House Committee on Appropriations
May 23, 2022
9:00 a.m.
Room 5


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 HB74DESHOTELINDIAN AFFAIRS - Provides relative to supplemental pay for tribal officers of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and recognizes certain tribes as Indian Tribes of the state (RE +$42,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB277CARRIERSUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Provides relative to supplemental pay for tribal officers of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (EG +$72,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB499AMEDEEFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates a fund for the purpose of funding tuition exemptions and reduction of textbook costs for persons who are age fifty-five or older (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB650HILFERTYMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of prescription human milk (EN +$592,788 GF EX See Note)
 HB651HILFERTYINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to insurance coverage for prescription human milk (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB739LYONSPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for placement of a memorial of Oscar James Dunn in the state capitol (EN +$75,000 SD EX See Note)
 HB769WRIGHTMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to ignition interlock devices and maintenance services (RE +$946,644 EX See Note)
 HB970MALINDA WHITEEARLY CHILDHOOD - Creates an early childhood literacy program for the purpose of delivering an age-appropriate book monthly to eligible children under the age of five (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB1057DESHOTELFUELS - Provides for an emergency fuel reserve (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB116BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Creates the office on women's health within the Louisiana Department of Health. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB347MILLIGANPROCUREMENT CODE - Authorizes the audit of certain vendor documentation in procurement of surveillance equipment by the office of legislature auditor. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF EX See Note)
 SB348CLOUDGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides for a process for a prior authorization for a particular healthcare service, procedure, or prescription drug. (7/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB394BERNARDINSURANCE POLICIES - Requires coverage for drugs under certain conditions and the drug is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (1/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB412TALBOTINSURERS - Provides for the Insure Louisiana Incentive Program. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB471MILLIGANCONTRACTS - Provides for foreign sources to fund certain gifts and contracts to the state or political subdivisions. (1/1/23) (EN +$576,049 GF EX See Note)

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 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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