Senate Daily Digest
May 20, 2015
2:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB284DONAHUETAX/TAXATION - Establishes the Student Assessment for a Valuable Education (SAVE) Credit Program. (gov sig) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR127LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates Joshua Phillips for leading a team of LSU students to China for humanitarian work for one year.
 SR128PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Keith Thomas Reed on completing the 2015 Memorial Hermann Ironman North American Championship Texas on May 16, 2015.
 SR129WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Cory Bahr on his many extraordinary accomplishments.
 SR130BROOMEBESE - Requests the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state Department of Education to study the implementation and effectiveness of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program in public schools.
 SR131DORSEY-COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Lloyd Francis Reynaud.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR105GALLOTMINERALS - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute study and make recommendations regarding whether the Constitution of Louisiana should be amended to provide that mineral interests of the state, school boards, or levee districts should be subject to loss by prescription or other means.
 SCR106WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends CenturyLink, Inc. and its employees for 85 years of service to the citizens of Louisiana and customers across our nation and for following an exemplary corporate philosophy.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB167BURFORDHUNTING - Allows year-round night hunting of hogs on private property
 HB180BOUIEPUBLIC FACILITIES - Prohibits the construction of schools on former waste sites

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB18ADLEYTEACHERS RETIREMENT - Provides for higher education liability payments. (6/30/15) (OR NO IMPACT APV)
 SB51CROWEFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to authorize limited redirection and transfer of funds supporting appropriations and allocations from the state general fund and dedicated funds in certain circumstances. (2/3s-CA7s10(F)(1)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB54BROOMESTUDENTS - Prohibits suspension or expulsion of students in grades prekindergarten through five for certain uniform violations. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB63CROWEFUNDS/FUNDING - Authorizes limited redirection and transfer of funds supporting appropriations and allocations from the state general fund and dedicated funds in certain circumstances. (2/3-CAs10(F)(1)) (See Act) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB202ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to rename the Budget Stabilization Fund to the Budget and Transportation Stabilization Trust and to provide for use of monies in the fund. (2/3s CA 13s 1 (A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 SB206NEVERSCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides the option of a right of direct action against the insurer alone when the insured is a small business employing fifty or fewer full-time employees. (8/1/15) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB241MORRELLCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to criminal penalties for marijuana possession. (gov sig) (RE -$1,727,056 GF EX See Note)
 SB259ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the creation of the Budget and Transportation Stabilization Trust from the Budget Stabilization Fund and provides for use of monies in the fund. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 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)
 HB12TERRY BROWNFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates the proceeds of the state sales tax collected on hotel rooms in Grant Parish to the Grant Parish Economic Development Fund (EN -$5,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB18SAM JONESHOLIDAYS - Provides for a legal holiday in St. Mary Parish
 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)
 HB39T.BURNSRETIREMENT/CONTRIBUTIONS - Provides relative to retirement contributions for employees of the city of Mandeville to the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT 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)
 HB46REYNOLDSRETIREMENT/STATE EMPS - Provides relative to benefits for minor children of certain wildlife agents in the enforcement division of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB48THIBAUTRETIREMENT/STATEWIDE SYS - Provides relative to the authority of statewide retirement systems to fund cost-of-living increases with funding deposit account balances (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 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)
 HB72MACKCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Adds additional substances to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB103B.ADAMSCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes the attorney general and certain employees of that office to use electronic surveillance equipment
 HB118JIM MORRISCOURTS/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Provides relative to the appointment of a deputy constable of a justice of the peace court in Caddo Parish (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB120SHADOINNOTARIES - Provides relative to provisional notaries
 HB127PRICEFUNDS/FUNDING - Changes permitted uses of monies in the St. James Parish Enterprise Fund (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB134FANNINCIVIL/ACTIONS - Provides relative to petitions for the name change of a minor
 HB143MORENOGAMING - Provides for a dedication of funds realized from unclaimed gaming prize tickets (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB162LORUSSOMILITARY AFFAIRS/NATL GD - Provides with respect to the contracting authority of the adjutant general
 HB197SHADOINATTORNEYS - Provides with respect to the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program of the Louisiana State Bar Association
 HB204FOILCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to adult children with disabilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB231THIERRYCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes an increase in fees charged by court reporters in the 27th Judicial District Court (EN +$11,520 LF EX See Note)
 HB232ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the regulation of alcohol manufacturers
 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)
 HB271BILLIOTPROBATION - Extends the length of probation for defendants participating in drug court or sobriety court (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB273BURRELLCIVIL/LAW - Provides for the repeal of civil code articles relative to respite
 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)
 HB350N.LANDRYJUDGES/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Provides relative to qualifications for justices of the peace and constables
 HB386LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates interest earnings of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Damages Collection Fund to higher education (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB425HAZELMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to death and disability benefits for La. National Guardsmen
 HB439N.LANDRYTRUSTS - Provides for revisions to the Trust Code
 HB476LOPINTOCOURTS - Provides relative to reentry courts
 HB489STOKESCRIME - Creates the crime of nonconsensual disclosure of a private image (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB609ROBERT JOHNSONCHILDREN/SUPPORT - Provides relative to family support enforcement
 HB625SIMONCHILDRENS CODE - Revises provisions of law relative to child in need of care proceedings, guardianship, and foster care
 HB687HAZELTRUSTS - Provides relative to the recordation of trust extracts
 HB696ABRAMSONCIVIL/MOTIONS - Provides relative to civil procedure
 HB697ABRAMSONCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the origination and evidence of electronic obligations documents
 HB722BILLIOTFAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to domestic abuse assistance
 HB835MORENOHEALTH/MEDICAL TREATMENT - Provides relative to the examination, treatment, and billing of victims of sexually-oriented criminal offenses

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB4ALARIOROADS/HIGHWAYS - Names the new bridge across Caminada Pass to Grand Isle on LA 1 in Jefferson Parish the "Andy P. Valence Memorial Bridge". (8/1/15)
 SB7E.GUILLORYROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates the intersection of LA Hwy 182 and LA Hwy 358 in Opelousas as the "St. Landry Parish Memorial Intersection" and designates the US 190 bridge in Krotz Springs as the "Sal and Frank Diesi Bridge". (8/1/15) (EN +$2,850 SD EX See Note)
 SB67BODI WHITEMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for exceptions that only a Class "E" operator's license is required for certain operators of vehicles when in the course and scope of employment when necessary to preserve life or property or in executing emergency governmental functions. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB213WALSWORTHMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Eagle Scouts", the "Louisiana Licensed Professional Geoscientist", and the "Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Louisiana" and the "Southern University and A&M College Marching Band" prestige license prestige license plates. (8/1/15)
 SB220CHABERTSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB41ALLAINCONSERVATION - Provides relative to the Louisiana Oilfield Site Restoration Law. (8/1/15) (OR DECREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB43APPELBESE - Provides relative to the adoption of BESE rules and the role of legislative committees and the governor for oversight purposes. (See Act)
 SB132NEVERSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides for the reverse transfer of academic credits and the award of certain credits to veterans and their spouses. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB157MARTINYCOURTS - Provides for the increase of certain fees for the courts of appeal. (7/1/15) (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB249WARDSCHOOLS - Creates the School Choice Loan Fund. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 SB278TROY BROWNSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates and provides for the North Lafourche Recreation Enhancement District. (1/1/16)
 SB282MORRELLSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Repeals certain appointments to the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority. (8/1/15)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB47PERRYDWI - Provides technical changes to current law relative to the crime of driving while intoxicated. (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)
 SB112GALLOTLOCAL OPTION - Provides for a local option election for the sale of liquor and wine in certain areas of Rapides Parish. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB171MORRISHHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides for self-insured trust health insurance plans. (8/1/15)
 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)
 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)
 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)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR130PRICERETIREMENT/SCHOOL EMPS - Requests the La. School Employees' Retirement System and the La. School Boards Association to develop and implement an appeals process for audits of privatized positions

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB28MONTOUCETHIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain highways
 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)
 HB7THIBAUTCRIME - Amends provisions of law regarding unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure
 HB344HAZELGAMING - Provides with respect to the regulation of video draw poker employee permits
 HB79BURFORDPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides relative to producers of raw honey in the home for sale
 HB184HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to renewal of an insurance producer license
 HB210MORENODRUGS - Authorizes the prescribing or dispensing of naloxone to third parties
 HB221HALLINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to reporting requirements for the surplus lines insurance tax
 HB257SEABAUGHINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to healthcare provider credentialing
 HB394GREGORY MILLERTRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES - Provides relative to names of business entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB666REYNOLDSBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banking provisions and liability of banking directors and officers