Senate Daily Digest
June 3, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Senate Chamber

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR182MIZELLENERGY DEVELOPMENT - Requests the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to hold a public hearing and invite representatives from the Police Jury Association of Louisiana and the Louisiana Municipal Association and other impacted entities for the purpose of receiving public testimony on issues and concerns related to the development and production of solar energy in the state and to provide guidance addressing those issues and concerns.
 SR183CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Senate security officer, James Richard Bright, on the occasion of his retirement.
 SR185BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Morehouse College men's basketball coach Grady Brewer.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR125JACKSONANIMALS - Requests local governing authorities and animal shelters to adopt policies and programs to provide alternatives to euthanizing healthy dogs and cats.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR83HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Re-establishes the Lower Pearl River Basin task force.
 SCR84ABRAHAMCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Rylie Romero on her achievements in rodeo competitions.

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
 HCR88LACOMBECOURTS/SUPREME COURT - Requests the Supreme Court of Louisiana to approve ethics training for legislators
 HCR96HODGESINTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Memorializes Congress to support Israel
 HCR106ORGERONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Creates a task force to study issues associated with the direct-to-consumer shipment of wine in Louisiana
 HCR113PHILLIP TARVERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Barbe High School baseball team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2021 Class 5A state championship
 HCR114PHILLIP TARVERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Barbe High School softball team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2021 Class 5A state championship
 HCR115PHILLIP TARVERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Barbe High School girls' golf team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2021 Division I state championship
 HCR117PIERRETRANSPORTATION - Commends the Department of Transportation and Development on its centennial celebration

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 HCR98BEAULLIEUENERGY/OIL & GAS - Expresses the legislature's opposition to a disproportionate increase in the taxation of oil and gas industries

House Bills Reported by Committee

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 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
 SR120BARROWHOUSING - Continues the Task Force on Prevention of Human Degradation and Exploitation of Vulnerable Individuals in Community-Based Residential Settings.
 SR132HEWITTTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study the privatization of ferry operations throughout the state.

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR66BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Health to provide for equitable access to transformative therapies for sickle cell disease.
 SCR68MIZELLCOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Extends the reporting and termination deadlines of the Task Force on Benefits of Marriage and Incentives for Premarital and Pre-Divorce Counseling.
 SCR70JACKSONCONGRESS - Requests Louisiana congressional delegation to take steps to modify the federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation supplement in a way that will promote individual claiming benefits to return to work.
 SCR74MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Creates a task force to study the electronic filing of public documents with the clerk of court of Ouachita Parish.

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)
 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
 HCR3EDMONDSJOINT RULES - Authorizes a member of the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee to request the presiding officer of his house to designate another member to serve as his proxy at a meeting of the committee that the member is unable to attend
 HCR10MIKE JOHNSONLEGISLATORS - Establishes and recognizes the Central Louisiana Delegation Caucus
 HCR18EMERSONEARLY CHILDHOOD - Requests that the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education study and report on processes used to collect, investigate, track, monitor, and disclose complaints and deficiencies relative to child care providers
 HCR22FREIBERGBESE - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require public school governing authorities to post certain fiscal information online
 HCR28GLOVERCURRICULA - Requests that the Bd. of Regents and the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education study the possibility of allowing a course in African American Studies to satisfy certain curriculum requirements
 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
 HCR45BAGLEYEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Requests a study concerning a potential system for tracking the location of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities
 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
 HCR63ROMEROCONGRESS - Memorializes congress to modify the H-2B nonimmigrant program to assist with labor workforce shortage in the state
 HCR64WRIGHTECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Continues the Joint Subcommittee on International Trade to study how to best capitalize on Louisiana's international trade potential
 HCR74MARINOCONGRESS - Urges and requests the Louisiana congressional delegation to support the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021
 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
 HCR76EDMONDSHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to convene an opioid action summit
 HCR81EDMONDSELECTIONS - Directs the legislative auditor to include processes regarding elections in its upcoming performance audit of the Department of State
 HCR86GREGORY MILLERPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Directs the La. State Law Institute to study the adoption of the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act
 HCR90SCHEXNAYDERREAPPORTIONMENT - Provides relative to redistricting principles and criteria
 HCR92DAVISPROPERTY/COMMUNITY - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study provisions of law on partition of community property

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
 HCR99FONTENOTFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Requests Louisiana State University and the office of state fire marshal to work collaboratively to enhance firefighter training

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 HB211WRIGHTSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Provides relative to public school choice (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB495IVEYNURSES - Allows full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses
 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)
 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
 HB72COUSSANBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Requires the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality to establish a voluntary environmental self-audit program
 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
 HB159MALINDA WHITEDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides for the definition of domestic abuse
 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
 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)
 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
 HB652GLOVERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to penalties for possession of marijuana (EN DECREASE GF 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)
 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
 HB149FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 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)
 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
 HB347KERNERFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Regional Maintenance and Improvement Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 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)
 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)
 HB48MIGUEZWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the requirements for concealed handgun permit safety and training course applicants and instructors
 HB137DUPLESSISGAMING/CASINO - Provides relative to non-gaming economic development activities by the casino gaming operator (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB195SELDERSEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Adds statewide civilian emergency dispatchers to the definition of "first responders" for certain purposes
 HB242DUSTIN MILLERHOMELAND SECURITY - Establishes the Louisiana Commission on Security for the Faith Community (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 HB296SELDERSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMT - Provides relative to Class C retail permits
 HB365FARNUMRACING/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana State Racing Commission
 HB393ORGERONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Allows any wine producer or manufacturer to sell sparkling and still wine on or off premises and ship directly to a consumer (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB535ORGERONFISHING/COMMERCIAL - Provides relative to the geographic location for the taking of menhaden (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB596FONTENOTWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms (RE1 DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB630HORTONDISTRICTS/WATER CONSERVN - Provides relative to the Cypress-Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District
 HB655BROWNWILDLIFE/ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the removal of criminal penalties and reclassification of certain wildlife violations and provides for enforcement and recovery of civil fines by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (EN +$1,145,563 SD RV See Note)
 HB682COUSSANWATERWAYS - Provides relative to the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District
 HB706BEAULLIEUALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to microwineries

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB54EDMONDSCRIME - Creates the crime of adoption deception (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB221PIERREMTR VEHICLE/COMMERCIAL - Provides relative to certain commercial driver's license applicants (EN SEE FISC NOTE 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)
 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
 SB31CATHEYTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from state individual income tax for digital nomads. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 SB221HEWITTVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to voting systems. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX 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
 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)
 HB264SEABAUGHSALES - Provides for advertisement of judicial sales
 HB335COUSSANPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the exchange of certain property between the University of Louisiana System and the City of Lafayette
 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)
 HB662COUSSANTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Exempts oil production of certain orphaned wells from severance tax (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)