Senate Daily Digest
April 26, 2021
3:00 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
 SB242WARDTAX/TAXATION - Clarifies the carryforward period for the inventory tax credit. (gov sig) (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB243TROY CARTERTAX/TAXATION - Creates an apprenticeship tax credit program. (gov sig) (OR -$1,200,000 GF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR17POPECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Cecil Earle Benton, businessman, civic leader, and public servant.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR29JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Joseph "Rock" Palermo III.
 SCR30ALLAINJOINT RULES - Limits annual total cash general obligation capital outlay projects to general obligation bond cash line of credit capacity.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB363PHILLIP TARVERMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Provides relative to the Protect Wild Dolphins special prestige license plates
 HB389HORTONFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to the discharge or use of Class B fire fighting foam containing fluorinated organic chemicals
 HB450COXHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides relative to the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission
 HB514MAGEETAX/SALES & USE - Provides for the dedication of certain vehicle sales and use taxes (EN -$296,000,000 GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR38HUGHESSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates April 26, 2021, as HBCU Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB10FIELDSKINDERGARTEN - Provides for mandatory kindergarten attendance and requires compulsory school attendance beginning at age five. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB26HENSGENSROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates the Forked Island Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on Louisiana Highway 82 in Vermilion Parish as the "Rose Ashy Broussard Memorial Bridge". (8/1/21) (EN +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 SB37MIZELLROADS/HIGHWAYS - Provides for designation of certain state highways. (8/1/21) (EN +$3,300 SG EX See Note)
 SB67WARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Increases the documentation fee allowed to be charged between an automobile dealer and customer. (8/1/21)
 SB78BOUIEMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for eligibility for military honor license plates for members of the Louisiana National Guard. (8/1/21)
 SB99FIELDSTOPS - Provides relative to TOPS eligibility. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB112HENRYMOTOR CARRIERS - Requires certain parties be notified when a vehicle is stored pursuant to the Louisiana Towing and Storage Act. (gov sig)
 SB114PEACOCKSCHOOLS - Provides for remote public school registration and enrollment of children of military personnel transferring to the state. (gov sig)
 SB122ALLAINCOASTAL RESOURCES - Provides for monies collected from enforcement actions of coastal use permits. (8/1/21) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD RV)
 SB147WARDDRONES/UNMANNED VEHICLES - Provides for personal delivery devices. (gov sig)
 SB148CORTEZCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Establishes the M.J. Foster Promise Program. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB190SMITHTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Transfers stationary weight enforcement from DPS&C to DOTD. (7/1/22)
 SB199CATHEYROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates portions of state highways for certain individuals. (8/1/21)
 SB212CONNICKROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of US 90 Business-Westbank Expressway in the city of Westwego in Jefferson Parish as the "Michael D. Louviere Memorial Highway". (8/1/21)
 SB230MIZELLCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to power-based violence on college and university campuses. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB232BARROWCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Establishes and provides for the Power-Based Violence Review Panel. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR9LAMBERTCOASTAL RESOURCES - Approves the annual state integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2022, as adopted by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board.

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)
 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)
 SB22PEACOCKRETIREMENT BENEFITS - Provides relative to retirement eligibility for certain members of state retirement systems and for disability retirement. (6/30/21) (EG DECREASE APV)
 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)
 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)
 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)

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)