Senate Daily Digest
May 4, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR37FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Judge Douglas Marion Gonzales Sr.
 SR38FESICONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Mr. Walton "Buddy" Daisy Jr.
 SR39BARROWSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May 2021 as Lupus Awareness Month in Louisiana.
 SR40PRICECOMMENDATIONS - To recognize and commend the board of directors and the members of the Louisiana School Boards Association.
 SR41POPEBESE - Requests the state superintendent of education to request ESEA waivers regarding school and district accountability and reporting requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.
 SR42FRED MILLSPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Commends the American Physical Therapy Association on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary.
 SR43BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kerry Kittles on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR44BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Phil Robertson upon being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR45BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Charles "Peanut" Tillman upon being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR46BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR47BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Courtney Blades-Rogers upon being inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR48BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Glenn Dorsey on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR34HEWITTCOASTAL RESOURCES - Requests the Department of Natural Resources, office of coastal management, to review permitting cycle times and to make recommendations to expedite the permitting process.
 SCR35JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Ann Theresa "Nancy" Mellody Valluzzo.
 SCR36JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Col. Bernard H. McLaughlin Jr.
 SCR37JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends former district attorney of the 14th Judicial District, John DeRosier, for his many years of outstanding public service to the city of Lake Charles, the parish of Calcasieu, and the state of Louisiana.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB8BUTLERASSESSORS - Requires the Evangeline Parish Tax Assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for eligible retirees from the assessor's office (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB26MCCORMICKTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Provides with respect to the severance tax exemption for stripper wells (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB31MUSCARELLOFUNDS/PARISH TRANSPORT - Authorizes use of Parish Transportation Fund monies for mass transit in Tangipahoa Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB58COUSSANMINERALS/MINERAL BOARD - Extends certain funding for the Mineral and Energy Operation Fund (EN +$900,000 SD EX See Note)
 HB93MIGUEZPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Exempts the Iberia Parish Airport Authority from the public lease law applicable to certain properties
 HB105PRESSLYPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Amends the rights and powers of the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission
 HB142THOMPSONFUNDS/INVESTMENTS - Provides relative to investment authority of the treasurer (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB284ILLGTREASURER - Provides relative to securities lending (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB323GADBERRYARCHITECTS - Provides relative to the selection of architectural and engineering services
 HB325LARVADAINCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to the procedure of arrest of persons with minor or dependent children (EN +$56,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB335COUSSANPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the exchange of certain property between the University of Louisiana System and the City of Lafayette
 HB337CREWSPROCUREMENT - Provides relative to the applicability of certain lease terms to the Shreveport Downtown Airport
 HB338MCCORMICKAIRCRAFT/AIRPORTS - Provides relative to the applicability of certain lease terms to the Vivian Municipal Airport (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB347KERNERFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Regional Maintenance and Improvement Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB349EDMONSTONMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Prohibits requiring vaccination verification or immunity status for certain transactions or for inclusion on a driver's license or special identification card
 HB354SCHAMERHORNMTR VEHICLE/MOTORCYCLES - Modifies the definition of autocycle applicable to the operator's helmet exemption and driver's license endorsement requirement
 HB362ORGERONTAX RETURN - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the La. State University Agricultural Center Grant Walker Educational Center (4-H Camp Grant Walker) (EN NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB366MCFARLANDPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the exchange of state property in Caddo, Sabine, Richland, and Morehouse Parishes for property in Ouachita Parish
 HB595DUSTIN MILLERINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for the payment of health insurance claims prior to the credentialing of a healthcare provider

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR6ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING-BUDGET, ST - Directs flood protection districts and parish governing authorities in areas benefitting from the federal Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) to contribute towards the $400 million annual payments the state must make for this project (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HCR54SCHEXNAYDERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the members of the board of directors of the Louisiana School Boards Association

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB5FOILTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Excludes amounts deposited into certain education savings accounts for tuition expenses for elementary and secondary schools from state income tax. (1/1/22) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB27FOILCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to military and veteran friendly postsecondary education policies. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB28HENRYPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Orleans Parish. (gov sig)
 SB45JIMMY HARRISTAX/TAXATION - Extends the sunset date for Ports of Louisiana tax credits. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB60CONNICKAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the compensation of intercollegiate athletes for the use of their name, image, or likeness. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB87CONNICKLEVEES - Constitutional amendment to provide for the taxing authority of levee districts. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 SB88CONNICKLEVEES - Authorizes levee boards to spend funds generated from one or more levee districts in another district that benefits an entire levee authority. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB95BOUIESCHOOLS - Provides relative to the return of certain schools in the Recovery School District to the transferring school board. (gov sig)
 SB148CORTEZCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Establishes the M.J. Foster Promise Program. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB156MIZELLAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides for the Fairness in Women's Sports Act relative to a school's ability to offer opportunities to each student to participate in team sporting events on an equal basis. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB185ALLAINNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Provides for regulation of leases of land for solar farms. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF EX See Note)
 SB200MCMATHTAX EXEMPTIONS - Exempts admissions to certain live entertainment events from state sales and use tax. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB207BODI WHITETRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to subpoenas of DOTD contractors and public entities advertising for public work. (8/1/21)
 SB211JACKSONTEACHERS - Requires in-service training for teachers and certain other school personnel on adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed education. (gov sig) (EN +$160,384 GF EX See Note)
 SB214JACKSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to individual graduation plans and high school curriculum options. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB216ROBERT MILLSTEACHERS - Requires early literacy professional development for certain teachers. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE EX See Note)
 SB217JIMMY HARRISTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Louisiana Import Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN -$683,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB220CLOUDLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Provides relative to the legislative auditor examinations, audits, and reviews of elections and retention of election records. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB222HEWITTSCHOOLS - Provides relative to early literacy. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB229HENSGENSFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the creation, dedication, use, and investment of the Health Care Employment Reinvestment Opportunity (H.E.R.O.) Fund. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB234MCMATHSCHOOLS - Provides relative to expanded academic support. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB240LUNEAUTAX/TAXATION - Limits the utilization of income and corporation franchise tax credits to total tax liability. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE GF RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)

Reconsideration
 SB115PEACOCKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/21)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR2FIELDSBESE - Provides for legislative approval of the MFP formula for the 2021-2022 school year. (7/1/21) (EN +$18,763,359 EX See Note)
 SCR9LAMBERTCOASTAL RESOURCES - Approves the annual state integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2022, as adopted by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board.
 SCR10CATHEYCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes The North Face as an "Extraordinary Customer" of the the Louisiana oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
 SCR18FIELDSEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Requests the state Department of Education to study the feasibility of banning the use of corporal punishment in public schools.

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
 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)
 SB19MORRISIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Provides relative to partition of immovable property under certain circumstances. (8/1/21)
 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)
 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)
 SB122ALLAINCOASTAL RESOURCES - Provides for monies collected from enforcement actions of coastal use permits. (8/1/21) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD RV)
 SB147WARDDRONES/UNMANNED VEHICLES - Provides for personal delivery devices. (gov sig)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB217HILFERTYBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banks and banking
 HB298THOMASBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to stockholders' meetings and use of remote communication