House Committee on Ways and Means
May 3, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Room 6

Adjourned
 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

DISCUSSION OF LEGISLATION
 HB7FREEMANTAX/SALES-USE-EXEMPT - Provides for a sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and diapers (EN -$11,100,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB30DEVILLIERTAX/SEVERANCE TAX - Reduces the severance tax rate for oil over a certain period of time and fixes the severance tax rate for oil produced from certain wells at the current rate (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB57COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of certain oil wells from severance tax (OR -$3,724,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB131COUSSANTAX CREDITS - Establishes an income tax credit for donations of property used for research or direct education of students to certain educational institutions (EG -$2,120,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB160DEVILLIERTAX CREDITS - Provides for the eligibility for the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB252LANDRYTAX CREDITS - Exempts certain beverages from state excise tax (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB301LANDRYTAX/INCOME TAX - Establishes an income tax credit for certain funeral and burial expenses for certain pregnancy-related deaths (EN -$75,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB355TURNERATHLETICS - Prohibits schools from being members of or participating in athletic competitions sponsored by an association that is not audited by the legislative auditor (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB424MCFARLANDTAX/INCOME TAX - Establishes income tax incentives for taxpayers related to fostering and adopting certain infants and children (EN -$687,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB429GEYMANNTAX/SALES-USE-EXEMPT - Exempts certain sales made by schools from state and local sales and use tax (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB525LANCE HARRISTAX/TOBACCO TAX - Excludes certain products from the excise tax levied on tobacco (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB567JORDANTAX/EXCISE - Repeals the marijuana tax levied on certain dealers and repeals provisions related to tax stamps which evidence payment of tax (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB582MCFARLANDTAX/GASOLINE TAX - Dedicates a portion of the existing tax levied on gasoline and diesel into the Construction Subfund and imposes a one-time road-use fee on electric and hybrid vehicles (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB592HILFERTYTAX/INCOME TAX - Establishes an income tax deduction for certain early childhood care and education expenses (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB613ROMEROTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - Provides for the determination of fair market value for purposes of ad valorem property taxation (OR SEE FISC NOTE LF RV)
 HB658COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of newly completed wells that are undergoing or have undergone certain well enhancements (OR -$1,053,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB661COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of certain newly drilled wells from severance tax (OR -$2,411,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB662COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of certain orphaned wells from severance tax (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

OTHER BUSINESS

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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