Senate Daily Digest
May 17, 2021
3:00 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
 SB247CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR94BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Acadian Companies for 50 years of service to the citizens of Louisiana.
 SR95TALBOTLONG TERM CARE - Requests the Department of Insurance to create a task force to study best practices for coverage of long-term supports and services.
 SR96JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Carl W. Aron on fifty years of service to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.
 SR97JACKSONINSURERS - Requests the Department of Insurance to create a task force to study the causes of infertility in women and mandating insurance coverage of fertility treatments for women.
 SR98REESECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Terrence L. Carter Jr. for being accepted into West Point Academy.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR58PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Luka G. Mikaberidze of Caddo Parish on being selected as Louisiana's Elementary School Student of the Year.
 SCR59BERNARDHEALTH CARE - Requests the office of public health of the Louisiana Department of Health to study and report relative to health care infrastructure needs in Louisiana.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB127THOMASCRIME - Creates the crime of submitting false statements and false or altered documents in unclaimed property claims (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB132PIERRESCHOOLS - Requires newly constructed public school buildings and those undergoing major plumbing renovations to be equipped with water bottle filling stations (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB181DUSTIN MILLERNURSES/REGISTERED - Provides relative to admitting privileges for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners
 HB190WILLARDINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to maternity services of midwives and doulas (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB222STEFANSKICRIME/SEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to certain sex offenses against minors
 HB296SELDERSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMT - Provides relative to Class C retail permits
 HB322FREEMANSTUDENTS - Provides for the sharing of limited student information for the purpose of administering certain federal food assistance programs and for certain postsecondary education purposes
 HB357CREWSCHILDREN - Requires reporting of certain information relating to minors who undergo abortions (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB395ROMEROCRIME - Provides relative to the unlawful posting of criminal activity (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB411HUGHESSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Provides relative to student discipline (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB421EMERSONSCHOOLS - Authorizes public school governing authorities to establish learning pods for the purpose of providing small group instruction for students enrolled in public schools
 HB423EMERSONABORTION - Establishes requirements concerning reports of abortions performed or induced (EN GF EX See Note)
 HB447BUTLERHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Provides relative to employment in intermediate care facilities on nonlicensed persons convicted of certain offenses
 HB453DESHOTELMEDICAID - Provides relative to a program of hospital assessments and intergovernmental transfers for health services financing (EG INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB557IVEYELECTIONS/CONGRESSIONAL - Provides for the dates of congressional elections and for the certification of congressional candidates elected at such elections
 HB578AMEDEEHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to disclosure of certain information relative to abortion pill reversal
 HB583FONTENOTCRIME - Adds the crime of false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon to the list of crimes of violence
 HB635GLOVERSTUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP - Provides relative to core curriculum requirements for TOPS (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB650PRESSLYPILOTS - Provides relative to river port and steamship pilots
 HB653IVEYVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for voting and voting processes and procedures, including provisions relative to the standards, requirement, and acquisition of voting machines and systems
 HB655BROWNWILDLIFE/ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the removal of criminal penalties and reclassification of certain wildlife violations and provides for enforcement and recovery of civil fines by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (EN +$1,145,563 SD RV See Note)
 HB682COUSSANWATERWAYS - Provides relative to the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR46MINCEYFLOODING/CONTROL - Urges and requests the governor's executive assistant for coastal activities to coordinate a study among state agencies and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature relative to management of the Amite River Basin

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
 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)
 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)

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)