Senate Daily Digest
April 20, 2022
3:00 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
 SB495BODI WHITETAX/TAXATION - Provides incentive rebates for oilfield site restoration associated with certain oil production. (1/1/23) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR65BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Tony Robichaux on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR66BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends 2021-2022 Inspiring Health Justice Residents and scholar-in-residence on their residency collaboration of DESPAIR-ity: The Call of History to Pull Us Forward.
 SR67BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Eric Andolsek on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR68BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kyle Williams on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR69BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Teddy Allen upon receiving the 2022 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism and on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR70BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Garland Forman Jr. upon receiving the 2022 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism and on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR71SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Madison Elizabeth Smith upon her reign as Queen of the 2022 Mystick Krewe of Louisianans Washington Mardi Gras Ball.
 SR72SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Richard Lipsey upon his reign as King of the 2022 Mystick Krewe of Louisianans Washington Mardi Gras Ball.
 SR73FOILSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, April 20, 2022, as LSU Day at the legislature.
 SR74MORRISCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ashlee Bell upon being named Lincoln Parish High School Teacher of the Year.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR33MILLIGANTEACHERS - Requests the state superintendent of education to create the Teachers' Advisory Council.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR17MCMATHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the LSU Tiger Girls for winning the Division 1A Hip Hop competition at the 2022 Universal Dance Association College Nationals.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB17DEVILLIERRETIREMENT/SCHOOL EMPS - Provides for a benefit increase for the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB21BACALARETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL POL - Provides for a funding deposit account for Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System and authorizes the board of trustees of the system to modify required employer contributions (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB38THOMPSONINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Creates an Employee Insurance Fund for the Richland Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB148FREEMANDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Bouligny Improvement District in Orleans Parish
 HB151EDMONDSDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Old Jefferson Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB153FREEMANDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Twinbrook Security District in Orleans Parish
 HB192ZERINGUEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides for the unemployment compensation procedure to be applied by the administrator for 2023 calendar year (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB216ADAMSDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Myrtle Hill Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB243BAGLEYJUDGES - Authorizes city court judges to serve as the attorney member of a medical review panel
 HB270STAGNIPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for naming the Kenner council on aging building in Kenner after Mable Trepagnier Brown
 HB283MCFARLANDWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Provides relative to timber harvest season permits
 HB286TURNERMEDICAID MANAGED CARE - Provides relative to healthcare provider credentialing in the Medicaid managed care program
 HB308JEFFERSONUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to the unemployment compensation weekly benefit amount (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB327THOMPSONAGRICULTURE/SOYBEANS - Provides relative to the assessment levied on soybeans grown in the state
 HB392HUGHESDISTRICTS/COMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to employees of communications districts
 HB441STEFANSKICIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the classified police service in the city of Rayne
 HB492FONTENOTCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the issuance of a summons by a peace officer
 HB572JORDANPROPERTY/SUBSTANDARD - Provides for the advertisement of condemned property
 HB583BACALAPARISHES - Provides relative to administrative services provided to certain entities in Ascension Parish
 HB622BEAULLIEUUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to the unemployment insurance integrity program (EN NO IMPACT EX See Note)
 HB646STEFANSKIELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the Louisiana Election Code (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB699LACOMBEBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to compensation for members of the planning and zoning commission for the town of Addis
 HB703GREGORY MILLERCONTRACTS - Provides relative to repair contracts following a natural disaster
 HB750BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides for the prosecution of certain littering violations by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
 HB829STEFANSKIALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverage delivery
 HB832CARRIERLEGISLATION - Designates Act 444 of the 2021 Regular Session as "Beau's Law"

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB132MILLIGANSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. (6/30/22)
 SB234JACKSONJUVENILE JUSTICE - Constitutional amendment to allow adult prosecution and enhanced penalties against juveniles in correctional facilities who commit assault or battery against an employee or juvenile. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE1 DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB304CATHEYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to commutation of a prison sentence for good behavior. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB311MILLIGANHOMELAND SECURITY - Requires the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to adopt certain rules. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB320HENRYGAMING - Suspends certain requirements regarding the landbased casino contract. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB335JACKSONJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides for a juvenile in a correctional facility to serve additional time when he commits an assault or battery on an employee of the facility or another juvenile in the facility or a simple or aggravated escape. (See Act) (RE1 DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB337SMITHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Increases sentence for operating a vehicle while under suspension for certain prior offenses. (gov sig)
 SB359JACKSONSEIZURES/SALES - Provides for civil forfeiture reform. (8/1/22)
 SB379PEACOCKWEAPONS - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/22)
 SB431ROBERT MILLSHORSE RACING - Provides relative to offtrack wagering facility locations. (gov sig)
 SB449LUNEAUGAMING - Authorizes the Natchitoches Parish Council to call a referendum election to allow video draw poker gaming in Natchitoches Parish. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB471MILLIGANCONTRACTS - Provides for foreign sources to fund certain gifts and contracts to the state or political subdivisions. (1/1/23) (EN +$576,049 GF EX See Note)
 SB473MILLIGANINTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Provides relative to foreign interest in certain Louisiana research facilities. (7/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)

Special Order No. 1 for 4/25.
 SB388HEWITTABORTION - Prohibits the sale of certain abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription and provides for criminal penalties. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR8CATHEYRURAL DEVELOPMENT - Requests the Senate and House committees on agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, and rural development to meet and function as a joint committee to study and make recommendations regarding the appropriate level of support to further the missions, goals, and priorities of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB57MCMATHBUS DRIVERS - Provides relative to the compensation of school bus operators. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB100CATHEYDRIVER EDUCATION - Exempts certain visa holders from Louisiana driver education requirements. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB116BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Creates the office on women's health within the Louisiana Department of Health. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB145TALBOTSCHOOLS - Authorizes certain charter school proposals to be made directly to BESE. (gov sig)
 SB178FIELDSTOPS - Provides for TOPS exceptions due to Hurricane Ida. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB191HEWITTTOPS - Provides relative to high school core curriculum requirements. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB192BOUDREAUXPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides for the Postsecondary Inclusive Education Fund for funding programs for students with intellectual disabilities. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB235ALLAINTAX/LOCAL - Authorizes parishes to contract with the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers for the collection of local sales and use tax. (1/1/23) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB266WARDFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for utilization of certain monies in the Construction Subfund of the Transportation Trust Fund for federal match. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB277CORTEZFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates the Megaprojects Leverage Fund. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 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)
 SB433BODI WHITESPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the membership of certain airport commissions. (8/1/22)
 SB444ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to tax administration and the Board of Tax Appeals. (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB447HENSGENSFISH/FISHING - Provides for commercial menhaden harvest reporting. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB448LUNEAUWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Provides relative to civil penalties for restitution of value of wildlife and aquatic life. (8/1/22)
 SB453MCMATHMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to low speed autonomous motor vehicles. (8/1/22)
 SB477SMITHWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Provides relative to issuance of a special permit for the operation of a combination of vehicles or tandem loads hauling containers to and from port facilities. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB4MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Constitutional amendment to eliminate judge's discretion to grant bail for certain offenses after conviction but prior to sentencing. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB89MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail for offenders convicted of certain offenses while awaiting sentencing. (See Act)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 SB130CONNICKPRESCRIPTION - Provides for liberative prescription. (gov sig)
 SB138MORRISFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the funding of certain projects from the Construction Subfund. (7/1/22) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB143MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/22) (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB151POPETAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to provide for local governmental input in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB218JACKSONPUBLIC RECORDS - Adds a public records exception for certain raw data. (gov sig)
 SB246ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to authorize parishes to exempt inventory from ad valorem taxation. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB247ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for procedures for parishes to exempt inventory from ad valorem taxation. (See Act) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB276TALBOTHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides the original intent of the Louisiana Legislature authorized contracts between health insurers and healthcare providers allowed for benefits to be available to its affiliates. (gov sig)
 SB324GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to qualifications for licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB334JACKSONCRIMINAL RECORDS - Provides for attempted malfeasance in office convictions to be set aside and expunged. (8/1/22)
 SB338JACKSONCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to responsive verdicts. (8/1/22)
 SB349GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB386MILLIGANCHARITABLE GAMING - Exempts certain charitable organizations conducting raffles from certain licensing and reporting requirements. (gov sig)
 SB436CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Louisiana Equine Promotion and Research Advisory Board" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22)
 SB456ALLAINENERGY DEVELOPMENT - Provides for certain solar power generation facilities. (8/1/22)
 SB475BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Baker Main Street Economic Development District as a special taxing district. (8/1/22)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB120DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Economic Development
 HB121DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Public Service
 HB169RISERLICENSING - Provides relative to professional geoscientists
 HB822DAVISCOMMERCE - Provides relative to exemptions for ear piercing
 HB79ECHOLSINSURERS - Provides for the minimum number of meetings for the boards of directors of certain captive insurers
 HB82ILLGINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Repeals the authority of the commissioner of insurance to retain funds collected from certain fees
 HB118FIRMENTINSURANCE - Provides for the members of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and its ad hoc committees
 HB122HUVALSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Insurance
 HB182HOLLISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to third-party administrators
 HB198WILLARDINSURANCE/LIFE - Provides for group life insurance
 HB210MACKINSURANCE - Provides for technical corrections to certain provisions affecting mutual insurance holding companies
 HB294NELSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the guaranteed issue of Medicare supplement policies
 HB545WRIGHTINSURERS - Provides for prelicensing requirements for insurance producers and bail enforcement agents
 HB695WRIGHTINSURANCE/HEALTH-ACCID - Provides for health and accident insurance producers and consultants and modifies terminology relative to health and accident insurance
 HB715GREENINSURANCE - Makes various revisions in the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Law