCR75M.WHITEHEALTH/MEDICAL TREATMENT - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health take all necessary steps to bring attention to the need to eliminate pain as the fifth vital sign and a determinant of quality patient care
 HCR86THOMASHOSPITALS - Urges and requests the La. Dept. of Health to finalize plans for implementing hospital payment reform within the Medicaid program

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB1HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS - Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB2ABRAMSONCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB64HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS/ANCILLARY - Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government
 HB98S.BISHOPENERGY/OIL & GAS - Repeals the provision tying the Oil Field Site Restoration Fund fee to the payment of severance tax (EN +$1,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB110BILLIOTCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the procedure for designating certain crimes in the court minutes as crimes of violence
 HB219LEOPOLDBAIL - Provides relative to the discharge of bail obligations
 HB293AMEDEEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to the limitation of liability of the state (RE2 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB533HUNTERWATER/DRINKING WATER - Provides relative to drinking water standards (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB624HENRYREVENUE SHARING - Provides for revenue sharing distribution for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB625HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016-2017
 HB665BARRASLEGISLATIVE EXPENSES - Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB681MORENOPUBLIC ASSISTANCE - Eliminates restrictions on eligibility for certain public assistance for persons with prior drug convictions (RE1 +$25,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB683JONESRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB692JORDANMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to electronic verification of compulsory motor vehicle insurance (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB78DWIGHTCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to the penalties for possession of phencyclidine
 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)
 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)
 HB145GAROFALOTAX/AD VALOREM-EXEMPTION - (Constitutional Amendment) Establishes an ad valorem property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a person who died while performing their duties as an emergency medical responder, technician, or paramedic (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB209COUSSANDENTISTRY/HYGIENISTS - Establishes a licensure exemption for dental hygiene students
 HB210COUSSANDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Provides for the licensure of retired volunteer dentists
 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)
 HB243HALLSCHOOLS/BUS DRIVERS - Changes "school bus driver" to "school bus operator" in Title 17
 HB262J.HARRISINDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the industrial development board for the city of New Orleans
 HB341D.MILLERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Amends laws relative to behavioral health and mental health to provide for current practice and appropriate terminology
 HB354THIBAUTTAX/GASOLINE TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the dedication of proceeds of the tax levied on motor fuels (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB388CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Requires the Used Motor Vehicle Commission to report information collected by salvage pools or salvage disposal sales
 HB395D.MILLERMENTAL HEALTH - Amends the procedures for involuntary mental health treatment
 HB398GAROFALOBUDGETARY PROCEDURES - Requires the budgeted amount and authorized positions for the current year to be placed adjacent to the appropriation and authorized positions for the next year in the General Appropriation Bill and other appropriation bills (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB415LEGERCIVIL/ACTIONS - Enacts the "Allen Toussaint Legacy Act" for the purpose of creating an individual property right of identity
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB439ZERINGUECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for continuous revisions to the Code of Civil Procedure and related provisions of the Revised Statutes
 HB468EMERSONCOSMETOLOGY - Provides for unregulated services within the Louisiana Cosmetology Act
 HB481JACKSONLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to law enforcement officers
 HB491LEOPOLDPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to advertisements and bids for the lease of public lands
 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)
 HB560HUNTERCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to legislative continuance
 HB590HILFERTYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for a review of and recommendation on certain dedicated funds (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB598ABRAMSONTRANSPORTATION - Provides for changes to the highway priority program
 HB608M.WHITEWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Allows the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to manage, regulate, and conserve flora in addition to fauna
 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)
 HB678HORTONCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides relative to prenatal neglect and reporting thereof
 HB679GAROFALOPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to suspension or extension of prescription, peremption, and certain legal deadlines
 HB687HAVARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Clarifies contract requirements relative to public license tag agents (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB689MARCELLEWATER/RESOURCES - Requires semiannual ground water reporting and parliamentary procedures for certain ground water conservation districts and regional bodies.

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB16CLAITORJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 SB60WALSWORTHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain state highways in memory of certain police officers. (8/1/17) (EN +$4,400 SG EX See Note)
 SB86PERRYPARISHES - Permits the governing authorities of certain parishes to employ their own attorneys to represent them generally. (gov sig)
 SB213G.SMITHDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to health insurance for certain retired district attorneys. (8/1/17)
 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)
 HB162SHADOINCRIME/FELONIES - Prohibits the filing of a false lien against state officers and state employees (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB211FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to business filings with the secretary of state
 HB227SHADOINCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to sealing and delivering depositions
 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)