Senate Daily Digest
May 3, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR36JACKSONLAW ENFORCEMENT - Creates a task force to study the implementation of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and safety net hospitals.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB60BRASSCURRICULA - Removes the termination of the Dual Enrollment Framework Task Force (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB248JAMESCORRECTIONS - Decreases probation and parole fees for certain offenders (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB251JONESCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to time limitations for instituting prosecution for crimes with victims with infirmities
 HB253MCKNIGHTSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the governance and funding of the Special School District, which provides special education services through its schools and programs (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB271MARCELLECORRECTIONS - Provides for a Transitional Residential Pilot Program for female offenders (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB303LYONSBAIL - Provides relative to constructive surrender and non-warrant surrender
 HB329LANCE HARRISVOTERS/VOTING - Changes age of a child who may accompany a parent or legal guardian into a voting machine
 HB387GREENINSURERS - Provides relative to network leasing by dental insurers (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB406BISHOPCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the presence of the defendant in misdemeanor prosecutions
 HB409FREEMANHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides relative to campus safety and accountability (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB541ILLGGAMING - Provides relative to the central computer monitoring system of electronic gaming devices located at certain gaming facilities (EN -$249,286 SD RV See Note)
 HB576FRIEMANINSURANCE - Provides relative to reserves for insurers
 HB581MIKE JOHNSONELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the Louisiana Election Code (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR22CATHEYPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requests the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors to name the basketball court in the PMAC after Coach Dale Brown.

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)
 SB44PETERSONENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Provides for reporting and notification of releases of certain materials that cause an emergency condition. (8/1/21)
 SB66BERNARDLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the Peace Officer and Public Safety Personnel Peer Support and Mental Health Wellness Act. (8/1/21)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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 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)