Senate Daily Digest
May 27, 2015
2:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR147MURRAYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends New Orleans firefighter Roddrick C. Harrison for his heroic actions in saving lives and combating a major fire in an inhabited dwelling in the French Quarter.
 SR148MORRISHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends St. John Vianney Catholic Church on its 75th anniversary.
 SR149LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Margaret Berry upon being named president of the Louisiana Philanthropic Education Organization by Chapter AG in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
 SR151MORRELLABORTION - Creates the Sex-Selection Abortion Task Force.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB34DOVEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS/ASST - Provides relative to the annual salary of certain assistant district attorneys
 HB114BURFORDCIVIL/ACTIONS - Authorizes the award of attorney fees relative to contempt of court
 HB176SHADOINLOCAL FINANCE - Provides relative to investments by political subdivisions
 HB209T.LANDRYCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the assessment of certain court costs and fees in parishes that participate in a criminalistics laboratory commission or a sheriff's criminalistics laboratory (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB234FOILTAX/INCOME TAX - Excludes qualified deposits in ABLE Accounts from "tax table income" for purposes of calculating individual income tax (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB244FOILTAX CREDITS - Extends the sunset of the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program (EN -$10,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB259THIERRYTAX/INSURANCE PREMIUM - Levies a tax on the annual gross premiums for surplus lines of insurance (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB281HILLINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to the payment of group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs hired on or after July 1, 2015, for Allen Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB321WOODRUFFBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the La. Egg Commission
 HB842MORENODOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to domestic abuse (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB844THIERRYEDUCATION - Provides relative to the implementation of the assessment and accountability system for publicly funded early childhood education programs (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR15MONTOUCETTAX/SALES & USE - Suspends annual state sales tax holidays until 60 days after adjournment of the 2016 Regular Session of the Legislature (EG1 +$3,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 HCR29HARRISONENVIRONMENT/AIR - Urges and requests the United States Environmental Protection Agency not to adopt the proposed guidelines on carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric units
 HCR54HOFFMANNPUBLIC HEALTH - Clarifies legislative intent regarding regulation of public water systems and directs the Dept. of Health and Hospitals to issue rules for drinking water disinfection that comply with Act No. 573 of the 2014 Regular Session
 HCR90FOILCONSTITUTION/CONVENTION - Creates a commission to study the feasibility of a constitutional convention and make recommendations relative thereto
 HCR117CHANEYJUVENILE PROCEDURE - Authorizes and directs the La. State Law Institute to study the issue of restitution in delinquency cases and to report its findings to the La. Legislature
 HCR173ORTEGOSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Tuesday, May 26, 2015, as CODOFIL Day at the state capitol
 HCR175JEFFERSONCORRECTIONS - Requests the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to develop a work release program for persons convicted of offenses involving the failure to pay child support
 HCR176GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - To commend the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana on the success of the oyster shell recycling program
 HCR181BROADWATERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Larry White upon his retirement from the Louisiana Workforce Commission after forty-eight years of service

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB57HONOREWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Excludes the legislative auditor and designated investigative auditors from prosecution for the illegal carrying of weapons in certain circumstances
 HB67COXWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Excludes retired district attorneys and retired assistant district attorneys from prosecution for the illegal carrying of weapons in certain circumstances (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB112ARNOLDCOURTS/DISTRICT - Provides relative to the judgeships in the Domestic Relations Division of the Orleans Civil District Court
 HB149BADONCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Amends certain criminal penalties for possession of marijuana (EN -$1,727,056 GF EX See Note)
 HB153T.BURNSCRIME - Creates the crime of unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the Internet (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB161T.LANDRYPAROLE - Provides with respect to technical parole violations
 HB191COXPAROLE - Provides relative to certain infectious disease testing of inmates released from state prison facilities (EN +$17,586 FF EX See Note)
 HB195JIM MORRISCORONERS - Provides with respect to the office of coroner (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB196SCHEXNAYDERPROPERTY/SERVITUDES - Provides relative to utility servitudes
 HB233B.ADAMSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Authorizes the permitting and operation of microdistilleries in Louisiana (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB258THIERRYCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes the collection of bench warrant fees in the 27th Judicial District Court (EN +$67,200 LF RV See Note)
 HB275GUINNPESTICIDES/HERBICIDES - Provides with respect to the use of pest control products in certain school classrooms
 HB292BARRASJUVENILES - Provides relative to early intervention programs
 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)
 HB331BERTHELOTALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Transfers the labeling review authority for alcoholic beverages
 HB335H.BURNSMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Adds licensed dietitians/licensed nutritionists under the medical malpractice act
 HB343HAZELALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the public possession of alcohol by persons under the age of twenty-one years
 HB358SCHRODERVETERINARIANS - Authorizes the state veterinarian to quarantine any animal until certain inspections are completed
 HB368BADONFAMILY VIOLENCE - Establishes family justice centers to assist victims of certain offenses (EN LF EX See Note)
 HB369BARROWDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides due process measures for members of the state domestic violence coalition
 HB385N.LANDRYCHILDREN/ABUSE - Provides with respect to mandatory reporters
 HB497HENRYCIVIL/ACTIONS - Provides for the recovery of damages for injuries arising out of an act of terror
 HB539JAMESDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to civil remedies for domestic abuse
 HB603WILLMOTTCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides for annual communications and public information plans concerning the Safe Haven Law
 HB728GAROFALOCOURTS/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Provides relative to justice of the peace courts
 HB836HODGESMARRIAGE/LICENSE - Provides for documentation and verification of certain information submitted by applicants for marriage licenses
 HB837PRICECRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides with respect to expungement

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR45ERIC LAFLEURIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding Civil Code Article 2628 and contracts predating such article that contain no specified term for an option or right of first refusal.
 SCR100DORSEY-COLOMBCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study the impact on reducing the delays in carrying out a capital punishment sentence.
 SCR102BROOMELEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding whether an assignment or transfer of a mortgage loan on residential real property should be required to be recorded in the appropriate mortgage or conveyance records in order to be effective as to third parties.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)

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)
 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 Subject to Call
 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
 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
 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)
 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)
 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
 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
 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
 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
 HB742LEGERTRANSPORTATION - Revises factors and processes by which projects are selected to be included within the Highway Priority Program
 HB830LANCE HARRISPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Central Louisiana Regional Port

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 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)
 HB123THIBAUTAUDITS/AUDITING - Provides relative to the threshold for certain audit requirements (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 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
 HB221HALLINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to reporting requirements for the surplus lines insurance tax
 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)
 HB386LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates interest earnings of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Damages Collection Fund to higher education (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB743FOILCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to the Business Corporation Act