Senate Daily Digest
April 21, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB241ABRAHAMLOCAL AGENCIES - Increases debt limitation on assessed valuation of taxable property in Iowa Fire Protection District No. 1. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR26CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Major Luraine Richard on her retirement from the Lafayette Police Department.
 SCR27CORTEZCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to reauthorize the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area program.
 SCR28CATHEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce on its sixty-fifth anniversary.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB96JENKINSHIGHWAYS - Redesignates a portion of Louisiana Highway 3094 in Shreveport as the "Rev. Dr. Elbert W. 'Eddie' Giles Memorial Highway"
 HB152GREGORY MILLERCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for the continuous revision of the Code of Civil Procedure
 HB164ROBBY CARTERJUDGMENTS - Provides relative to default judgments
 HB198PIERREMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Provides relative to Louisiana vehicle license plates (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB224BRYANTHIGHWAYS - Redesignates a portion of certain Louisiana highways and the Ramos Bridge on United States Highway 90
 HB413NELSONHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of North Causeway Boulevard in St. Tammany Parish as the "Captain Vincent N. Liberto, Jr., Memorial Overpass"
 HB482WRIGHTFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Creates a regulatory sandbox program within the office of financial institutions (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB505ADAMSMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "West Feliciana Parish Schools" and the "En fran├žais S.V.P" specialty license plate
 HB601GOUDEAUMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the pelicans specialty license plate

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB14FESIUNCLAIMED PROPERTY - Exempts certain unclaimed property information from the Public Records Law. (8/1/21)
 SB41BERNARDINSURERS - Provides with respect to the repeal of insurance company deposit requirements. (7/1/21)
 SB42BERNARDFIRE/CASUALTY INSURANCE - Requires notices of reinstatement of a casualty policy to go to all relevant parties. (1/1/22)
 SB48POPEHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to continuing education requirements imposed by the Louisiana Board of Hearing Aid Dealers. (1/1/22)
 SB63ROBERT MILLSVOTERS/VOTING - Requires certain absentee ballots to be delivered to an employee of the registrar of voters. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB65FESIINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to dental referral plans. (8/1/21)
 SB73MILLIGANINSURERS - Provides relative to investments of domestic insurers. (1/1/22)
 SB84TALBOTINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides for health insurance coverage of genetic testing for various cancer mutations. (1/1/22)
 SB93POPEHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to telehealth services provided by licensed hearing aid dealers. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB101ABRAHAMCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to self-service storage facilities. (1/1/22)
 SB119GREGORY TARVERHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to health insurance coverage for mammography. (1/1/22)
 SB131ROBERT MILLSLIABILITY - Prohibits insurance companies from including defense costs within the limits of liability except under certain circumstances. (8/1/21)
 SB143MCMATHCHILDREN - Provides relative to permanent placement of children in custody of the state. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB155BOUIECOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Social Work Practice Act. (1/1/22)
 SB169ALLAINPUBLIC UTILITIES - Provides relative to the Louisiana Underground Utilities and Facilities Damage Prevention Law. (8/1/21)
 SB181BOUDREAUXINSURERS - Provides relative to health insurance coverage modifications and unfair or deceptive practices. (8/1/21)
 SB191CLOUDINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to coverage of certain physician-administered drugs and related services. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB194BOUDREAUXNURSING HOMES - Provides for an extension to the moratorium on additional beds for nursing facilities. (8/1/21)
 SB203BODI WHITEETHICS - Exempts certain groundwater district commissioners from provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics. (gov sig)
 SB219CLOUDVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to voter rolls. (6/1/22) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB220CLOUDLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Provides relative to the legislative auditor examinations, audits, and reviews of elections and retention of election records. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB221HEWITTVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to voting systems. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB231ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Creates the Insurance Regulatory Sandbox Program. (8/1/21) (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB1PEACOCKTAX/SALES - Phases in the dedication of the temporary state sales tax levy to the Transportation Trust Fund. (8/1/21) (EG -$378,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB6CATHEYTAX/SALES - Exempts purchases of utilities used by commercial farmers for on-farm storage from state sales and use tax. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB8PEACOCKTAX/TAXATION - Accelerates the sunset date for the tax credit for the conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. (7/1/21) (EN +$478,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB11TALBOTTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an individual and corporation income tax exemption for state and federal COVID-19 relief benefits. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB12BOUIECLERKS OF COURT - Creates a retired clerks and clerk's employees insurance fund for the Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court. (8/1/21)
 SB15MILLIGANPROCUREMENT CODE - Provides relative to purchase of telecommunication and video equipment or services by state agencies. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB21ROBERT MILLSMUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RET - Provides for the purchase of service and salary credit for members furloughed due to COVID-19. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB22PEACOCKRETIREMENT BENEFITS - Provides relative to retirement eligibility for certain members of state retirement systems and for disability retirement. (6/30/21) (EG DECREASE APV)
 SB23FESISTATE POLICE RETIREMENT - Provides certain enhanced survivor benefits and insurance coverage for the spouses and children of members killed in the line of duty. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/21) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB46LAMBERTTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Increases the amount of compensation excluded from tax table income for certain active duty members of the armed forces. (gov sig) (EN -$3,800,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB52POPESHERIFFS - Provides for payment of certain group insurance costs by Livingston Parish sheriff. (8/1/21)
 SB57WOMACKCLERKS OF COURT - Provides for the functions of the jury commission in Franklin Parish. (8/1/21)
 SB75LAMBERTCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides an exception for late approval of a capital outlay request for a state-owned and administered project submitted by a budget unit of the state, including public postsecondary education institutions. (gov sig) (2/3 - CA7s11(C)) (EG GF EX See Note)
 SB80CLOUDTAX/SALES - Reallocates a portion of the state sales tax on room rentals in St. Landry Parish to the Liberty Theatre in Eunice. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 SB81LUNEAUREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Establishes reporting requirements to the Department of Revenue for businesses and governmental entities using service providers. (7/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB91PEACOCKSECURITIES - Authorizes transfer on death of certain securities. (1/1/22)
 SB96LAMBERTENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB111WOMACKPUBLIC WORKS - Provides for bids, claims, and payments involving public contracts. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB118MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/21) (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB125MORRISTAX/LOCAL - Exempts certain infused prescription drugs from local sales tax. (7/1/21) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB132BOUIEDNA - Provides relative to analysis of the DNA sample collected following an arrest for certain offenses. (gov sig)
 SB145WARDCOURTS - Provides relative to mandatory drug testing, screening, and assessment for drug and specialty court participation for certain offenders. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB154SMITHTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to provide for the adjustment of ad valorem millages. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB162HENRYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Major Events Incentive Program and the Major Events Incentive Program Subfund. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB163MCMATHCOURTS - Constitutional Amendment to increase the composition of the Louisiana Supreme Court from six to eight associate justices. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB165SMITHTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for the adjustments of ad valorem millages. (See Act)
 SB172WARDTAX EXEMPTIONS - Reinstates the state sales tax exemption on sales of construction materials to Habitat for Humanity affiliates and for construction of new animal shelters. (7/1/21) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB173HEWITTTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the administration of the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB182BODI WHITEPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides relative to public bid forms and specifications. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB192HENSGENSSANITARY CODE - Provides for connecting multiple recreational vehicles to an individual sewerage system in certain parishes. (gov sig)
 SB206CORTEZCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses for certain clerks of court. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB210FOILMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to recreational vehicle warranties. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)