Senate Daily Digest
May 2, 2017
2:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR58GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jon Christian Walden on his extraordinary accomplishments as a high school wrestler and student.
 SR61W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the University of Dillard's men's basketball team on being selected to play in the NAIA Tournament.
 SR62W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the University of New Orleans men's basketball team on being selected to play in the NCAA Tournament.
 SR63BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes and commends the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation and board members.
 SR64BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Reverend Borgia Aubespin, SVD, for his 52 years of service in the priesthood.
 SR65PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses the condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of Louisiana Army National Guard Sergeant Charles Eddie Voisin Jr.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR54CHABERTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes Monday, May 22, 2017, as LUMCON Day at the Louisiana State Capitol and commends the members of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education.
 SCR55COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mackenzie Kay Andrews upon being selected for a Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR56COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bria Janai Williams upon being selected for a 2017 Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR57COLOMBCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Malori Dawn Dupree upon being selected for a Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR58MILLSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Southern Mutual Help Association for its support in disaster recovery.
 SCR59PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Randall Bertrand, head coach of the girls' basketball team at Gueydan High School, upon the occasion of being named Louisiana Class 1A Coach of the Year for the 2016-2017 season.
 SCR60PERRYPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Designates the grounds surrounding the Old Arsenal Museum on the capitol grounds as The Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park.
 SCR61PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Elijah Mitchell on his outstanding football career at Erath High School and wishes him the best with his upcoming college career with the Ragin' Cajuns.
 SCR62MARTINYLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes May 2017 as Building Safety Month.
 SCR63B.WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commemorates the Bicentennial Anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Baton Rouge and encourages civic participation in its year-long celebration, BR200.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB5JEFFERSONCOURTS - Provides for a mayor's court in the village of Athens
 HB10TERRY BROWNCOURTS - Provides relative to the judicial expense fund for the Thirty-Fifth Judicial District
 HB12MACKPLANNING/ZONING-LOCAL - Provides relative to compensation for members of the Livingston Parish planning commission for attending meetings
 HB13THIBAUTLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the Pointe Coupee Parish library
 HB14FALCONERLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the naming of the Madisonville branch library in St. Tammany Parish
 HB16MCFARLANDTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the governing authority of the town of Jonesboro to levy and collect a hotel occupancy tax
 HB19MAGEECRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Allows for the imposition of community service as a possible penalty for a violation of any parish ordinance (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB24THIBAUTTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the West Baton Rouge Parish Tourist Commission
 HB25ANDERSINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance benefits of the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB76HAVARDTOURISM/COMMISSION - Increases the maximum hotel occupancy tax authorized to be levied by the West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission (EN +$100,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB85PRICELAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides with respect to financial security for survivors of federal law enforcement officers (EG1 INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB88G.MILLERPUBLIC BLDGS/GROUNDS-ST - Authorizes the St. John the Baptist Sheriff to name a law enforcement training facility in honor of retired St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Lloyd B. Johnson
 HB106POPEINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides for group insurance benefits for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB212GISCLAIRMILITARY AFFAIRS/NATL GD - Provides relative to disability benefits of Louisiana National Guardsmen
 HB304HILFERTYCRIME/RACKETEERING - Expands definition of "racketeering activity" to include armed robbery and armed robbery or attempted armed robbery committed with a firearm (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB315S.BISHOPTAX/ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE - Provides relative to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
 HB320HAZELMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to the designation of a third party administrator of the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Board
 HB393CONNICKINSURANCE/POLICIES - Provides for the elimination of contents coverage on residential properties following a declared disaster
 HB401GISCLAIRVETERANS - Provides relative to the membership of the Veterans' Affairs Commission
 HB407HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides for producer fees for individual and group health insurance policies
 HB412LEBASSCHOOLS - Authorizes the possession and application of sunscreen at public schools
 HB470FALCONERPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Tammany Parish
 HB480HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for the approval of independent review organizations
 HB485JEFFERSONCIVIL/JURIES - Provides relative to the functions of jury commissions in certain parishes
 HB491LEOPOLDPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to advertisements and bids for the lease of public lands
 HB495JIM MORRISPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Bossier Parish
 HB503THIBAUTINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to the licensing of insurance producers (EN +$500,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB615T.LANDRYCORRECTIONS/PRISONERS - Provides relative to the release date of an inmate required to complete certain programs prior to release on parole (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR14MORENOCURRICULA - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow instruction in computer science to count for purposes of satisfying certain high school graduation requirements
 HCR17HOFFMANNCHILDREN/WELFARE SVCS - Requests a study and recommendations concerning reporting of child abuse and neglect in military families

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB5LUNEAUSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to per diem for the Rapides Parish Sewerage District No. 2. (8/1/17) (EN +$6,480 LF RV See Note)
 SB10MILLSMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the St. Martin Parish Assessment District to provide for an automobile expense allowance for the assessor. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB29MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the sales and use tax exemption for antique airplanes. (7/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB30MORRELLTAX/SALES - Extends the Tax Free Shopping Program set to terminate on July 1, 2017. (gov sig) (EN -$1,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB31MORRELLTAX/SALES - Includes certain numismatic coins in the definition of tangible personal property subject to sales and use tax. (7/1/17) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB57CORTEZFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to remove authority to fund state police for traffic control from the Transportation Trust Fund. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB60WALSWORTHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain state highways in memory of certain police officers. (8/1/17) (EN +$4,400 SG EX See Note)
 SB79LUNEAUTAX/TAXATION - Removes the June 30, 2018, sunset provision and makes permanent reductions to certain income and corporation franchise tax credits. (gov sig) (EN +$12,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB97FANNINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the sales and use tax exemption for feed, seed, and fertilizer used by commercial farmers. (1/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB98DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the appropriation of incentive expenditures. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB99DONAHUESPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the St. Tammany Parish Development District. (See Act)
 SB100DONAHUEFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the requirement of the division of administration to produce a non-discretionary adjusted standstill budget. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB106W.BISHOPPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requires public postsecondary institutions to address the prevention of unplanned pregnancies among unmarried college students as a part of freshmen orientation. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB113BARROWTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to entities that are exempt from the corporation franchise tax. (1/1/18) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB115APPELSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the University Neighborhood Security and Improvement District in Orleans Parish. (gov sig)
 SB119WARDLANDS/WATERBOTTOM - Authorizes a surface lease between Williams, Inc. and the state land office. (gov sig)
 SB132B.WHITEWATER/WATERWAYS - Provides an exception for portions of the Comite River, Pearl River, Tchefuncte River, Bogue Falaya River, Abita River, Amite River, and Bayou Manchac from provisions of the natural and scenic rivers program. (8/1/17)
 SB143CHABERTPUBLIC LANDS - Provides relative to sales, leases, and subleases of immovable property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. (gov sig)
 SB145CLAITORTOPS - Provides relative to Tulane Legislative Scholarships. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB150CHABERTTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Ports of Louisiana tax credits. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB162APPELHOUSING - Provides relative to the Louisiana Inclusionary Zoning and Workforce Affordable Housing Act. (gov sig)
 SB163MIZELLCORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Provides an exemption from the requirement that state prisons purchase goods from Prison Enterprises, if the goods can be purchased for less in the parish in which the facility is located. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB164PEACOCKPUBLIC LANDS - Provides the procedures for the sale of certain school lands by a school board. (8/1/17)
 SB172MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credits as of January 1, 2019. (gov sig) (EN +$27,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB177MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the Motion Picture Tax Credit Program for the withholding of income tax for performance of services on a state-certified production. (7/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB178MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Establishes termination dates for certain tax credits and incentive programs administered by the Department of Economic Development. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB199ERDEYPUBLIC PROPERTY - Allows the sharing of equipment between public entities. (gov sig)
 SB200ERDEYSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for an increase of members to the board of supervisors of the Livingston Parish Sewer District. (gov sig)
 SB204G.SMITHPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Authorizes St. John the Baptist Parish to name a library after Norris Butch Millet Sr. (8/1/17)
 SB207ALLAINFISH/FISHING - Limits the permissible uses of monies in the Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB210ERDEYSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for an increase of commissioners to the board of Gravity Drainage District No. 2 of Livingston Parish. (gov sig)
 SB225HEWITTCURRICULA - Creates the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council (LaSTEM). (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB230LAFLEURMUSEUMS - Removes certain museums from the jurisdiction of the Department of State. (gov sig) (EN -$118,305 GF EX See Note)
 SB232LAFLEURFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to funds and state funds. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB235MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (OR SEE FISC NOTE GF RV)
 SB238PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the town of Duson to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax. (gov sig)
 SB240RISERTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Exempts flood or tornado victims from paying state individual income tax for the 2017 tax year. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB241JOHNSTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for dental devices. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB243PEACOCKTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the tax credit for conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB248MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for an annual cap and a termination date for the musical and theatrical production income tax credit. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

Special Order No. 1 for May 9, 2017.
 SB26MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to prohibit contracts under the industrial property tax exemption program from exempting millages related to school funding. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG INCREASE LF RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR1MORRISHCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Approves the annual integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2018.

Senate Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SR39MILKOVICHRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Urges and requests the systems to report certain investment information including amounts paid to investment professionals.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR1MORRISHCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Approves the comprehensive master plan for integrated coastal protection.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB11PEACOCKRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for the incorporation of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System into the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana. (7/1/17) (EG SEE BELOW)
 SB25MORRELLTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Sunsets the individual income tax education credit. (gov sig) (EN +$9,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB27MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from state sales and use tax. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB33MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Eliminates sunset provision on credit for taxes paid in other states. (gov sig) (EG +$31,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB38MORRELLCOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Provides with respect to mental health counselors. (gov sig)
 SB48MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the termination of the credit for purchase of qualified recycling equipment or service contracts. (gov sig) (EG +$100,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB61ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to authorize local economic development authorities or districts to enter into contracts to exempt offshore vessels from ad valorem taxation. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/17)
 SB146CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the Habitual Offender Law. (11/1/17)
 SB148CHABERTPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Creates the Waterway Dredging and Deepening Priorty Program. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB174MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for a deduction for individual and corporate income tax for certain disaster payments. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB175MORRELLTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Provides for a deduction for certain casualty losses arising from a major disaster. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)