Senate Daily Digest
June 6, 2017
9:00 am
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR185GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends David Thrash on being named Bossier Parish 2017-2018 High School Principal of the Year.
 SR186GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Suzette Hadden on being named Bossier Parish 2017-2018 Elementary Principal of the Year.
 SR187CLAITORCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Episcopal High School boys and girls track teams on winning the 2017 LHSAA Class 2A outdoor track state championship titles.
 SR188BARROWMENTAL HEALTH - Requests Louisiana Department of Health to study and determine the desirability and feasibility of implementing the health home option in the medical assistance program.
 SR189GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. Kyle Machen on being named the 2017-2018 Bossier Parish Middle School Principal of the Year.
 SR190GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Nichole Nuccio on being named the 2017-2018 Bossier Parish High School Teacher of the Year.
 SR191GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends the town of Haughton and the growth in the Haughton schools.
 SR192BOUDREAUXSENATE - Expresses support for legislation to name the I-49 Exit 11 at Louisiana Highway 93 near Sunset and Grand Coteau the "Armand J. Brinkhaus Interchange".
 SR193GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Rosemary Grimm on being named Bossier Parish 2017-2018 Elementary School Teacher of the Year and a semifinalist in the statewide competition to name the 2018 Teacher of the Year for Louisiana.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR104EDMONDSWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - Requests the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs to study employment practices and professional licensing requirements to benefit veterans in the workforce

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB1THOMPSONPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Renames the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts as the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB25MORRELLTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Sunsets the individual income tax education credit. (gov sig) (EN +$9,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB54MIZELLCHILDREN - Provides relative to exploited children. (8/1/17) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB67FANNINPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides contract restrictions on public entities that fail to comply with audit requirements. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB79LUNEAUTAX/TAXATION - Removes the June 30, 2018, sunset provision and makes permanent reductions to certain income and corporation franchise tax credits. (gov sig) (EN +$12,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB95MORRISHTAX EXEMPTIONS - Changes the rebate for donations to certain school tuition organizations to a nonrefundable income tax credit. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB97FANNINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the sales and use tax exemption for feed, seed, and fertilizer used by commercial farmers. (1/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB98DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the appropriation of incentive expenditures. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB100DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the requirement of the division of administration to produce a non-discretionary adjusted standstill budget. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB102JOHNSFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates and provides for Louisiana Educational Workforce Training Fund to provide opportunities for educational training in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB117COLOMBLIABILITY INSURANCE - Requires certain insurance producers to maintain professional liability insurance. (8/1/17)
 SB121WARDCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to terminology of court-ordered and other mandatory examinations in civil and administrative matters and claims. (gov sig) (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB139MARTINYCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to criminal justice. (11/1/17) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB140WALSWORTHTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain property delivered to a construction site. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB148CHABERTPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Waterway Dredging and Deepening Priorty Program. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB170BARROWEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Provides relative to the use of student assessment data for school accountability purposes for the 2016-17 school year for parishes in declared disaster areas. (gov sig)
 SB172MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credits as of January 1, 2019. (gov sig) (EN +$27,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB177MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the Motion Picture Tax Credit Program for the withholding of income tax for performance of services on a state-certified production. (7/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB180MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for medical devices. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB182MORRELLTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for the tax credit for ad valorem taxes paid on inventory by taxpayers included in one consolidated federal income tax return. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB183MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides termination dates for certain tax incentive and rebate programs. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 SB189COLOMBETHICS - Provides for ethical standards for public servants. (gov sig)
 SB207ALLAINFISH/FISHING - Limits the permissible uses of monies in the Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB220ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for certain offenses. (8/1/17)
 SB221ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the cleansing period for certain crimes applicable to habitual offender penalty enhancements. (11/1/17)
 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)
 SB223RISERFUNDS/FUNDING - Prohibits investment fund managers from investing the state's special funds monies in companies and in nations that support terrorism. (7/1/17) (REF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB225HEWITTCURRICULA - Creates the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council (LaSTEM). (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)
 SB232LAFLEURFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to funds and state funds. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB233LAFLEUREDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requires BESE to award points to the school performance score of a school that offers certain programs. (gov sig)
 SB241JOHNSTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for dental devices. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB248MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for an annual cap and a termination date for the musical and theatrical production income tax credit. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB249CHABERTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the disbursement of certain revenue from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund for hurricane protection purposes. (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB252PETERSONTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the allocation of the local avails of the automobile rental tax. (gov sig) (EN -$14,500 LF RV See Note)

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
 HCR88STOKESBUDGETARY PROCEDURES - Requests the commissioner of administration to prepare a reconciliation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report with certain other year-end financial reports

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB78DWIGHTCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to the penalties for possession of phencyclidine
 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
 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)
 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
 HB388CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Requires the Used Motor Vehicle Commission to report information collected by salvage pools or salvage disposal sales
 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)
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 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)
 HB468EMERSONCOSMETOLOGY - Provides for unregulated services within the Louisiana Cosmetology Act
 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)
 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)
 HB673STOKESTAX/SALES & USE - Provides with respect to the exclusions and exemptions applicable to sales and use taxes (RR2 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)