Senate Daily Digest
May 11, 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
 SR77FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to take immediate action to share information, expertise, and resources in an effort to coordinate public, private, and charitable sectors to abate hunger in Louisiana.
 SR78JIMMY HARRISCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. Kenneth St. Charles for his leadership and contributions as president and CEO of St. Augustine High School.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR51FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of the Rt. Reverend Charles Edwards Jenkins III, the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.
 SCR52SMITHCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Billy B. Booth.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB1ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS - Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
 HB55FREEMANDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to protective orders
 HB192GAINESALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Authorizes credit card payment to manufacturers and wholesale dealers of alcoholic beverages
 HB219ILLGALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to delivery of ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages by restaurants
 HB230TRAVIS JOHNSONAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to aquaculture development and the Louisiana Aquatic Chelonian Research and Promotion Board (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB239RISERFORESTRY - Provides relative to the harvesting of cypress trees on state property
 HB332WILLARDDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Vista Park Crime Prevention District in Orleans Parish
 HB333ADAMSCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the classified fire service in the city of Zachary
 HB393ORGERONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Allows any wine producer or manufacturer to sell sparkling and still wine on or off premises and ship directly to a consumer (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB404THOMPSONAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to lifetime livestock brand recordation and fees
 HB405JORDANPLANNING/ZONING - Provides relative to compensation for members of the planning and zoning commission for the town of Brusly
 HB430JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to the officer's bill of rights
 HB484ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS/ANCILLARY - Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government
 HB515ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds
 HB516ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020-2021
 HB553ZERINGUEREVENUE SHARING - Provides for Revenue Sharing Distribution for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
 HB584ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates funds for the expenses of the judiciary for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
 HB586MAGEEGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION - Creates the Office of the State Public Defender and Justice Investment and provides for the relocation of certain court-related service providers and related funding (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB642SCHEXNAYDERFUNDS/FUNDING-GRANTS - Provides for the disbursement of monies received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 HB695SCHEXNAYDERLEGISLATIVE EXPENSES - Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR2SCHEXNAYDERHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (EN +$106,646,197 SD RV See Note)
 HCR69THOMPSONCONSERVATION - Commends and expresses support for the cooperative conservation and management work being carried out by agricultural conservation partnerships in the state
 HCR72BOURRIAQUESPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 22 through 28, 2021, as "Safe Boating Week" in Louisiana
 HCR78BAGLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Calvary Baptist Academy softball team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2021 Division IV state championship
 HCR79BAGLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the North DeSoto High School softball team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2021 Class 4A state championship
 HCR80BAGLEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 11, 2021, as Hospital Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB10FIELDSKINDERGARTEN - Provides for mandatory kindergarten attendance and requires compulsory school attendance beginning at age five. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB86FOILSPECIAL EDUCATION - Requires the governing authority of each public school to develop and adopt policies for the installation and operation of video cameras in certain classrooms. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF 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)
 SB117GREGORY TARVERTEACHERS - Prohibits measures of student growth from being used to evaluate teacher performance or effectiveness for the 2020-2021 school year. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB142WARDGAMING - Provides for the disposition of funds generated by sports wagering. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB150BARROWGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Requires the Office of Group Benefits to cover bariatric surgery techniques for the treatment of severe obesity. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE GF 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)
 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)
 SB215BARROWEMPLOYMENT - Provides for reasonable accommodations of employees who become temporarily disabled due to certain pregnancy-related medical conditions.(8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB216ROBERT MILLSTEACHERS - Requires early literacy professional development for certain teachers. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE EX See Note)
 SB225REESEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to unemployment insurance. (See Act) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB234MCMATHSCHOOLS - Provides relative to expanded academic support. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB238MILLIGANSCHOOLS - Provides with respect to the Caddo Educational Excellence Fund. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 HB12MALINDA WHITETAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) organization (EN NO IMPACT GF 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)
 HB97THOMPSONHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of United States Highway 425 in the town of Mangham as the "Marshall Waters, Jr. Memorial Highway"
 HB221PIERREMTR VEHICLE/COMMERCIAL - Provides relative to certain commercial driver's license applicants (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB224BRYANTHIGHWAYS - Redesignates a portion of certain Louisiana highways and the Ramos Bridge on United States Highway 90
 HB394RISERHIGHER EDUCATION - Requires postsecondary education institutions to post reports relative to campus security policies and campus crime statistics on their websites (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB445BOURRIAQUETAX CREDITS - Changes the sound recording investor tax credit earned by a qualified music company into a refundable tax credit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB514MAGEETAX/SALES & USE - Provides for the dedication of certain vehicle sales and use taxes (EN -$296,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB550MUSCARELLOMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to duplicate driver's licenses and identification cards (EN SEE FISC NOTE 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)

 SB44PETERSONENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Provides for reporting and notification of releases of certain materials that cause an emergency condition. (8/1/21)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR15MILLIGANBESE - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a Purple Star School Award Program.
 SCR25CATHEYCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to matching funds for nonstate projects in capital outlay acts.

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
 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 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)
 SB85ABRAHAMCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to the rate at which certain prisoners earn "good time". (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF EX 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)
 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)

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
 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