Senate Daily Digest
May 6, 2015
2:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR93LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Maxine Roge' Johnson on fifty years of service to Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
 SR94CHABERTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Nicholls State University senior biology student Anthony Naquin for being selected to present his research as part of the recent Posters on the Hill exhibition in Washington D.C.
 SR95DORSEY-COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Loretta Lynch on becoming the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR72LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Yvette Girouard on being named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SCR73LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kevin Troy Faulk on being named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SCR74LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Otis Washington on being named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SCR75LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Avery Johnson on being named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SCR76SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the St. Charles Parish Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on being granted full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
 SCR77BROOMELEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes May 18, 2015, as Forum 35 Day at the State Capitol and commends the members of Forum 35.

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
 HB162LORUSSOMILITARY AFFAIRS/NATL GD - Provides with respect to the contracting authority of the adjutant general
 HB170HOLLISMOTOR VEHICLES - Changes the amount of the surety bond requirement for driving schools
 HB178DOVELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - To provide for the transfer of certain property from the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District to the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District in Terrebonne Parish
 HB204FOILCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to adult children with disabilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB216SEABAUGHTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Provides relative to the hotel occupancy tax that the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is authorized to levy (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB241BARRASPUBLIC PRINTING - Provides relative to the distribution and sale of certain public documents (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB250LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Authorizes additional deposits into the Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund and requires a private match for the use of the additional deposits (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB256POPESCHOOLS/BOARDS - Provides relative to certain interlocal risk management agencies
 HB275GUINNPESTICIDES/HERBICIDES - Provides with respect to the use of pest control products in certain school classrooms
 HB298BURRELLAMUSEMENTS/FIREWORKS - Provides for the time period regarding the sale of fireworks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB379HOLLISDRUGS/TESTING - Provides relative to drug testing standards
 HB386LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates interest earnings of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Damages Collection Fund to higher education (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB769BURRELLDISTRICTS/REDEVELOPMENT - Creates the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR111N.LANDRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Special Olympics Louisiana athletes from the Acadiana area who participated in the 2014 USA Games

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB23WARDSHERIFFS - Provides relative to payment of group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. (8/1/15)
 SB27BROOMEDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Prohibits expungement of domestic abuse battery convictions. (gov sig)
 SB73MORRISHCORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Defines a judicial agency for purposes of referring certain persons arrested for commission of a crime in housing or a temporary residence which is regulated by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. (8/1/15)
 SB93ADLEYTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Prohibits the $25 credit for educational expenses for each child attending nonpublic elementary and secondary school if the tax deduction for payment of tuition and fees is taken and establishes the Student Assessment for a Valuable Education (SAVE) Credit Program. (gov sig) (EN -$347,700,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB98MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Requires sellers of motion picture investor tax credits to qualify for and be included in a Public Registry of Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Brokers. (1/1/16) (EN +$60,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB100MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Requires: LED to engage independent auditors to prepare production expenditure verification reports for motion picture investor tax credits; sworn affidavits of those submitting information for the reports; regulates and limits expenditures between related parties and subjects them to review by the state inspector general. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV)
 SB101MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Requires the Louisiana Workforce Commission to provide information to LED and LDR to verify payroll and employment of Louisiana residents for purposes of the motion picture investor tax credit. (7/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB102MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Limits expenditures for ATL services eligible for motion picture investor tax credits to 40% of total production expenditures in the state. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB103MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Excludes certain expenditures as eligible for motion picture investor tax credits. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB105MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Authorizes the recapture of disallowed tax credits from owners of entities created or organized for the primary purpose of receiving or selling motion picture investor tax credits. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB106MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to motion picture investor tax credits. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 SB181ADLEYTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Repeals an income tax deduction for the net capital gains on the sale of a nonpublicly traded business commercially domiciled in Louisiana. (gov sig) (EG +$3,700,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB187CLAITORTAX/TAXATION - Limits the alternative fuel tax credit for qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property and qualified clean-burning motor vehicles (gov sig) (RE +$100,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB198HEITMEIERCHARITABLE GAMING - Provides relative to charitable bingo. (gov sig)
 SB234DONAHUETAX/TAXATION - Makes certain food businesses and any retail business except grocery stores and pharmacies with a certain number of employees ineligible for Enterprise Zone contracts. (gov sig) (EG +$1,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB235MURRAYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the regulation of alcoholic beverages. (1/1/16)
 SB271BODI WHITETAX/TAXATION - Provides for equivalency of the special fuels tax with the gasoline tax on motor vehicles that operate on the highways using liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or compressed natural gas. (7/1/15) (EN +$6,000,000 SD RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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)

Special Order No. 1 for May 6, 2015.
 SB190CLAITORPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the records of the governor. (1/11/16)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR16FRED MILLSLEGISLATIVE AGENCIES - Directs the Louisiana State Law Institute to establish a working group to study laws relative to marijuana and make recommendations to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control costs to the criminal justice system.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB11LONGTAX/LOCAL - Authorizes the Sabine Parish Tourist and Recreation Commission to levy additional occupancy taxes on hotel rooms, motel rooms, and camping facilities if approved by parish voters. (8/1/15)
 SB21LONGPARISHES - Provides for ex officio notaries public with certain limited authority for Natchitoches Parish government. (8/1/15)
 SB31MORRELLSTUDENTS - Authorizes surveys of public school students in Orleans Parish regarding risk behaviors. (8/1/15)
 SB49MURRAYLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to credits and deposits into the "Water Help Program Fund" of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB50MURRAYLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to release of obligations of indebtedness by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. (gov sig)
 SB76MORRISHASSESSORS - Authorizes the Jefferson Davis Parish Assessment District to provide for an automobile expense allowance for the assessor. (gov sig) (EN +$22,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB114FRED MILLSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for police service classification and discretionary standards of the deputy chief of police position in the city of St. Martinville. (8/1/15)
 SB122ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for an increase in the base amount of mineral revenues state receives prior to annual deposit into the Budget Stabilization Fund. (2/3-CA7s10.3(A)(2)(b)) (EN +$4,400,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB129NEVERSSCHOOLS - Authorizes a local public school district to enter into an agreement with a higher-performing district to manage and operate one or more of its low-performing schools. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB130JOHNSLOCAL FINANCE - Authorizes the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish to use a portion of the monies allocated from the Parish Transportation Fund to perform additional work within Calcasieu Parish. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB133PEACOCKPARISHES - Provides criteria for parish governing authorities to consider when determining a heavily populated area within the unincorporated area of the parish for purposes of prohibiting, restricting, or regulating the shooting of firearms. (8/1/15)
 SB146CLAITORFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Budget Stabilization Fund. (See Act) (EG +$25,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB169MARTINYTOURISM - Authorizes a levy of an optional hotel assessment by a tourism organization upon its hotel members of facilities located in Jefferson Parish and provides for treating such assessment as a surcharge to hotel guests. (8/1/15)
 SB176APPELLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides for traffic and parking ordinances for speeding for which the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans prescribes fines. (8/1/15)
 SB184THOMPSONSCHOOLS - Provides for the threshold allowed for small purchase procurements under food and nutrition programs. (8/1/15)
 SB218MURRAYFUNDS/FUNDING - Establishes a program to attract major events to the state and dedicates funds therefor. (7/1/15) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB248MURRAYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to authority to invest monies in certain investment grade commercial paper. (8/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB274MORRISHSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to compensation for the board of commissioners of ambulance service districts in Cameron Parish. (8/1/15)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB66SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Extends time for ports to use the design-build method on certain construction projects. (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)
 SB156MARTINYENGINEERS - Provides for the qualifications of professional engineers. (8/1/15)
 SB162SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes construction management at risk pilot program. (8/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB172MORRISHLIABILITY INSURANCE - Provide with respect to the Transportation Network Company Motor Vehicle Responsibility Law. (See Act)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB240ERIC LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)