Senate Daily Digest
May 20, 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
 SR102FOILCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Recyclers Association, Inc. and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, and their members, for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 SR103CORTEZCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Lafayette community icon, Eleanor Madeline Lazarus Hays.
 SR104BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Many High School Lady Tigers' softball team on winning the LHSAA Class 2A State Championship.
 SR105LAMBERTFISH/FISHING - Requests the Crab Task Force and the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force, in cooperation with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, to study and make recommendations to reduce damage to crab traps and the number of derelict crab traps in Lake Pontchartrain.
 SR106FIELDSCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Sister Marie Dixon Wallace.
 SR107HEWITTTANF - Requests the legislative auditor to conduct an efficiency audit of the Department of Children and Family Services' administration of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
 SR108LUNEAUMALPRACTICE - Requests the Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund Board to gather certain information and present their findings to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.
 SR110BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes Dr. Ernest W. Kinchen Jr. for a distinguish medical career in service to Louisiana's citizens.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR61JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the deaths of former state representative Victor "Vic" Stelly and his wife, Terry Bass Stelly.
 SCR62PETERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Eleanor McMain Secondary School Mustangs on winning the 2021 4A State Championship in boys basketball.
 SCR63ALLAINCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port on its 40th anniversary of deepwater port operation.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB59LACOMBEDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - (Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes a political subdivision to waive water charges incurred through damage not caused by the customer (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB79MCMAHENMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to treatment facilities for mental health patients
 HB113GADBERRYETHICS/CODE - Allows the spouse of a public servant to be employed by a person who has or who is seeking a business or financial relationship with the agency of the public servant under specified circumstances
 HB121SEABAUGHPOLICE/LOCAL - Provides relative to employees of the Shreveport police department (RE DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB138FARNUMVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for a supplemental annual canvass of registered voters (EN +$215,125 GF EX See Note)
 HB149FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB184MACKLEGISLATION - Designates Act No. 259 of the 2020 Regular Session as "The Remy Hidalgo Act"
 HB218HUVALCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Authorizes the installation and use of newborn safety devices at certain infant relinquishment sites designated in the Safe Haven Law
 HB220GREGORY MILLERPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides relative to public works contracts
 HB289MCFARLANDTAX CREDITS - Establishes an income and corporate franchise tax credit for Class II and Class III railroads (EN -$2,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB316DAVISCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Adds mucopolysaccharidosis type I and glycogen storage disorder type II to the state's newborn screening panel (EN +$187,717 GF EX See Note)
 HB381MOOREMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to motor vehicle accident reports
 HB388LANCE HARRISELECTIONS - Provides relative to the preparation and verification process of absentee and early voting ballots prior to election day (EN +$129,600 GF EX See Note)
 HB415GAINESTOURISM - Provides for the creation of tourism recovery and improvement districts (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB446BUTLERADMINISTRATION DIVISION - Creates and provides for the office of the state Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator within the division of administration (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB458FIRMENTINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides for additional living expenses and fair rental value coverages under residential insurance policies
 HB585GEYMANNINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides relative to homeowner's insurance claims settlement practices
 HB622THOMPSONRURAL/DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the office of rural development and the Rural Development Program (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB625DESHOTELPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Changes the composition of the Avoyelles Parish Port Commission
 HB691BACALAWILDLIFE/FEES - Provides relative to fee increases for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (EN +$16,611,750 SD RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 HB176THOMPSONETHICS/FINANCIAL DISCLOS - Provides relative to the assessment of late fees and penalties relative to certain reports and financial disclosure statements required to be filed with the Board of Ethics (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB190WILLARDINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to maternity services of midwives and doulas (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB244TURNERINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for the regulation of pharmacy services administrative organizations
 HB286JONESVOTERS/VOTING - Extends the period for early voting prior to election day in presidential elections (EN +$408,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB306MUSCARELLOETHICS/NEPOTISM - Provides an exception to allow an immediate family member of a local school board member to be employed as a certified school bus operator
 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
 HB491GADBERRYETHICS/CODE - Provides an exception to allow certain public servants and related persons and legal entities to enter into certain transactions with the public servant's agency regarding specified property under certain circumstances
 HB591FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for certain claims settlement practices

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 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.
 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.

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 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)

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)
 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)

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)