Senate Daily Digest
June 10, 2015
9:00 am
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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR201JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends David Nodier on his volunteer efforts following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
 SR203CHABERTCOMMENDATIONS - To commend Mae Rose Bourg Chiasson for more than sixty years as an educator.
 SR204WARDCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Dr. Elisabeth (Lisi) L. Oliver.
 SR206GALLOTCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Gavin Bryce Chelette.
 SR207MURRAYJUDGES - Requests the Louisiana Supreme Court to take all action necessary to protect the importance of the judicial branch as a separate branch of government and the independence of the judiciary in performing powers and duties pursuant to the federal and state constitutions.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR180HONORELAW ENFORCEMENT - Creates a task force to study and make recommendations concerning the use of body cameras by law enforcement agencies in this state
 HCR225LEOPOLDCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress and the Louisiana congressional delegation to work to adopt policies that will help with the stability and the viability of the domestic shrimp industry
 HCR226BURRELLPROCUREMENT - 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
 HCR227HUVALINSURANCE/RATES - Establishes the Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Committee to study and make recommendations for legislation to reduce motor vehicle liability insurance rates

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 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

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 Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB16E.GUILLORYRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for application of excess investment earnings of the state retirement systems. (2/3 - CA10s29) (6/30/15) (REF INCREASE APV)

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)
 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)
 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)
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (8/1/15)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB278TROY BROWNSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates and provides for the North Lafourche Recreation Enhancement District. (1/1/16)
 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)
 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)
 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
 HB119RITCHIETAX/TOBACCO TAX - Levies an additional tax on cigarettes and dedicates the proceeds of the tax (EN +$106,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB123THIBAUTAUDITS/AUDITING - Provides relative to the threshold for certain audit requirements (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB204FOILCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to adult children with disabilities (EN INCREASE GF EX 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)
 HB241BARRASPUBLIC PRINTING - Provides relative to the distribution and sale of certain public documents (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB245HENRYSTUDENTS - Prohibits the use of state content standards, test questions, or other methods to measure certain noncognitive skills of students
 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)
 HB259THIERRYTAX/INSURANCE PREMIUM - Levies a tax on the annual gross premiums for surplus lines of insurance (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB260A.WILLIAMSHEALTH/SICKLE CELL ANEM - Establishes the Sickle Cell Patient Navigator Program (RE1 +$440,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB331BERTHELOTALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Transfers the labeling review authority for alcoholic beverages
 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)
 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)
 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)
 HB394GREGORY MILLERTRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES - Provides relative to names of business entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 HB445MACKMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to entities authorized to provide services related to motor vehicles (EN +$59,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 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)
 HB455THIBAUTWATERWAYS/LAKES - Provides with respect to the boundaries of False River
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 HB690LORUSSOHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides with respect to the Housing Authority of New Orleans
 HB721IVEYREVENUE SECRETARY - Provides relative to penalties collected by the Department of Revenue (EN +$5,900,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB735STOKESTAX/INCOME TAX - Requires the withholding of individual income taxes from income earned by certain individuals for purposes of the motion picture investor tax credit (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB746MIGUEZENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality (RE1 +$87,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB748STOKESTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the motion picture investor tax credit and the motion picture infrastructure investor tax credit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB766B.ADAMSCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to the operations of public colleges and universities and exemptions from specified regulations
 HB769BURRELLDISTRICTS/REDEVELOPMENT - Creates the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 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)
 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)
 HB830LANCE HARRISPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Central Louisiana Regional Port
 HB833HENRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to the distribution and sale of vehicles (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB836HODGESMARRIAGE/LICENSE - Provides for documentation and verification of certain information submitted by applicants for marriage licenses
 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)
 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