Senate Daily Digest
June 5, 2015
9:30 am
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR179MURRAYPUBLIC HEALTH - Requests the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sub-group Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to recommend the Meningitis B vaccine for incoming college students.
 SR180NEVERSSERVITUDES - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of the use of levee roads by owners of enclosed estates to reach a public road.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR221BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Miss Universe Organization for bringing the Miss USA Pageant back to Louisiana in July of 2015
 HCR222HUVALINSURANCE - Requests the Department of Insurance to study the need to regulate insurance consultants
 HCR223HUVALINSURANCE - Requests the Department of Insurance to study drafting a uniform certificate of insurance

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 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

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
 HCR64BROADWATEREDUCATION - Creates the Education in Alternative Settings Study Commission to study education in juvenile justice settings and in transitions between the community and juvenile justice settings
 HCR126STEVE CARTERTEACHERS - Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with the Bd. of Regents and public school governing authorities, study certain issues relative to educator preparation programs
 HCR136W.BISHOPSTUDENT/HOME STUDY - Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with the Bd. of Regents, study the feasibility and costs of using state funds to pay for students in approved home study programs to participate in certain dual enrollment programs

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 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)
 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)
 HB144ARNOLDDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the Algiers Development District
 HB171JEFFERSONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to performance agreements between the Board of Regents and certain public historically black colleges and universities
 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)
 HB287REYNOLDSTEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS - Provides relative to textbooks and other instructional materials (EN DECREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB380HOLLISSALES/TOBACCO DEALERS - Provides relative to requirements for stamping cigarettes (REF INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB446MIGUEZCURRICULA - Authorizes firearm accident prevention and safety instruction for elementary school students (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB466BARRASTAX CREDITS - Provides for the eligibility of businesses to participate in the Enterprise Zone Program (EN +$7,200,000 GF 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)
 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)
 HB767ST.GERMAINTRANSPORTATION - Creates the Louisiana State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD 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)
 HB29REYNOLDSCIVIL/JURY TRIALS - Provides relative to the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts
 HB34DOVEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS/ASST - Provides relative to the annual salary of certain assistant district attorneys
 HB61CARMODYSTUDENT/TUITION - (Constitutional Amendment) Exempts public postsecondary education tuition and fees from requirements for imposing a new or increasing an existing fee and provides relative to the authority to set tuition and fees (RR1 SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB69JAMESCOURTS/CITY - Provides for the collection of additional court costs in Baton Rouge City Court to fund technology enhancements (EN +$484,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB71MACKSUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Provides with respect to the determination of prior service for supplemental pay for law enforcement officers (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB114BURFORDCIVIL/ACTIONS - Authorizes the award of attorney fees relative to contempt of court
 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)
 HB176SHADOINLOCAL FINANCE - Provides relative to investments by political subdivisions
 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)
 HB245HENRYSTUDENTS - Prohibits the use of state content standards, test questions, or other methods to measure certain noncognitive skills of students
 HB272BILLIOTVETERANS - Amends eligibility requirements to participate in the Veterans Court program (REF SEE FISC NOTE GF EX 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)
 HB286PEARSONAUDITS/AUDITING - Requires an internal auditing function in state departments (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB301DOVEMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment
 HB316PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for money transmitters (EN +$58,900 SG RV See Note)
 HB319SIMONDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to the dispensing of interchangeable biological products
 HB321WOODRUFFBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the La. Egg Commission
 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)
 HB356PYLANTFIRE PROTECT/FIREMEN - Provides relative to wage and hours regulations for fire departments
 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)
 HB436ROBERT JOHNSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for insurance reimbursement of certain provider fees paid by pharmacies (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB447MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the start of the working test period for entry level firefighters in certain municipalities
 HB449ROBIDEAUXTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to calculation of the Louisiana apportionment percent and taxable capital for manufacturers of certain aircraft (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB464TALBOTLABOR - Provides relative to franchise relationships
 HB467LANCE HARRISTOBACCO/TOBACCO PRODUCTS - Provides relative to the payment and purchase of tobacco products
 HB477MONTOUCETTOBACCO/TOBACCO PRODUCTS - Provides for minimum pricing of cigarettes (EN NO IMPACT GF RV 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)
 HB503PYLANTTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Authorizes the town of Jonesville to levy a sales and use tax (EN +$360,144 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)
 HB549THIBAUTTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Modifies exemptions, suspensions, and special rates from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 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)
 HB568THIERRYPHARMACISTS - Provides relative to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists
 HB577JACKSONMUNICIPAL - Provides relative to extension or contraction of corporate limits of municipalities by means of petition and ordinance
 HB623REYNOLDSDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Creates a special taxing district in Webster Parish to fund the coroner's office (EN +$2,069,220 LF 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
 HB690LORUSSOHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides with respect to the Housing Authority of New Orleans
 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
 HB733HENSGENSMUNICIPAL/ANNEXATION - Provides relative to annexation procedures in the city of Abbeville
 HB741A.WILLIAMSLABOR - Provides relative to workforce development
 HB746MIGUEZENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality (RE1 +$87,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB760FANNINAGRICULTURE/BEEF - Provides relative to assessments levied by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council
 HB761WOODRUFFDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Establishes an urban agriculture incentive zone
 HB765ANDERSAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Amends the Agricultural Commodities Dealer and Warehouse Law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB766B.ADAMSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to the operations of public colleges and universities and exemptions from specified regulations
 HB805B.ADAMSTAX CREDITS - Provides for the carry forward rather than the refund of a certain portion of the tax credits for ad valorem taxes paid to local governments (EN +$129,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 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
 HB829ROBIDEAUXTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the motion picture investor tax credit (EN +$77,000,000 GF 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
 HB841LOPINTOBAIL - Provides relative to a contradictory hearing prior to release on bail in certain cases involving domestic abuse
 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)
 HB846ORTEGOWATERWAYS - Provides relative to the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District (EN NO IMPACT LF See Note)
 HB847CARMODYANIMALS/DOGS - Provides relative to the application for kennel licenses by certain commercial dog breeders

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)
 HB233B.ADAMSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Authorizes the permitting and operation of microdistilleries in Louisiana (EN INCREASE SG RV 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)
 HB830LANCE HARRISPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Central Louisiana Regional Port
 HCR86SIMONHEALTH/HOME CARE - Creates a study committee on family caregiving and long-term supports