Senate Daily Digest
June 7, 2017
10:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR194GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Rachel Valentine on being named Bossier Parish 2017-2018 Middle School Teacher of the Year.
 SR195MORRISHEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requests the Louisiana School Boards Association, the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, and the Louisiana Association of School Business Officials to jointly survey local school boards to determine the additional costs associated with certain audit requirements.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 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.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR116NORTONMEDICAID - Urges and requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study and determine the desirability and feasibility of implementing the health home option in the medical assistance program
 HCR119MAGEEMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to make recommendations concerning the prospective establishment of an independent claims review process for dental services provided through the Medicaid managed care program

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Returned from House With Amendments
 SCR60PERRYPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Designates the grounds surrounding the Old Arsenal Museum on the capitol grounds as The Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park.
 SCR117WALSWORTHHISTORIC PRESERVATION - Creates the Louisiana Historical Archives Task Force.

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB207ALLAINFISH/FISHING - Limits the permissible uses of monies in the Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT 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 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)
 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)
 SB86PERRYPARISHES - Permits the governing authorities of certain parishes to employ their own attorneys to represent them generally. (gov sig)
 SB148CHABERTPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Waterway Dredging and Deepening Priorty Program. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB172MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credits as of January 1, 2019. (gov sig) (EN +$27,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB213G.SMITHDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to health insurance for certain retired district attorneys. (8/1/17)
 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)
 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)
 HB1HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS - Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB2ABRAMSONCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB26BARRASPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain property near Spanish Lake in Iberia Parish
 HB57PRICEDISTRICTS/RECREATION - Authorizes West Ascension Recreation Facilities District No. 1 to levy a sales tax (REF INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB64HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS/ANCILLARY - Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government
 HB83MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes an incarcerated defendant to appear at certain proceedings by way of simultaneous audio-visual transmission (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB162SHADOINCRIME/FELONIES - Prohibits the filing of a false lien against state officers and state employees (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB187CROMERTAX CREDITS - Terminates the solar energy systems tax credit and provides relative to the payment of claims for the tax credit for purchased systems (EN -$15,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB231THIBAUTETHICS/CODE - Allows the immediate family member of a mayor or governing authority member of a municipality with a population of five thousand or less or a legal entity in which the family member has an interest to enter into a transaction with the municipality subject to certain conditions
 HB244HILFERTYEVIDENCE - Allows certain business records to be self-authenticated
 HB293AMEDEEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to the limitation of liability of the state (RE2 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB324PIERRERAILROADS - Adds on track equipment as a railway vehicle considered for certain railroad crossing requirements
 HB327SCHEXNAYDERCOURTS/DISTRICT - Establishes the Ascension Parish Courthouse Fund for the construction of a new courthouse for the Twenty-Third Judicial District Court and the Ascension Parish Court (EN +$1,985,370 LF RV See Note)
 HB341D.MILLERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Amends laws relative to behavioral health and mental health to provide for current practice and appropriate terminology
 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)
 HB466CHANEYAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to animal control
 HB557SEABAUGHCHILDREN/CARE - Provides for criminal background checks relative to early learning centers, school employees, registered family child care providers and in-home providers (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB616THOMASSTUDENT/ASSESSMENT - Provides relative to time requirements and responsibilities of public school governing authorities with regard to student assessments
 HB625HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016-2017
 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)
 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)
 HB651BROADWATERTAX/CORP INCOME - Provides relative to corporate income tax credits (REF +$12,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB689MARCELLEWATER/RESOURCES - Requires semiannual ground water reporting and parliamentary procedures for certain ground water conservation districts and regional bodies.

Conference Committee Report Received
 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)
 HB211FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to business filings with the secretary of state
 HB227SHADOINCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to sealing and delivering depositions
 HB423LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/WATER - Authorizes the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to establish and administer a water quality trading program
 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)