Senate Daily Digest
April 28, 2015
1:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR41ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Extends condolences of the Louisiana Senate on the death of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Andrew T. Weathers in combat in Afghanistan.
 SR42ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Specialist Desmond Dershon Desdunes.
 SR43ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of United States Air Force Master Sergeant Sheilah Jeannine Player.
 SR44ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of United States Army Sergeant Justin M. Kling.
 SR45ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Thomas Florich.
 SR46ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Specialist Chase McRay Reynolds.
 SR47ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Lance Bergeron.
 SR48ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate on the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Pilot Chief Warrant Officer Four George Wayne Griffin Jr.
 SR49ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Sergeant Michael Shane Soignier.
 SR50ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate on the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Pilot Chief Warrant Officer Four George David Strother.
 SR51ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Adam Jacob Koczrowski.
 SR52ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of United States Army Private First Class Bailey Jerome Swaggart.
 SR53ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Specialist Justin Allen Blaze.
 SR54ADLEYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guardsman Travis Scott Bordelon.
 SR55ADLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Peter A. Curcio Sr. for his brave service in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
 SR56THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends University of Louisiana at Monroe cheerleading team for their fourth place national ranking at the 2015 Universal Cheerleaders Association National Competition.
 SR58BODI WHITESENATE - Designates May 2015 as Building Safety Month.
 SR63PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Adriana Martin on becoming ranked in the United States and World Pi Ranking at the age of seven as a second grader.
 SR66APPELCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company upon its 25th anniversary.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR52THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends David "Wayne" Petrus for being named one of the top ten 2014 pilots for Pilots for Patients.
 SCR53THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sharon Palmer Thomas for her numerous accomplishments and many years of dedicated service at Pilots for Patients.
 SCR54THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Philip Mark Thomas for being named one of the top ten 2014 pilots for Pilots for Patients and for being named the 2013 Pilot of the Year for Pilots for Patients.
 SCR58ALARIOCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Vanessa M. Prejean, legislative human resources analyst.

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.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB7THIBAUTCRIME - Amends provisions of law regarding unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure
 HB12TERRY BROWNFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates the proceeds of the state sales tax collected on hotel rooms in Grant Parish to the Grant Parish Economic Development Fund (EN -$5,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB94SAM JONESLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the St. Mary Levee District
 HB120SHADOINNOTARIES - Provides relative to provisional notaries
 HB125FANNINFUNDS/FUNDING - Changes the uses and recipients of monies from the Winn Parish Tourism Fund (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB127PRICEFUNDS/FUNDING - Changes permitted uses of monies in the St. James Parish Enterprise Fund (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB134FANNINCIVIL/ACTIONS - Provides relative to petitions for the name change of a minor
 HB154STEVE CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections to various provisions of Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB184HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to renewal of an insurance producer license
 HB208T.LANDRYTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to monies deposited into the Transportation Trust Fund (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB221HALLINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to reporting requirements for the surplus lines insurance tax
 HB448PUGHPUBLIC SFTY/DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to professional organizations that certify persons to perform chemical analysis of a person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substances (EN +$21,800,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB490WILLMOTTHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Restricts the use of improved openings and crossovers or turnarounds on interstate highways
 HB554RITCHIEFUNERALS & FUNERAL HOMES - Provides relative to licensed embalmers and funeral directors and related funeral establishments

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR68JEFFERSONSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Tuesday, April 28, 2015, as Grambling State University Day at the state capitol
 HCR69PONTITAX CREDITS - Urges and requests the International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees Local 478 to allow Baton Rouge, Louisiana to become a production center in its upcoming negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
 HCR72JAMESHIGHER EDUCATION - Recognizes Wednesday, April 22nd as Southern University Day at the state capitol
 HCR78MORENOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Tonya Boyd-Cannon for her extraordinary musical talents and her performance on "The Voice"
 HCR79COXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Lieutenant Colonel Retired Michael J. Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 HCR80HOLLISCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Diane A. Piret
 HCR83LEGERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, April 29, 2015, as New Orleans Day at the legislature
 HCR85HODGESJUDGES/SUPREME COURT - Requests that the United States Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Kagan recuse themselves in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB48DONAHUETOPS - Provides relative to the minimum ACT score for TOPS eligibility and TOPS award amounts. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB88ADLEYCONSERVATION - Provides for drilling units and authorizes the permitting of cross-unit wells. (8/1/15)
 SB151CORTEZPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for payments, filing of sworn statements of amount due, and cancellation of statements of claim or privilege on DOTD contracts. (gov sig)
 SB155DONAHUETUITION - Constitutional amendment to authorize the postsecondary education management boards to establish tuition and fee amounts charged by institutions under their supervision and management. (2/3-CA13sl(A)) (RR INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB159HEITMEIERPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes design-build contracts for new ferries on the Mississippi River and bridges that replace tunnels. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB162SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes construction management at risk pilot program. (8/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB177ADLEYTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to add certain property tax exemptions and reductions and to provide with respect to tax credits associated with them; to dedicate the net state revenue increase to a Tax Credit Reduction Fund and provide for allocations from the fund; and to provide for appropriations to local tax authorities. (2/3-CA 13sl(A)) (EG -$597,000,000 LF RV See Note)
 SB210RISERWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Provides for the administration and uses of monies in the Hunters for the Hungry Account. (8/1/15)
 SB212WARDHUNTERS/HUNTING - Allows the carrying of certain firearms while hunting with a bow. (gov sig)
 SB217GALLOTPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Rapides and East Baton Rouge Parishes. (8/1/15)
 SB220CHABERTSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District. (gov sig)
 SB222DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for an incentive expenditure forecast to be established. (7/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB240ERIC LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)
 SB246J.SMITHPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Vernon Parish. (gov sig)
 SB255MORRELLPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides relative to sexual assault on college campuses. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR11MORRELLPOSTSECONDARY ED - Creates task force to study the postsecondary education disciplinary process for campus rape and sexual assault.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SCR19FRED MILLSPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Directs the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board to create the Physical Therapy Patient Access Review Committee.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB13PEACOCKFIREFIGHTERS RETIREMENT - Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2016. (6/30/15) (RE DECREASE APV)
 SB66SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Extends time for ports to use the design-build method on certain construction projects. (8/1/15)