Senate Daily Digest
June 5, 2017
9:00 am
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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR182ERDEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Lady Rockets Softball Team of Holden High School upon winning the 2017 Class B state championship.
 SR183ALARIOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Robert "Andre" Ardeneaux of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office on being the recipient of the 2017 Deputy of the Year Award presented by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association.
 SR184ALARIOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Deputy Bradford Allen Garafola Sr. of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office on being the recipient of the 2017 Deputy Valor Award presented by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association posthumously.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR122ALARIOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and expresses appreciation to Michael David Edmonson for 36 years of dedicated and distinguished law enforcement service, including nine years as Superintendent of Louisiana State Police.

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB63GATTIEMPLOYMENT - Provides for the classification of certain types of cancer as an occupational disease or infirmity connected with the duties of a firefighter. (8/1/17)
 SB250BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the boundaries and governance of the Opelousas Downtown Development District and authorizes the district to create economic development districts. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR136MILKOVICHCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to review federal laws, rules, regulations, and procedures to ensure that veterans and their family members have convenient access to military service and medical records.

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
 HCR26MORENOCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Requests the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab and the Louisiana attorney general to study and make recommendations for the implementation of a tracking system relative to the status of sexual assault collection kits
 HCR64DWIGHTCORRECTIONS/PRISONERS - Requests the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, in conjunction with the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association, to study methods of oversight for inmates participating in work release programs
 HCR73ABRAHAMCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Directs the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections to study the use of judicial referral agency residential facilities in work release programs and as an alternative to other incarceration programs

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB56PRICEDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the West Ascension Parish Hospital Service District (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB116DWIGHTCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Provides relative to the registration and rights of crime victims
 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)
 HB249MAGEECRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Provides relative to the payment of fines, fees, costs, restitution, and other monetary obligations related to an offender's conviction (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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)
 HB489LEGERCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Reinvests money from savings realized as a result of reforms to the criminal justice system and requires the collection of data in this regard (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB506JEFFERSONCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to juvenile records and proceedings
 HB519EMERSONLICENSING - Provides relative to the issuance of certain licenses to ex-offenders
 HB680MARINOCHILDREN/SUPPORT - Provides relative to child support when a parent is incarcerated

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)
 HB132EDMONDSBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides relative to the allocation of expenditures of the state operating budget (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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)
 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
 HB259ZERINGUELEVEES - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the taxing authority of certain levee districts (REF SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB262J.HARRISINDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the industrial development board for the city of New Orleans
 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
 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
 HB598ABRAMSONTRANSPORTATION - Provides for changes to the highway priority program
 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)
 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)

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)
 HB20PRICESCHOOLS - Provides relative to exemptions from the requirements for school instructional time under certain circumstances
 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
 HB324PIERRERAILROADS - Adds on track equipment as a railway vehicle considered for certain railroad crossing requirements
 HB423LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/WATER - Authorizes the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to establish and administer a water quality trading program
 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)
 HB473GAINESLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to P.O.S.T. certification of peace officers
 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)