Senate Daily Digest
April 29, 2015
2:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR68PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Louisiana State Exhibit Museum for its importance of being a depository of history, major tourist attraction, and educational center for children and adults.
 SR69ERDEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Victor Rushing, a senior at Live Oak High School, on being named the Louisiana High School Student of the Year.
 SR70BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the service and contributions of The Links, Incorporated and recognizes Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as Louisiana Links Day at the State Capitol.
 SR71BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the service and contributions of Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment, known as MY LIFE and recognizes May 7, 2015, as MY LIFE Youth Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR59BUFFINGTONHUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Recognizes and supports opportunities for civil discourse and discussion of the Nine Simple Rules.
 SCR60LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Frank Brothers on being named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SCR61FRED MILLSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Louisiana native Jake C. Delhomme for being selected to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR62LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends The Gideons International for its contributions and the role it has played in Louisiana and in supporting the Louisiana Gideons.

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
 HB5CROMERTRANSPORTATION - Renames Grantham College Road in Slidell, La., as "Veterans Memorial Lane"
 HB37TERRY BROWNMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Authorizes a blood type designation to be included on the front of a person's driver's license or special identification card (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB72MACKCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Adds additional substances to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB93HAVARDPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides for meetings of the West Feliciana Port Commission
 HB139HODGESCRIME/SEX OFFENSES - To amend references of "simple rape", "forcible rape", and "aggravated rape" to "first degree rape", "second degree rape", and "third degree rape" respectively
 HB140JEFFERSONHIGHWAYS - Dedicates the interchange of I-20 and LA Hwy. 149 in Lincoln Parish in memory of former State Representative Pinkie Wilkerson
 HB174LEBASCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides with respect to the scheduling of controlled dangerous substances
 HB177WHITNEYEXCEP PERSON/DEV DISABLE - Provides relative to roles of human services authorities and districts in implementation of the Developmental Disability Law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB197SHADOINATTORNEYS - Provides with respect to the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program of the Louisiana State Bar Association
 HB210MORENODRUGS - Authorizes the prescribing or dispensing of naloxone to third parties
 HB214PIERREINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to the creation of domestic surplus lines insurers
 HB271BILLIOTPROBATION - Extends the length of probation for defendants participating in drug court or sobriety court (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB292BARRASJUVENILES - Provides relative to early intervention programs
 HB334W.BISHOPSCHOOLS - Provides relative to membership of the board of directors for the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
 HB372GAROFALONOTARIES - Provides relative to notaries and notary examinations
 HB381JACKSONHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Exempts certain providers from licensure as behavioral health services providers
 HB397POPEDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to topical ophthalmic prescription refills
 HB445MACKMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to entities authorized to provide services related to motor vehicles (EN +$59,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB486ROBERT JOHNSONHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Provides relative to collaborative practice agreements between advanced practice registered nurses and physicians
 HB491WILLMOTTDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Amends the requirements for dental license applicants
 HB495TALBOTCAPITAL OUTLAY - Requires the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay to approve line of credit recommendations for nonstate entity projects (EG NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB539JAMESDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to civil remedies for domestic abuse
 HB603WILLMOTTCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides for annual communications and public information plans concerning the Safe Haven Law
 HB645CONNICKHIGHWAYS - Restricts the use of toll credits on certain highways (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR1DOVECOASTAL RESOURCES - Approves the 2015-2016 annual plan for integrated coastal protection and restoration
 HCR76ST.GERMAINSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Monday, April 27, 2015, as Concrete Day at the state capitol
 HCR88REYNOLDSCULTURE/REC/TOUR - Recognizes the culinary uniqueness of North Louisiana and its official meal
 HCR89BURFORDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jessica Jane't Brock upon winning the McDonald's Sound Off: Sing Your Way to 50K competition

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB30KOSTELKACRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the crime of illegal possession of stolen property. (gov sig)
 SB36J.AMEDEESEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to sexual assault protective orders. (8/1/15)
 SB60KOSTELKAFRAUD - Provides relative to Medicaid fraud. (gov sig)
 SB62WARDCLERKS OF COURT - Authorizes the clerks of district court in East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes to charge an additional fee for issuing birth and death certificates. (8/1/15) (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB117SMITHSEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to certain sex offenses. (8/1/15)
 SB134PEACOCKFAMILY LAW - Provides for parental authority of married persons, obligations of children, parents, and other ascendants, and provisional custody by mandate. (1/1/16) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB174BROOMEDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Provides certain accommodations upon reasonable documentation presented by domestic abuse victims who lease residential dwellings. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB237MURRAYCOURTS - Provides for the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts and the authority of constables of the First and Second City Court of New Orleans and their deputies and provides for judicial building fund for the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF)
 SB245ERDEYCHILDREN - Provides for the reasonable and prudent parent standard and for certain considerations in foster care case plans and licensing requirements. (gov sig) (EN +$3,080 GF EX See Note)
 SB264DORSEY-COLOMBCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Increases penalties for the illegal use of a tracking device. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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)

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)