Senate Daily Digest
May 12, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB246GREGORY TARVERSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the creation of an international language immersion school. (8/1/21)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR80BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Joseph Seyler on the occasion of his retirement after twenty-five years of public service to the state.
 SR81POPECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of community icon, Regina Walker.
 SR82MIZELLMEDICAID - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study Medicaid reimbursements for nonopioid pain treatment and opioid alternatives.
 SR83MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ubert Terrell on his 101st birthday and for his military service.
 SR85MCMATHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Healthier Northshore for its efforts to improve the overall health of the population in LDH Region 9.
 SR87TALBOTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Colonel Lamar A. Davis upon his appointment as the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR53ROBERT MILLSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the city of Minden for its outstanding fundraising efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and for raising more money per capita for St. Jude than any other city in the United States.
 SCR54PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - To commend Adriana Martin on her new world record for the rendition of the numerical quotient of Pi set on Pi Day, March 14, 2021.
 SCR55MILLIGANEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Requests every parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) to provide annual training on disaster response for their local and municipal leadership.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB143WILLARDTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Limits the amount of the increase in the assessed value of certain immovable property in Orleans Parish following reassessment of property for purposes of ad valorem taxes (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV)
 HB154ZERINGUEFUNDS/INVESTMENTS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the maximum amount of monies in certain funds that may be invested in stocks (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB157GREENLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the financial security of surviving spouses and children of certain firemen and law enforcement officers who suffer death by heart attack or stroke (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB194MCKNIGHTSHERIFFS - Allows a sheriff or deputy sheriff to purchase a duty weapon upon retirement for fair market value
 HB235ROBBY CARTERJUDGES/DISTRICT - Provides relative to certain judgeships in the Twenty-First Judicial District (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB257FREIBERGDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Plantation Trace Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB263SEABAUGHJUDGES - Authorizes judges of the City Court of Shreveport to serve as an attorney member of a medical review panel
 HB267DUBUISSONCOURTS - Provides relative to the online dispute resolution pilot project for certain cases filed in the City Court of East St. Tammany
 HB355TURNERATHLETICS - Prohibits schools from being members of or participating in athletic competitions sponsored by an association that is not audited by the legislative auditor (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB379LARVADAINLIABILITY/TORTS - Provides for liability for damages caused by sexual assault
 HB473MINCEYTOBACCO/TOBACCO PRODUCTS - Provides relative to the age limitations to purchase vapor products (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB571STEFANSKIALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverage delivery
 HB640SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to industrial hemp (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB647TRAVIS JOHNSONDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Creates the Delta Agriculture Research and Sustainability District (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB649MCFARLANDAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the repurchase of certain mechanical equipment by a wholesaler
 HB697STEFANSKIGAMING - Provides for sports wagering (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB700ROMEROENVIRONMENT/SOLID WASTE - Provides relative to solid waste permitted capacity

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR7MIKE JOHNSONCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to take actions necessary to review and eliminate or reduce the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision
 HCR40SCHEXNAYDERECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests the Department of Economic Development and the State Board of Commerce and Industry to suspend certain tax incentives, subsidies, and other public financial support for certain utility scale solar projects
 HCR42STAGNIMEDICAID MANAGED CARE - Requests the La. Department of Health to authorize coverage through the Medicaid managed care program for services delivered by chiropractic physicians
 HCR45BAGLEYEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Requests a study concerning a potential system for tracking the location of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities
 HCR65DUSTIN MILLERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May 2021 as Nurses Month in Louisiana
 HCR83BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Su King on the occasion of her retirement from House Legislative Services

House Bills Reported by Committee

Special Order No. 1 for 05/12/21.
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)

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.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB10FIELDSKINDERGARTEN - Provides for mandatory kindergarten attendance and requires compulsory school attendance beginning at age five. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF 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)
 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)

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)
 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
 HB37BACALAADOPTION - Provides for uniform post-placement functions associated with agency adoptions and private adoptions (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB188BEAULLIEUHEALTH CARE/RECORDS - Provides with respect to healthcare records
 HB264SEABAUGHSALES - Provides for advertisement of judicial sales
 HB295SEABAUGHPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to immovable property in successions
 HB375FREEMANLEASES - Provides relative to sexual assault victims as parties to certain residential lease agreements
 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)
 HB214CORMIERREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides relative to required orientation and training of new registrars of voters (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB283HOLLISINSURANCE/AUTOMOBILE - Repeals reporting requirements related to commercial motor vehicle policies
 HB465MIKE JOHNSONTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to the leasing of the 4.9 GHz band (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)