Senate Daily Digest
May 25, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR114WOMACKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates First Baptist Church of Crowville, Louisiana, on its 150th anniversary.
 SR115PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends World War II veteran Claude Gulley on the occasion of his one-hundredth birthday.
 SR116FRED MILLSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May first annually as St. Joseph the Worker day in Louisiana; commemorates the "Year of St. Joseph"; recognizes the dignity of all working men and women in Louisiana.
 SR117PETERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary.
 SR118MILLIGANCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates the National World War II Museum on its accomplishment and merit in portraying the strength and sacrifice of our veterans and Americans of that era.
 SR119MIZELLCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Earl Michael Willis.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR65FESIBESE - Requests BESE and public school governing authorities to adopt policies making face coverings optional for students.
 SCR66BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Health to provide for equitable access to transformative therapies for sickle cell disease.
 SCR67MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the volunteers and members of the 2021 Encourage-A-Legislator Project.
 SCR68MIZELLCOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Extends the reporting and termination deadlines of the Task Force on Benefits of Marriage and Incentives for Premarital and Pre-Divorce Counseling.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB103MCCORMICKLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides for liability relative to the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB273BEAULLIEUBUDGETARY CONTROLS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for changes in the expenditure limit calculation (RE SEE FISC NOTE EX See Note)
 HB276BEAULLIEUBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides for changes in the expenditure limit calculation (EG SEE FISC NOTE EX See Note)
 HB449WILFORD CARTERCHILDREN/SUPPORT - Provides relative to the reduction of a child support obligation during the obligor's incarceration
 HB456EDMONDSECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to protection of employee data submitted to Louisiana Economic Development as a condition of business incentive program verification
 HB498EDMONSTONDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits discrimination by government agencies and officials on the basis of vaccination or immunity status
 HB506BEAULLIEUTAX/INCOME TAX - Increases the amount of the net operating loss deduction (RE -$20,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB556DEVILLIERSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of students not enrolled in public school (RR1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB574TRAVIS JOHNSONCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to fees dedicated to the operational costs of the office of the coroner in Concordia Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB597MIGUEZCONTRACTS - Provides relative to prohibition on certain governmental entity contracts with companies that discriminate against firearm and ammunition industries (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB604JAMESCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to expungement of records (RR1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB704HODGESELECTIONS - Provides relative to elections (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB711GAROFALOSTUDENTS - Provides relative to the sharing of certain student data (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR10MIKE JOHNSONLEGISLATORS - Establishes and recognizes the Central Louisiana Delegation Caucus
 HCR19BRASSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Creates a task force to study how to develop a more diverse group of candidates for head coach and athletic director positions at public postsecondary education institutions
 HCR36BROWNBRIDGES/FERRIES - Urges and requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study the feasibility of having two dedicated lanes to exit eastbound from the Horace Wilkinson Bridge
 HCR37HILFERTYENVIRONMENT/ENFORCEMENT - Urges and requests the Department of Environmental Quality to implement measures to prevent the release and discharge of preproduction plastic from facilities into the waters of the state of Louisiana
 HCR39MINCEYTEACHERS - Creates a task force to study issues related to teacher shortages in Louisiana
 HCR51WRIGHTU.S. CONSTITUTION - Calls for a convention to amend the United States Constitution to establish a limitation on terms for members of congress
 HCR57IVEYLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Requests the division of administration to provide electronic access to a synchronized copy of the data points in the LaGov Enterprise Resource Planning system to the legislative auditor
 HCR60CREWSELECTIONS - Requests the secretary of state to study the implementation of a notification system to alert a voter regarding the status of his vote
 HCR64WRIGHTECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Continues the Joint Subcommittee on International Trade to study how to best capitalize on Louisiana's international trade potential
 HCR73COUSSANWILDLIFE/HABITAT - Urges and requests the collaboration of certain departments with the Louisiana Waterfowl Working Group to improve waterfowl habitats on private, state, and federally owned lands
 HCR75BAGLEYWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Urges and requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study the feasibility and reasonableness of increasing the gross vehicle weight and axle weight limits for an annual permit
 HCR85LANDRYCORRECTIONS/PRISONERS - Requests a study of policies relative to certain health issues of women prisoners
 HCR102BAGLEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes June 27, 2021, as Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day in Louisiana
 HCR104JAMESSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 25, 2021, as Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association Day at the state capitol

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 HB584ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates funds for the expenses of the judiciary for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
 HB695SCHEXNAYDERLEGISLATIVE EXPENSES - Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB101ABRAHAMCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to self-service storage facilities. (1/1/22)

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
 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)
 SB175ALLAINTAX/FRANCHISE/CORPORATE - Provides for a single rate of corporation franchise tax. (See Act) (EG -$24,500,000 GF RV 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)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 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
 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

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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)
 HB649MCFARLANDAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the repurchase of certain mechanical equipment by a wholesaler
 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

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB64ECHOLSADVERTISING - Provides relative to misleading solicitations by nongovernmental entities
 HB167MIKE JOHNSONVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for removal of deceased persons from voter registration rolls (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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
 HB295SEABAUGHPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to immovable property in successions
 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)
 HB514MAGEETAX/SALES & USE - Provides for the dedication of certain vehicle sales and use taxes (EN -$296,000,000 GF RV See Note)

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB157ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Exempts certain mobile workers from individual income tax and their employers from withholding tax. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB159ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Constitutional amendment to reduce the maximum rate of individual income tax and to provide for a federal income tax deduction as provided by law. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB160ALLAINREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Conforms state partnership reporting adjustments to federal taxable income to current federal partnership audit adjustments. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB161ALLAINTAX/FRANCHISE/CORPORATE - Extends the termination date of the exemption from corporate franchise tax for small business corporations. (See Act) (EN -$55,900,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB171ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides for severance tax exemptions and site-specific trust funds for certain orphan wells. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)