Senate Daily Digest
April 28, 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
 SB244LUNEAUREVENUE 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) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR23TALBOTMEDICAID - Establishes a task force to study and report on Medicaid managed care for individuals receiving long-term supports and services.
 SR24JACKSONCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Establishes a task force to study crime and crime prevention in Ouachita Parish.
 SR26PRICECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Joel Walker for earning the national Cooke College Scholarship.
 SR27HEWITTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Pope John Paul II High School boys soccer team for winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV state championship.
 SR28HEWITTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Coach Jesse "Jay" Carlin III on his election to the Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB23CHARLES OWENCRIME - Repeals crimes relative to defamation
 HB27GREGORY MILLERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Repeals certain adjudication, reporting, and notice requirements applicable to certain licensing boards and commissions
 HB32SELDERSCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Increases the total number of credits that may be earned by an offender upon earning a bachelor's degree or master's degree (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB42DAVISHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides relative to financial aid (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB54EDMONDSCRIME - Creates the crime of adoption deception (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB65ECHOLSINSURANCE - Provides relative to mandatory audits of title insurance producers by title insurers
 HB119HUGHESHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Provides relative to the Advisory Council on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
 HB137DUPLESSISGAMING/CASINO - Provides relative to non-gaming economic development activities by the casino gaming operator (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB139GADBERRYELECTION CODE - Requires specified members of the parish board of election supervisors to complete annual training relative to the preparation for and conduct of elections (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB141STAGNIELECTIONS - Requires persons conducting exit polls within six hundred feet of a polling place to register with the secretary of state
 HB179FIRMENTINSURANCE - Provides relative to the requirements for officers and directors of domestic regulated entities
 HB182VILLIOINSURERS - Provides relative to annual meetings of domestic insurance companies
 HB214CORMIERREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides relative to required orientation and training of new registrars of voters (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB221PIERREMTR VEHICLE/COMMERCIAL - Provides relative to certain commercial driver's license applicants (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB227WHEATCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to subpoena duces tecum when investigating sex offenses involving human trafficking
 HB234CARPENTERCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission
 HB293RISERTAX/CORP INCOME - Provides for the rate of corporation income tax (RE -$56,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB295SEABAUGHPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to immovable property in successions
 HB400COUSSANPROPERTY - Provides relative to the partition of property
 HB517THOMASLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides for the limitation of civil liability for agents, contractors, and representatives of proprietors
 HB550MUSCARELLOMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to duplicate driver's licenses and identification cards (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB593TRAVIS JOHNSONMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to passing a parked emergency vehicle

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR11HUGHESSTUDENTS - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a plan for providing school literacy coaches for students in kindergarten through second grade in elementary schools identified as needing improvement
 HCR15HUGHESJUVENILES - Requests the Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission to study local education agency budgets
 HCR43MCFARLANDFORESTRY - Designates April 28, 2021, as the first annual Louisiana Loggers Day at the Capitol
 HCR47IVEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Bradley Dewayne Cryer, assistant legislative auditor and director of local government services
 HCR50DUSTIN MILLERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 2-9, 2021, as Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB19MORRISIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Provides relative to partition of immovable property under certain circumstances. (8/1/21)
 SB34FIELDSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for responsibilities of law enforcement officers while interacting with the public. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB44PETERSONENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Provides for reporting and notification of releases of certain materials that cause an emergency condition. (8/1/21)
 SB50TROY CARTERANIMALS - Provides relative to determination of ownership of a domestic animal. (8/1/21)
 SB66BERNARDLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the Peace Officer and Public Safety Personnel Peer Support and Mental Health Wellness Act. (8/1/21)
 SB69MIZELLCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Creates the crime of aggravated distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. (gov sig) (EGF INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB71BERNARDCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to civil jury trials and deposits for costs and expenses. (8/1/21) (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (OR NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 SB76TALBOTALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the hotel and lodging exception permit. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB97LAMBERTSOLID WASTE - Provides for advanced recycling facilities and processes for the conversion of certain recovered materials. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB103HENSGENSAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Creates the Louisiana Equine Promotion and Research Program. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB115PEACOCKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/21)
 SB124HEWITTGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION - Requires the playing or singing of the national anthem prior to certain athletic contests. (8/1/21)
 SB126MIZELLSUCCESSIONS - Prohibits an unworthy successor from directly or indirectly benefiting from the death of his spouse or his child. (gov sig)
 SB139JIMMY HARRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to sentencing when a defendant possessed, used, or discharged a firearm in the commission of certain offenses. (8/1/21)
 SB140JIMMY HARRISCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the crime of obstruction of justice penalties. (8/1/21)
 SB144GREGORY TARVERCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the crime of unlawful possession, transfer, or manufacture of animal fighting paraphernalia. (gov sig)
 SB186SMITHCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides for post conviction relief with regard to successful "actual innocence" claims. (8/1/21)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR24FOILENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study the feasibility of providing funding for devices that remediate certain water quality impairments.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB122ALLAINCOASTAL RESOURCES - Provides for monies collected from enforcement actions of coastal use permits. (8/1/21) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD RV)
 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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 SB41BERNARDINSURERS - Provides with respect to the repeal of insurance company deposit requirements. (7/1/21)
 SB210FOILMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to recreational vehicle warranties. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)