Senate Daily Digest
June 9, 2015
9:00 am
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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR191TROY BROWNHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Requests DHH to create a study committee and to report to the Senate on provider issues regarding the provision of home-based care and services.
 SR192JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Express condolences upon the death of Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Civil Commander and Chief Civil Deputy Darrell Guillory.
 SR193MORRELLLEVEES - Creates the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Task Force.
 SR195E.GUILLORYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Capital City Republican Women club on its 5th anniversary.
 SR196MURRAYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Irvin "Cobo" Jules Briant Sr.
 SR197ADLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Chapter 1, Baton Rouge, for its outstanding work for Louisiana veterans and its Blue Star and Gold Star families.
 SR198PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kaplan High School Softball Team Head Coach Shay Herpin on being selected as Class 3A Coach of the Year.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR170P.SMITHHEALTH SERVICES - Creates a study committee to evaluate and make recommendations concerning Louisiana's system of healthcare delivery
 HCR174MORENOEDUCATION - Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education identify funding sources for early childhood care and education and submit a report relative to the implementation of its funding model for early childhood care and education
 HCR178JAMESHEALTH - Expresses the intention and commitment of the legislature to renew the state's focus on implementation of the State Alzheimer's Plan recommended by the Louisiana Alzheimer's Disease Task Force
 HCR182W.BISHOPSTUDENT/HOME STUDY - Requests the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the establishment of a student resource center for students in approved home study programs and the use of surplus space in state-owned immovable property for such programs
 HCR200W.BISHOPHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Requests the Board of Regents to review and consider revising its master plan relative to the plan's goal of increasing postsecondary educational attainment
 HCR201OURSOSCHOOLS/DISTRICTS - Creates a task force to study the feasibility of establishing independent school districts in Louisiana
 HCR206PUGHELECTIONS - Provides for a study of certain election and voter registration procedures and activities
 HCR218GAROFALONOTARIES - Requests that the Louisiana State Law Institute study and make recommendations regarding the adoption of an electronic notary law
 HCR220CROMERINSURERS/TAXES - Urges a study of the insurance premium tax and retaliatory tax issues affecting insurance companies doing business in the state of Louisiana
 HCR224STEVE CARTERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of H. Norman Saurage III

Conference Committee Report Received
 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)
 HB233B.ADAMSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Authorizes the permitting and operation of microdistilleries in Louisiana (EN INCREASE SG RV 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

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Returned from House With Amendments
 SCR19FRED MILLSPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Directs the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board to create the Physical Therapy Patient Access Review Committee.
 SCR20MURRAYETHICS - Requests the Louisiana Board of Ethics to issue an advisory opinion regarding whether persons working at a public school even if employed by a private company, or public employees.

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB16E.GUILLORYRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for application of excess investment earnings of the state retirement systems. (2/3 - CA10s29) (6/30/15) (REF INCREASE APV)
 SB25PETERSONSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Broadmoor Neighborhood Improvement District within the parish of Orleans. (8/1/15)
 SB29CORTEZMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to the city of Lafayette municipal fire and police civil service system. (8/1/16)
 SB38JOHNSMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to the city of Lake Charles municipal fire and police civil service system. (gov sig)
 SB47PERRYDWI - Provides technical changes to current law relative to the crime of driving while intoxicated. (gov sig)
 SB50MURRAYLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to release of obligations of indebtedness by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. (gov sig)
 SB61BUFFINGTONHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to hospital service districts. (gov sig)
 SB87PERRYETHICS - Provides exception from financial disclosure requirements for members of certain boards and commissions that do not earn compensation or per diem and provides exception to post service restrictions for certain contracts. (See Act)
 SB93ADLEYTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Prohibits the $25 credit for educational expenses for each child attending nonpublic elementary and secondary school if the tax deduction for payment of tuition and fees is taken and establishes the Student Assessment for a Valuable Education (SAVE) Credit Program. (gov sig) (EN -$347,700,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB122ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for an increase in the base amount of mineral revenues state receives prior to annual deposit into the Budget Stabilization Fund. (2/3-CA7s10.3(A)(2)(b)) (EN +$4,400,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB153MARTINYMUSEUMS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Museum. (1/12/16)
 SB157MARTINYCOURTS - Provides for the increase of certain fees for the courts of appeal. (7/1/15) (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB169MARTINYTOURISM - Authorizes a levy of an optional hotel assessment by a tourism organization upon its hotel members of facilities located in Jefferson Parish and provides for treating such assessment as a surcharge to hotel guests. (8/1/15)
 SB174BROOMEDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Provides certain accommodations upon reasonable documentation presented by domestic abuse victims who lease residential dwellings. (8/1/15) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB192JOHNSSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the special taxing district within the city of Lake Charles. (8/1/15)
 SB193THOMPSONSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Authorizes the Walnut Street Special District as a tax increment finance district in the city of Monroe. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF See Note)
 SB207RISERREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides for election costs paid by secretary of state; governing authorities; reimbursement. (See Act) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB221ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the dedications and uses on the deposit of certain monies derived from certain general fund revenues attributable to an increase in the base amount of mineral revenues received by the state as certified by the Revenue Estimating Conference for various Transportation Trust Fund and other transportation uses. (See Act) (EN -$4,400,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB235MURRAYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the regulation of alcoholic beverages. (1/1/16)
 SB237MURRAYCOURTS - Provides for the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts and the authority of constables of the First and Second City Court of New Orleans and their deputies and provides for judicial building fund for the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF)
 SB239ERIC LAFLEURFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for content of financial statements of local auditees. (8/1/15)
 SB250JOHNSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Creates a pilot program (Statewide Motor Vehicle Theft and Uninsured Motorists Identification Program) involving the use of license plate recognition devices for certain purposes. (8/1/15)
 SB259ADLEYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the creation of the Budget and Transportation Stabilization Trust from the Budget Stabilization Fund and provides for use of monies in the fund. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 SB260BROOMEGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides for the organization of the Office of Group Benefits. (1/1/16) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 SB263THOMPSONCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to agriculture, forestry, and industrial equipment and certain dealer agreements. (8/1/15)
 SB267CLAITORSTUDENTS - Provides relative to charter school funding and enrollment of at-risk students. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB271BODI WHITETAX/TAXATION - Provides for equivalency of the special fuels tax with the gasoline tax on motor vehicles that operate on the highways using liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or compressed natural gas. (7/1/15) (EN +$6,000,000 SD RV See Note)
 SB278TROY BROWNSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates and provides for the North Lafourche Recreation Enhancement District. (1/1/16)

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 Subject to Call
 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)
 HB114BURFORDCIVIL/ACTIONS - Authorizes the award of attorney fees relative to contempt of court
 HB221HALLINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to reporting requirements for the surplus lines insurance tax
 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)
 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
 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
 SB39FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides for the Louisiana Board of Drug and Device Distributors. (gov sig)
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (8/1/15)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 HB204FOILCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to adult children with disabilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB241BARRASPUBLIC PRINTING - Provides relative to the distribution and sale of certain public documents (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB331BERTHELOTALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Transfers the labeling review authority for alcoholic beverages
 HB394GREGORY MILLERTRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES - Provides relative to names of business entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB830LANCE HARRISPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Central Louisiana Regional Port
 HB836HODGESMARRIAGE/LICENSE - Provides for documentation and verification of certain information submitted by applicants for marriage licenses