Senate Daily Digest
April 27, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR18JACKSONCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Establishes a task force to study crime and crime prevention in Morehouse Parish.
 SR19FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Rosemary Searcy Campbell.
 SR21BARROWSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes April 28, 2021, as Workers' Memorial Day in recognition of workers killed, injured, and disabled on the job.
 SR22JACKSONVOTERS/VOTING - Creates a study group to study the voting rights of persons incarcerated prior to trial.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR31HENRYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Requests office of alcohol and tobacco control to amend administrative rules relative to the prohibition of certain unfair business practices.
 SCR32BARROWHEALTH SERVICES - Re-creates and continues the work of the task force to study and make recommendations concerning health services delivery and financing in the Baton Rouge region.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB12MALINDA WHITETAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) organization (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB64ECHOLSADVERTISING - Provides relative to misleading solicitations by nongovernmental entities
 HB69MCKNIGHTUTILITIES - Provides relative to underground utilities
 HB81PRESSLYPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescription
 HB147HORTONMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to charges collected by public license tag agents (EN GF EX See Note)
 HB188BEAULLIEUHEALTH CARE/RECORDS - Provides with respect to healthcare records
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB264SEABAUGHSALES - Provides for advertisement of judicial sales
 HB292RISERTAX/CORP INCOME - Reduces corporate income tax rates and brackets and repeals the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid for purposes of calculating corporate income tax (EN +$29,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB350FARNUMMTR VEHICLE/OFFICE - Provides relative to office of motor vehicle fees for Calcasieu Parish
 HB359HOLLISBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to solicitors (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB360TRAVIS JOHNSONFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to the registration of short-term rental dwellings with the office of state fire marshal (EG1 INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB365FARNUMRACING/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana State Racing Commission
 HB375FREEMANLEASES - Provides relative to sexual assault victims as parties to certain residential lease agreements
 HB385BEAULLIEUHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides for the removal of abandoned manufactured housing units
 HB445BOURRIAQUETAX CREDITS - Changes the sound recording investor tax credit earned by a qualified music company into a refundable tax credit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB465MIKE JOHNSONTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to the leasing of the 4.9 GHz band (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB521SEABAUGHPROPERTY - Provides relative to partitions of property
 HB532ST. BLANCCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to the contract limit for certain common carrier certificate requirements for movers of household goods
 HB689JORDANCREDIT/UNIONS - Provides relative to credit unions

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR41SCHEXNAYDERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Louisiana Restaurant Association on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB24PRICERETIREMENT BENEFITS - Provides a minimum benefit increase for certain retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana, Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System, and State Police Retirement System. (6/30/21) (2/3 CA10s29(F)) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB31CATHEYTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from state individual income tax for digital nomads. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB36REESETAX/INCOME/CORPORATE - Provides relative to net operating loss deductions on Louisiana corporation income. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB49TROY CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Provides relative to the state minimum wage. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB61TROY CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits race discrimination based on natural hairstyles. (8/1/21)
 SB77MIZELLTAX/SALES - Exempts purchases of certain school buses from sales and use tax. (7/1/21) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB89REESEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides for the unemployment insurance procedure to be applied by the secretary of the La. Workforce Commission for calendar year 2022. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF RV See Note)
 SB92LUNEAUREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides for uniform definitions of independent contractor and employee, and for penalties for the misclassification of employees. (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (1/1/22) (OR INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB113GREGORY TARVERCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the payment of fees for interpreters for non-English-speaking persons in civil cases. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB149JIMMY HARRISELECTION DAYS - Provides for a special election for submission of proposed constitutional amendments to the electors. (gov sig) (EN +$2,000,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB167ALLAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer and use of certain monies to the Oilfield Site and Restoration Fund. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB170JOHNSGOVERNOR - Provides relative to the creation of the office of human trafficking prevention. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB180FRED MILLSPROCUREMENT CODE - Provides relative to state procurement of certain services by use of reverse auction technology. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB239JOHNSTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Modifies the federal income tax deduction for taxpayers impacted by 2020 hurricanes. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR3REESEEMPLOYMENT - Suspends certain provisions of law relative to unemployment tax increases and benefit reductions. (EN NO IMPACT OF RV See Note)
 SCR4TALBOTFISCAL CONTROLS - Suspends provision of law capping amount of revenue which can be spent by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism on in-state advertising. (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SCR5REESEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Suspends the provision of law providing for an unemployment insurance solvency tax. (EN NO IMPACT FF EX See Note)

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)
 SB22PEACOCKRETIREMENT BENEFITS - Provides relative to retirement eligibility for certain members of state retirement systems and for disability retirement. (6/30/21) (EG DECREASE APV)
 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)
 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)
 SB154SMITHTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to provide for the adjustment of ad valorem millages. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 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)
 SB173HEWITTTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the administration of the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 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)
 SB101ABRAHAMCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to self-service storage facilities. (1/1/22)
 SB143MCMATHCHILDREN - Provides relative to permanent placement of children in custody of the state. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 SB194BOUDREAUXNURSING HOMES - Provides for an extension to the moratorium on additional beds for nursing facilities. (8/1/21)
 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)
 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)
 SB147WARDDRONES/UNMANNED VEHICLES - Provides for personal delivery devices. (gov sig)
 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 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)