Senate Daily Digest
June 8, 2021
10:00 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
 SR193BARROWSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - To recognize Monday, June 7, 2021, as Louisiana Childhood Obesity Awareness Day and commend efforts to prevent and combat childhood obesity in Louisiana.
 SR194FOILSUCCESSIONS - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study Code of Civil Procedure provisions regarding succession proceedings.
 SR195CLOUDCHILDREN - Requests the attorney general to reestablish the Task Force on Protecting Children from Exposure to Pornography to study all issues related to the exposure of children to pornography and the impact it has on their lives.
 SR197JIMMY HARRISSANITARY CODE - Requests the New Orleans City Council to implement a comprehensive plan to address property blight in New Orleans East.
 SR198JIMMY HARRISPLANNING/ZONING - Requests the New Orleans City Council and the planning commission to study and make recommendations updating neighborhood boundaries in New Orleans East.
 SR199ALLAINCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere condolences upon the death of Martha Delia Battaglio.
 SR200FRED MILLSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Scott Angelle, the longest serving Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, United States Department of Interior, for his efforts regarding offshore worker safety, environmental sustainability of offshore energy, increasing economic activity, and improving conservation of offshore resources.
 SR201BARROWSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, and recognizes National Flag Week, June 13-19, 2021, in Louisiana.
 SR202MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Creates Task Force on Statewide Standards for Clerks of Court Electronic Filing and Records Retention.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR190BOUDREAUXTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study the length and danger of longer freight trains.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR85FOILCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Debbie Roussel on her retirement from the Legislative Fiscal Office.
 SCR86FOILCOMMENDATIONS - Commends LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri on the occasion of his retirement.
 SCR87PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Brown Builders on its 50th Anniversary.
 SCR88PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker of Bossier City.
 SCR89PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Robert J. Wright and Erin McCarthy on 25 years of exceptional radio broadcasting.

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 Subject to Call
 HCR106ORGERONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Creates a task force to study issues associated with the direct-to-consumer shipment of wine in Louisiana
 HCR108CREWSECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Directs the Department of Economic Development to study and report on cyber-related issues

Reconsideration
 HB565HUVALMTR VEHICLE/VIOLATIONS - Provides relative to the operation of a motor vehicle while using wireless telecommunication devices (RE1 See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB8PEACOCKTAX/TAXATION - Accelerates the sunset date for the tax credit for the conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. (7/1/21) (EN +$478,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB10FIELDSKINDERGARTEN - Provides for mandatory kindergarten attendance and requires compulsory school attendance beginning at age five. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB80CLOUDTAX/SALES - Reallocates a portion of the state sales tax on room rentals in St. Landry Parish to the Liberty Theatre in Eunice. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 SB81LUNEAUREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Establishes reporting requirements to the Department of Revenue for businesses and governmental entities using service providers. (7/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB125MORRISTAX/LOCAL - Exempts certain infused prescription drugs from local sales tax. (7/1/21) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB150BARROWGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Requires the Office of Group Benefits to cover bariatric surgery techniques for the treatment of severe obesity. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB167ALLAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer and use of certain monies to the Oilfield Site and Restoration Fund. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB172WARDTAX EXEMPTIONS - Reinstates the state sales tax exemption on sales of construction materials to Habitat for Humanity affiliates and for construction of new animal shelters. (7/1/21) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB197CATHEYASSESSORS - Provides for vehicle allowances for assessors. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB239JOHNSTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Modifies the federal income tax deduction for taxpayers impacted by 2020 hurricanes. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB247CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB15MILLIGANPROCUREMENT CODE - Provides relative to purchase of telecommunication and video equipment or services by state agencies. (8/1/21) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB43PEACOCKCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the regulation of certain advertisements for legal services. (8/1/21)
 SB60CONNICKAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the compensation of intercollegiate athletes for the use of their name, image, or likeness. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB63ROBERT MILLSVOTERS/VOTING - Requires certain absentee ballots to be delivered to an employee of the registrar of voters. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 SB154SMITHTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to provide for the adjustment of ad valorem millages. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB165SMITHTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for the adjustments of ad valorem millages. (See Act)
 SB179CONNICKINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides for automobile insurance coverage for transportation network drivers. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT 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)
 SB204CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides for live racing dates and minimum number of races per day to be assigned by the Louisiana State Racing Commission. (7/1/21)
 SB209SMITHHORSE RACING - Provides relative to horse racing including historical horse racing. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT SD RV See Note)
 SB214JACKSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to individual graduation plans and high school curriculum options. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 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)
 SB220CLOUDLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Provides relative to the legislative auditor examinations, audits, and reviews of elections and retention of election records. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB224CLOUDVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for voter identification information and verification requirements for absentee by mail and early voting ballots. (1/1/23)
 SB234MCMATHSCHOOLS - Provides relative to expanded academic support. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB238MILLIGANSCHOOLS - Provides with respect to the Caddo Educational Excellence Fund. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB244LUNEAUREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides for uniform definitions of independent contractor and employee and for penalties for the misclassification of employees. (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (1/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF RV See Note)
 SB245BERNARDCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to civil jury trials and deposits for costs and expenses. (8/1/21) (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR133HEWITTEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Requests the state Department of Education to recreate the Louisiana Early Literacy Commission to study and make recommendations relative to improving reading proficiency for certain students.
 SR137CATHEYHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Requests the office of public health, Louisiana Department of Health, to provide a comprehensive list of all schools, kindergartens, colleges, universities, proprietary schools, vocational schools, and licensed day care centers that have sought approval of the office to require a COVID-19 immunization pursuant to R.S. 17:170(A)(3).

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.
 SCR66BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Health to provide for equitable access to transformative therapies for sickle cell disease.
 SCR74MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Creates a task force to study the electronic filing of public documents with the clerk of court of Ouachita Parish.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB187BODI WHITEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the creation, transfer, dedication, deposit, and use of certain funds. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT SD 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)
 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
 HCR6ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING-BUDGET, ST - Directs flood protection districts and parish governing authorities in areas benefitting from the federal Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) to contribute towards the $400 million annual payments the state must make for this project (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 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
 HCR39MINCEYTEACHERS - Creates a task force to study issues related to teacher shortages in Louisiana
 HCR56FREEMANHEALTH/CHILDREN - Requests that the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education study health and safety best practices for use of school-issued digital devices
 HCR62BRASSMTR VEHICLE/COMMERCIAL - Requests the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to create commercial driver training programs to advance training standards and safety
 HCR67FONTENOTTRAFFIC/SPEED LIMITS - Urges and requests the Department of Transportation and Development to study safe speeds on Hwy. 20 from the city limits of Thibodaux northbound to Hwy. 304
 HCR82MINCEYFLOODING/CONTROL - Directs the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to study water drainage issues in Livingston Parish as a result of Interstate 12 median walls
 HCR87ROBERT OWENHEALTH/DISEASE CONTROL - Creates the Louisiana Kidney Disease Prevention and Education Task Force
 HCR103DUPLESSISMENTAL HEALTH - Requests that certain state agencies address the impacts of maternal depression and anxiety and provide evidence-based preventive care, early identification, and treatment services
 HCR105DUPLESSISMENTAL HEALTH - Establishes the Louisiana Maternal Mental Health Task Force for the purposes of advancing education and treatment and improving services relating to maternal mental heath
 HCR112JONESHEALTH/CANCER - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to establish a pilot program to increase prostate cancer awareness and education

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 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
 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
 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
 HB607DESHOTELCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to the joint legislative committee on technology and cybersecurity

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 HB54EDMONDSCRIME - Creates the crime of adoption deception (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB276BEAULLIEUBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides for changes in the expenditure limit calculation (EG SEE FISC NOTE EX See Note)
 HB297PHILLIP TARVERCOURTS/MAYORS - Provides relative to mayor's courts providing notice (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB416HODGESCURRICULA - Requires instruction regarding World War II and the Holocaust for high school students and training for teachers relative to such instruction (RE1 NO IMPACT 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)
 HB495IVEYNURSES - Allows full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses
 HB511MCFARLANDBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides relative to budgetary operations and funding for the Department of Transportation and Development (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB587ROBERT OWENAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Provides relative to the regulation of unmanned aerial and aircrafts systems and the Louisiana Drone Advisory Committee
 HB596FONTENOTWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms (RE1 DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB600GOUDEAUPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Exempts certain property belonging to Lafayette and Lafayette Parish from third party transfer requirements

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)
 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)
 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
 HB246COUSSANSALT DOMES - Provides relative to the storage of hydrogen in underground reservoirs and salt domes
 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)
 HCR76EDMONDSHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to convene an opioid action summit

Conference Committee Report Received
 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)
 SB217JIMMY HARRISTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Louisiana Import Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN -$683,000 GF RV See Note)
 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
 HB457FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS-ADJUSTR - Provides for claims adjusters