House Committee on Ways and Means
May 23, 2022
10:30 a.m.
Room 6

Adjourned
 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

DISCUSSION OF LEGISLATION
 HB372ROMEROTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - Provides for the assessment of green house gas emissions reduction facilities for purposes of ad valorem property taxes (OR SEE FISC NOTE LF RV)
 HCR104WRIGHTREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Urges and requests the Dept. of Revenue to study and report on the feasibility of accepting virtual currency as a form of payment of taxes, licenses, fees, penalties, and interest due to the state (EG NO IMPACT EX See Note)
 SB76FIELDSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides that certain graduate students shall be exempt from mandatory student fees. (8/1/24) (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB401MCMATHCLERKS OF COURT - Authorizes governing authorities to adopt ordinances to increase certain fees in the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington. (8/1/22) (EN +$670,000 LF RV See Note)
 SB466SMITHASSESSORS - Provides for a salary increase for assessors. (7/1/22) (EG +$2,059,000 LF EX See Note)

OTHER BUSINESS

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Any person who does not feel comfortable giving testimony in person may submit a prepared statement in accordance with House Rule 14.33 in lieu of appearing before the committee:

A. Any interested person or any committee member may file with the committee a prepared statement concerning a specific instrument or matter under consideration by the committee or concerning any matter within the committee's scope of authority, and the committee records shall reflect receipt of such statement and the date and time thereof.

B. Any person who files a prepared statement which contains data or statistical information shall include in such prepared statement sufficient information to identify the source of the data or statistical information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term "source" shall mean a publication, website, person, or other source from which the data or statistical information contained in the prepared statement was obtained by the person or persons who prepared the statement.

NOTE: Statements emailed to hwmc@legis.la.gov and received prior to noon on Friday, May 20, 2022, will be distributed to the committee members prior to the meeting.

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