Senate Daily Digest
May 18, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR99FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Keith Whipple.
 SR100FOILLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Requests the Law Institute to study and make recommendations relative to certain collateral consequences faced by persons with criminal records.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB2BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB3BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act
 HB18RISERRETIREMENT/SHERIFFS FUND - Creates an Employee Insurance Fund for the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB24ADAMSRETIREMENT/STATE POLICE - Authorizes members of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System to purchase additional service credits at the time of retirement (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB28ADAMSRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to beneficiaries within the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN INCREASE FC SG EX)
 HB29JEFFERSONRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to Firefighters' Retirement System's Deferred Retirement Option Plan and unfunded accrued liability (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB72COUSSANBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Requires the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality to establish a voluntary environmental self-audit program
 HB101DUBUISSONCORONERS - Provides relative to the coroner of St. Tammany Parish
 HB163BRASSRETIREMENT/SHERIFFS FUND - Provides relative to the creation of a retirement fund for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of St. James Parish (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB215COXCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to fees for services by constables and marshals
 HB216DUPLESSISCHILDREN - Provides relative to the imposition of court costs in proceedings involving children (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB242DUSTIN MILLERHOMELAND SECURITY - Establishes the Louisiana Commission on Security for the Faith Community (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 HB259HORTONEMPLOYMENT - Provides relative to employment for persons with disabilities (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB261STAGNICIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the qualifications of the members of the municipal fire and police civil service board (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB341FREEMANDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Provides relative to the parcel fee imposed within the Upper Audubon Security District in Orleans Parish (EN +$6,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB348DUBUISSONPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to the procedures for sheriff's sales of property
 HB392MCMAHENCOURTS/CRIMINAL FUND - Provides relative to the criminal court fund in DeSoto Parish (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB396TURNERCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to fees for services by constables and marshals
 HB412LACOMBECIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the reemployment of employees who have resigned or retired from the classified service due to injury or medical condition (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB459FREIBERGEMPLOYMENT - Provides relative to the reporting and sharing of occupational information and employment information (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB507CREWSCOURTS/CRIMINAL - Provides for electronic filing in criminal cases
 HB632DEVILLIERTRANSPORTATION DEPT - Authorizes a special permit to include a divisible load (RE INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB702DUBUISSONGAMBLING/RIVERBOAT - Provides for a referendum in St. Tammany Parish regarding riverboat gaming (EN SEE FISC NOTE RV See Note)
 HB703DUBUISSONINSURANCE/LIFE - Provides relative to the use of genetic information in underwriting for life and long-term care insurance

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR1COUSSANMILITARY AFFAIRS/NATL GD - Requests each member of the Louisiana congressional delegation, certain state agencies, and private companies to expand the Department of Defense SkillBridge program to include reserve members of the National Guard
 HCR59MAGEECOURTS/SUPREME COURT - Urges the Supreme Court of La. to approve CLE credit for full-time legislative staff attorneys

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 SB128JACKSONTEACHERS - Provides relative to teacher planning time and lunch periods and to provide an exemption from tolls on La. Hwy. 1 bridge for school personnel. (See Act) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB188WOMACKHOUSING - Provides for the number of board members of the Louisiana Housing Corporation. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB13VILLIORETIREMENT/REGISTR VOTER - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Registrars of Voters Employees' Retirement Systems (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB19MACKRETIREMENT/STATE EMPS - Provides relative to the selection of certain optional survivor benefits for members of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)
 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)
 HB41MACKDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - Provides relative to the membership of the governing board of the Livingston Parish Ward Two Water District
 HB42DAVISHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides relative to financial aid (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB53MINCEYTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the board of directors of the Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors' Bureau
 HB63BUTLERDISTRICTS/FIRE PROTECT - Authorizes an increase in per diem for the governing board members of the Ward Five Fire Protection District of Evangeline Parish
 HB66KERNERPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to municipal police dogs
 HB87ECHOLSMUNICIPAL/ORDINANCES - Provides relative to administrative adjudication of certain ordinance violations in the city of Monroe
 HB109MUSCARELLOPARISHES - Provides for administrative adjudication procedures in Tangipahoa Parish
 HB115DAVISDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Old Goodwood Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB119HUGHESHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Provides relative to the Advisory Council on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
 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
 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)
 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
 HB253MCKNIGHTSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the governance and funding of the Special School District, which provides special education services through its schools and programs (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 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
 HB335COUSSANPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the exchange of certain property between the University of Louisiana System and the City of Lafayette
 HB362ORGERONTAX RETURN - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the La. State University Agricultural Center Grant Walker Educational Center (4-H Camp Grant Walker) (EN NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB366MCFARLANDPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the exchange of state property in Caddo, Sabine, Richland, and Morehouse Parishes for property in Ouachita Parish
 HB368MINCEYCURRICULA - Provides relative to required instruction in elementary and secondary schools on the health risks of vapor products (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB405JORDANPLANNING/ZONING - Provides relative to compensation for members of the planning and zoning commission for the town of Brusly
 HB409FREEMANHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides relative to campus safety and accountability (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB443BEAULLIEUTAX/INCOME-CREDIT - Provides for individual income tax credits for donations made to school tuition organizations (EG1 -$705,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB544HODGESWATERWAYS - Extends the period for which the Comite River is exempt from certain provisions of the Louisiana Scenic Rivers Act
 HB558LARVADAINPUBLIC LANDS/SCHOOLS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB562BOURRIAQUETAX APPEALS/BOARD - Provides relative to the Louisiana Uniform Local Sales Tax Board and the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV 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)
 HB590DAVISCONSERVATION - Authorizes the board of the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District to assess fees for capital expenditures and nonpayment (EN +$10,900 LF RV See Note)
 HB627HUVALPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Martin Parish
 HB646JAMESPROPERTY - Provides relative to the dedication of state lands to the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC)
 HB697STEFANSKIGAMING - Provides for sports wagering (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR34HEWITTCOASTAL RESOURCES - Requests the Department of Natural Resources, office of coastal management, to review permitting cycle times and to make recommendations to expedite the permitting process.
 SCR44HENSGENSMINERALS - Creates the Risk Charge Commission to study current law and consider making recommendations regarding the costs and risks in drilling a well in a unit.
 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.

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
 SB247CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF 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
 HCR7MIKE JOHNSONCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to take actions necessary to review and eliminate or reduce the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision
 HCR11HUGHESSTUDENTS - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a plan for providing school literacy coaches for students in kindergarten through second grade in elementary schools identified as needing improvement
 HCR20HUGHESHIGHER EDUCATION - Requests that the governor appoint additional women to public postsecondary education boards so that women will comprise at least fifty percent of each board's membership by July 1, 2023

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)
 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
 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
 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

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)