Senate Daily Digest
May 11, 2015
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB103B.ADAMSCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes the attorney general and certain employees of that office to use electronic surveillance equipment
 HB161T.LANDRYPAROLE - Provides with respect to technical parole violations
 HB261HODGESCHILDREN/FOSTER CARE - Enacts the Quality Parenting for Children in Foster Care Act (EN +$3,080 GF EX See Note)
 HB286PEARSONAUDITS/AUDITING - Requires an internal auditing function in state departments (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB341GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Provides for additional penalties for unauthorized taking of oysters from leased acreage
 HB346HOFFMANNDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Provides relative to advertising by dentists (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB352LEGERCOASTAL RESOURCES - Relative to approval for land acquisition for integrated coastal protection projects by "acquiring authorities"
 HB363BARRASLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Creates the Squirrel Run Levee and Drainage District in Iberia Parish
 HB378HOFFMANNDENTISTRY - Delays the effective date of certain provisions of Act No. 866 of the 2014 Regular Session
 HB451SCHEXNAYDERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to boards, commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB475LOPINTOGAMBLING - Provides with respect to fantasy or simulation games
 HB511SEABAUGHINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Provides for appointment of counsel in matters related to rehabilitation, liquidation, or conservation of insurers, and for the distribution of receivership assets by the commissioner of insurance
 HB598FOILEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Provides for implementation of the ABLE Account savings program for persons with disabilities (EN +$64,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB601HOLLISPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Provides age, residence, and domicile requirements for members of the Public Service Commission
 HB608JACKSONBONDS - Authorizes certain school districts to increase, with voter approval, their level of indebtedness (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB625SIMONCHILDRENS CODE - Revises provisions of law relative to child in need of care proceedings, guardianship, and foster care
 HB640M.JOHNSON(DISTRICT 8)ELECTION OFFENSES - Provides relative to election offenses
 HB668HILLFISHING/SHRIMP - Repeals the prohibition on enforcement of the federal TEDS in shrimp nets requirement
 HB694ABRAMSONPUBLIC PROPERTY - Provides relative to the sale of certain immovable property by and to the Orleans Parish School Board
 HB695ABRAMSONSCHOOLS/TRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to the loading and unloading of students on to and off of school buses
 HB722BILLIOTFAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to domestic abuse assistance

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR5ST.GERMAINNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Approves the 2015-2016 Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan
 HCR119ABRAMSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends citizens who serve as jurors and designates May 11 through May 15, 2015, as Jury Appreciation Week in the state of Louisiana

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 SB27BROOMEDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Prohibits expungement of domestic abuse battery convictions. (gov sig)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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 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)
 SB240ERIC LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)