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

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR176CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends George Harris for his outstanding football coaching career and dedication to Lafayette's youth.
 SR177FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Create a task force to study and recommend revisions of regulations related to the distribution of medical devices in Louisiana.
 SR178LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the City of Natchitoches on being the named the 2015 Best Southern Small Town by USA Today.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR127PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ricky Kilpatrick on being named the 2015 Extension Forester of the Year by the Forest Landowners Association.
 SCR128TROY BROWNHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Requests the State Licensing Board for Contractors and the Department of Health and Hospitals, office of public health, to study the lack of availability of inspectors to timely complete inspections involved in construction projects.
 SCR129JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of William Boyce Baggett.
 SCR130JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Paul Rainwater upon his retirement from the United States Army and for his accomplishments.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR113HARRISONINSURANCE/GROUP-STATE - Urges and requests the Office of Group Benefits to study the cost for each member school board to terminate participation in the programs offered by the Office of Group Benefits
 HCR159PEARSONRETIREMENT BENEFITS - Establishes the Task Force on State Retirement System Sustainability
 HCR168BILLIOTCHILDREN/FOSTER CARE - Creates the Task Force on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care to study public policy and financing options for youth aging out of foster care
 HCR172REYNOLDSENVIRONMENT/AIR - Directs the Louisiana National Guard not to accept certain waste at Camp Minden
 HCR183HOFFMANNCOMMERCE - Requests the office of state fire marshal to study the classifications, commercial implications, and inspection requirements relative to potable water boilers and other boilers as defined in Title 55, Part 5 of the Louisiana Administrative Code
 HCR184J.EDWARDSLEASES - Directs the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations to the legislature regarding the Louisiana Lease of Movables Act
 HCR186SIMONHEALTH - Requests a study to establish baseline data on access to health care in Louisiana and make recommendations concerning health system reforms that emphasize prevention and wellness
 HCR196SEABAUGHCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Directs the creation of an Indigent Defense Review Committee
 HCR205WOODRUFFCONSUMERS/FOOD-BEVERAGES - Creates a task force to study and identify food deserts within the state
 HCR208STOKESINSURANCE CLAIMS - Requests the commissioner of insurance to issue regulations requiring insurers to disclose to insureds that homeowner's claims not exceeding the policy deductible may be used by the insurer in determining rates or whether to renew a homeowner's policy
 HCR214BURRELLPROCUREMENT - Request that the Department of Economic Development notify companies with which it has entered into cooperative endeavor agreements of the goals of the Hudson and Veteran Initiatives and that these companies provide the department with information on their use of Hudson Initiative and Veteran Initiative vendors
 HCR219BARRASTOURISM - Requests that certain local government representatives in Iberia Parish meet with members of the governing board of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair to discuss costs associated with services provided during the festival and fair

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 HCR129BARROWHEALTH CARE - Creates a task force to study and make recommendations concerning health services delivery and financing in the Baton Rouge region
 HCR156HOFFMANNENVIRONMENT - Recognizes that the development and implementation of environmental policies shall be cognizant of the rights of our citizens and national and state sovereignty
 HCR158T.LANDRYMTR VEHICLE/COMMERCIAL - Creates the Hazardous Material Release Task Force
 HCR185T.BURNSELECTIONS/COMMISSIONERS - Requests the State Board of Election Supervisors to study the issue of persons with disabilities serving as commissioners
 HCR203P.SMITHSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, June 3, 2015, as AKA Day at the state capitol
 HCR204JEFFERSONSTUDENT/ASSESSMENT - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the advantages, disadvantages, quality, and effectiveness of assessments administered to public school students
 HCR207H.BURNSAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Memorializes Congress to take necessary action to regulate baggage fees and processes for consumers
 HCR209N.LANDRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Honorable Kaliste Saloom, Jr., upon his contributions and accomplishments as a military veteran and as an attorney and judge for the city of Lafayette
 HCR210ORTEGOEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to recognize certified foreign language immersion sites as models of excellence and award points for performance scores of schools with such sites
 HCR211JACKSONCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the passing of Southern University System president emeritus Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes
 HCR212MORENOSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Thursday, June 4, 2015, as Komen for the Cure Day at the legislature and commends Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its Louisiana affiliates
 HCR213ORTEGOPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Urges and requests the division of administration to institute a method of tracking energy and water usage at state universities, state offices, and state buildings

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB119RITCHIETAX/TOBACCO TAX - Levies an additional tax on cigarettes and dedicates the proceeds of the tax (EN +$106,400,000 SD 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)
 HB218BROADWATERTAX/CORP INCOME - Provides with respect to the net operating loss deduction for purposes of the corporate income tax (EN +$29,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB286PEARSONAUDITS/AUDITING - Requires an internal auditing function in state departments (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB316PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for money transmitters (EN +$58,900 SG RV See Note)
 HB373GEYMANNSTUDENT/STANDARDS - Provides for the review, development, and implementation of state content standards for public school students
 HB402STOKESTAX/INCOME TAX - Adds requirements for eligibility for the income tax credit for taxes paid in other states (EN +$34,000,000 GF 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)
 HB549THIBAUTTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Modifies exemptions, suspensions, and special rates from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB624JACKSONTAX/CORP INCOME - Reduces the amount of certain corporate income tax exclusions and deductions (EN +$122,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB629JACKSONTAX CREDITS - Reduces income and corporation franchise tax credits (EN +$31,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB635JACKSONTAX/TAX REBATES - Reduces all tax rebates (EN +$5,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB640M.JOHNSON(DISTRICT 8)ELECTION OFFENSES - Provides relative to election offenses
 HB766B.ADAMSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to the operations of public colleges and universities and exemptions from specified regulations
 HB840STOKESINTERIM EMERGENCY BOARD - Provides procedures and requirements for obtaining consent of the legislature for certain acts of the board
 HB843HAZELBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides for the investigation and adjudication of violations by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB88ADLEYCONSERVATION - Provides for drilling units and authorizes the permitting of cross-unit wells. (8/1/15)
 SB117SMITHSEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to certain sex offenses. (8/1/15)
 SB131JOHNSGAMING - Provides that an elected public official can do business with gaming licensees as a non-key gaming employee. (gov sig)
 SB133PEACOCKPARISHES - Provides criteria for parish governing authorities to consider when determining a heavily populated area within the unincorporated area of the parish for purposes of prohibiting, restricting, or regulating the shooting of firearms. (8/1/15)
 SB158HEITMEIERMALPRACTICE - Requires the reporting of malpractice claims paid by insurers or self- insurers on behalf of certain health care providers in an annual report to the Senate and House committees on health and welfare. (gov sig)
 SB172MORRISHLIABILITY INSURANCE - Provide with respect to the Transportation Network Company Motor Vehicle Responsibility Law. (See Act)
 SB190CLAITORPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the records of the governor. (1/11/16)
 SB210RISERWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Provides for the administration and uses of monies in the Hunters for the Hungry Account. (8/1/15)
 SB212WARDHUNTERS/HUNTING - Allows the carrying of certain firearms while hunting with a bow. (gov sig)
 SB216MORRISHINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the reorganization of the Louisiana Department of Insurance. (gov sig)
 SB245ERDEYCHILDREN - Provides for the reasonable and prudent parent standard and for certain considerations in foster care case plans and licensing requirements. (gov sig) (EN +$3,080 GF EX 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)
 SB65BUFFINGTONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to postsecondary education management boards. (8/1/15)
 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 to be adopted
 HCR8MONTOUCETTAX/SALES-USE, ST-EXEMPT - Suspends the exemption for business utilities as to the 0.97% state sales and use tax levy (EN +$103,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HCR141FOILCORPORATIONS - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding revision of the laws of limited liability companies, nonprofit corporations, and other business entities in the state of Louisiana

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 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
 HCR104DOVEFISHING/OYSTERS - Creates the Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting Committee
 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

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB3ROBIDEAUXCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act
 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)
 HB53PUGHCOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to the marshal of the city court of Hammond (EN +$3,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB56HOFFMANNRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to modification of employer contribution rates by the board of trustees of the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB72MACKCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Adds additional substances to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law (EN INCREASE GF EX 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)
 HB91SEABAUGHTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for The American Rose Society (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB95RICHARDDISTRICTS/TAXING - Creates the Lafourche Arc Taxing District (EN +$619,500 LF RV See Note)
 HB109RICHARDDISTRICTS/FIRE PROTECT - Provides relative to parcel fees levied by Fire Protection District 8-C in Lafourche Parish
 HB125FANNINFUNDS/FUNDING - Changes the uses and recipients of monies from the Winn Parish Tourism Fund (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB137HAVARDPRIVATIZATION - Creates the Privatization Review Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB144ARNOLDDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the Algiers Development District
 HB146HONORETAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the city of Baker to levy a hotel occupancy tax (EN +$55,150 LF RV See Note)
 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)
 HB171JEFFERSONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to performance agreements between the Board of Regents and certain public historically black colleges and universities
 HB198ST.GERMAINFISHING/CRABS - Increases fees for participation in the commercial crab fishery (EN +$54,000 SD RV See Note)
 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)
 HB244FOILTAX CREDITS - Extends the sunset of the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program (EN -$10,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB249LEGERTAX/TOBACCO TAX - Extends the excise tax exemption for cigars or pipe tobacco products sampled during the Convention of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB260A.WILLIAMSHEALTH/SICKLE CELL ANEM - Establishes the Sickle Cell Patient Navigator Program (RE1 +$440,000 GF EX 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
 HB324BADONDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Fairway Estates Subdivision Improvement District in Orleans Parish (EN +$44,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB325W.BISHOPDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Faubourg Marigny Security and Improvement District in Orleans Parish (EN +$442,300 LF RV See Note)
 HB336CONNICKTAX/SALES & USE - Provides for the collection of sales and use tax imposed on the purchase of motor vehicles by certain foreign business entities (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB342GISCLAIRSTUDENTS - Provides relative to vaccinations required prior to enrolling in an educational institution
 HB354PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, mortgage servicers, and mortgage originators (EN +$635,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB370BROADWATERINSURANCE/GROUP-STATE - Establishes the Group Benefits Actuarial Committee and requires an annual actuary study on the premium rate structure and approval by the panel of recommended changes to the premium rates charged for members of the Office of Group Benefits (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB380HOLLISSALES/TOBACCO DEALERS - Provides relative to requirements for stamping cigarettes (REF INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB391LEOPOLDAGRICULTURE/FOREST COMR - Provides relative to the forestry commission's authority to determine the market value of certain items (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB393LORUSSOWORKERS COMPENSATION - Provides relative to permissible investments of group self-insurance funds
 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)
 HB455THIBAUTWATERWAYS/LAKES - Provides with respect to the boundaries of False River
 HB466BARRASTAX CREDITS - Provides for the eligibility of businesses to participate in the Enterprise Zone Program (EN +$7,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB499HILLTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to state identification for certain offenders upon release from a correctional facility (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB579GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Increases lease rental rates for oysters leases (EN +$403,394 SD RV See Note)
 HB598FOILEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Provides for implementation of the ABLE Account savings program for persons with disabilities (EN +$64,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB608JACKSONBONDS - Authorizes certain school districts to increase, with voter approval, their level of indebtedness (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB618ST.GERMAINTRANSPORTATION - (Constitutional Amendment) To authorize public funds to be used to invest in a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB668HILLFISHING/SHRIMP - Repeals the prohibition on enforcement of the federal TEDS in shrimp nets requirement
 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)
 HB681KLECKLEYBONDS - Changes the description of a capital improvement project for the SOWELA Technical Community College to be financed through the sale of bonds (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB692ROBIDEAUXPROPERTY/UNCLAIMED - Provides relative to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 HB718SCHRODERSTUDENTS - Provides relative to the collection and sharing of certain student information (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB734SEABAUGHCHILD DAY CARE - Provides with respect to registration and regulation of certain child day care providers (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB767ST.GERMAINTRANSPORTATION - Creates the Louisiana State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB769BURRELLDISTRICTS/REDEVELOPMENT - Creates the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB772T.BURNSUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to unemployment compensation appeals
 HB833HENRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to the distribution and sale of vehicles (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

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)
 HB76A.WILLIAMSREAPPORTIONMENT/JUDGES - Provides for the election sections for the City Court of Baton Rouge and for the number of judges elected from such sections
 HB123THIBAUTAUDITS/AUDITING - Provides relative to the threshold for certain audit requirements (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB191COXPAROLE - Provides relative to certain infectious disease testing of inmates released from state prison facilities (EN +$17,586 FF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB456THIERRYTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Requires commercial mobile service providers and telecommunications carriers to disclose call location information to law enforcement agencies during emergency situations (RE1 NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 HB591BROADWATERELECTIONS - Provides relative to election dates, qualifying, and withdrawal by candidates (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (8/1/15)
 HB7THIBAUTCRIME - Amends provisions of law regarding unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure
 HB33BERTHELOTENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides with respect to fines for the offense of littering (EN INCREASE RV See Note) (EN SEE ANALYSIS)
 HB204FOILCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to adult children with disabilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB394GREGORY MILLERTRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES - Provides relative to names of business entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 HCR86SIMONHEALTH/HOME CARE - Creates a study committee on family caregiving and long-term supports