Senate Daily Digest
May 6, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR58CLOUDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Pine Prairie High School in Evangeline Parish on being named a National ESEA Distinguished School in 2020.
 SR59CATHEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 26, 2021, as 4-H Day at the Senate of the Legislature of Louisiana and commends the state 4-H officers.
 SR60CATHEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 25, 2021, as FFA Day at the Louisiana State Capitol and commends the state officers of the Louisiana FFA Association.
 SR61BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Pat Henry, former LSU head track and field coach, on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR62BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Rickie Weeks Jr. on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR63BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ronnie Coleman on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR64BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Coach Nick Saban upon being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR65BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Joan Cronan upon receiving the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award.
 SR67TALBOTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Chef Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen's Restaurant for more than thirty years of culinary excellence and for his contributions to the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana.
 SR68CLOUDSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the dedicated work of the Center for Development and Learning and recognizes May 6, 2021, as Literacy Day at the state capitol.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR48JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Tommy Little for his volunteer work and for being named a 2021 Champion of Service by Volunteer Louisiana.
 SCR49TALBOTTAX/TAXATION - Requests the Department of Revenue and the state Department of Education to jointly report on the implementation of tax credits for donations to school tuition organizations. (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB13VILLIORETIREMENT/REGISTR VOTER - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Registrars of Voters Employees' Retirement Systems (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB19MACKRETIREMENT/STATE EMPS - Provides relative to the selection of certain optional survivor benefits for members of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB20MIGUEZELECTIONS - Prohibits the use of private funds to pay election-related expenses
 HB38EDMONDSFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for school board information to be accessible on the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website known as Louisiana Checkbook (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB41MACKDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - Provides relative to the membership of the governing board of the Livingston Parish Ward Two Water District
 HB46JAMESCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain pretrial procedures
 HB48MIGUEZWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the requirements for concealed handgun permit safety and training course applicants and instructors
 HB49RISERWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Increases certain weights and measures registration and license fees under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry (EN +$619,185 SD RV See Note)
 HB50STEFANSKITAX/SALES & USE - Provides a state and local sales and use tax exclusion for certain re-leases or re-rentals of items of tangible personal property (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB53MINCEYTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the board of directors of the Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors' Bureau
 HB63BUTLERDISTRICTS/FIRE PROTECT - Authorizes an increase in per diem for the governing board members of the Ward Five Fire Protection District of Evangeline Parish
 HB66KERNERPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to municipal police dogs
 HB77MARINOPROBATION - Provides relative to the suspension or deferral of sentence and probation in felony cases (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB84MARCELLEJURY DUTY - Provides relative to qualification of jurors
 HB86BEAULLIEUPOLITICAL PARTIES - Provides relative to the composition of a parish executive committee of a recognized political party in Lafayette Parish
 HB87ECHOLSMUNICIPAL/ORDINANCES - Provides relative to administrative adjudication of certain ordinance violations in the city of Monroe
 HB104WHEATAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the composition of the Louisiana Board of Animal Health and its regulatory authority over the disposal of livestock animal carcasses
 HB109MUSCARELLOPARISHES - Provides for administrative adjudication procedures in Tangipahoa Parish
 HB118FRIEMANWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to enforcement of federal firearm laws
 HB156FREIBERGSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides for changing the job title of school guidance counselor to school counselor
 HB168MIKE JOHNSONELECTIONS/CANDIDATES - Provides relative to a district attorney's responsibility in an action objecting to the candidacy of a person who qualified as a candidate in a primary election
 HB170MARINOSCHOOLS/DISTRICTS - Provides relative to reporting of students identified as having dyslexia (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB174HUVALPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Municipal Natural Gas Purchasing and Distribution Authority
 HB176THOMPSONETHICS/FINANCIAL DISCLOS - Provides relative to the assessment of late fees and penalties relative to certain reports and financial disclosure statements required to be filed with the Board of Ethics (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB187BAGLEYHEALTH/HOME CARE - Amends laws relative to home health care
 HB211WRIGHTSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Provides relative to public school choice (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB232MARINOCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to discharge and dismissals of prosecutions for misdemeanor convictions
 HB240JENKINSWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the issuance of certain identification to qualified retired law enforcement officers
 HB256PHILLIP TARVERSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to payroll deductions for teachers and other school employees for organization dues
 HB270MAGEEHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for definitions and exemptions relative to telemedicine and telehealth
 HB285JAMESVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to the amount a time a person may remain in a voting machine
 HB306MUSCARELLOETHICS/NEPOTISM - Provides an exception to allow an immediate family member of a local school board member to be employed as a certified school bus operator
 HB368MINCEYCURRICULA - Provides relative to required instruction in elementary and secondary schools on the health risks of vapor products (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB378JENKINSVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to registration and voting by a person with a felony conviction
 HB422EMERSONPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECTIONS - Provides relative to the membership of the Reentry Advisory Council
 HB437GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to enforcement of the state uniform construction code
 HB491GADBERRYETHICS/CODE - Provides an exception to allow certain public servants and related persons and legal entities to enter into certain transactions with the public servant's agency regarding specified property under certain circumstances
 HB560EMERSONCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the issuance of summons by an officer in lieu of arrest
 HB570LYONSMEDICAID - Provides for payment enhancements to compensate nonemergency medical transportation providers for cost increases in that industry (EG1 +$1,045,080 GF EX See Note)
 HB573STEFANSKITAX COMMISSION, STATE - Provides for the administration, review, and adjudication of ad valorem tax assessments (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB577MCKNIGHTINSURANCE/FLOOD - Provides relative to residential flood coverage

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR16HUGHESPUBLIC EMPLOYEES - Requests a study by certain state agencies concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the public sector workforce of this state
 HCR20HUGHESHIGHER EDUCATION - Requests that the governor appoint additional women to public postsecondary education boards so that women will comprise at least fifty percent of each board's membership by July 1, 2023
 HCR22FREIBERGBESE - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require public school governing authorities to post certain fiscal information online

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB43PEACOCKCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the regulation of certain advertisements for legal services. (8/1/21)
 SB94JIMMY HARRISINSURERS - Provides relative to insurance cost-sharing practices. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB105BOUDREAUXMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides for an African-American military service members monument in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB108LUNEAUHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to mental health rehabilitation services contracts with Medicaid managed care organizations. (1/1/22) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB151BARROWCHILDREN - Enacts the Foster Youth's Bill of Rights for youth ages fourteen through eighteen in foster care. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB224CLOUDVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for voter identification information and verification requirements for absentee by mail and early voting ballots. (1/1/23)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB27GREGORY MILLERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Repeals certain adjudication, reporting, and notice requirements applicable to certain licensing boards and commissions
 HB64ECHOLSADVERTISING - Provides relative to misleading solicitations by nongovernmental entities
 HB65ECHOLSINSURANCE - Provides relative to mandatory audits of title insurance producers by title insurers
 HB74FRIEMANINSURERS - Provides relative to the workers' compensation claims office requirement for insurers issuing such policies in Louisiana
 HB139GADBERRYELECTION CODE - Requires specified members of the parish board of election supervisors to complete annual training relative to the preparation for and conduct of elections (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB141STAGNIELECTIONS - Requires persons conducting exit polls within six hundred feet of a polling place to register with the secretary of state
 HB167MIKE JOHNSONVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for removal of deceased persons from voter registration rolls (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB179FIRMENTINSURANCE - Provides relative to the requirements for officers and directors of domestic regulated entities
 HB182VILLIOINSURERS - Provides relative to annual meetings of domestic insurance companies
 HB214CORMIERREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides relative to required orientation and training of new registrars of voters (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 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
 HB385BEAULLIEUHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides for the removal of abandoned manufactured housing units
 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
 HB450COXHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides relative to the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission
 HB462HUVALINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to the tax on surplus lines and unauthorized insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB465MIKE JOHNSONTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to the leasing of the 4.9 GHz band (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB689JORDANCREDIT/UNIONS - Provides relative to credit unions

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR22JACKSONVOTERS/VOTING - Creates a study group to study the voting rights of persons incarcerated prior to trial.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR30ALLAINJOINT RULES - Limits annual total cash general obligation capital outlay projects to general obligation bond cash line of credit capacity.
 SCR32BARROWHEALTH SERVICES - Re-creates and continues the work of the task force to study and make recommendations concerning health services delivery and financing in the Baton Rouge region.
 SCR33LUNEAUFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Requests the federal Office of Management and Budget to maintain the current minimum population Standard for Delineating Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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)

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)
 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)
 SB87CONNICKLEVEES - Constitutional amendment to provide for the taxing authority of levee districts. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 SB115PEACOCKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/21)
 SB196MORRISCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to regulation of speech on social media. (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
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)