Senate Daily Digest
June 1, 2015
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB29REYNOLDSCIVIL/JURY TRIALS - Provides relative to the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts
 HB360CHANEYTAX/AD VALOREM-EXEMPTION - (Constitutional Amendment) Specifies that the exemption from ad valorem taxation on public property shall not apply to land or property owned by another state or a political subdivision of another state (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB373GEYMANNSTUDENT/STANDARDS - Provides for the review, development, and implementation of state content standards for public school students
 HB387LEGERTAX/INCOME-CREDIT - Extends the sunset of the tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic structures for nonresidential property and provides eligibility requirements (EN -$9,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB471STOKESTAX/SALES & USE - Establishes the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission to perform a comprehensive study of Louisiana's state and local sales and use tax systems (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB508FOILTAX/INCOME TAX - Authorizes an income tax deduction for taxpayers who employ certain qualified disabled individuals (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB528LEGERMUNICIPALITIES/NO - Authorizes the city of New Orleans to create a municipal revenue amnesty program (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB542SCHRODERSTUDENT/ASSESSMENT - Provides relative to contracts by the state Dept. of Education for English language arts and math assessments for the 2015-2016 school year (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB577JACKSONMUNICIPAL - Provides relative to extension or contraction of corporate limits of municipalities by means of petition and ordinance
 HB604STOKESTAX CREDITS - Requires verification of qualified expenditures for certification of certain tax credits by the Dept. of Economic Development (EN +$4,762,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB623REYNOLDSDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Creates a special taxing district in Webster Parish to fund the coroner's office (EN +$2,069,220 LF RV See Note)
 HB638IVEYSTATE AGENCIES - Provides for the collection of fees associated with payments to state agencies by credit cards, debit cards, or other forms of electronic payments (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB664STOKESTAX/INCOME-CREDIT - Defines" inventory" for purposes of the tax credit for ad valorem taxes paid on inventory (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB678STOKESTAX CREDITS - Requirements for inclusion of a Louisiana promotional graphic or activity for productions eligible for certain entertainment industry tax credits (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB693LEGERDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Creates the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Economic Growth and Development District (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB715HALLDISTRICTS/DOWNTOWN DEVEL - Provides relative to the Pineville Downtown Development District
 HB717P.SMITHLOCAL GOVERNMENT - Prohibits parishes and municipalities from enacting certain ordinances with respect to emergency services provided to victims of domestic abuse and other crimes
 HB741A.WILLIAMSLABOR - Provides relative to workforce development
 HB744ARNOLDLOCAL GOVERNMENT - Provides for the incorporation of the fifteenth ward of the parish of Orleans as a municipality within the parish of Orleans (RE +$50,000 LF EX See Note)
 HB760FANNINAGRICULTURE/BEEF - Provides relative to assessments levied by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council
 HB808BARRASDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the Iberia Economic Development Authority
 HB823BARROWDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides relative to the Greenwell Springs-Airline Economic Development District in East Baton Rouge Parish

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR74ARMESBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Requests professional licensing boards and commissions to ensure compliance with laws pertaining to licensure of military members and military spouses
 HCR194FOILCOMMENDATIONS - Commends James B. Smith upon being the youngest person to receive a degree from Louisiana State University

 HB191COXPAROLE - Provides relative to certain infectious disease testing of inmates released from state prison facilities (EN +$17,586 FF EX See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB109JOHNSMEDICAID - Provides for reporting measures for the Medicaid managed care program and the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership program. (gov sig) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB154SMITHINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Provide for the authority of the commissioner of insurance to require fingerprints of applicants for licenses and certificates of authority. (gov sig)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR100DORSEY-COLOMBCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study the impact on reducing the delays in carrying out a capital punishment sentence.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage

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)
 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)
 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
 HCR75KLECKLEYHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (RE INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HCR87HARRISONCONGRESS - Memorializes the United States Congress to amend the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act to eliminate penalties on school districts
 HCR143HARRISONFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Relative to Louisiana insurance laws regulating both financial institutions and the unfair trade practice of tying banking products or services to insurance products

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB462COXSTUDENTS - Provides relative to eligibility requirements for receipt of certain TOPS awards and a career diploma (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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
 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)
 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
 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

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
 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)