Senate Daily Digest
May 7, 2015
9:00 am
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR96RISERCOMMENDATIONS - Designates May 10-16, 2015, as Police Week in the state of Louisiana.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR78BUFFINGTONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the North DeSoto High School Lady Griffins Softball Team upon winning the 2015 Class 4-A State Championship.
 SCR79CLAITORSTUDENTS - Requests each local public school board to provide for high school student interaction with the board in an informative, advisory, and nonvoting capacity.
 SCR80PETERSONCONGRESS - Memorialize Congress to support the America's College Promise proposal.
 SCR81NEVERSTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Directs the DOTD to require the Canadian National Railway Company to open all railroad crossings in Tangipahoa Parish between Kentwood and Ponchatoula.
 SCR82MURRAYPRIVATE SECURITY - Encourages business owners and residents of Louisiana to take all measures to ensure the safety of their property, including considering the installation of security cameras at their businesses and residences.
 SCR83THOMPSONWILD REFUGES/PRESERVES - Requests the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to change the name of the Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area to the J.C. "Sonny" Gilbert Wildlife Management Area.
 SCR84CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the students and faculty of the Lafayette Parish School System for their first-overall placement in the Louisiana Governor's Games 23rd Annual Elementary State Championship Fitness Meet.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB33BERTHELOTENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides with respect to fines for the offense of littering (EN INCREASE RV See Note) (EN SEE ANALYSIS)
 HB35HOLLISMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal" specialty license plate
 HB76A.WILLIAMSREAPPORTIONMENT/JUDGES - Provides for the election sections for the City Court of Baton Rouge and for the number of judges elected from such sections
 HB85GREGORY MILLERCOLLEGES/COMMUNITY - Provides relative to the name of the technical college in St. John the Baptist Parish
 HB122PONTIREAPPORTIONMENT/JUDGES - Provides relative to the election of judges for the City Court of Baton Rouge
 HB129JEFFERSONSTUDENT/TUITION - Provides relative to nonresident tuition and fees for certain public institutions of higher education (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB212MORRISCAPITAL OUTLAY - Requires the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay to approve line of credit recommendations for state and nonstate entity projects (RE NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB228REYNOLDSMINERALS/RIGHTS-ROYALTY - Dedicates a certain amount of mineral revenues from oil and gas production in and around Lake Bistineau to weevil production for control of giant salvinia in the lake (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 HB248LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes the use of "golf carts" on certain roads (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB257SEABAUGHINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to healthcare provider credentialing
 HB270ARMESMEDICAID - Provides relative to filing of Medicaid claims (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB273BURRELLCIVIL/LAW - Provides for the repeal of civil code articles relative to respite
 HB296T.BURNSETHICS - Provides relative to records related to enforcement of provisions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics
 HB303GISCLAIRFISHING/FINFISH - Provides relative to the method of determination of a stock assessment for black drum, sheepshead, and flounder
 HB327DOVELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides for the membership of the North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District
 HB332BILLIOTFISHING/CRABS - Expands eligibility for a commercial crab trap gear license to holders of a seafood dealer's license who can document appropriate crab landings
 HB335H.BURNSMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Adds licensed dietitians/licensed nutritionists under the medical malpractice act
 HB339DOVEPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for the functions and responsibilities of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority relative to certain projects
 HB345HOFFMANNTEACHERS/EVALUATION - Provides relative to the teacher evaluation advisory subcommittee
 HB439N.LANDRYTRUSTS - Provides for revisions to the Trust Code
 HB456THIERRYTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Requires commercial mobile service providers and telecommunications carriers to disclose call location information to law enforcement agencies during emergency situations (RE1 NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 HB529GREGORY MILLERLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lafourche Basin Levee District
 HB533PRICEMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to the regulation of used motor vehicles
 HB656HARRISONTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to the composition of state planning and development districts
 HB709HARRISONLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides relative to per diem for members and board of commissioners of levee districts and levee and drainage districts (EN +$55,527 LF EX See Note)
 HB833HENRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to the distribution and sale of vehicles (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR2GAROFALOU.S. CONSTITUTION - Applies to congress under U.S. Const. Art. V to call a convention of the states to propose U.S. constitutional amendments to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit federal government power, and provide for term limits for federal officials and members of congress
 HCR4SIMONHEALTH SERVICES - Expresses the intent of the legislature regarding the standard of care prescribed by law for the practice of telemedicine
 HCR35HUNTERU.S. - Requests that the U.S. Postal Service consider assigning a new zip code to the town of Richwood in Ouachita Parish
 HCR39HOLLISELECTIONS/RECALL - Requests the House and Governmental Affairs and Senate and Governmental Affairs committees to meet and function as a joint committee to study the advisability of reducing the number of signatures required to have a recall election
 HCR44FOILSTATE AGENCIES - Requests all state agencies in the executive branch of state government to provide for a crisis leave pool and requests the Department of State Civil Service to report progress to the legislature
 HCR66HODGESTRANSPORTATION - To continue the Comite River Diversion Canal Task Force to study and make recommendations on the actions necessary to complete the Comite River Diversion Canal Project
 HCR114JEFFERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Eula Woodard upon her 100th birthday
 HCR115J.EDWARDSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 4 through May 8, 2015, as Teacher Appreciation Week at the state capitol
 HCR118JAMESSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, May 13, 2015, as School Board Member and School Superintendent Recognition Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB3ALARIOPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Names the "Senator Chris Ullo Building". (gov sig)
 SB33WALSWORTHADMINISTRATION DIVISION - Places the office of telecommunications management within the office of technology services. (8/1/15) (EN -$585,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB56DORSEY-COLOMBCHIROPRACTORS - Provides for the practice of chiropractic. (gov sig)
 SB61BUFFINGTONHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to hospital service districts. (gov sig)
 SB131JOHNSGAMING - Provides that an elected public official can do business with gaming licensees as a non-key gaming employee. (gov sig)
 SB163FRED MILLSMEDICAID - Provides relative to Medicaid managed care. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB167BUFFINGTONMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Medical Assistance Program. (8/1/15) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB219MURRAYEMPLOYMENT - Provides for equal pay regardless of sex and prohibits discrimination based upon sex. (8/1/15) (RE SEE FISC NOTE See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 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.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)

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)
 SB146CLAITORFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Budget Stabilization Fund. (See Act) (EG +$25,000,000 GF RV 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)
 SB217GALLOTPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Rapides and East Baton Rouge Parishes. (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)
 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)