Senate Daily Digest
May 13, 2015
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB283CORTEZCURRICULA - Provides relative to the content of certain Civics courses. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR108TROY BROWNCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Danielle Deggs on starting the first African-American owned and operated residential and commercial real estate agency in Iberville Parish.
 SR109HEITMEIERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Congress on passing doc fix legislation.
 SR110CROWEGOVERNOR - Requests the governor to appoint a cosmetologist or owner of a beauty shop or salon from the Vietnamese-American Community in Louisiana to serve on the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology at the occurrence of the next vacancy.
 SR111THOMPSONLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates June 3, 2015, as 4-H Day at the legislature and commends the state 4-H officers.
 SR112BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends The Life of a Single Mom Ministries on its many accomplishments.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR91TROY BROWNROADS/HIGHWAYS - Establishes and provides for the Task Force on a New Mississippi River Bridge to study the practicality, feasibility, and development of a new bridge crossing the Mississippi River located between West Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes.
 SCR93MORRISHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends local school board members and local school superintendents for their service and dedication to the education of our children and for the pivotal role they play in producing excellent public education.
 SCR94CHABERTCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to eliminate the current ban on crude oil exports.
 SCR95THOMPSONEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Education to study the feasibility of requiring public school governing authorities to encourage and assist high school seniors and their parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB9HILLRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to enrollment of judges and employees of the Local Tax Division of the Board of Tax Appeals in the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB43LEBASRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Increases the salary cap in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana retire-rehire law for retirees employed as substitute classroom teachers (RE INCREASE FC SG EX)
 HB98HENSGENSCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses of the clerk of court in Cameron Parish (EN +$4,400 LF EX See Note)
 HB107SHADOINCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses of the clerks of court in the parishes of Ouachita and Avoyelles (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB109RICHARDDISTRICTS/FIRE PROTECT - Provides relative to parcel fees levied by Fire Protection District 8-C in Lafourche Parish
 HB143MORENOGAMING - Provides for a dedication of funds realized from unclaimed gaming prize tickets (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB195JIM MORRISCORONERS - Provides with respect to the office of coroner (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB223HODGESSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and all statutory entities made a part of the department by law
 HB232ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the regulation of alcohol manufacturers
 HB295TERRY BROWNAGRICULTURE - Provides for a forest protection assessment and the transfer of monies received from the assessment to the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB310MACKAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the regulation of seed dealers (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB314PIERREPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Relative to the compensation of a contractor for services performed pursuant to a contractual agreement with an agency (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB324BADONDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Fairway Estates Subdivision Improvement District in Orleans Parish (EN +$44,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB331BERTHELOTALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Transfers the labeling review authority for alcoholic beverages
 HB370BROADWATERINSURANCE/GROUP-STATE - Establishes the Group Benefits Actuarial Committee and requires an annual actuary study on the premium rate structure and approval by the panel of recommended changes to the premium rates charged for members of the Office of Group Benefits (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB414REYNOLDSDISTRICTS/DOWNTOWN DEVEL - Provides relative to the Downtown Development District of the city of Minden
 HB425HAZELMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to death and disability benefits for La. National Guardsmen
 HB450SCHEXNAYDERFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates the Home Health Agency Trust Fund and provides for the deposit of fines and penalties levied against home health agencies into the fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB526OURSODISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Woodlawn Estates Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish (EN +$116,616 LF RV See Note)
 HB527BARROWDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Forest Heights Park Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish (EN +$22,200 LF RV See Note)
 HB691P.SMITHDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Riverbend Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish (EN +$119,750 LF RV See Note)
 HB696ABRAMSONCIVIL/MOTIONS - Provides relative to civil procedure
 HB772T.BURNSUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to unemployment compensation appeals
 HB830LANCE HARRISPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Central Louisiana Regional Port
 HB834BROADWATERFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Authorizes the state fire marshal to conduct inspections and plan reviews relative to fuel tanks, fuel tank installations, and fuel dispensing facilities (RE SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR137LAMBERTSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 16 through May 22, 2015, as Safe Boating Week in Louisiana

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB47PERRYDWI - Provides technical changes to current law relative to the crime of driving while intoxicated. (gov sig)
 SB112GALLOTLOCAL OPTION - Provides for a local option election for the sale of liquor and wine in certain areas of Rapides Parish. (gov sig)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB7THIBAUTCRIME - Amends provisions of law regarding unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure
 HB33BERTHELOTENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides with respect to fines for the offense of littering (EN INCREASE RV See Note) (EN SEE ANALYSIS)
 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
 HB173T.LANDRYAGRICULTURE/SWEET POTATO - Modifies the disbursement amount of sweet potato tax money collected
 HB174LEBASCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides with respect to the scheduling of controlled dangerous substances
 HB243CHANEYAGRICULTURE - Modifies certain powers of the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority
 HB269ANDERSAGRICULTURE - Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to issue certifications and registrations
 HB285MONTOUCETPEST CONTROL OPERATORS - Provides relative to fees established for certain structural pest control business owners (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB291ANDERSHORTICULTURE - Increases fees and civil penalties relative to the regulation of Horticulture (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB299CHANEYCOURTS - Provides with respect to surplus monies in the witness fee fund of the 6th Judicial District Court
 HB344HAZELGAMING - Provides with respect to the regulation of video draw poker employee permits
 HB641M.GUILLORYGAMING - Provides relative to the central computer monitoring system for gaming regulation

Senate Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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 Reported by Committee
 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.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB22ERIC LAFLEURHOUSING - Authorizes coverage risk which may be pooled by local housing authority members of the interlocal risk management agency. (gov sig)
 SB25PETERSONSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Broadmoor Neighborhood Improvement District within the parish of Orleans. (8/1/15)
 SB29CORTEZMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to the city of Lafayette municipal fire and police civil service system. (8/1/16)
 SB38JOHNSMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to the city of Lake Charles municipal fire and police civil service system. (gov sig)
 SB42WALSWORTHFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the procedure for notification for certain contracts. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB53MORRELLSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Oak Island Neighborhood Improvement District within the parish of Orleans to levy and collect a parcel fee. (gov sig)
 SB107PEACOCKWORKERS' COMPENSATION - Eliminates the benefit deadline in the Workers' Compensation Second Injury Fund. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB149MORRELLSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates and provides relative to the Law Enforcement Management District of Orleans Parish. (gov sig)
 SB153MARTINYMUSEUMS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Museum. (1/12/16)
 SB173HEITMEIERHEALTH CARE - Provides for treatment of morbid obesity. (1/1/17) (RR NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB192JOHNSSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the special taxing district within the city of Lake Charles. (8/1/15)
 SB207RISERREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides for election costs paid by secretary of state; governing authorities; reimbursement. (See Act) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB211JOHNSMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to lease or sale of certain lakefront property in the city of Lake Charles. (8/1/15)
 SB221ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the dedications and uses on the deposit of certain monies derived from certain general fund revenues attributable to an increase in the base amount of mineral revenues received by the state as certified by the Revenue Estimating Conference for various Transportation Trust Fund and other transportation uses. (See Act) (EN -$4,400,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB244ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Increases the available monies expended from the Motor Fuel Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund from one million dollars to one million five hundred thousand dollars. (8/1/15) (EN +$575,000 SD EX See Note)
 SB255MORRELLPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides relative to sexual assault on college campuses. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB257THOMPSONSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Authorizes certain additional tax increment finance authority for certain Tax Increment Development Corporations. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF See Note)
 SB260BROOMEGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides for the organization of the Office of Group Benefits. (1/1/16) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 SB269ADLEYTAX/TAXATION - Requires corporations subject to Louisiana income or franchise tax which have either corporate gross revenues everywhere of $8 billion or $8 million of assets everywhere to file combined returns and limits their NOL deduction to 50% of tax liability. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 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)
 SB272ERDEYTAX/SALES - Exempts from local sales tax prosthetic devices prescribed by physicians for personal consumption or use, when the patient is covered by Medicaid or a Medicaid program administered by a third party on behalf of the state. (7/1/15) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB56DORSEY-COLOMBCHIROPRACTORS - Provides for the practice of chiropractic. (gov sig)
 SB61BUFFINGTONHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to hospital service districts. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB167BUFFINGTONMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Medical Assistance Program. (8/1/15) (EG 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB240ERIC LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)