Senate Daily Digest
April 21, 2015
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR30BROOMECONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Oscar Robertson Jr.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR20HEITMEIERSENATE - Proclaims June 10, 2015, as 610 Stompers Day and commends the efforts of the 610 Stompers organization.
 SR22DORSEY-COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Christine Bannister.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR43CLAITORHEALTH CARE - Expresses the recognition of the Louisiana Legislature on the need for colorectal cancer screening examinations.
 SCR44JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Mrs. Willie McCullor Landry.
 SCR45ERIC LAFLEURIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding Civil Code Article 2628 and contracts predating such article that contain no specified term for an option or right of first refusal.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR33DORSEY-COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA) at Louisiana State University and to recognize April 13, 2015, as the seventeenth annual PAISA Day at the Louisiana Legislature.
 SCR34HEITMEIERHEALTH CARE - Requests the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Department of Education, the Medicaid managed care organizations, and representatives of the Whole Child Initiative to work together to develop a plan to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 SCR42THOMPSONHEALTH SERVICES - Authorizes and directs the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) to organize and facilitate a working group of healthcare providers who deal with victims of trauma to develop recommendations for a Level III Trauma Center in Northeast Louisiana.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB36SHADOINHIGHWAYS - Designates a bridge located on Louisiana Highway 2 in Union Parish as the "Alvin Green Memorial Bridge"
 HB128CHANEYHIGHWAYS - Designates certain highways in the state highway system
 HB357RITCHIEBANKS/BANKING - Provides with respect to banks and financial institutions (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB394GREGORY MILLERTRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES - Provides relative to names of business entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR48HONORECOMMENDATIONS - Commends former Marine Corporal Jared Heine and K-9 partner Spike upon their civilian reunion after military service
 HCR49MORENOCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the legislature upon the death of R. Keith Gee
 HCR50W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Bishop Perry Center of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
 HCR52MORENOCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the legislature upon the death of R. Keith Gee
 HCR53COXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the DeSoto Parish School System for having the highest graduation rate in the state of Louisiana
 HCR59LEGERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Tuesday, April 21, 2015, as Tourism Day at the state capitol
 HCR60BROADWATERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Staff Sergeant Thomas Florich
 HCR61BROADWATERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Staff Sergeant Lance Bergeron
 HCR62BROADWATERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Chief Warrant Officer 4 George "Wayne" Griffin, Jr.
 HCR63BROADWATERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Chief Warrant Officer 4 George David Strother

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB2CLAITORSTATE POLICE RET FUND - Repeals provisions for payment to certain DROP participants of a retirement benefit calculated as if the persons had not participated in DROP. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 SB4ALARIOROADS/HIGHWAYS - Names the new bridge across Caminada Pass to Grand Isle on LA 1 in Jefferson Parish the "Andy P. Valence Memorial Bridge". (8/1/15)
 SB6PERRYROADS/HIGHWAYS - Names US Highway 167 between the southern corporate limits of the village of Maurice and the northern corporate limits of the city of Abbeville in Vermilion Parish the "Deputy Allen Bares, Jr. Memorial Parkway". (8/1/15)
 SB7E.GUILLORYROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates the intersection of LA Hwy 182 and LA Hwy 358 in Opelousas as the "St. Landry Parish Memorial Intersection" and designates the US 190 bridge in Krotz Springs as the "Sal and Frank Diesi Bridge". (8/1/15) (EN +$2,850 SD EX See Note)
 SB13PEACOCKFIREFIGHTERS RETIREMENT - Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2016. (6/30/15) (RE DECREASE APV)
 SB16E.GUILLORYRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for application of excess investment earnings of the state retirement systems. (2/3 - CA10s29) (6/30/15) (REF INCREASE APV)
 SB17E.GUILLORYSHERIFFS PEN/RELIEF FUND - Provides relative to benefits and funding. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/15) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB20LONGTEACHERS RETIREMENT - Allows certain retirees to collect benefits during reemployment. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/15) (EN +$322,581 APV)
 SB26J.SMITHPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides for a per diem for members of the Board of Commissioners of the West Calcasieu Port. (8/1/15) (EN +$6,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB28TROY BROWNSCHOOLS - Requires public school governing authorities to inform students and parents of the homework assistance services offered through the State Library of Louisiana. (gov sig)
 SB52APPELEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Re-creates the Department of Education. (6/30/15)
 SB66SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Extends time for ports to use the design-build method on certain construction projects. (8/1/15)
 SB67BODI WHITEMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for exceptions that only a Class "E" operator's license is required for certain operators of vehicles when in the course and scope of employment when necessary to preserve life or property or in executing emergency governmental functions. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB71ERDEYPARISHES - Provides for information of any negative and positive impact on surrounding parishes to be included in applications for funding of any flood-control projects. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB161CHABERTTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the office of multimodal commerce within the Department of Transportation and Development. (see Act) (EN +$97,500 SD EX See Note)
 SB213WALSWORTHMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Eagle Scouts", the "Louisiana Licensed Professional Geoscientist", and the "Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Louisiana" and the "Southern University and A&M College Marching Band" prestige license prestige license plates. (8/1/15)
 SB215WALSWORTHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Names the dam and spillway at Bayou D'Arbonne Lake. (8/1/15)
 SB267CLAITORSTUDENTS - Provides relative to charter school funding and enrollment of at-risk students. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB37MORRELLLAW ENFORCEMENT - Requires the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop and continuously update certain training programs for peace officers and college or university police officers. (gov sig)
 SB57DORSEY-COLOMBPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for placement of a statue of the Reverend Theodore Judson Jemison Sr., better known as Reverend Dr. T.J. Jemison. (8/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB179J.AMEDEEPUBLIC PRINTING - Creates a statewide website for the publication of statutorily required notices. (8/1/15)