Senate Daily Digest
May 5, 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
 SR49FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Neil Graham Odenwald.
 SR50FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Richard Sanders Morris Sr.
 SR51MIZELLSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, May 5, 2021, as Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR52FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Bridget Elaine Holmes.
 SR53TALBOTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Restaurant Association upon the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary.
 SR54FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Dr. Katherine Lindley Spaht Dodson.
 SR55FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Percival Lange LeBlanc.
 SR56JOHNSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, May 5, 2021, as Tourism Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR38MIZELLSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates January 22, 2022, as the Day of Tears in Louisiana and encourages Louisiana citizens to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocent, pre-born children who have lost their lives due to abortion.
 SCR39MIZELLCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Bradley Dewayne Cryer, assistant legislative auditor.
 SCR40MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Tanya Lea Crowe for being crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2021.
 SCR41MIZELLSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the Louisiana Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists and recognizes September 19-25, 2021, as National Surgical Technologists Week.
 SCR42MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends DeVonta Versean Smith of Amite, Louisiana, on being the recipient of the 2020 Heisman Trophy.
 SCR43MIZELLSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes April 2021 as Second Chance Month.
 SCR44HENSGENSMINERALS - Creates the Risk Charge Commission to study current law and consider making recommendations regarding the costs and risks in drilling a well in a unit.
 SCR45MCMATHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the Survivor Informed Task Force.
 SCR46BOUDREAUXCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to rename the Lafayette VA Clinic in honor of Rodney C. Hamilton Sr.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB146HILFERTYTAX CREDITS - Establishes an income tax credit following the delivery of a stillborn child (EN -$726,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB327VILLIOCOSMETOLOGY - Provides relative to advanced esthetics
 HB374DUPLESSISLESSOR/LESSEE - Provides relative to residential lease applications
 HB383STAGNICHILDRENS CODE - Amends the definition of "caretaker" in laws pertaining to child in need of care proceedings
 HB391MAGEEMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Authorizes the recommendation of medical marijuana in raw or crude form and limits the dispensing of such product
 HB397MALINDA WHITEPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides relative to public health programs and services related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
 HB443BEAULLIEUTAX/INCOME-CREDIT - Provides for individual income tax credits for donations made to school tuition organizations (EG1 -$705,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB461HUGHESCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to violations by facilities licensed in accordance with the Specialized Provider Licensing Act
 HB511MCFARLANDBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides relative to budgetary operations and funding for the Department of Transportation and Development (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB522SELDERSCHILDREN/DCFS - Provides relative to processing of reports of child abuse and neglect by the Dept. of Children and Family Services
 HB544HODGESWATERWAYS - Extends the period for which the Comite River is exempt from certain provisions of the Louisiana Scenic Rivers Act
 HB545HUGHESHIGHWAYS - Provides relative to the Department of Transportation and Development and the State Highway Improvement Fund for the expenditure of money (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB549MCCORMICKENVIRONMENT/HAZ MATERIAL - Modifies definitions relative to hazardous materials reporting under the Right-to-Know Law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB558LARVADAINPUBLIC LANDS/SCHOOLS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB562BOURRIAQUETAX APPEALS/BOARD - Provides relative to the Louisiana Uniform Local Sales Tax Board and the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB566JORDANFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates a portion of the taxes collected on certain surplus lines of insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB590DAVISCONSERVATION - Authorizes the board of the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District to assess fees for capital expenditures and nonpayment (EN +$10,900 LF RV See Note)
 HB600GOUDEAUPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Exempts certain property belonging to Lafayette and Lafayette Parish from third party transfer requirements
 HB618DUSTIN MILLERPROCUREMENT - Provides with respect to fiscal intermediary services contracts in state information technology procurement (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB627HUVALPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Martin Parish
 HB638HILFERTYMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides relative to certain motor vehicle transactions (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB646JAMESPROPERTY - Provides relative to the dedication of state lands to the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR18EMERSONEARLY CHILDHOOD - Requests that the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education study and report on processes used to collect, investigate, track, monitor, and disclose complaints and deficiencies relative to child care providers
 HCR34BUTLERMEDICAID - Requests a study regarding potential means of financing dental care for adult residents of intermediate care facilities
 HCR58HUVALSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 19, 2021, as CODOFIL Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB85ABRAHAMCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to the rate at which certain prisoners earn "good time". (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB204CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides for live racing dates and minimum number of races per day to be assigned by the Louisiana State Racing Commission. (7/1/21)
 SB209SMITHHORSE RACING - Provides relative to horse racing including historical horse racing. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT SD RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 HB37BACALAADOPTION - Provides for uniform post-placement functions associated with agency adoptions and private adoptions (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB125MIKE JOHNSONCHILDREN/SUPPORT - Provides relative to the role of the Department of Children and Family Services as an indispensable party in certain domestic matters
 HB188BEAULLIEUHEALTH CARE/RECORDS - Provides with respect to healthcare records
 HB227WHEATCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to subpoena duces tecum when investigating sex offenses involving human trafficking
 HB264SEABAUGHSALES - Provides for advertisement of judicial sales
 HB295SEABAUGHPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to immovable property in successions
 HB307SCHAMERHORNNOTARIES - Provides relative to notary examination preparatory education and instruction reporting requirements
 HB375FREEMANLEASES - Provides relative to sexual assault victims as parties to certain residential lease agreements
 HB400COUSSANPROPERTY - Provides relative to the partition of property

Reconsideration
 SB196MORRISCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to regulation of speech on social media. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR18JACKSONCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Establishes a task force to study crime and crime prevention in Morehouse Parish.
 SR24JACKSONCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Establishes a task force to study crime and crime prevention in Ouachita Parish.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR31HENRYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Requests office of alcohol and tobacco control to amend administrative rules relative to the prohibition of certain unfair business practices.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB214JACKSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to individual graduation plans and high school curriculum options. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF 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)
 SB240LUNEAUTAX/TAXATION - Limits the utilization of income and corporation franchise tax credits to total tax liability. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB115PEACOCKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (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)

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