Senate Daily Digest
May 9, 2017
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB255MORRELLEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Provides relative to health-related policies established by certain early learning centers. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR76T.CARTERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of former New Orleans police superintendent, Richard Pennington.
 SR79PEACOCKCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the Death of John "Pa" Breitschopf.
 SR80MILLSSENATE - Designates the month of May 2017 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Louisiana.
 SR81MILLSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Matthew Maurice Louviere on earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
 SR82COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Robert Godwin Sr.
 SR83ERDEYLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates May 9, 2017, as Louisiana Chemical Industry Day.
 SR84THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Madison Elise Nelson for being named Louisiana's 2017 Middle School Student of the Year by the Louisiana Department of Education.
 SR85THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends posthumously James Graugnard Sr. on his induction into the 2017 Louisiana Agricultural Hall of Distinction and recognizes his outstanding contributions to the agricultural community in Louisiana.
 SR86THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Charles "Buck" Vandersteen on his induction into the 2017 Louisiana Agricultural Hall of Distinction and recognizes his outstanding contributions to the agricultural community in Louisiana.
 SR87THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mayther "Ray" Young on his induction into the 2017 Louisiana Agricultural Hall of Distinction and recognizes his outstanding contributions to the agricultural community in Louisiana.
 SR88PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses the condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Mackey.
 SR89PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses the condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Evan Burnett.
 SR90PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses the condolences of the Louisiana Senate upon the death of U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Austin Dallie Bennett.
 SR91B.WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Central High School Lady Wildcats Softball Team upon winning the state Class 5A championship.
 SR92WALSWORTHSENATE - Designates May 8 through 12, 2017, as Louisiana Charter Schools Week in Louisiana.
 SR93B.WHITESENATE - Designates May 14-20, 2017, as Police Week in the state of Louisiana.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR72PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kaylee Lopez on being the 2017 Class 3A Most Valuable Player of the state championship game.
 SCR73LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dan McDonald upon receiving the 2017 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism and being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR74LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sue Donohoe on receiving the 2017 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award and being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
 SCR75LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends posthumously Rev. Dr. T. J. Jemison Sr. upon his induction into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame.
 SCR76LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dave N. Norris upon his induction into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame.
 SCR77LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Judge Jimmy N. Dimos upon his induction into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame.
 SCR78LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends James C. "Jim" Beam upon his induction into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame.
 SCR79LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Calvin Borel on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR80LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends posthumously Maurice L. "Bud" Mapes upon his induction into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame.
 SCR81LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jim Henderson upon receiving the 2017 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism and being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR82THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Office of Soil and Water Conservation in the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
 SCR83B.WHITEFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Requests that CDBG--Disaster Recovery Program funds received by Louisiana relative to damages caused by the flooding in the state during 2016 be subject to legislative oversight.
 SCR84BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends John J. Finan Jr. upon receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB1HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS - Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB4MIGUEZRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school nurses in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB21ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to irrevocability of optional beneficiary designation (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB22ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to retirement options in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB23CARPENTERRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to benefit payments if an eligible member of the Firefighters' Retirement System dies prior to retirement (EG INCREASE APV)
 HB31HOFFMANNRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school psychologists in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB32PEARSONRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of La. (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB33PEARSONRETIREMENT/BDS - COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to board eligibility and legislative staff attendance at executive sessions of the boards of trustees of state and statewide retirement systems (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB38ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to the authority of the board of trustees of the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB64HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS/ANCILLARY - Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government
 HB204BILLIOTCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to the information provided to the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections when offenders are sentenced to its custody
 HB217JORDANINSURANCE - Provides relative to the regulation of unfair competition and unfair trade practices by vehicle mechanical breakdown insurers
 HB245HOFFMANNHEALTH/HOME CARE - Authorizes a home- and community-based services provider to recoup the cost of a preemployment background check
 HB250PYLANTHEALTH - Authorizes local needle exchange programs
 HB332TERRY BROWNCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to service of a notice of warrant for arrest when a defendant fails to appear in court
 HB392CONNICKINSURANCE/FIRE-CASUALTY - Prohibits insurers from combining a higher classified public fire protection area with a lower classified public fire protection area for the purpose of determining insurance rates for both districts
 HB402HAVARDMENTAL HEALTH - Provides for licensure and regulation of community-based care facilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB403HENRYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds
 HB404HENSGENSHEALTH CARE - Amends the Polysomnographic Practice Act
 HB408HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for the change of insurance producer on record
 HB410JACKSONINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the quorum necessary for the Public Defender Board to transact business
 HB450ABRAMSONDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Provides relative to the Upper Audubon Security District in Orleans Parish
 HB451ABRAMSONDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Provides relative to the Audubon Area Security District in Orleans Parish
 HB452ABRAMSONSCHOOLS/NONPUBLIC - Makes requirement for in-service training relative to suicide prevention applicable to nonpublic and charter school teachers and other employees
 HB499SCHRODERCRIME - Provides relative to the crime of stalking
 HB620HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates funds for the expenses of the judiciary for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB624HENRYREVENUE SHARING - Provides for revenue sharing distribution for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
 HB625HENRYAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016-2017
 HB665BARRASLEGISLATIVE EXPENSES - Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR57J.HARRISSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May 2017 as American Stroke Month

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB3BOUDREAUXREGISTRAR OF VOTERS RET - Provides for the treasurer and the secretary of state to be members of the board of trustees. (6/30/17) (EN +$48,572 APV)
 SB12ALARIOSTATE AGENCIES - Re-creates the Department of the Treasury and its agencies. (6/30/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB67FANNINPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides contract restrictions on public entities that fail to comply with audit requirements. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB95MORRISHTAX EXEMPTIONS - Changes the rebate for donations to certain school tuition organizations to a nonrefundable income tax credit. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB105ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from sales and use tax for fuel used for farming. (gov sig) (RE -$796,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB166MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax exemptions, exclusions, or deductions in 2021. (8/1/17) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB183MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides termination dates for certain tax incentive and rebate programs. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB206MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax exemptions and deductions in 2021. (8/1/17) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB223RISERFUNDS/FUNDING - Prohibits investment fund managers from investing the state's special funds monies in companies and in nations that support terrorism. (7/1/17) (REF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB249CHABERTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the disbursement of certain revenue from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund for hurricane protection purposes. (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB252PETERSONTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the allocation of the local avails of the automobile rental tax. (gov sig) (EN -$14,500 LF RV See Note)

Reconsideration
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 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)

Special Order No. 1 for May 16, 2017.
 SB139MARTINYCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to criminal justice. (11/1/17) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)

Special Order No. 2 for May 16, 2017.
 SB220ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for certain offenses. (8/1/17)

Special Order No. 3 for May 16, 2017.
 SB221ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the cleansing period for certain crimes applicable to habitual offender penalty enhancements. (11/1/17)

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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB236LAFLEURCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to clerks of court. (8/1/17) (2/3-CA7s2.1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB2MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Provides that the Louisiana Equal Pay Act be applicable to men and private employers and requires government contractors to verify equal pay practices. (8/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB6J.SMITHGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides for quorum requirements for the Office of Group Benefits Policy and Planning Board. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB37MARTINYPSYCHOLOGISTS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB44J.SMITHINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to the sale of policies issued by the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. (8/1/17)
 SB45J.SMITHINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to the definition of ocean marine insurance. (8/1/17)
 SB56LONGINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the self-reporting of administrative actions against an insurance producer by nongovernmental regulatory authorities. (8/1/17)
 SB59MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to prescription drug price information. (gov sig)
 SB63GATTIEMPLOYMENT - Provides for the classification of certain types of cancer as an occupational disease or infirmity connected with the duties of a firefighter. (8/1/17)
 SB80W.BISHOPTRAFFIC - Authorizes civilian traffic control officer to investigate certain traffic accidents in certain parishes. (8/1/17) (EG +$992,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB114APPELINTERNET - Provides for free broadband Internet at public airports. (8/1/17)
 SB152T.CARTERMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to a needs accommodation designation on a driver's license or special identification card regarding mental health. (8/1/17) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB154T.CARTERTRAFFIC - Requires posting notification of mobile speed camera location. (8/1/17) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB184LUNEAUAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Provides for the removal of an offset or credit against uninsured motorist coverage when the carrier is insolvent. (8/1/17)
 SB193CORTEZEMBALMERS/FUNERAL DIRECT - Provides relative to certificate renewals by the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. (gov sig)
 SB215TARVERSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the enrollment procedures of certain charter schools. (gov sig)
 SB216TARVERHEALTH CARE - Provides for physician assistants executing emergency certificates relative to alleged mental illness or substance abuse. (8/1/17) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB217ERDEYCHIROPRACTORS - Increases the number of continuing education hours for chiropractors. (8/1/17)
 SB233LAFLEUREDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requires BESE to award points to the school performance score of a school that offers certain programs. (gov sig)
 SB239MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to for the "Animal Friendly" and "Krewe of NYX" prestige license plates. (gov sig)
 SB254MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

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)
 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)
 SB33MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Eliminates sunset provision on credit for taxes paid in other states. (gov sig) (EG +$31,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB35COLOMBCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Provides exemptions from arrest and prosecution to persons lawfully in possession of medical marijuana. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX 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)
 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)
 SB121WARDCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to terminology of court-ordered and other mandatory examinations in civil and administrative matters and claims. (gov sig) (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/17)
 SB146CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the Habitual Offender Law. (11/1/17)
 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)
 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)