Senate Daily Digest
May 13, 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
 SR88SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Earl "Pie" Tastet on the occasion of his retirement as District 2 Justice of the Peace in St. Charles Parish.
 SR89SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Howard and Lillian Savoie upon the occasion of their seventy-fifth wedding anniversary.
 SR90HEWITTSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates the month of May 2021 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Louisiana.
 SR91BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes the week of May 16-22, 2021, as Emergency Medical Services Week.
 SR92PETERSONSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Thursday, April 29, 2021, as the thirty-seventh annual Red and White Day at the Louisiana Legislature.
 SR93REESECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Dr. Ralph Michael "Mike" Hennessee.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR56HENSGENSMINERALS - Creates the Risk Charge Task Force to study current law and consider making recommendations regarding the costs and risks in drilling a well in a unit.
 SCR57ALLAINCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port on its 40th anniversary of deepwater port operation.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB15MACKCRIME - Provides for the crime of staging of a motor vehicle collision (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB33STAGNIJUVENILES - Provides relative to time limitations for certain offenses against juveniles
 HB44DEVILLIERTRANSPORTATION DEPT - Provides for an additional exception when hauling construction aggregates
 HB70THOMASCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to amendment of petitions in delinquency proceedings
 HB106CARPENTERCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to pleas of guilty or nolo contendere in felony cases
 HB120NEWELLPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides that airport facility plans are confidential
 HB128ZERINGUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the Cash Management Review Board with respect to financial security and cybersecurity plans and procedures adopted by state agencies, including the assessment and deployment of such plans and procedures (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB130ROBBY CARTERMTR VEHICLE/BUSES-SCHOOL - Provides relative to occupant restraint systems on school buses (RE1 INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB197CHARLES OWENLICENSING - Provides relative to occupational licenses for dependents of healthcare professionals
 HB226TURNERFISHING - Provides relative to the process by which the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission can change the daily take, possession, and size limits of certain fish in Lake D'Arbonne in Union Parish
 HB265BRASSCRIME - Provides relative to penalties for unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB269KERNERPUBLIC HEALTH/OFFICE - Provides relative to destruction of imported food which is subject to an import ban
 HB280EDMONDSSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Provides relative to program administration and school eligibility for Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB286JONESVOTERS/VOTING - Extends the period for early voting prior to election day in presidential elections (EN +$408,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB304LYONSEARLY CHILDHOOD - Provides for coordinating data in order to evaluate the early childhood care and education network, prioritizing the provision of related services and funds, and creating a program to provide instructional materials for home use (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB312FREIBERGTEACHERS/CERTIFICATION - Provides relative to criminal history review with respect to teacher certification (RE INCREASE See Note)
 HB424MCFARLANDTAX/INCOME TAX - Establishes income tax incentives for taxpayers related to fostering and adopting certain infants and children (EN -$687,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB438MIGUEZPUBLIC RECORDS - Authorizes a custodian to require a requestor of a public record to provide sufficient proof of identity
 HB457FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS-ADJUSTR - Provides for claims adjusters
 HB477STAGNIBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Authorizes the La. State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to implement fees for certain services (EN +$78,750 SG RV See Note)
 HB483WRIGHTPHYSICIANS - Provides relative to non-competition agreements for physicians
 HB492HUGHESLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides relative to the prescriptive period for certain actions for abuse of a minor
 HB525LANCE HARRISTAX/TOBACCO TAX - Excludes certain products from the excise tax levied on tobacco (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB561BAGLEYPHYSICIANS - Prohibits certain post employment restraints on the practice of medicine on physicians employed by the state (EG SEE FISC NOTE OF EX)
 HB591FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for certain claims settlement practices
 HB606BRASSTRANSPORTATION DEPT - Provides for the Department of Transportation and Development design-build contracts
 HB609JORDANCIVIL/IMMUNITY - Provides with respect to liability for peace officers engaged in certain actions
 HB639ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to infrastructure funding (EN -$400,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB648DESHOTELTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Establishes a grant program to be administered by the office of broadband development and connectivity in the division of administration (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB652GLOVERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to penalties for possession of marijuana (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB662COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of certain orphaned wells from severance tax (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR5MCCORMICKCRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Suspends criminal penalties for emergency order violations (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HCR26COUSSANCOASTAL RESOURCES - Urges and requests the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to conduct a study to determine the final destination of oyster shells removed from Louisiana waters
 HCR28GLOVERCURRICULA - Requests that the Bd. of Regents and the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education study the possibility of allowing a course in African American Studies to satisfy certain curriculum requirements
 HCR48ZERINGUEWATER/RESOURCES - Urges and requests continued support for the efforts in the Mississippi River Basin to achieve the goals of the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB60CONNICKAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the compensation of intercollegiate athletes for the use of their name, image, or likeness. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB202CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (See Act) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB241ABRAHAMLOCAL AGENCIES - Increases debt limitation on assessed valuation of taxable property in Iowa Fire Protection District No. 1. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB20MIGUEZELECTIONS - Prohibits the use of private funds to pay election-related expenses
 HB69MCKNIGHTUTILITIES - Provides relative to underground utilities
 HB86BEAULLIEUPOLITICAL PARTIES - Provides relative to the composition of a parish executive committee of a recognized political party in Lafayette Parish
 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
 HB187BAGLEYHEALTH/HOME CARE - Amends laws relative to home health care
 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
 HB323GADBERRYARCHITECTS - Provides relative to the selection of architectural and engineering services
 HB359HOLLISBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to solicitors (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB374DUPLESSISLESSOR/LESSEE - Provides relative to residential lease applications
 HB378JENKINSVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to registration and voting by a person with a felony conviction
 HB387GREENINSURERS - Provides relative to network leasing by dental insurers (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB389HORTONFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to the discharge or use of Class B fire fighting foam containing fluorinated organic chemicals
 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
 HB437GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to enforcement of the state uniform construction code
 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
 HB461HUGHESCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to violations by facilities licensed in accordance with the Specialized Provider Licensing Act
 HB502STEFANSKIMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to dealer warranty compensation
 HB532ST. BLANCCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to the contract limit for certain common carrier certificate requirements for movers of household goods
 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)
 HB576FRIEMANINSURANCE - Provides relative to reserves for insurers
 HB577MCKNIGHTINSURANCE/FLOOD - Provides relative to residential flood coverage
 HB581MIKE JOHNSONELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the Louisiana Election Code (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB595DUSTIN MILLERINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for the payment of health insurance claims prior to the credentialing of a healthcare provider

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.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB246GREGORY TARVERSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the creation of an international language immersion school. (8/1/21)

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)
 SB142WARDGAMING - Provides for the disposition of funds generated by sports wagering. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB196MORRISCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to regulation of speech on social media. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB234MCMATHSCHOOLS - Provides relative to expanded academic support. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR16HUGHESPUBLIC EMPLOYEES - Requests a study by certain state agencies concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the public sector workforce of this state
 HCR34BUTLERMEDICAID - Requests a study regarding potential means of financing dental care for adult residents of intermediate care facilities

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 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)
 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)
 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)