Senate Daily Digest
March 29, 2022
4:00 PM
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Roll Call

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB401MCMATHCLERKS OF COURT - Authorizes governing authorities to adopt ordinances to increase certain fees in the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington. (8/1/22) (EN +$670,000 LF RV See Note)
 SB402ABRAHAMCOURTS - Provides for special masters in certain civil actions arising within a parish included in a major disaster declaration. (gov sig)
 SB403BOUIEEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Provides relative to screening or testing required for entrance in a public prekindergarten program. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB404BOUIESCHOOLS - Provides relative to certain schools returned from the Recovery School District. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR15REESECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Della Laughlin Bush on her retirement from the Vernon Parish Clerk of Court.
 SR16BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bob Giles on being named TIME Dealer of the Year and recognizes his years of community service.
 SR17CATHEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Andrew Whitworth, offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams, for his contributions towards the Rams' victory in Super Bowl LVI.
 SR18FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Jay Lyles.
 SR19MIZELLSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association for its dedicated hard work on behalf of the athletes of Louisiana and to designate March 29, 2022, as Louisiana Athletic Trainers Day at the state capitol.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR15FOILLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Commends "Visit Baton Rouge" on its 50th anniversary.
 SCR16MILLIGANCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of former Shreveport City Councilman James Flurry.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB45STEFANSKISUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law
 HB46STEFANSKISUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State Civil Service and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law
 HB212DUSTIN MILLERDRUGS - Provides relative to the definition of drug paraphernalia
 HB221MAGEECONTRACTS/BIDS - Provides relative to procurement limits for purchases of materials and supplies by public entities (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB230BISHOPTAX/TAX REBATES - Extends the deadline for applying for rebates in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB232EDMONSTONMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Prohibits requiring vaccination verification or immunity status for certain transactions or for inclusion on a driver's license or special identification card
 HB252EDMONDSADOPTION - Provides relative to venue and jurisdiction in adoption
 HB260MAGEEWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to a firearm hold agreement
 HB265VILLIOCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Provides relative to victim notification (EN +$50,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB326STEFANSKIRACING/HORSE - Provides relative to historical horse racing fees (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB331MCFARLANDTAX/SEVERANCE TAX - Provides relative to the application of the timber severance tax (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB337HILFERTYMOTOR VEHICLES - Establishes a special identification card designation for persons with autism spectrum disorder
 HB361MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to search warrants for medical records
 HB377HUVALCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to fingerprinting all persons arrested for any offense involving operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB389PRESSLYPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to emergency suspension of legal deadlines
 HB420GREGORY MILLERLEGISLATION - Provides for continuing technical corrections and revision of provisions of Title 36 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes
 HB421GREGORY MILLERLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Establishes minimum requirements for a levee commissioner
 HB463SEABAUGHWEAPONS - Provides relative to the illegal carrying of weapons
 HB507MARINOVITAL RECORDS/BIRTH CERT - Provides relative to surnames recorded on original birth certificates
 HB602DAVISCONTRACTORS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
 HB684DAVISAMUSEMENTS/TICKETS - Provides relative to admission tickets
 HB708MCFARLANDENERGY - Defines biomass as it relates to the Louisiana Renewable Energy Development Act
 HB783DAVISLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections and revision of provisions of Title 8 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes
 HB810BROWNMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "International Association of Firefighters" specialty license plate
 HB822DAVISCOMMERCE - Provides relative to exemptions for ear piercing

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB5PRICESTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Grants a nonrecurring lump-sum supplemental payment to certain eligible retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB6PRICETEACHERS RETIREMENT - Grants a permanent benefit increase to eligible system retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/22) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB7PRICESTATE POLICE RETIREMENT - Grants a permanent benefit increase to system retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/22) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB8PRICESTATE POLICE RETIREMENT - Clarifies and standardizes language relative to certain benefits. (6/30/22) (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 SB9ROBERT MILLSRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides relative to benefits provided by and administration of certain statewide retirement systems. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/22) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB10MORRISTEACHERS RETIREMENT - Allows an optional retirement plan participant to transfer to the defined benefit plan on an actuarial basis. (2/3 - CA10s29(F))(6/15/22) (EG INCREASE APV)
 SB15FRED MILLSCONTRACTS - Provides relative to contracts for fiscal intermediary services. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB16FRED MILLSFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Video Draw Poker Device Fund. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB80BODI WHITESUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Increases the amount of supplemental pay for eligible law enforcement and fire service employees. (7/1/22) (RE +$25,731,600 GF EX See Note)
 SB87CATHEYCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the capital outlay process. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB129MORRISTAX/LOCAL - Exempts certain infused or injected prescription drugs from local sales tax. (7/1/22) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB217JACKSONTAX EXEMPTIONS - Exempts the lease, rental, or purchase of tangible personal property or services by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) from local sales tax. (7/1/22) (EN -$200,000 LF RV See Note)
 SB245ALLAINNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Provides for the Orphan Well Program. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE FF EX See Note)
 SB260HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Community and Family Support System Fund. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB293ALLAINTAX/SALES - Creates a state sales tax rebate for the purchase of certain agricultural fencing materials by commercial farmers. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB17MIZELLFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for the distribution of fees collected from the "Save the Honeybee" prestige license plate. (gov sig)
 SB21ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to requirements for approved unauthorized insurers. (1/1/23)
 SB22BOUDREAUXHEALTH SERVICES - Extends the termination date of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council for three years. (8/1/22)
 SB30FRED MILLSHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to facility need review. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB39BERNARDROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates LA Hwy. 493 beginning at LA Hwy. 119 to LA Hwy. 1 in Natchitoches Parish as the "Augustin Metoyer Memorial Parkway". (8/1/22) (EN +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 SB45FOILSPECIAL EDUCATION - Requires all public school governing authorities to adopt certain policies relative to cameras in certain classrooms by December 31, 2022. (gov sig)
 SB46ALLAINCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance benefits for certain clerks of court. (8/1/22)
 SB61MCMATHMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates "Mental Health" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22)
 SB73HEWITTLOCAL ELECTIONS - Provides for appointments to fill vacancies in local offices under certain circumstances. (gov sig)
 SB74HEWITTELECTION CODE - Provides relative to the qualification of poll watchers. (gov sig)
 SB77LUNEAUMEDICAID - Provides relative to prior authorization of prescription drugs. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB78REESEPROCUREMENT CODE - Increases threshold amount that requires a public bid for the procurement of certain law enforcement vehicles by a local government unit. (8/1/22)
 SB84CORTEZMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Maddie's Footprints" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB88FRED MILLSSHERIFFS - Provides relative to insurance benefits for retirees of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office. (7/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB97BOUDREAUXPHARMACISTS - Provides relative to pharmacist licensure by reciprocity. (8/1/22) (EN +$450 SG RV See Note)
 SB110REESEUTILITIES - Creates the Louisiana Electric Utility Energy Transition Securitization Act. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB117LUNEAUINSURANCE POLICIES - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 SB159WARDSHERIFFS - Provides relative to insurance benefits for retirees of the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. (7/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB163TALBOTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for catastrophe claims process disclosure. (1/1/23)
 SB165TALBOTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for internal claims and appeals process and external review procedures for health insurance issuers. (1/1/23)
 SB174REESEBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to shareholder remedies within the state banking code. (8/1/22)
 SB176FIELDSSPECIAL EDUCATION - Amends the Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB179REESECHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS - Provides relative to annual filing and reporting requirements of charitable organizations. (gov sig)
 SB193HEWITTREDISTRICTING - Provides for the reapportionment plans of school boards. (gov sig)
 SB194HEWITTHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Health Works Commission. (8/1/22)
 SB198TALBOTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides relative to the adjustment of residential claims. (1/1/23)
 SB210STINEINSURERS - Authorizes fine in lieu of suspension or revocation of certificate of authority for foreign or alien insurers. (8/1/22)
 SB211STINEFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for changes to the "Choose Life" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB223LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates specialty license plates. (8/1/22)
 SB224HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Provides for remote operations of the legislature during a gubernatorially declared state of emergency. (gov sig)
 SB225HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to provide for remote operations of the legislature during a declared emergency. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB258HEWITTEMERGENCY POWERS - Provides relative to voting and the holding of elections impaired as the result of a declared emergency or disaster. (8/1/22)
 SB261FIELDSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides for public postsecondary education transfer pathways. (gov sig)
 SB264BOUIEINSURERS - Provides for minimum capital and surplus requirements for certain domestic insurers. (8/1/22)
 SB267HEWITTLOBBYING - Requires disclosure of whether required ethics training has been completed upon registration. (gov sig)
 SB270WOMACKFISH/FISHING - Provides relative to retaining and removing invasive species of fish. (gov sig)
 SB281BERNARDELECTION CODE - Authorizes disclosure of the name and address of a law enforcement officer who has qualified as a candidate for office. (8/1/22)
 SB283BERNARDSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to submission of redistricting plans to the secretary of state. (gov sig)
 SB285SMITHGAMING - Makes technical changes to update cross references to gaming laws and authorizes the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to conduct open meetings via video conferencing. (7/1/22)
 SB297BARROWPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides relative to power-based violence at public postsecondary institutions. (gov sig)
 SB302BARROWFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for changing the special prestige license plate for Girl Scouts. (8/1/22)
 SB317FOILTUITION - Provides in-state residency status for public postsecondary tuition fees to certain members and veterans of the military. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB333HEWITTSTATE AGENCIES - Provides relative to boards and commissions. (gov sig)
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB368JIMMY HARRISPARISHES - Provides relative to building and zoning regulations in parishes and municipalities. (gov sig)
 SB398PEACOCKCOURTS - Provides relative to juror compensation rates. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB126CATHEYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to funding for university lab schools. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB169MIZELLEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Requires annual meetings of and reports from the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission. (gov sig)