Senate Daily Digest
April 27, 2015
4:30 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB278TROY BROWNSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates and provides for the North Lafourche Recreation Enhancement District. (1/1/16)
 SB279CHABERTTAX/AD VALOREM - Requires the market approach to the valuation of the property of barge line, towing, and other water transportation companies. (gov sig)
 SB280CHABERTTAX/AD VALOREM - Changes the time within which tax credit refunds must be issued for property taxes paid on OCS vessels. (gov sig)
 SB281CORTEZTAX/TAXATION - Provides for tax credits to landowners that require lessees of Louisiana property to use 100% biomass crop recovery for the term of the lease. (8/1/15) (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB282MORRELLSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Repeals certain appointments to the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority. (8/1/15)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR40ADLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Concrete and Aggregates Association of Louisiana and declares April 27, 2015, as Concrete Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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
 SCR50TROY BROWNLIBRARIES - Expresses legislative support for naming the Reserve Branch Library in St. John the Baptist Parish as the "Leroy D. Williams Public Library".
 SCR51BUFFINGTONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends James K. Elrod for 50 years of dynamic and innovative leadership as president of Willis-Knighton Health System.

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
 HB420H.BURNSHIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain highways in Bossier Parish
 HB468N.LANDRYREAL ESTATE/REALTORS - Provides relative to realtors
 HB572ARNOLDPILOTS - Provides relative to steamship pilots
 HB592RITCHIECEMETERY/BOARD - Provides relative to regulatory rates for certain cemetery board matters (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB674WHITNEYBRIDGES/FERRIES - Renames a portion of Louisiana Highway 24 over Bayou Terrebonne in Gray, La., as the "Northpark Bridge"
 HB699ABRAMSONMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans" specialty license plate
 HB743FOILCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to the Business Corporation Act

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB39FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides for the Louisiana Board of Drug and Device Distributors. (gov sig)
 SB68BUFFINGTONNURSING HOMES - Extends moratorium on additional beds for nursing facilities. (gov sig)
 SB109JOHNSMEDICAID - Provides for reporting measures for the Medicaid managed care program and the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership program. (gov sig) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR10CORTEZCONGRESS - Designate May 2015 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month and memorializes Congress to provide additional funding for research for the treatment and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
 SCR17FRED MILLSHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Directs the Department of Health and Hospitals to evaluate and report on the health benefits and costs of adding Krabbe disease to the list of mandatory screenings performed on newborns under certain circumstances.
 SCR19FRED MILLSPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Directs the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board to create the Physical Therapy Patient Access Review Committee.
 SCR21BROOMEHEALTH CARE - Requests the Capital Area Human Services District develop a crisis stabilization unit for the Capital Region.

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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB267CLAITORSTUDENTS - Provides relative to charter school funding and enrollment of at-risk students. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 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)