Senate Daily Digest
April 22, 2015
10:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB275MARTINYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the dedication of certain monies to the Hospital Revenue Equalization Fund which is created in the state treasury for the purpose of providing uncompensated care to public, nonstate, nonrural hospitals. (gov sig) (OR GF EX See Note)
 SB276MARTINYTAX/SALES - Phases out state sales tax over a six-year period on transactions related to certain tangible personal property used or consumed by a communications service provider in providing communications services or which is integral or necessary for the installation, operation, or maintenance of such property. (7/1/15)
 SB277CROWETAX/TAXATION - Limits claims for credit against individual income tax, corporate income tax, or corporate franchise tax on tax returns filed for a calendar year to 15% of the general fund revenues for the fiscal year. (7/1/15)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR35CHABERTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Grady Gaubert on his election as chairman of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.

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
 SCR46LONGWATER QUALITY - Expresses the right of the state of Louisiana to manage its water resources.
 SCR47ERDEYTRAFFIC - Requests public agencies to require its first responders to participate in the traffic incident management process and training program.
 SCR48ERDEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Norman Alton Leggette.
 SCR49THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Pilots for Patients for its invaluable philanthropic service of providing free air transportation for Louisiana patients to medical treatment facilities throughout the United States of America.

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.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB28MONTOUCETHIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain highways
 HB227JIM MORRISHIGHWAYS - Designates the section of I-49 from the overpass at the U.S. Hwy. 71 interchange, in Caddo Parish, to the Arkansas state line in memory of Greg Wall, P.E.
 HB417BERTHELOTMTR VEHICLE/PUBLIC - Creates an ALS special prestige license plate

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB55RISERAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Provides relative to the Louisiana Forestry Commission and tree seedling nurseries. (gov sig)
 SB59WARDINSURERS - Provides relative to the withdrawal of deposits by domestic insurers. (gov sig)
 SB64MARTINYBANKS/BANKING - Provides for to the sale and purchase of excess reserves by banks. (8/1/15)
 SB79ALLAINMINERALS - Provides for alternative dispute resolution for disputes relating to remediation of oilfield sites and exploration and production sites. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB83BODI WHITECOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides to exceptions from the issuance of provisional licenses to ex-offenders of certain crimes in order to work in certain professional fields. (8/1/15)
 SB154SMITHINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Provide for the authority of the commissioner of insurance to require fingerprints of applicants for licenses and certificates of authority. (gov sig)
 SB178J.AMEDEEAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Provides relative to meat and poultry inspection. (gov sig)
 SB182THOMPSONTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Enacts the Kelsey Smith Act to require commercial mobile service device providers to provide device location information to law enforcement agencies in certain circumstances. (gov sig)
 SB183THOMPSONAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Provides for the regulation of unmanned aerial systems in agricultural commercial operations. (gov sig)
 SB208RISERCORONERS - Provides for disposition of human remains. (7/1/15) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB242MORRELLSEX OFFENSES - Requires criminal justice agencies to annually report certain information concerning sexual assault kits and sexually-oriented criminal offenses. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB263THOMPSONCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to agriculture, forestry, and industrial equipment and certain dealer agreements. (8/1/15)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR12MORRELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Extends the Pretrial Service Commission deadline until March 1, 2017.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR14MORRISHCHILDREN - Continues and provides for the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children until 2017.
 SCR29MORRELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Extends the Capital Punishment Fiscal Impact Commission study and reporting deadline until January 1, 2018.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)