Senate Daily Digest
May 19, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR101BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Robert Showers on his retirement from the Department of Health.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR60FOILCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Judy Ewell Day for her dedication and service to the state upon the occasion of her retirement as a Louisiana lobbyist.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB40WRIGHTFUNDS/FUNDING - Limits certain monies from being used to pay for certain Dept. of Transportation and Development expenses (EG +$31,007,763 GF EX See Note)
 HB62BRASSASSESSORS - Requires the St. James Parish assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for certain retirees of the assessor's office (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB85MCKNIGHTSTUDENTS - Creates a literacy program for certain public school students (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB92MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Increases the amount paid for a person who has been wrongfully convicted (REC INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB172BUTLERMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of dental care for certain adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities (EN +$292,352 GF EX See Note)
 HB258EDMONSTONREAL ESTATE/COMMISSION - Provides relative to renewal of real estate licenses and timeshare registrations
 HB301LANDRYTAX/INCOME TAX - Establishes an income tax credit for certain funeral and burial expenses for certain pregnancy-related deaths (EN -$75,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB317KERNERFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Establishes a fee to support testing and monitoring for harmful substances in imported seafood (EN +$7,500 SD RV See Note)
 HB587ROBERT OWENAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Provides relative to the regulation of unmanned aerial and aircrafts systems and the Louisiana Drone Advisory Committee
 HB608GAINESTRANSPORTATION DEPT - Provides for $100,000 death benefit for an employee of the Department of Transportation and Development who is killed in a hazardous situation in the course and scope of his employment (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB621PIERREMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides relative to the issuance of identification cards (EN +$1,000,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB701PIERREHIGHWAYS - Provides relative to the Department of Transportation and Development's authority over high-occupancy vehicle lanes on state highways (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB705RISERUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to the misclassification of employees and a criteria for the classification of employees (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB706BEAULLIEUALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to microwineries
 HB707WILLARDEMPLOYMENT - Provides relative to employment discrimination (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB23CHARLES OWENCRIME - Repeals crimes relative to defamation
 HB39MAGEECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the recusal of judges
 HB46JAMESCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain pretrial procedures
 HB54EDMONDSCRIME - Creates the crime of adoption deception (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB77MARINOPROBATION - Provides relative to the suspension or deferral of sentence and probation in felony cases (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB81PRESSLYPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescription
 HB84MARCELLEJURY DUTY - Provides relative to qualification of jurors
 HB104WHEATAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the composition of the Louisiana Board of Animal Health and its regulatory authority over the disposal of livestock animal carcasses
 HB108LARVADAINCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to in forma pauperis proceedings
 HB129BACALALAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to peace officers
 HB140MUSCARELLOCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for the modernization of certain provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure
 HB145BRYANTPARDON/PAROLE - Provides relative to parole (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB152GREGORY MILLERCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for the continuous revision of the Code of Civil Procedure
 HB164ROBBY CARTERJUDGMENTS - Provides relative to default judgments
 HB177WHEATANIMALS - Provides relative to sterilization of animals sold or released for adoption from shelters
 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)
 HB232MARINOCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to discharge and dismissals of prosecutions for misdemeanor convictions
 HB234CARPENTERCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission
 HB239RISERFORESTRY - Provides relative to the harvesting of cypress trees on state property
 HB240JENKINSWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the issuance of certain identification to qualified retired law enforcement officers
 HB248JAMESCORRECTIONS - Decreases probation and parole fees for certain offenders (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB251JONESCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to time limitations for instituting prosecution for crimes with victims with infirmities
 HB271MARCELLECORRECTIONS - Provides for a Transitional Residential Pilot Program for female offenders (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB303LYONSBAIL - Provides relative to constructive surrender and non-warrant surrender
 HB325LARVADAINCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to the procedure of arrest of persons with minor or dependent children (EN +$56,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB360TRAVIS JOHNSONFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to the registration of short-term rental dwellings with the office of state fire marshal (EG1 INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB406BISHOPCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the presence of the defendant in misdemeanor prosecutions
 HB422EMERSONPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECTIONS - Provides relative to the membership of the Reentry Advisory Council
 HB430JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to the officer's bill of rights
 HB517THOMASLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides for the limitation of civil liability for agents, contractors, and representatives of proprietors
 HB549MCCORMICKENVIRONMENT/HAZ MATERIAL - Modifies definitions relative to hazardous materials reporting under the Right-to-Know Law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB640SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to industrial hemp (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB649MCFARLANDAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the repurchase of certain mechanical equipment by a wholesaler

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR36JACKSONLAW ENFORCEMENT - Creates a task force to study the implementation of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and safety net hospitals.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR2FIELDSBESE - Provides for legislative approval of the MFP formula for the 2021-2022 school year. (7/1/21) (EN +$18,763,359 EX See Note)
 SCR45MCMATHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the Survivor Informed Task Force.
 SCR55MILLIGANEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Requests every parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) to provide annual training on disaster response for their local and municipal leadership.

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
 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)
 SB188WOMACKHOUSING - Provides for the number of board members of the Louisiana Housing Corporation. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG 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)
 SB247CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR15HUGHESJUVENILES - Requests the Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission to study local education agency budgets

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)
 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)
 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
 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
 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
 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
 HB437GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to enforcement of the state uniform construction code
 HB576FRIEMANINSURANCE - Provides relative to reserves for insurers
 HB581MIKE JOHNSONELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the Louisiana Election Code (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)

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)