Senate Daily Digest
May 5, 2015
2:00 PM
Senate Chamber

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR76BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Leonard Augustus Jr. for his contributions to the fine arts.
 SR77PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the 2nd Bomb Wing of Barksdale Air Force Base on being awarded the 2014 Brigadier General Frederick W. Castle Award for best bomber wing in Air Force Global Strike Command.
 SR78PEACOCKCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Judge Charles Scott.
 SR79APPELEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Requests the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Education, and local school boards to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications.
 SR80CROWEECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Commends Taiwan for the positive economic relations and friendship with Louisiana.
 SR81CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Cindy Landry for her dedication and hard work in the Special Olympics Louisiana Program and as a tennis coach in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.
 SR82CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mike Rhodes for dedication and hard work in the Special Olympics Program and as an athletics coach in the 2014 Special Olympics Games in New Jersey.
 SR83CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Landa Gann for her dedication and hard work in the Special Olympics Louisiana Program and as an athletics coach in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.
 SR84CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jason Journet for his dedication and hard work in the Special Olympics Louisiana Program and as a basketball athlete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.
 SR85CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Patty Lagron for her dedication and hard work in the Special Olympics Louisiana Program and as a basketball coach in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.
 SR86CROWECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of James Dawson Harrison, D.D.S.
 SR87PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Caroline Broussard of Abbeville upon being named a member of the Tiger Twelve Class of 2015 by the Louisiana State University Office of the Dean of Students.
 SR88MILLSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Michael Joseph Ducrest for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout of Boy Scouts of America.
 SR89JOHNSSENATE - Designates May 3-9, 2015, as Arson Awareness Week in the state of Louisiana.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR67BROOMELEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Declares October 1, 2015, as World Peace Day in Louisiana.
 SCR68MORRISHAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Memorializes Congress to restore trade relations between the United States and Cuba in order to open the market to Louisiana rice.
 SCR69LONGSTUDENTS - Expresses support of Louisiana students to assemble for religious expression and to express their religious beliefs in public elementary and secondary schools and public postsecondary education institutions.
 SCR70CLAITORLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes and acknowledges the efforts of the employees of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, youth services, office of juvenile justice (OJJ).
 SCR71PETERSONCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Arnold "Bud" Pellerin.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR33DORSEY-COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA) at Louisiana State University and to recognize April 13, 2015, as the seventeenth annual PAISA Day at the Louisiana Legislature.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB124BURRELLDISTRICTS/DOWNTOWN DEVEL - Provides relative to the boundaries of the Shreveport Downtown Development District
 HB144ARNOLDDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to the powers and duties of the Algiers Development District
 HB158HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Provides relative to promotion of smoking cessation programs and services
 HB186MONTOUCETHEALTH/CANCER - Provides for notification to patients concerning supplemental breast cancer screening and access by patients to mammography and ultrasound reports
 HB193GUINNPROPERTY - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Calcasieu Parish
 HB200HARRISONDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides relative to the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority
 HB201MONTOUCETTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the board of directors of the Acadia Parish Convention and Visitors Commission
 HB215LEBASINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Specifies the contents of a notice of wrongful conduct, including showing cause as to why regulatory action should not be taken by the insurance commissioner
 HB219TERRY BROWNPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property located in Union Parish
 HB231THIERRYCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes an increase in fees charged by court reporters in the 27th Judicial District Court (EG +$11,520 LF EX See Note)
 HB239PUGHCOURTS/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Authorizes each elected constable of a justice of the peace court in Tangipahoa Parish to appoint a deputy constable (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB243CHANEYAGRICULTURE - Modifies certain powers of the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority
 HB247HUVALPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Provides relative to the disciplinary proceedings of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
 HB267DANAHAYPOLICE/LOCAL - Provides relative to the work schedule of certain employees of the Sulphur Police Department
 HB269ANDERSAGRICULTURE - Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to issue certifications and registrations
 HB285MONTOUCETPEST CONTROL OPERATORS - Provides relative to fees established for certain structural pest control business owners (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB291ANDERSHORTICULTURE - Increases fees and civil penalties relative to the regulation of Horticulture (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB299CHANEYCOURTS - Provides with respect to surplus monies in the witness fee fund of the 6th Judicial District Court
 HB304HALLDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to sharing of prescription monitoring program information with equivalent programs of other states
 HB305HARRISONCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides for an increase in fees that the office of marshal of Houma may charge in civil matters (EG +$218,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB350N.LANDRYJUDGES/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Provides relative to qualifications for justices of the peace and constables
 HB384JACKSONSTUDENT/TUITION - Authorizes the Board of Supervisors to impose additional fees for enrollment in the dental hygiene program, University of Louisiana at Monroe (EG +$83,100 SG RV See Note)
 HB462COXSTUDENTS - Provides relative to eligibility requirements for receipt of certain TOPS awards and a career diploma (EG NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB463BERTHELOTMUNICIPALITIES - Provides relative to the first regular meeting of the board of aldermen in a Lawrason Act municipality
 HB470MIGUEZCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides for an increase in court costs for the Sixteenth Judicial District Court's Judicial Expense Fund (EG +$387,500 LF RV See Note)
 HB476LOPINTOCOURTS - Provides relative to reentry courts
 HB591BROADWATERELECTIONS - Provides relative to election dates, qualifying, and withdrawal by candidates (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB728GAROFALOCOURTS/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Provides relative to justice of the peace courts

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR100JACKSONSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the efforts of The Links, Incorporated, and designates Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as Louisiana Links Day at the state capitol
 HCR101LEGERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Klara and Drago Cvitanovich for receiving the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
 HCR102BURFORDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jessica Sprout upon her selection as a Top 20 finalist in the McDonald's Sound Off competition
 HCR103ST.GERMAINSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as Capital Region Transportation Safety Coalition Day at the state capitol
 HCR105ADAMSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May 2015 as Building Safety Month
 HCR106WILLMOTTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bo Myers for his heroic actions in saving his nephew's life using the CPR procedure he learned at Zachary High School
 HCR107ANDERSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates June 3, 2015, as 4-H Day at the legislature and commends the state officers of 4-H
 HCR108CROMERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as Louisiana Association of Health Plans Day at the state capitol
 HCR109BURRELLCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Alphonse Jackson, Jr., former state representative and a founding member of the La. Legislative Black Caucus
 HCR110KLECKLEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 5, 2015, as Alvin Dark Day at the state capitol and posthumously commends Alvin Dark for his extraordinary life and accomplishments

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB11LONGTAX/LOCAL - Authorizes the Sabine Parish Tourist and Recreation Commission to levy additional occupancy taxes on hotel rooms, motel rooms, and camping facilities if approved by parish voters. (8/1/15)
 SB21LONGPARISHES - Provides for ex officio notaries public with certain limited authority for Natchitoches Parish government. (8/1/15)
 SB31MORRELLSTUDENTS - Authorizes surveys of public school students in Orleans Parish regarding risk behaviors. (8/1/15)
 SB49MURRAYLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to credits and deposits into the "Water Help Program Fund" of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. (gov sig) (OR NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB50MURRAYLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to release of obligations of indebtedness by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. (gov sig)
 SB54BROOMESTUDENTS - Prohibits suspension or expulsion of students in grades kindergarten through three. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB69NEVERSEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Requires the Dept. of Education to pay the cost of certain postsecondary remedial and developmental coursework required of public high school graduates. (gov sig) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB76MORRISHASSESSORS - Authorizes the Jefferson Davis Parish Assessment District to provide for an automobile expense allowance for the assessor. (gov sig)
 SB114MILLSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides for police service classification and discretionary standards of the deputy chief of police position in the city of St. Martinville. (8/1/15)
 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)) (gov sig) (OR +$76,800,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB129NEVERSSCHOOLS - Authorizes a local public school district to enter into an agreement with a higher-performing district to manage and operate one or more of its low-performing schools. (gov sig) (OR SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB130JOHNSLOCAL FINANCE - Authorizes the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish to use a portion of the monies allocated from the Parish Transportation Fund to perform additional work within Calcasieu Parish. (8/1/15) (OR NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 SB146CLAITORFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Budget Stabilization Fund. (See Act) (OR +$25,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB147CLAITORFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to provide relative to the Budget Stabilization Fund. (2/3-CA13s1(A)) (OR SEE FISC NOTE SD RV)
 SB169MARTINYTOURISM - Authorizes a levy of an optional hotel assessment by a tourism organization upon its hotel members and provides for treating such assessment as a surcharge to hotel guests. (8/1/15)
 SB176APPELLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to traffic and parking ordinances for which the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans prescribes fines. (8/1/15)
 SB184F.THOMPSONSCHOOLS - Provides for the threshold allowed for small purchase procurements under food and nutrition programs. (8/1/15)
 SB218MURRAYFUNDS/FUNDING - Establishes a program to attract major events to the state and dedicates funds therefor. (7/1/15) (OR DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB248MURRAYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to authority to invest monies in certain investment grade commercial paper. (8/1/15) (OR SEE FISC NOTE GF RV)
 SB274MORRISHSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to compensation for the board of commissioners of ambulance service districts in Cameron Parish. (8/1/15)

Special Order No. 1 for May 6, 2015.
 SB190CLAITORPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the records of the governor. (1/11/16)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR17BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Volunteer Louisiana Commission for its support of national service and volunteerism in Louisiana.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR22BROOMECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Volunteer Louisiana Commission for its support of national service and volunteerism in Louisiana.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB13PEACOCKFIREFIGHTERS RETIREMENT - Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2016. (6/30/15) (EG DECREASE APV)
 SB66G.SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Extends time for ports to use the design-build method on certain construction projects. (8/1/15)
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (8/1/15)
 SB87PERRYETHICS - Removes financial disclosure requirements for members of boards and commissions that do not earn compensation or per diem. (8/1/15)
 SB151CORTEZPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for payments, filing of sworn statements of amount due, and cancellation of statements of claim or privilege on DOTD contracts. (gov sig)
 SB156MARTINYENGINEERS - Provides for the qualifications of professional engineers. (8/1/15)
 SB162G.SMITHPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes construction management at risk pilot program. (8/1/15) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB172MORRISHLIABILITY INSURANCE - Provide with respect to the Transportation Network Company Motor Vehicle Responsibility Law. (gov sig)
 SB174BROOMEDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Provides certain accommodations upon reasonable documentation presented by domestic abuse victims who lease residential dwellings. (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)
 SB217GALLOTPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Rapides Parish. (8/1/15)
 SB237MURRAYCOURTS - Provides relative to the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts and to the constable of the first city court of New Orleans and his deputies. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE)
 SB240LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)