Senate Daily Digest
May 21, 2015
9:00 am
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB285ADLEYTEACHERS RETIREMENT - Provides for determination of unfunded accrued liability payments. (gov sig) (OR +$415,000,000 FC GF EX)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR133LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates Samuel Evan Phillips for being named the 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Junior in Accounting at Louisiana State University.
 SR135THOMPSONCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Benny Don Milligan.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR131DORSEY-COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Lloyd Francis Reynaud.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR108WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Legislative Auditor's Office for winning the National State Auditors Association's 2015 Excellence in Accountability Award in the Forensic Report category.
 SCR109WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes May 27, 2015, as Alzheimer's Awareness Day at the state capitol and expresses the continued support of the Louisiana Alzheimer's Disease Task Force's Final Report.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB61CARMODYSTUDENT/TUITION - (Constitutional Amendment) Exempts public postsecondary education tuition and fees from requirements for imposing a new or increasing an existing fee and provides relative to the authority to set tuition and fees (RR1 SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB69JAMESCOURTS/CITY - Provides for the collection of additional court costs in Baton Rouge City Court to fund technology enhancements (EN +$484,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB84GREGORY MILLERTAX/SALES & USE - Provides relative to the definition of "sales of services" for purposes of sales and use tax (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB137HAVARDPRIVATIZATION - Creates the Privatization Review Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB198ST.GERMAINFISHING/CRABS - Increases fees for participation in the commercial crab fishery (EN +$54,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB274FOILTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the U.S.S. KIDD (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB283LEOPOLDWILDLIFE & FISHERIES DEP - Authorizes advertisements on Department of Wildlife and Fisheries property (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB287REYNOLDSTEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS - Provides relative to textbooks and other instructional materials (EN DECREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB320WOODRUFFSTUDENTS - Provides relative to dropout prevention and recovery
 HB333W.BISHOPCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides exceptions in the GRAD Act relative to remedial education course offerings by certain public universities
 HB342GISCLAIRSTUDENTS - Provides relative to vaccinations required prior to enrolling in an educational institution
 HB391LEOPOLDAGRICULTURE/FOREST COMR - Provides relative to the forestry commission's authority to determine the market value of certain items (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB400SCHEXNAYDERCONSERVATION/COMMISSR - Authorizes the commissioner of conservation to regulate liquified natural gas facilities in the state
 HB446MIGUEZCURRICULA - Authorizes firearm accident prevention and safety instruction for elementary school students (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB449ROBIDEAUXTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to calculation of the Louisiana apportionment percent and taxable capital for manufacturers of certain aircraft (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB455THIBAUTWATERWAYS/LAKES - Provides with respect to the boundaries of False River
 HB579GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Increases lease rental rates for oysters leases (EN +$403,394 SD RV See Note)
 HB653M.JOHNSON(DISTRICT 8)SCHOOLS - Provides relative to exemptions from the requirements for school instructional time under certain circumstances
 HB734SEABAUGHCHILD DAY CARE - Provides with respect to registration and regulation of certain child day care providers (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB737ORTEGOMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to the ownership of recording devices in motor vehicles
 HB766B.ADAMSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to the operations of public colleges and universities and exemptions from specified regulations
 HB784DOVECONSERVATION/OFFICE - Provides for certain fees collected by the office of conservation (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB837PRICECRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides with respect to expungement

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR160JEFFERSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the New Living Word High School boys' track and field team upon winning the 2015 Class C state championship
 HCR161BADONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Requests public universities to offer all bachelor's degree programs online
 HCR163ARMESMILITARY AFFAIRS - Requests the U.S. Army and federal government to fully support and maintain Ft. Polk at its present level of personnel and troops
 HCR164HOWARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Florien High School baseball team upon winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class B state championship

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB119PERRYLEGISLATION - Constitutional amendment to limit the number of constitutional amendments that may appear on a ballot. (2/3-CA13s1(A))
 SB239ERIC LAFLEURFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for content of financial statements of local auditees. (8/1/15)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB123THIBAUTAUDITS/AUDITING - Provides relative to the threshold for certain audit requirements (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB131BERTHELOTELECTIONS/RECALL - Provides that certain recalled elected officials are ineligible to become candidates in certain elections
 HB158HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Provides relative to promotion of smoking cessation programs and services
 HB159HOFFMANNPHARMACISTS - Adds a fee at license renewal for pharmacists and pharmacies and dedicates proceeds to certain pharmacy education programs (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB189RITCHIELEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to legislative sessions convening in even- and odd-numbered years (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB298BURRELLAMUSEMENTS/FIREWORKS - Provides for the time period regarding the sale of fireworks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB346HOFFMANNDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Provides relative to advertising by dentists (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB365SAM JONESCEMETERIES - Provides relative to ownership of interment spaces in a cemetery in Franklin
 HB379HOLLISDRUGS/TESTING - Provides relative to drug testing standards
 HB451SCHEXNAYDERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to boards, commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB518STOKESLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for matters which may be considered in a regular session convening in an odd-numbered year (REC NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB611PYLANTREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to net listing agreements
 HB743FOILCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to the Business Corporation Act
 HB833HENRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to the distribution and sale of vehicles (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR109HEITMEIERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Congress on passing doc fix legislation.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR20MURRAYETHICS - Requests the Louisiana Board of Ethics to issue an advisory opinion regarding whether persons working at a public school even if employed by a private company, or public employees.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 SB284DONAHUETAX/TAXATION - Establishes the Student Assessment for a Valuable Education (SAVE) Credit Program. (gov sig) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB41ALLAINCONSERVATION - Provides relative to the Louisiana Oilfield Site Restoration Law. (8/1/15) (OR DECREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB47PERRYDWI - Provides technical changes to current law relative to the crime of driving while intoxicated. (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
 HCR92WILLMOTTHEALTH/EMERG MED SERVICE - Authorizes and directs the Dept. of Health and Hospitals to issue administrative rules concerning transportation of patients with cardiac and stroke emergencies

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
 HB26GREGORY MILLERPROPERTY/SUBSTANDARD - Provides with respect to powers of the governing authority of St. Charles Parish relative to grass cutting
 HB85GREGORY MILLERCOLLEGES/COMMUNITY - Provides relative to the name of the technical college in St. John the Baptist Parish
 HB94SAM JONESLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the St. Mary Levee District
 HB97CHANEYPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer or lease of certain state property in Richland Parish
 HB140JEFFERSONHIGHWAYS - Dedicates the interchange of I-20 and LA Hwy. 149 in Lincoln Parish in memory of former State Representative Pinkie Wilkerson
 HB145BURFORDDISTRICTS/FIRE PROTECT - Authorizes DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3 to collect a service charge on structures
 HB147MONTOUCETTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the town of Duson to levy a hotel occupancy tax (EN +$56,092 LF RV See Note)
 HB154STEVE CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections to various provisions of Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB155DANAHAYPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Calcasieu Parish
 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
 HB193GUINNPROPERTY - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Calcasieu Parish
 HB200HARRISONDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides relative to the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority
 HB201MONTOUCETTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the board of directors of the Acadia Parish Convention and Visitors Commission
 HB219TERRY BROWNPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property located in Union Parish
 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
 HB339DOVEPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for the functions and responsibilities of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority relative to certain projects
 HB341GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Provides for additional penalties for unauthorized taking of oysters from leased acreage
 HB345HOFFMANNTEACHERS/EVALUATION - Provides relative to the teacher evaluation advisory subcommittee
 HB352LEGERCOASTAL RESOURCES - Relative to approval for land acquisition for integrated coastal protection projects by "acquiring authorities"
 HB384JACKSONSTUDENT/TUITION - Authorizes the Board of Supervisors to impose additional fees for enrollment in the dental hygiene program, University of Louisiana at Monroe (EN +$83,100 SG RV See Note)
 HB420H.BURNSHIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain highways in Bossier Parish
 HB463BERTHELOTMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to the appointment and terms of municipal officials in Lawrason Act municipalities
 HB529GREGORY MILLERLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lafourche Basin Levee District
 HB656HARRISONTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to the composition of state planning and development districts
 HB705BROADWATERSTUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP - Provides for technical corrections to TOPS