Senate Daily Digest
May 10, 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
 SR69BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Marques Colston on being inducted into the 2021 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR70BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Villis P. "Bo" Dowden on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR71BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Terry McAulay on receiving the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award and being named to the 2021 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SR72BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sheldon Mickles on receiving the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism.
 SR73BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Doug Ireland for receiving the 2021 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism and on being inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR74BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ro Brown upon receiving the 2021 Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR50FIELDSEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Requests the state Department of Education to identify providers of violence and suicide prevention training that is available at no or low cost.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB22LACOMBERETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to Louisiana School Boards Association employees' membership in retirement systems (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB25VILLIORETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to compensation considered in the calculation of contributions and benefits for the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB39MAGEECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the recusal of judges
 HB51LACOMBEJUDGES/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Changes the territorial jurisdiction of justices of the peace and constables in Pointe Coupee Parish
 HB94FONTENOTTAX COMMISSION, STATE - Extends authority for imposition of certain fees levied by the Louisiana Tax Commission for the assessment of certain properties (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB115DAVISDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Old Goodwood Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB124HOLLISWEAPONS - Provides an exception to certain offenses of illegal carrying of weapons for persons with a concealed handgun permit
 HB129BACALALAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to peace officers
 HB133ADAMSCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the qualifications of one member of the municipal fire and police civil service board in the city of Zachary
 HB134CARRIERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides for the composition and authority of the Allen Parish Capital Improvements Board
 HB135CARRIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the position of deputy chief of police in the city of Oakdale
 HB144STEFANSKITOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the membership of the governing board of the Acadia Parish Convention and Visitors Commission
 HB148ECHOLSTAX/SALES-USE, STATE - Exempts certain educational institutions from state sales and use tax on the lease or rental of tangible personal property (EN -$200,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB161DESHOTELHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the Bunkie Housing Authority
 HB162DESHOTELHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the Simmesport Housing Authority
 HB177WHEATANIMALS - Provides relative to sterilization of animals sold or released for adoption from shelters
 HB183BROWNUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to state income tax withholdings on federal disaster unemployment compensation benefits and increases the maximum weekly benefit amount (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB200BACALATAX/INCOME TAX - Exempts military survivor benefit plan payments from state individual income tax (EN -$1,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB204TURNEREXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Provides relative to the delivery of Medicaid-funded services for persons with disabilities (EG1 +$292,964 GF EX See Note)
 HB244TURNERINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for the regulation of pharmacy services administrative organizations
 HB246COUSSANSALT DOMES - Provides relative to the storage of hydrogen in underground reservoirs and salt domes
 HB364MALINDA WHITESCHOOLS/BUS OPERATORS - Provides relative to the compensation of school bus operators (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB410LANCE HARRISSTUDENT/TUITION - Authorizes the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors to impose course fees associated with the aviation program at Louisiana State University at Alexandria (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB451DAVISINSURANCE/RATES - Provides for discounts and insurance rate reductions for residential and commercial buildings built to, or retrofitted to, reduce the threat of loss due to windstorm events
 HB460HOLLISHEALTH/LDH - Establishes the Rare Disease Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB495IVEYNURSES - Allows full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses
 HB531PRESSLYBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy
 HB572MALINDA WHITECONSERVATION - Provides relative to the Carbon Dioxide Geologic Storage Trust Fund (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB596FONTENOTWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms (RE1 DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB630HORTONDISTRICTS/WATER CONSERVN - Provides relative to the Cypress-Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District
 HB698BACALASTATE AGENCIES - Provides for state agency partnerships to improve Medicaid administration and program integrity (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB183ABRAHAMBLIGHTED PROPERTY - Provides for the acquisition of blighted property in Lake Charles. (8/1/21)
 SB205BODI WHITESPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates certain parks and recreation districts in East Baton Rouge Parish. (7/1/21) (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB227BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Plank Road Economic Development District in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 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
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)

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)
 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