Senate Daily Digest
April 30, 2015
9:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR72DONAHUECOMMENDATIONS - Commend commercial real estate developer James E. Maurin for being honored as Tulane's Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year.
 SR73BODI WHITEGOVERNOR - Requests that the governor issue an executive order directing state agencies and local governments to continue to support the Louisiana State Use Program, managed by Employment Development Services.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR63ALARIOLSU SYSTEM - Requests the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College to erect a statue memorializing Peter Press "Pistol Pete" Maravich at the entrance of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
 SCR64ALARIOCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Charles H. Grisbaum Jr. former legislator and retired Chief Judge of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

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
 HB8MONTOUCETPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the powers granted to the chief of police for the city of Crowley
 HB10PEARSONRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Authorizes a member of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana to purchase credit for service as a teacher at an out-of-state nonpublic school (EG SEE ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS)
 HB23HENSGENSDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides with respect to the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District
 HB27GREGORY MILLERRETIREMENT/CLERKS COURT - Provides relative to receipt of deferred retirement benefits from the Clerks of Court Retirement and Relief Fund for members first hired on or after January 1, 2011 (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB44GREGORY MILLERRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL POL - Requires employers who terminate participation in the Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System to pay the portion of the system's unfunded accrued liability attributable to the employer's participation in the system (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB50DANAHAYSUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Provides a technical correction relative to additional compensation authorized to be paid to certain firefighters
 HB53PUGHCOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to the marshal of the city court of Hammond (EN +$3,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB56HOFFMANNRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to modification of employer contribution rates by the board of trustees of the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB75SEABAUGHCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides for changes in the amount collected by the clerk of court in the 1st Judicial District for the court reporters' fund (EN +$114,850 LF RV See Note)
 HB79BURFORDPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides relative to producers of raw honey in the home for sale
 HB97CHANEYPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer or lease of certain state property in Richland Parish
 HB105ARNOLDCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides for an increase in commissioners fees in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court (EN +$53,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB106HAVARDCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides for the reallocation of certain funds from the Feliciana Juvenile Justice District to the district attorney for the Twentieth Judicial District (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 HB112ARNOLDCOURTS/DISTRICT - Provides relative to the judgeships in the Domestic Relations Division of the Orleans Civil District Court
 HB121POPEHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the housing authority of Denham Springs (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB284LOPINTOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Amends provisions of law regarding expungement
 HB297BURRELLCRIME - Creates the crimes of theft of livestock and theft of timber (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB338DANAHAYTAX APPEALS/BOARD - Provides with respect to the enforcement and adjudication of state and local taxes and the Board of Tax Appeals (EN +$60,000 SG EX See Note)
 HB344HAZELGAMING - Provides with respect to the regulation of video draw poker employee permits
 HB365SAM JONESCEMETERIES - Provides relative to ownership of interment spaces in a cemetery in Franklin
 HB485H.BURNSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides for the designation of a public postsecondary education institution as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus"
 HB489STOKESCRIME - Creates the crime of nonconsensual disclosure of a private image (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB499HILLTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to state identification for certain offenders upon release from a correctional facility (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB504MORRISPROPERTY - Provides relative to donations inter vivos
 HB609ROBERT JOHNSONCHILDREN/SUPPORT - Provides relative to family support enforcement
 HB611PYLANTREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to net listing agreements
 HB665KLECKLEYTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Excludes certain repairs on tangible personal property from local sales and use tax by certain taxing authorities in Calcasieu Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB666REYNOLDSBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banking provisions and liability of banking directors and officers
 HB687HAZELTRUSTS - Provides relative to the recordation of trust extracts

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR91LEGERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as Kingsley House Day at the legislature
 HCR93CONNICKCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Gus Joseph Talamo
 HCR94GUINNCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Lacassine High School girls' basketball team upon winning the 2015 Class B state championship
 HCR95HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Recognizes and commends the Smoking Cessation Trust for its dedicated efforts to improve public health in La.
 HCR96LOPINTOSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - To designate Monday, May 4, 2015, as Kehoe-France School Day in Louisiana
 HCR97JEFFERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends New Living Word boys' basketball team upon winning the 2015 Class C state championship
 HCR98JEFFERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Summerfield High School girls' basketball team upon winning the Class C state championship
 HCR99JEFFERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Haynesville High School football team upon winning the Class 1A state championship

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (8/1/15)
 SB87PERRYETHICS - Provides exception from financial disclosure requirements for members of certain boards and commissions that do not earn compensation or per diem and provides exception to post service restrictions for certain contracts. (See Act)
 SB115FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides with respect to the practice of physician assistants. (gov sig)
 SB143FRED MILLSPHARMACISTS - Enacts Alison Neustrom Act and provides relative to prescribed marijuana for therapeutic uses and the development of rules and regulations by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (gov sig)
 SB144DORSEY-COLOMBINSURANCE PREMIUMS - Requires insurance premium finance companies to cooperate with the Department of Insurance when insurance premiums are paid by an insurance premium finance company. (8/1/15)
 SB152LONGCONTRACTORS - Moves the regulation of home service contract providers from the Department of Insurance to the secretary of state. (See Act)
 SB156MARTINYENGINEERS - Provides for the qualifications of professional engineers. (8/1/15)
 SB158HEITMEIERMALPRACTICE - Requires the reporting of malpractice claims paid by insurers or self- insurers on behalf of certain health care providers in an annual report to the Senate and House committees on health and welfare. (gov sig)
 SB172MORRISHLIABILITY INSURANCE - Provide with respect to the Transportation Network Company Motor Vehicle Responsibility Law. (See Act)
 SB173HEITMEIERHEALTH CARE - Provides for treatment of morbid obesity. (1/1/17) (RR NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB190CLAITORPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the records of the governor. (1/11/16)
 SB207RISERREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides for election costs paid by secretary of state; governing authorities; reimbursement. (See Act) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB216MORRISHINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the reorganization of the Louisiana Department of Insurance. (gov sig)
 SB243J.SMITHWARRANTIES - Provides relative to warranty repairs of motor vehicles. (8/1/15)
 SB273PERRYLIBRARIES - Repeals requirement that the one additional Vermilion Parish Library Board of Control member be subject to Senate confirmation. (8/1/15)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB217GALLOTPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Rapides and East Baton Rouge Parishes. (8/1/15)
 SB240ERIC LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)