Senate Daily Digest
May 25, 2015
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR138BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends and honors Dr. Leodrey Williams on his retirement from Southern University.
 SR139PEACOCKSENATE - Recognizes Tuesday, May 26, 2015, as National Federation of Independent Business/Louisiana Small Business Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR140WARDCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Martha Joyce "Joy" Neal LaGrone.
 SR141GALLOTCONGRESS - Memorializes the United States Congress to designate Grambling State University as an 1890 land-grant college.

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

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR110WARDCOMMENDATIONS - Designates May 5, 2015, as Rare Disease Awareness Day in Louisiana in honor of Bailey Caroline Durham.
 SCR111WARDCOMMENDATIONS - Designates March 28, 2015, as Prader-Willi Syndrome Day in Lousiana in honor of Cooper McReynolds.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB91SEABAUGHTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for The American Rose Society (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB151BISHOPSTATE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the sale of maps and the conduct of certain elections by secretary of state and to dedicate the revenues received for such services (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB152BROADWATERSTUDENT/TUITION - Provides relative to mandatory fees charged to students at public postsecondary education institutions (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB171JEFFERSONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to performance agreements between the Board of Regents and certain public historically black colleges and universities
 HB258THIERRYCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes the collection of bench warrant fees in the 27th Judicial District Court (EN +$67,200 LF RV See Note)
 HB317PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for lenders licensed to make consumer loans (EN +$102,200 SG RV See Note)
 HB318PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for pawnbrokers (EN +$27,150 SG RV See Note)
 HB319SIMONDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to the dispensing of interchangeable biological products
 HB354PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, mortgage servicers, and mortgage originators (EN +$635,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB368BADONFAMILY VIOLENCE - Establishes family justice centers to assist victims of certain offenses (EN LF EX See Note)
 HB436ROBERT JOHNSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for insurance reimbursement of certain provider fees paid by pharmacies (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB496WILLMOTTPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to certain prescriptive periods applicable to the reinscription of mortgages
 HB501ROBIDEAUXTAX/TAXATION - Provides for a state and local sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft manufactured in Louisiana (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB648SCHRODEREDUCATION - Provides relative to access by parents and teachers to assessments administered to students
 HB670BILLIOTTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for The Extra Mile, Southeast La. and other regional The Extra Mile organizations (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB685SIMONINSURANCE - Provides relative to foreign insurers
 HB718SCHRODERSTUDENTS - Provides relative to the collection and sharing of certain student information (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB746MIGUEZENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality (RE1 +$87,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB773LEGERECONOMIC DEVELOP/DEPT - Provides relative to fees assessed by the Department of Economic Development (EN +$1,900,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB839MIGUEZLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides a limitation of liability for certain facilities operated by nonprofit youth organizations
 HB840STOKESINTERIM EMERGENCY BOARD - Provides procedures and requirements for obtaining consent of the legislature for certain acts of the board

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 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)

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)
 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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB7THIBAUTCRIME - Amends provisions of law regarding unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure
 HB79BURFORDPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides relative to producers of raw honey in the home for sale
 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
 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
 HB154STEVE CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections to various provisions of Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB200HARRISONDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides relative to the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority
 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
 HB656HARRISONTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to the composition of state planning and development districts
 HB705BROADWATERSTUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP - Provides for technical corrections to TOPS
 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)
 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