Senate Daily Digest
April 29, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB245BERNARDCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to civil jury trials and deposits for costs and expenses. (8/1/21) (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR29BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends "Sweet" Lou Dunbar on being inducted into the 2020 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR30BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mackie Freeze, an outstanding baseball player and high school football coach, upon being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR31BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Angela Turner-Johnson on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR32BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Tim Brando on receiving the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Ambassador Award.
 SR33BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Robin Fambrough on receiving the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2020 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism.
 SR34BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kent Lowe on receiving the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2020 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism.
 SR35REESECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Shirley Mae Pearce Smith.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR33LUNEAUFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Requests the federal Office of Management and Budget to maintain the current minimum population Standard for Delineating Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB74FRIEMANINSURERS - Provides relative to the workers' compensation claims office requirement for insurers issuing such policies in Louisiana
 HB145BRYANTPARDON/PAROLE - Provides relative to parole (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB167MIKE JOHNSONVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for removal of deceased persons from voter registration rolls (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB231MARCELLEANIMALS - Provides relative to the disposition of dogs used in dogfighting
 HB236EMERSONINSURERS/GUARANTY ASSNS - Provides relative to Louisiana Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Law
 HB260GREGORY MILLERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections and revision of provisions of Title 36 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes
 HB283HOLLISINSURANCE/AUTOMOBILE - Repeals reporting requirements related to commercial motor vehicle policies
 HB330LANCE HARRISELECTIONS/COMMISSIONERS - Increases the number of commissioners for the presidential preference primary election (EN +$1,449,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB373BISHOPPUBLIC RECORDS - Establishes an exception to public records requirements for certain information by the secretary of state
 HB394RISERHIGHER EDUCATION - Requires postsecondary education institutions to post reports relative to campus security policies and campus crime statistics on their websites (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB435ROMEROGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides relative to video draw poker devices
 HB436FREIBERGINSURANCE/LIFE - Repeals requirements for the Department of Insurance to maintain a central database for contact information on life insurance policies in force in the state
 HB462HUVALINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to the tax on surplus lines and unauthorized insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB502STEFANSKIMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to dealer warranty compensation

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR52LANCE HARRISCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Alexandria city councilman, Harry Silver, on his retirement
 HCR53WHEATSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the members of the United States Armed Forces for their service and proclaims May 2021 as Military Appreciation Month

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB4PRICECAMPAIGN FINANCE - Eliminates certain aggregate campaign contribution limitations. (8/1/21)
 SB29ABRAHAMINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Authorizes the commissioner of insurance to take certain actions relative to insurance during a declared emergency. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB54LUNEAUINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to hurricane, named storm, and wind and hail deductibles. (1/1/22) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB70ABRAHAMINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to named storm deductibles for commercial properties. (8/1/21)
 SB74PRICESECRETARY OF STATE - Provides for the disposition of abandoned property deposited at the state archives. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB82CATHEYINSURERS - Provides for external review of health insurance issuers. (gov sig)
 SB127MCMATHBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program. (8/1/21)
 SB130JACKSONINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides for payment of health insurance provider claim payment claims. (8/1/21)
 SB133BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the prioritization of health equity by the Louisiana Department of Health. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB136FRED MILLSADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE - Provides for promulgation of emergency rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. (8/1/21)
 SB146POPESECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to the preservation of public records. (gov sig)
 SB150BARROWGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Requires the Office of Group Benefits to cover bariatric surgery techniques for the treatment of severe obesity. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB176MCMATHMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Louisiana Medical Assistance Program. (gov sig) (EG +$3,413,770 GF EX See Note)
 SB179CONNICKINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides for automobile insurance coverage for transportation network drivers. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB196MORRISCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to regulation of speech on social media. (gov sig)
 SB198CATHEYDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits denying access to state facilities intended for public use to persons based upon whether they have received a COVID-19 vaccination. (8/1/21)
 SB218FRED MILLSPHARMACEUTICALS - Provides relative to the payment of pharmacy claims. (See Act) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB217HILFERTYBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banks and banking
 HB298THOMASBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to stockholders' meetings and use of remote communication

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR22CATHEYPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requests the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors to name the basketball court in the PMAC after Coach Dale Brown.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 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)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB231ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Creates the Insurance Regulatory Sandbox Program. (8/1/21) (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB67WARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Increases the documentation fee allowed to be charged between an automobile dealer and customer. (8/1/21)
 SB112HENRYMOTOR CARRIERS - Requires certain parties be notified when a vehicle is stored pursuant to the Louisiana Towing and Storage Act. (gov sig)
 SB147WARDDRONES/UNMANNED VEHICLES - Provides for personal delivery devices. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB122ALLAINCOASTAL RESOURCES - Provides for monies collected from enforcement actions of coastal use permits. (8/1/21) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD RV)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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 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)