Senate Daily Digest
April 28, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading Subject to Call
 SB632RISERTAX/TAXATION - Authorizes the secretary of the Department of Revenue to establish a Solar Credit Secured Refund Pilot Program to allow taxpayers who are eligible to receive a solar credit refund to authorize their refunds to be paid directly to a properly secured third party lender. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR85GALLOTSENATE - Recognizes Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as Lemonade Day for Cypress Springs Elementary School in Ruston, Louisiana.
 SR86GALLOTSENATE - Recognizes Thursday, May 1, 2014, as Lemonade Day for Ruston Elementary School in Ruston, Louisiana.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR8CLAITORHEALTH CARE - Expresses the sense of the Louisiana Legislature on the need for colorectal cancer screening examinations.
 SCR9CLAITORCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Claney Duplechin, coach of the Episcopal High School Knights boys varsity cross country team, on being selected as a 2013 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
 SCR84BODI WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Southeastern Louisiana University men's indoor track and field team upon earning the 2014 Southland Conference Title and Coach Sean Brady on being named the Southland Conference Men's Indoor Coach of the Year.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB142RICHARDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for a 10% reduction of all state professional, personal, and consulting service contracts and provides for deposit of the savings into the Higher Education Financing Fund (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB216SCHRODERPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides for preparation of pies in the home for public consumption (REF SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB236BROADWATERREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Authorizes the office of debt recovery to utilize the offset of certain gaming winnings as a means to collect delinquent debt owed to state agencies (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB421RITCHIEFAMILY LAW - Provides relative to court-approved treatment programs required for a parent with a history of family violence
 HB505DIXONEMPLOYMENT - Provides limitation of liability for certain persons when an employee has a criminal conviction
 HB511M.GUILLORYDWI - Provides relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB616ABRAMSONPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to public records requests
 HB654LORUSSOMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to the rights of military personnel to terminate a lease
 HB697CONNICKSEX OFFENSE/REGISTRY - Provides relative to the in-person periodic renewals of persons who are required to register but do not have a fixed residence address (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB799BISHOPATTORNEYS - Provides relative to the employment of special attorneys or counsel (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB824LEGERTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the application fee for projects applying for the rehabilitation of historic structures tax credit applicable to nonresidential property (EN +$552,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB853LANCE HARRISBUDGETARY PROCEDURES - Provides for information included in the executive budget and the General Appropriation Bill (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB879THIBAUTINSURANCE - Provides relative to insurance holding companies
 HB885CONNICKSEX OFFENSE/REGISTRY - Provides for certain procedures relative to the end of registration and notification requirements of convicted sex offenders and child predators (EN +$103,000 SD EX See Note)
 HB907ST.GERMAINMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides for the issuance of REAL ID compliant driver's licenses and special identification cards (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB1052MORENOFAMILY VIOLENCE - Creates the Domestic Violence Prevention Commission
 HB1061SCHRODERCHILDREN/ABUSE - Provides relative to legal representation for children and indigent parents in child protection cases
 HB1085SCHEXNAYDERPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides for the lease of certain state property in Iberville Parish

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB84NEVERSCONSUMERS - Provides relative to consumer credit transactions. (8/1/14) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB138FRED MILLSMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorize university logo to be placed on a driver's license or identification card issued by the office of motor vehicles. (1/1/15) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB338DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides relative to economic and financial reports for projects submitted in conjunction with the request for the review or approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. (7/1/14) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB409FRED MILLSPROCUREMENT CODE - Provides for lowest available price for certain software procurement contracts. (7/1/14) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB573CHABERTPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Creates the office of multimodal commerce in the Department of Transportation and Development. (See Act) (RR1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB216MURRAYJUDGES - Provides relative to courts and vacancies in the office of a judge. (2/3-CA13s1(A)) (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB217MURRAYJUDGES - Provides relative to vacancy in the office of a judge. (8/1/14) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB445CROWEJUDGES - Provides for the elimination of two judges from the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. (See Act) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB165MURRAYHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to prescription drug specialty tiers. (1/1/15)
 SB221ERDEYGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides relative to premiums. (7/1/14) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB322MURRAYEMPLOYMENT - Provides relative to the "Equal Pay for Women Act". (8/1/14) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB334PETERSONEMPLOYMENT - Provides that the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act be applicable to men, private employers and requires government contractors to verify equal pay practices. (8/1/14) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB432BUFFINGTONHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to persons with disabilities and service dogs. (8/1/14)
 SB443MURRAYEMPLOYMENT - Requires the "Equal Pay for Women Act" to apply to local governments and political subdivisions. (8/1/14)
 SB535ADLEYLEGISLATIVE AGENCIES - Establishes the Chief Legislative Security Officer and the Joint Legislative Security Council. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB568NEVERSOPTOMETRISTS - Provides relative to the practice of optometry and the regulation of such profession. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB63MORRELLCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides for the crime of solar tax credit fraud with respect to the sale, installation, maintenance or repair of a solar electric or solar thermal system. (gov sig)
 SB69MURRAYINSURERS - Prohibits insurers from excluding from coverage the intentional acts of policy holders' minor child. (8/1/14) (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB70CLAITORCURRICULA - Repeals the Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act. (8/1/14)
 SB76MORRISHPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Cameron Parish Port, Harbor, and Terminal District. (1/1/15)
 SB79ADLEYFLOOD PROTECTION AUTH - Provides relative to flood protection authorities. (8/1/14) (RE NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB90DORSEY-COLOMBSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the creation of the "Neighborhood Watch Act". (gov sig)
 SB130MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to fuel sale requirements at qualified truck stops. (8/1/14)
 SB213WARDLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates the American Paint Horse as the state horse. (8/1/14)
 SB250WARDANIMALS - Exempts certain persons from the requirements of the big exotic cats rules. (8/1/14)
 SB282TROY BROWNSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Authorizes the Port of South Louisiana, the Lafourche Basin Levee District, and the Pontchartrain Levee District to enter a cooperative endeavor agreement to authorize the exercise of combined police protection. (8/1/14) (2/3-CA6s43(2)) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB299MORRISHLOANS - Provides relative to civil justice funding companies. (1/1/15)
 SB301MARTINYFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to financial institutions and production of documents. (8/1/14) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB353PEACOCKPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides that certain records relative to jury selection and jurors are not public records. (8/1/14)
 SB354BODI WHITESCHOOLS - Constitutional Amendment to provide that any public school system created by the legislature shall have the authority granted parish school boards. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB368MORRELLLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to the New Orleans Regional Business Park. (8/15/14)
 SB385LAFLEURSCHOOLS - Provides for empowered community schools. (7/1/14)
 SB426LAFLEURCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Prohibits required use of settlement service providers in residential real estate transactions. (8/1/14)
 SB434LAFLEURCLERKS OF COURT - Provides for automobile expense allowance for certain clerks of court. (8/1/14)
 SB447MORRELLCONTRACTORS - Requires the State Licensing Board for Contractors to provide testing specifically for solar installers. (8/1/14)
 SB492HEITMEIERENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - Provides for smoking and tobacco products. (8/1/14)
 SB499HEITMEIERHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for authorized procedures provided by direct service workers. (gov sig)
 SB505HEITMEIERPHYSICIANS - Provides for an automatic suspension of a physician's license. (gov sig)
 SB512HEITMEIERPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides for chain restaurant menu labeling. (1/1/15)
 SB530BROOMEPARISHES - Requires parishes to establish and maintain a registry of foreclosed properties. (gov sig)
 SB633CLAITORSCHOOLS - Prohibits certain schools from being a member of any interscholastic extra-curricular athletic association or organization that does not provide for third-party arbitration of eligibility issues. (gov sig)
 SB636BODI WHITESCHOOLS - Provides relative to the organization and management of large school systems. (8/1/14) (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB665CORTEZFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Lafayette Parish Visitors Enterprise Fund. (7/1/14)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR20LEGERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes No-Shave November in Louisiana, an effort to raise awareness of men's health issues

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB433STEVE CARTERHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Authorizes the Board of Regents to enter into interstate reciprocity agreements relative to online instruction (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB784WILLMOTTCULTURE/REC/TOUR - Removes provisions relative to the exhibit of a specific ship by the Kenner Naval Museum
 HB8HONOREPARDON - Reduces the length of time certain applicants are required to wait before filing a subsequent application with the Board of Pardons (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB16T.LANDRYCOURTS - Authorizes the 15th JDC to provide for a reentry division of court (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB293B.ADAMSGAMBLING - Prohibits gambling by electronic sweepstakes device (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB345ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverage laws (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB346ARNOLDREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to permits issued by the office of alcohol and tobacco control
 HB743MORENOCRIMINAL/JUSTICE - Relative to the membership, voting procedures, and proxies of the La. Sentencing Commission
 HB751MORENOCORRECTIONS - Provides relative to the reinstatement of good time credit in certain circumstances (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB752MORENOCRIME/FELONIES - Expands the crime of filing a false lien against a law enforcement or court officer to include liens against any clerk of court, deputy clerk of court, and recorder of mortgages (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB830B.ADAMSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to size limitations on containers of beverages of high alcoholic content
 HB893SCHEXNAYDERMTR VEHICLE/INSPECTION - Provides for physical inspections of a vehicle by a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officer
 HB54JAMESCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes the designation of specialized divisions or sections in city or municipal courts (EN +$161,950 LF RV See Note)
 HB241ARMESWILDLIFE & FISHERIES CMN - Makes a technical correction to remove the effective date reference contained in the ballot language for the proposed constitutional amendment that would specify certain geographical qualifications for members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
 HB284ST.GERMAINSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Dept. of Transportation and Development
 HB304HILLMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Louisiana Cattlemen's Association" special prestige license plate
 HB317COXMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "U.S. Army Ranger" military honor license plate (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB323T.LANDRYMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Down Syndrome Awareness" special prestige license plate (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB440HARRISONFISHING/SHRIMP - Provides relative to size and configuration of skimmer nets (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB450SCHRODERHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of La. Highway 21 in St. Tammany Parish as "South Tyler Street"
 HB642HILLCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes an increase in court costs for the Oberlin Municipal Court (EN +$18,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB793ST.GERMAINWATER/RESOURCES - Provides for the membership of the Capital Area Groundwater Commission
 HB832BROADWATERTREASURER - Provides relative to permissible investment by the state treasurer of offshore revenues deposited into the Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB902ST.GERMAINMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation special prestige license plate
 HB913LEOPOLDFISHING/FINFISH - Creates the Louisiana Finfish Task Force
 HB935MORRISMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Lung Cancer Alliance" special prestige license plate
 HB55LOPINTOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Revises provisions of law regarding expungement (EN SEE FISC NOTE RV See Note)
 HB63LEGEREXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Revises terminology referring to persons with disabilities and other persons with exceptionalities (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB119HOFFMANNANIMALS/LIVESTOCK AT LG - Revises a certain highway intersection designation in the statutory list of public highways prohibiting livestock at large
 HB212LEBASCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Adds certain compounds to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB229MACKCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Adds substances to the listing of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB308SEABAUGHCRIME - Increases the possible term of imprisonment for the crime of aggravated flight from an officer (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB414HAZELCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Amends responsive verdicts for theft and attempted theft (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB480RITCHIESPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates "Louisiana Collector Car Appreciation" weekend the second weekend in July
 HB513CAMERON HENRYEXCEP PERSON/DISABLED - Requires the Department of Health and Hospitals to provide information concerning velocardiofacial syndrome and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB544B.ADAMSFIRE PROTECTION - Provides penalties for fire prevention interference (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB736JAMESBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Commission on HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C
 HB741LOPINTOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides for a contradictory hearing for a motion to withdraw a guilty plea
 HB746MORENOTANNING FACILITIES - Prohibits the use of tanning equipment by a minor
 HB833FOILEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Creates the ABLE Account savings program for persons with disabilities (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB891STOKESHEALTH/MEDICAL TREATMENT - Authorizes access to investigational treatments for terminally ill patients
 HB1075CONNICKENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Defines cigarettes, cigarette butts, cigarillos, cigar or cigarillo tips as litter and provides for littering penalties (EN INCREASE RV See Note)
 HB97SHADOINTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Provides relative to a sales and use tax for the Union Parish School Board
 HB173JAMESDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Sherwood Forest Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District
 HB201BERTHELOTMUNICIPAL/LAWRASON ACT - Provides relative to the powers granted to the mayor pro tempore in a Lawrason Act municipality
 HB253T.BURNSDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Authorizes the governing authority of St. Tammany Parish to create a geographic information system district (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB254LORUSSOLEASES - Provides relative to leasing of certain marina facilities operated by Jefferson Parish
 HB316BURFORDMTR VEHICLE/INSPECTION - Exempts single axle two-wheel trailers from motor vehicle inspection requirements (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB364MACKMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides for suspension and seizure of a person's driver's license
 HB419MONTOUCETDISTRICTS/DRAINAGE - Provides relative to access to public drainage for maintenance purposes
 HB456SCHRODERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides that the position of police chief for the city of Covington is in the unclassified service
 HB576T.BURNSPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Exempts Mandeville from certain laws regarding wages and hours of police officers (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB579DANAHAYPLANNING/ZONING - Grants the governing authority of the city of Sulphur the power to grant certain powers and duties to the city's zoning commission
 HB655MACKMOTOR CARRIERS - Requires a person applying for a commercial driver's license to provide a current medical examiner's certificate
 HB860MACKMOTOR CARRIERS - Provides for the registration expiration date for certain commercial trucks and trailers
 HB896DANAHAYTRAFFIC/VIOLATIONS - Prohibits the use of photo speed enforcement devices on interstates
 HB904ROBERT JOHNSONHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the Cottonport Housing Authority
 HB1012LORUSSODISTRICTS/TAXING - Provides relative to a special taxing district in Jefferson Parish
 HB1016PIERRESCHOOLS/HIGH SCHOOL - Provides for State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who meet certain academic eligibility criteria relative to language proficiency (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB156MACKCOURTS - Provides with respect to the transfer of surplus monies from jury funds to the Criminal Court Fund of the 21st Judicial District Court (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB218TALBOTCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to special civil proceedings (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB314ARNOLDSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Dept. of Justice
 HB326LOPINTOPAROLE - Provides relative to the district attorney's participation in parole hearings
 HB330LOPINTOMENTAL HEALTH - Authorizes the use of electronic means for the delivery of an order for protective custody and transportation to the sheriff
 HB332LOPINTOCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Amends criminal penalties for certain offenses involving Schedule I narcotic substances (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB460ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to mailing of official correspondence by the office of alcohol and tobacco control (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB462BERTHELOTNOTARIES - Provides with respect to ex officio notaries public for the Department of Public Safety and Corrections (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB496ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMT - Provides relative to wine and malt beverage permits
 HB527PEARSONCOURTS - Relative to Family Court in the 22nd Judicial District Court (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB569STOKESCOURTS - Relative to human trafficking courts (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB641HARRISONCORONERS - Relative to the office and duties of coroner (RE1 NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB747MORENOCRIME/BATTERY - Provides relative to domestic abuse battery and other offenses involving domestic abuse (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB750MORENOFAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to restraining orders, protective orders, and injunctions issued in conjunction with domestic abuse cases
 HB753MORENOFAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to the possession of firearms as it relates to persons convicted of domestic abuse battery or subject to a protective order (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB1036ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides for the donation of alcoholic beverages to certain organizations

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB331LOPINTODWI - Authorizes licensed practical nurses to administer chemical tests for intoxication