Senate Daily Digest
May 26, 2015
2:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR142CLAITORCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sue Bernie upon her retirement from the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office.
 SR143MURRAYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Norris Joseph Broussard Sr. on the celebration of his 95th birthday.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR112SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Federico "Fred" Martinez Jr., chief executive officer of St. Charles Parish Hospital, on the occasion of his retirement.
 SCR113PEACOCKCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Jonathan Scott Pine.
 SCR114MURRAYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Justin Augustine III on being conferred as a Knight of the French National Order of Merit.
 SCR115THOMPSONWATER/WATERWAYS - Establishes the Lake Providence Watershed Council.
 SCR116ALARIOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jim Hawthorne on his retirement as the legendary "Voice of the Tigers" at LSU football, baseball, and men's basketball athletic competitions.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR166BURFORDHUMAN REMAINS - Requests the Department of Health and Hospitals to study means to facilitate burial of a fetus or fetal remains resulting from a loss of pregnancy at less than twenty weeks' gestation
 HCR167GAROFALOCONGRESS - Memorializes the U.S. Congress and the Louisiana Congressional delegation to work towards equitable revenue sharing for Louisiana mineral and gas production
 HCR169COXLABOR - Requests the Louisiana Workforce Commission to provide information to employers and employees regarding gender discrimination by pay disparity
 HCR171M.JOHNSON(DISTRICT 8)TRANSPORTATION DEPT - Urges and requests the governor and DOTD to complete the I-49 North Corridor

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB58APPELSPECIAL EDUCATION - Provides relative to the Deaf Child's Bill of Rights. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB78FRED MILLSTAX/TAXATION - Provides the information to be submitted to the legislative fiscal information for the review of instruments relative to tax exemptions, exclusions, deductions, and credits. (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB142MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Authorizes institutions of postsecondary education in the state to maintain a Movie Industry Student Registry. (1/1/16) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB5CROMERTRANSPORTATION - Renames Grantham College Road in Slidell, La., as "Veterans Memorial Lane"
 HB8MONTOUCETPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the powers granted to the chief of police for the city of Crowley
 HB23HENSGENSDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides with respect to the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District
 HB33BERTHELOTENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides with respect to fines for the offense of littering (EN INCREASE RV See Note) (EN SEE ANALYSIS)
 HB35HOLLISMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal" specialty license plate
 HB37TERRY BROWNMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Authorizes a blood type designation to be included on the front of a person's driver's license or special identification card (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB50DANAHAYSUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Provides a technical correction relative to additional compensation authorized to be paid to certain firefighters
 HB63ANDERSCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides that the positions of fire chief and assistant fire chief for Parishwide Fire Protection District No. 1 of the Parish of Tensas are in the unclassified service
 HB65LORUSSOLEVEES - Provides relative to the placement of obstructions upon certain levees in Orleans Parish
 HB104ARNOLDCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes a support obligation fee in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District (EN +$45,200 LF RV See Note)
 HB105ARNOLDCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides for an increase in commissioners fees in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court (EN +$53,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB121POPEHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the housing authority of Denham Springs (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB124BURRELLDISTRICTS/DOWNTOWN DEVEL - Provides relative to the boundaries of the Shreveport Downtown Development District
 HB126HENSGENSDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - Provides relative to Cameron Parish Waterworks District No. 10
 HB129JEFFERSONSTUDENT/TUITION - Provides relative to nonresident tuition and fees for certain public institutions of higher education (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB170HOLLISMOTOR VEHICLES - Changes the amount of the surety bond requirement for driving schools
 HB181TERRY BROWNSTUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP - Provides relative to student citizenship requirements for TOPS eligibility purposes (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB208T.LANDRYTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to monies deposited into the Transportation Trust Fund (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB216SEABAUGHTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Provides relative to the hotel occupancy tax that the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is authorized to levy (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB248LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes the use of "golf carts" on certain roads (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB256POPESCHOOLS/BOARDS - Provides relative to certain interlocal risk management agencies
 HB267DANAHAYPOLICE/LOCAL - Provides relative to the work schedule of certain employees of the Sulphur Police Department
 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)
 HB355PUGHTAX/SALES-USE, STATE - Provide for the collection of sales and use taxes due on sales made in Louisiana by a remote dealer (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB363BARRASLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Creates the Squirrel Run Levee and Drainage District in Iberia Parish
 HB414REYNOLDSDISTRICTS/DOWNTOWN DEVEL - Provides relative to the Downtown Development District of the city of Minden
 HB445MACKMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to entities authorized to provide services related to motor vehicles (EN +$59,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB448PUGHPUBLIC SFTY/DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to professional organizations that certify persons to perform chemical analysis of a person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substances (EN +$21,800,000 SG RV See Note)
 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)
 HB462COXSTUDENTS - Provides relative to eligibility requirements for receipt of certain TOPS awards and a career diploma (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB485H.BURNSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides for the designation of a public postsecondary education institution as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus"
 HB490WILLMOTTHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Restricts the use of improved openings and crossovers or turnarounds on interstate highways
 HB499HILLTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to state identification for certain offenders upon release from a correctional facility (EN INCREASE SG 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)
 HB533PRICEMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to the regulation of used motor vehicles
 HB555FANNINTAX/SALES-USE, STATE - Provides relative to the collection of state sales and use taxes due on sales made in Louisiana by a remote dealer (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB581ARMESMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes the use of "utility terrain vehicles" on certain roads. (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB593T.LANDRYMTR VEHICLE/INSPECTION - To provide for automation of the motor vehicle inspection process (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB645CONNICKHIGHWAYS - Restricts the use of toll credits on certain highways (EN NO IMPACT 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)
 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
 HB709HARRISONLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides relative to per diem for members and board of commissioners of levee districts and levee and drainage districts (EN +$55,527 LF EX See Note)
 HB742LEGERTRANSPORTATION - Revises factors and processes by which projects are selected to be included within the Highway Priority Program
 HB767ST.GERMAINTRANSPORTATION - Creates the Louisiana State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB830LANCE HARRISPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Central Louisiana Regional Port

 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)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR132APPELPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requests the Board of Regents to re-examine the state's public postsecondary education delivery system and make recommendations regarding the role, scope, and mission of each public postsecondary institution.

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

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)
 SB119PERRYLEGISLATION - Constitutional amendment to limit the number of constitutional amendments that may appear on a ballot. (2/3-CA13s1(A))
 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 Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR157GISCLAIRTRANSPORTATION - Urges and requests Department of Transportation and Development to lower the speed limit on Louisiana Highway 3235 in Lafourche Parish

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
 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
 HB352LEGERCOASTAL RESOURCES - Relative to approval for land acquisition for integrated coastal protection projects by "acquiring authorities"
 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
 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)
 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
 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
 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)