Senate Daily Digest
June 8, 2015
9:00 am
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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR190MURRAYEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Education to study the reliability and validity of the Louisiana Public School Accountability and Assessment.

 HB47ST.GERMAINPROPERTY/COMMUNITY - Prohibits certain post-divorce earnable compensation in the Firefighters' Retirement System from being included in a former spouse's portion of community property (RE NO IMPACT APV)
 HB445MACKMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to entities authorized to provide services related to motor vehicles (EN +$59,500,000 GF RV See Note)

Special Order No. 1 for 6/8/15.
 HB1FANNINAPPROPRIATIONS - Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Special Order No. 2 for 6/8/15.
 HB2ROBIDEAUXCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget

Special Order No. 3 for 6/8/15.
 HB3ROBIDEAUXCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act

Special Order No. 4 for 6/8.
 HB566FANNINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer and deposit on monies among state funds (EN +$36,100,000 GF RV See Note)

Special Order No. 5 for 6/8.
 HB663FANNINAPPROPRIATIONS/ANCILLARY - Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government

Special Order No. 6 for 6/8.
 HB791KLECKLEYLEGISLATIVE EXPENSES - Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for FY 2015-2016

Special Order No. 7 for 6/8.
 HB793FANNINREVENUE SHARING - Provides for revenue sharing distribution for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Special Order No. 8 for 6/8.
 HB800FANNINAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Provides for supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Special Order No. 9 for 6/8.
 HB801FANNINAPPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates funds for the expenses of the Louisiana Judiciary for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB33WALSWORTHADMINISTRATION DIVISION - Places the office of telecommunications management within the office of technology services. (8/1/15) (EN -$585,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB36J.AMEDEESEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to sexual assault protective orders. (8/1/15)
 SB39FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides for the Louisiana Board of Drug and Device Distributors. (gov sig)
 SB43APPELBESE - Provides relative to the adoption of BESE rules and the role of legislative committees and the governor for oversight purposes. (See Act)
 SB79ALLAINMINERALS - Provides for alternative dispute resolution for disputes relating to remediation of oilfield sites and exploration and production sites. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB98MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Requires sellers of motion picture investor tax credits to qualify for and be included in a Public Registry of Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Brokers. (1/1/16) (EN +$60,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB100MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Requires: LED to engage independent auditors to prepare production expenditure verification reports for motion picture investor tax credits; sworn affidavits of those submitting information for the reports; regulates and limits expenditures between related parties and subjects them to review by the state inspector general. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV)
 SB101MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Requires the Louisiana Workforce Commission to provide information to LED and LDR to verify payroll and employment of Louisiana residents for purposes of the motion picture investor tax credit. (7/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB102MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Limits expenditures for ATL services eligible for motion picture investor tax credits to 40% of total production expenditures in the state. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB103MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Excludes certain expenditures as eligible for motion picture investor tax credits. (See Act) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB105MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Authorizes the recapture of disallowed tax credits from owners of entities created or organized for the primary purpose of receiving or selling motion picture investor tax credits. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB106MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to motion picture investor tax credits. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB115FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides with respect to the practice of physician assistants. (gov sig)
 SB132NEVERSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides for the reverse transfer of academic credits and the award of certain credits to veterans and their spouses. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB143FRED MILLSPHARMACISTS - Enacts Alison Neustrom Act and provides relative to prescribed marijuana for therapeutic uses and the development of rules and regulations by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (gov sig)
 SB171MORRISHHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides for self-insured trust health insurance plans. (8/1/15)
 SB217GALLOTPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Rapides and East Baton Rouge Parishes. (8/1/15)
 SB248MURRAYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to authority to invest monies in certain investment grade commercial paper. (8/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB255MORRELLPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides relative to sexual assault on college campuses. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB272ERDEYTAX/SALES - Exempts from local sales tax prosthetic devices prescribed by physicians for personal consumption or use, when the patient is covered by Medicaid or a Medicaid program administered by a third party on behalf of the state. (7/1/15) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB283CORTEZCURRICULA - Provides relative to the content of certain Civics courses. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR131CLAITORHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula. (OR INCREASE SD RV 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 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
 HB30RICHARDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget to review and take action on certain state professional, personal, and consulting service contracts and provides for deposit of certain funding from the contracts into the Higher Education Financing Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB42SAM JONESRETIREMENT/COLAS - Authorizes payments funded by state retirement system experience accounts to certain retirees and beneficiaries of such systems (REF INCREASE APV)
 HB208T.LANDRYTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to monies deposited into the Transportation Trust Fund (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB307JACKSONMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to coverage and payment for services rendered to a person admitted under an emergency certificate (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB376LANCE HARRISPROCUREMENT - Grants public and private postsecondary institutions greater participation in receiving and monitoring contracts and federal grants (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB392LOPINTOLAW ENFORCEMENT - Creates a database for certain training and hiring information for all law enforcement officers (EN INCREASE SD EX 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)
 HB773LEGERECONOMIC DEVELOP/DEPT - Provides relative to fees assessed by the Department of Economic Development (EN +$1,900,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB779PONTITAX CREDITS - Provides with respect to the solar energy systems tax credit (EN +$19,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB838PRICESTUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP - Provides that students may use TOPS-Tech awards only for those degrees and programs that the Bd. of Regents and the La. Workforce Investment Council determine are aligned with state workforce priorities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB842MORENODOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to domestic abuse (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB843HAZELBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides for the investigation and adjudication of violations by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (EN INCREASE SG EX 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
 HB114BURFORDCIVIL/ACTIONS - Authorizes the award of attorney fees relative to contempt of court
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 HB577JACKSONMUNICIPAL - Provides relative to extension or contraction of corporate limits of municipalities by means of petition and ordinance
 HB591BROADWATERELECTIONS - Provides relative to election dates, qualifying, and withdrawal by candidates (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 HB733HENSGENSMUNICIPAL/ANNEXATION - Provides relative to annexation procedures in the city of Abbeville
 HB828HENRYTAX/CORP FRANCHISE - Phases out corporation franchise tax (RE -$36,500,000 GF RV See Note)

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (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)
 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