Senate Daily Digest
May 26, 2016
9:00 am
Senate Chamber

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR158PETERSONSENATE - Designates June 2016 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Louisiana.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR134MORRELLLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Creates the Louisiana Workplace Wellness Study Commission to study the importance of healthy vending on state-operated properties.

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB280BROADWATERWORKERS COMPENSATION - Provides with respect to group self-insurance funds for workers' compensation
 HB505M.JOHNSONTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Establishes a total ad valorem property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces of the Unites States, the La. National Guard, the La. State Police, or a law enforcement or fire protection officer killed in the line of duty (RR SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB572P.SMITHMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Provides relative to the special college and university license plates (EG1 INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB678CARMODYTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides for the assessment of a surcharge fee on prepaid 911 services (EG1 +$6,000,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB805BROADWATERDISTRICTS/COMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to communication districts (RE1 +$14,300,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB902LEOPOLDFISHING/OYSTERS - Provides a process by which the oyster lease moratorium can be lifted
 HB1001JEFFERSONLABOR - Provides with respect to limitations in apprenticeship law
 HB1058THIBAUTTRANSPORTATION - Creates annual permits for ready-mix concrete trucks (RE INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB1066MAGEEPURCHASING/PUB BID LAW - Authorizes political subdivisions, governmental entities, or state agencies to purchase items through an existing public contract of another political subdivision
 HB1127HOWARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to requirements of auto title companies (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB1130GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Allows for dual leasing of water bottoms for oyster cultivation and harvest
 HB1142HORTONUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides for unemployment compensation for military spouses who resign employment to relocate pursuant to a permanent change of station order (RE INCREASE OF EX See Note)
 HB1165HUVALINSURANCE/AUTOMOBILE - Exempts mobile construction equipment from compulsory motor vehicle security requirements

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Returned from House Subject to Call
 SCR15CLAITORJOINT RULES - Amends Joint Rules of Order relative to conference committee reports.

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR129W.BISHOPLOCAL AGENCIES - Requests the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission to provide a detailed report on the status of reopening Pradat Playground and Pool.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR32COLOMBLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Requires closed captioning of legislative proceedings that are broadcast.
 SCR78MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the legislative intent regarding Act 379 of the Regular Session of 2014.
 SCR101WALSWORTHENVIRONMENT QUALITY DEPT - Requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study the removal of certain Reid vapor pressure requirements in certain parishes.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB241MILKOVICHPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides right of access to autopsy records, coroner's reports and similar documents. (gov sig)
 SB403MORRISHCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to facilities providing housing to individuals referred by judicial agencies. (8/1/16) (OR SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB10PEACOCKSTATE POLICE RET FUND - Provides for the payment of certain system administrative expenses. (6/10/16) (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 SB25MORRELLLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Provides for duration and consideration of certain matters during regular sessions of the Legislature. (2/3 - CA3s2(A)) (EG -$1,500,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB36GATTIMALPRACTICE - Provides exclusion from coverage for medical malpractice by doctor practicing outside his specialty or hospital privileges. (8/1/16) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB78GATTIMALPRACTICE - Increases medical malpractice cap for certain child brain injuries. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB146GATTICAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for institutions of higher education to first use capital outlay funding for deferred maintenance projects. (8/1/16) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB157CORTEZCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to scrap metal recyclers. (gov sig)
 SB163PETERSONLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Provides that general subject, tax, and fiscal matters shall be heard during each regular legislative session. (2/3-CA13s1(A))
 SB164PETERSONVOTERS/VOTING - Allows any person who is registered to vote to vote absentee by mail without rendering a reason for requesting an absentee ballot. (8/1/16) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB192JOHNSINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the confidential treatment of papers, documents, reports, or evidence related to an investigation by the division of insurance fraud within the Department of Insurance. (8/1/16)
 SB246LAFLEURMUSEUMS - Transfers the Eddie G. Robinson Museum from the jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB250LAFLEURMUSEUMS - Removes the Germantown Colony Museum from the jurisdiction of the Department of State. (2/1/17) (EG -$13,345 GF EX See Note)
 SB267MORRELLENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY - Provides relative to certain entities or organizations receiving capital outlay funding. (1/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 SB322MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to revocation of a video draw poker device license for certain violations. (8/1/16)
 SB327LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides for Louisiana False Claims Act. (8/1/16) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB332MORRELLDISCRIMINATION - Provides relative to gender identification discrimination. (8/1/16)
 SB339MARTINYVIDEO POKER - Provides with respect to the closure of a restaurant at a qualified truck stop facility. (8/1/16)
 SB347T.CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Repeals restrictions which bar local governmental subdivisions from enacting local labor ordinances which establish a minimum wage and a minimum number of vacation and sick leave days. (8/1/16)
 SB370THOMPSONPARISHES - Provides for an automobile expense allowance for the assessor in Madison Parish. (gov sig)
 SB385WALSWORTHMENTAL HEALTH - Adds certain legislators to the governing board of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority. (8/1/16)
 SB387CORTEZMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to collection of payments due to the office of motor vehicles and the office of debt recovery. (gov sig)
 SB424MARTINYPROBATION/PAROLE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (8/1/16) (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB436T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Provides with respect to discrimination regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. (gov sig)
 SB465BARROWHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to freestanding emergency medical care facilities. (8/1/16)
 SB472CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to crimes involving the use of an unmanned aircraft system. (gov sig)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR105HAVARDTRANSPORTATION - Creates the Special Permit Task Force
 HCR127FOILPARKS - Expresses support for the U.S. Land and Water Conservation Fund

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR93IVEYSNAP/FOOD STAMPS - Requests a feasibility study of a prospective program to limit uses of SNAP benefits by Medicaid enrollees with certain health conditions

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB14PEARSONRETIREMENT/BDS - COMMISSIONS - Replaces the chairman of the House Committee on Retirement with a member of the House Committee on Retirement appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives as trustee on each state and statewide retirement system board (RE NO IMPACT APV)
 HB37JONESRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (RE NO IMPACT APV)
 HB39PEARSONRETIREMENT/REGISTR VOTER - Provides relative to the maximum benefits for members of the Registrars of Voters Employees' Retirement System hired on or before December 31, 2012 (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB53FOILRETIREMENT/PAROCHIAL EMP - Provides relative to Deferred Retirement Option Plan accounts in the Parochial Employees' Retirement System and interest on such accounts (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB54FOILRETIREMENT/CLERKS COURT - Reamortizes the initial unfunded accrued liability (IUAL) of the Clerks of Court Retirement and Relief Fund as a level-dollar payment over the remaining life of the original IUAL amortization schedule (EG INCREASE FC LF)
 HB56LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to retirement eligibility and benefits for new hires in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (RE DECREASE APV)
 HB57LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to the assessment and remittal of employee contributions to the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (EG INCREASE APV)
 HB58LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to the Deferred Retirement Option Plan in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (EG1 INCREASE APV)
 HB59LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to conversion of sick and annual leave to retirement credit in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB60MIGUEZRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school nurses in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (EG INCREASE APV)
 HB431CARMODYPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Increases and provides for inspection and supervision fees for common and contract motor carriers and public utilities (EG +$700,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB464S.BISHOPMINERALS - Provides for pipeline safety inspection fees (EG INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB608ADAMSTAX COMMISSION, STATE - Increases the fee imposed by the Louisiana Tax Commission for the mandated assessment of public service properties (RE +$1,700,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB717STOKESREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the funding of the operations of the Department of Revenue (RE +$110,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB735ABRAMSONTAX RETURN - Provides relative to the deadlines for the payment of certain taxes and the time and place for the filing of certain income tax returns (RE1 NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB737ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Changes the deadline for the submission of annual reports to the Department of Revenue regarding deductions and withholdings of employee wages (EG1 NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB738ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the enforcement and supervision of the collection of certain inspection and supervision fees (EG NO IMPACT SD RV See Note)
 HB756ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Requires the electronic filing of certain claims for refunds (EG NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB763CARPENTERHUMAN SERVICES - Authorizes and provides for behavioral health intervention and stabilization units (RE1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB772ABRAMSONTAX/TAX REBATES - Provides relative to contracts for procurement processing company rebates (EG1 NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB784ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the capital outlay budget submission (RE NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB830SEABAUGHCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to criminal background checks for owners, employees, volunteers, and inspectors of early learning centers (RE1 INCREASE FF EX See Note)
 HB900LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/FEES - Authorizes an increase in fees collected by the Department of Environmental Quality (RE +$9,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB1060STOKESTAX/SALES & USE - Provides relative to the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission (EG NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB1093IVEYLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Provides with respect to reporting requirements of the legislative auditor regarding public retirement systems
 HB1103STOKESTAX/INCOME-INDIV/RETURN - Provides relative to extensions of time for filing Louisiana individual income tax returns (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB286GAROFALOTRUSTS - Provides for revisions to the Trust Code
 HB383HAVARDDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - Provides relative to the per diem paid to members of the board of commissioners of waterworks districts located in certain parishes (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB400REYNOLDSTEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS - Provides relative to the review of textbooks and other instructional materials by the state Dept. of Education (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB538GAROFALOCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to court reporter fees on appeal matters and transcript contracts (EG1 LF RV See Note)
 HB704HAVARDMTR VEHICLE/TRUCKS - Authorizes night movement of permitted vehicles on interstate highways
 HB766BROADWATERDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to sustainable energy financing districts
 HB853R.JOHNSONPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Changes the composition of the Avoyelles Parish Port Commission
 HB858MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the members of the municipal fire and police civil service board
 HB861MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to defined terms within the provisions governing the municipal fire and police civil service
 HB873MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to officers and employees of the municipal fire and police civil service
 HB1005WILLMOTTPURCHASING - Requires prior approval of certain purchases made by state agencies in the last two months of the fiscal year (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB1032S.CARTERDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Cypress Point Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB1086L.HARRISPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to contract limits for certain public contracts
 HB1149LEGERLEVEES - Provides relative to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West Bank

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB26ALLAINSERVITUDES - Provides relative to servitudes of natural drainage. (gov sig)
 SB57W.BISHOPGOVERNOR - Prohibits the increase in salary of unclassified employees in the executive branch for a period commencing on the gubernatorial election day and concluding on inauguration day. (gov sig)
 SB123CLAITORCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Revises and reorganizes Code of Criminal Procedure articles and Revised Statutes relative to bail. (1/1/17)
 SB309CLAITORHEALTH CARE - Amends supervision requirements for certain addictive disorder practitioners in certain custodial environments. (8/1/16)
 HB81BROADWATERPUBLIC RECORDS - Requires public bodies to make certain information concerning the custodian of records publicly available
 HB216HENSGENSPUBLIC BLDGS/GROUNDS-ST - Limits the amount required to be spent per project under the Percent for Art Program (REF DECREASE OF EX See Note)
 HB218HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Prohibits the use of tobacco products on school property
 HB340STOKESCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Prohibits certain sales or offers for sale of extended service agreements for motor vehicles
 HB795STOKESTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the organization of the Tax Exemption Budget (REF NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)

Conference Committee Report Received
 SB111BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Parkwood Terrace Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)
 HB40REYNOLDSRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees in the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (REC INCREASE APV)
 HB111PYLANTHIGHWAYS - Designates a bridge located on Louisiana Highway 4 as the "Chief Warrant Officer Brian Henderson Memorial Bridge" (EG1 +$3,360 SD EX See Note)
 HB140HOWARDWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Adds current and retired attorney generals and designated assistant attorneys general to list of officials who can carry concealed weapons
 HB385HAZELCRIME - Creates the crime of providing false, nonexistent, or incomplete declaration of residence for bail (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB570SCHRODERHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to the practice of telemedicine
 HB614MORENOVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for the electronic transmission of voting materials and procedures and requirements for voting absentee using such materials (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)