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

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR81ABRAHAMCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sydnie Romero on her outstanding achievements as a roping competitor in The American Rodeo.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR78BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - To authorize and direct the Lafayette Economic Development Authority to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategic plan for the northern part of the city of Lafayette.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR110BAGLEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates June 3, 2021, as Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association Day at the legislature

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB31CATHEYTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from state individual income tax for digital nomads. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB194BOUDREAUXNURSING HOMES - Provides for an extension to the moratorium on additional beds for nursing facilities. (8/1/21)
 SB221HEWITTVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to voting systems. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB230MIZELLCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to power-based violence on college and university campuses. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB232BARROWCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Establishes and provides for the Power-Based Violence Review Panel. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 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.

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

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 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
 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
 HCR55ZERINGUECONSERVATION - Creates the Outdoor Conservation Study Group to study conservation funding mechanisms and programs
 HCR70MALINDA WHITEELECTIONS - Urges and requests the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, and local government associations to assist in the promotion and establishment of programs for the collection and recycling of campaign signs
 HCR71ORGERONENERGY/OIL & GAS - Urges and requests the administration of President Biden to end its pause on offshore oil and gas leasing
 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
 HCR84JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Requests the State Police Commission to adopt policies that reflect legislation recommended by the Police Training, Screening, and De-escalation Task Force
 HCR85LANDRYCORRECTIONS/PRISONERS - Requests a study of policies relative to certain health issues of women prisoners
 HCR99FONTENOTFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Requests Louisiana State University and the office of state fire marshal to work collaboratively to enhance firefighter training

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
 HB549MCCORMICKENVIRONMENT/HAZ MATERIAL - Modifies definitions relative to hazardous materials reporting under the Right-to-Know Law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB438MIGUEZPUBLIC RECORDS - Authorizes a custodian to require a requestor of a public record to provide sufficient proof of identity
 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
 HB26MCCORMICKTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Provides with respect to the severance tax exemption for stripper wells (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB174HUVALPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Municipal Natural Gas Purchasing and Distribution Authority
 HB211WRIGHTSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Provides relative to public school choice (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB354SCHAMERHORNMTR VEHICLE/MOTORCYCLES - Modifies the definition of autocycle applicable to the operator's helmet exemption and driver's license endorsement requirement
 HB355TURNERATHLETICS - Prohibits schools from being members of or participating in athletic competitions sponsored by an association that is not audited by the legislative auditor (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB424MCFARLANDTAX/INCOME TAX - Establishes income tax incentives for taxpayers related to fostering and adopting certain infants and children (EN -$687,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB460HOLLISHEALTH/LDH - Establishes the Rare Disease Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB495IVEYNURSES - Allows full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses
 HB505ADAMSMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "West Feliciana Parish Schools" and the "En fran├žais S.V.P" specialty license plate
 HB600GOUDEAUPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Exempts certain property belonging to Lafayette and Lafayette Parish from third party transfer requirements
 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)
 HB15MACKCRIME - Provides for the crime of staging of a motor vehicle collision (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB18RISERRETIREMENT/SHERIFFS FUND - Creates an Employee Insurance Fund for the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB33STAGNIJUVENILES - Provides relative to time limitations for certain offenses against juveniles
 HB51LACOMBEJUDGES/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Changes the territorial jurisdiction of justices of the peace and constables in Pointe Coupee Parish
 HB55FREEMANDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to protective orders
 HB70THOMASCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to amendment of petitions in delinquency proceedings
 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
 HB106CARPENTERCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to pleas of guilty or nolo contendere in felony cases
 HB124HOLLISWEAPONS - Provides an exception to certain offenses of illegal carrying of weapons for persons with a concealed handgun permit
 HB127THOMASCRIME - Creates the crime of submitting false statements and false or altered documents in unclaimed property claims (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB159MALINDA WHITEDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides for the definition of domestic abuse
 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)
 HB194MCKNIGHTSHERIFFS - Allows a sheriff or deputy sheriff to purchase a duty weapon upon retirement for fair market value
 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)
 HB222STEFANSKICRIME/SEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to certain sex offenses against minors
 HB235ROBBY CARTERJUDGES/DISTRICT - Provides relative to certain judgeships in the Twenty-First Judicial District (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB263SEABAUGHJUDGES - Authorizes judges of the City Court of Shreveport to serve as an attorney member of a medical review panel
 HB265BRASSCRIME - Provides relative to penalties for unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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)
 HB395ROMEROCRIME - Provides relative to the unlawful posting of criminal activity (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB396TURNERCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to fees for services by constables and marshals
 HB404THOMPSONAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to lifetime livestock brand recordation and fees
 HB435ROMEROGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides relative to video draw poker devices
 HB473MINCEYTOBACCO/TOBACCO PRODUCTS - Provides relative to the age limitations to purchase vapor products (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB492HUGHESLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides relative to the prescriptive period for certain actions for abuse of a minor
 HB507CREWSCOURTS/CRIMINAL - Provides for electronic filing in criminal cases
 HB541ILLGGAMING - Provides relative to the central computer monitoring system of electronic gaming devices located at certain gaming facilities (EN -$249,286 SD RV See Note)
 HB560EMERSONCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the issuance of summons by an officer in lieu of arrest
 HB571STEFANSKIALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverage delivery
 HB583FONTENOTCRIME - Adds the crime of false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon to the list of crimes of violence
 HB647TRAVIS JOHNSONDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Creates the Delta Agriculture Research and Sustainability District (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB652GLOVERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to penalties for possession of marijuana (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB31MUSCARELLOFUNDS/PARISH TRANSPORT - Authorizes use of Parish Transportation Fund monies for mass transit in Tangipahoa Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB38EDMONDSFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for school board information to be accessible on the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website known as Louisiana Checkbook (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB49RISERWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Increases certain weights and measures registration and license fees under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry (EN +$619,185 SD RV See Note)
 HB79MCMAHENMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to treatment facilities for mental health patients
 HB92MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Increases the amount paid for a person who has been wrongfully convicted (REC INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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
 HB142THOMPSONFUNDS/INVESTMENTS - Provides relative to investment authority of the treasurer (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB149FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB154ZERINGUEFUNDS/INVESTMENTS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the maximum amount of monies in certain funds that may be invested in stocks (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV 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)
 HB184MACKLEGISLATION - Designates Act No. 259 of the 2020 Regular Session as "The Remy Hidalgo Act"
 HB258EDMONSTONREAL ESTATE/COMMISSION - Provides relative to renewal of real estate licenses and timeshare registrations
 HB274BISHOPTAX/INCOME TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the rates and brackets for purposes of calculating income taxes and limits the mandatory deduction for federal income taxes paid to corporate income taxes (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB278BISHOPTAX/INCOME TAX - Reduces the tax rates for purposes of calculating individual income tax liability and calculating the tax liability of estates and trusts and eliminates and modifies certain income tax deductions (EN -$600,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB284ILLGTREASURER - Provides relative to securities lending (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB292RISERTAX/CORP INCOME - Reduces corporate income tax rates and brackets and repeals the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid for purposes of calculating corporate income tax (EN +$29,200,000 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)
 HB317KERNERFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Establishes a fee to support testing and monitoring for harmful substances in imported seafood (EN +$7,500 SD RV See Note)
 HB329LANCE HARRISVOTERS/VOTING - Changes age of a child who may accompany a parent or legal guardian into a voting machine
 HB330LANCE HARRISELECTIONS/COMMISSIONERS - Increases the number of commissioners for the presidential preference primary election (EN +$1,449,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB347KERNERFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Regional Maintenance and Improvement Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB359HOLLISBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to solicitors (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB373BISHOPPUBLIC RECORDS - Establishes an exception to public records requirements for certain information by the secretary of state
 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)
 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)
 HB531PRESSLYBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy
 HB545HUGHESHIGHWAYS - Provides relative to the Department of Transportation and Development and the State Highway Improvement Fund for the expenditure of money (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB572MALINDA WHITECONSERVATION - Provides relative to the Carbon Dioxide Geologic Storage Trust Fund (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB585GEYMANNINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides relative to homeowner's insurance claims settlement practices
 HB639ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to infrastructure funding (EN -$400,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB648DESHOTELTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Establishes a grant program to be administered by the office of broadband development and connectivity in the division of administration (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB670GARY CARTERENVIRONMENT/FEES - Authorizes an increase in certain fees collected by the Department of Environmental Quality (EN +$2,003,044 SG RV See Note)
 HB703DUBUISSONINSURANCE/LIFE - Provides relative to the use of genetic information in underwriting for life and long-term care insurance
 HB708FONTENOTBAIL - Provides relative to the posting of bail

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB54EDMONDSCRIME - Creates the crime of adoption deception (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB64ECHOLSADVERTISING - Provides relative to misleading solicitations by nongovernmental entities
 HB81PRESSLYPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescription
 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)
 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
 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)
 HB389HORTONFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to the discharge or use of Class B fire fighting foam containing fluorinated organic chemicals
 HB437GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to enforcement of the state uniform construction code
 HB443BEAULLIEUTAX/INCOME-CREDIT - Provides for individual income tax credits for donations made to school tuition organizations (EG1 -$705,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB627HUVALPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Martin Parish

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB96LAMBERTENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB148CORTEZCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Establishes the M.J. Foster Promise Program. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 SB217JIMMY HARRISTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Louisiana Import Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN -$683,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB2BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB46JAMESCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain pretrial procedures
 HB188BEAULLIEUHEALTH CARE/RECORDS - Provides with respect to healthcare records
 HB199SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB246COUSSANSALT DOMES - Provides relative to the storage of hydrogen in underground reservoirs and salt domes
 HB264SEABAUGHSALES - Provides for advertisement of judicial sales
 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)
 HB642SCHEXNAYDERFUNDS/FUNDING-GRANTS - Provides for the disbursement of monies received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)