Senate Daily Digest
May 10, 2017
2:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR94T.CARTERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Harold Clay Jr. on his many accomplishments.
 SR95T.CARTERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Coach Brice Brown on his many accomplishments and recognizes the Edna Karr High School football team on winning the LHSAA District 4A 2016 State Championship.
 SR96T.CARTERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Edna Karr High School on its many accomplishments.
 SR97BARROWSENATE - Designates May 14 through 20, 2017, as Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week in Louisiana.
 SR98PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Lillian Bernard LeBlanc on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 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.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR85WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Alton Ralph "Red" Sims on his many years of public service.
 SCR86PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends North Vermilion High School girls' softball team on winning the Class 3A state championship title.
 SCR87PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Vermilion Catholic High School Lady Eagles upon being state runner-up in the Division IV state softball championship tournament.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB9ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to earnable compensation in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB11BARRASRETIREMENT/ASSESSORS - Provides relative to Back-DROP benefits of the Assessors' Retirement Fund (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB35CARPENTERRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to the offset of disability retirement benefits of members of the Firefighters' Retirement System based on receipt of workers' compensation benefits (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB46R.CARTERPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the personnel authority of the police chief in Amite City
 HB58PUGHSEWERAGE - Provides for the collection of fees imposed by Sewerage District No. 1 for Tangipahoa Parish
 HB62HALLINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance premiums for retirees of the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB70HORTONCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the classified fire service in the cities of Baton Rouge, Bossier City, and Lafayette and Fire Protection District No. 2 of Ward 4 of Calcasieu Parish
 HB72LEOPOLDINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance premiums of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office and distributions to the Plaquemines Parish Retired Employees' Insurance Fund (EN +$200,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB87DEVILLIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the classified police service in the city of Eunice
 HB97BACALALAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to certification requirements for law enforcement officers investigating traffic fatalities
 HB114CHAD BROWNALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the sale and shipment of certain alcoholic beverages
 HB182J.HARRISDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Kenilworth Improvement District in Orleans Parish
 HB190DWIGHTCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to the sheriff's statement indicating the amount of time a defendant has spent in custody prior to conviction
 HB216JONESCOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to indigent defense services in certain city courts
 HB232THOMASAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the mislabeling of fresh fruits and vegetables
 HB252SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to animal health and food safety for commercial feeds
 HB260TERRY BROWNDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Repeals provisions for the Grant Parish Economic and Industrial Development District
 HB291DANAHAYDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the per diem paid to members of the board of commissioners of the Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Service District (EN +$12,000 LF EX See Note)
 HB297R.CARTERAGRICULTURE/SWEET POTATO - Provides relative to membership on the Sweet Potato Advertising and Development Commission
 HB298R.CARTERAGRICULTURE - Decreases the amount of college credit required for certification and licensing of agricultural consultants
 HB309MORENOCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Provides relative to rights of victims of criminal offenses
 HB382BERTHELOTLOCAL FINANCE - Excludes Lawrason Act municipalities from certain provisions of the Local Government Budget Act
 HB431SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Amends provisions of law regarding co-operative marketing associations
 HB455ABRAMSONSEX OFFENSE/REGISTRY - Provides relative to sex offender registration and notification
 HB483JACKSONHEALTH/CANCER - Provides relative to disclosure of data maintained by the Louisiana Tumor Registry and for a cancer investigation initiative
 HB490LEGERDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Creates the Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB493MAGEEFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Establishes a reinspection fee for facilities and establishments with sanitary code violations (EN +$13,800 SG RV See Note)
 HB509SCHRODERFAMILY VIOLENCE - Provides relative to temporary restraining orders
 HB531HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Prohibits the use of tobacco products on school property
 HB540DEVILLIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the authority of the police chief in the city of Eunice
 HB542STOKESINSURANCE - Provides for travel insurance
 HB544DANAHAYELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the La. Election Code
 HB557SEABAUGHCHILDREN/CARE - Provides for criminal background checks relative to early learning centers, school employees, registered family child care providers and in-home providers (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB576THIBAUTDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the board of commissioners of Hospital Service District No. 1 of the parish of Pointe Coupee
 HB596LEGERCOASTAL COMMISSION - Provides relative to the contracting authority of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
 HB675DAVISCONTRACTORS - Requires contractors to provide certain license, classification, and insurance information

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR63HOFFMANNSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends Louisiana's pregnancy resource centers, adoption agencies, maternity homes, and pro-life citizen leaders and recognizes Thursday, May 11, 2017, as Pro-Life Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB54MIZELLCHILDREN - Provides relative to exploited children. (8/1/17) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB69T.CARTERAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Provides for the exclusive regulation of drones by the state. (gov sig)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 SB144JOHNSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to holders to alcoholic retail dealer's permits for beverages of high and low alcoholic content. (gov sig)
 SB251LAFLEURBONDS - Authorizes the securitizaton of the economic damage portion of the Deepwater Horizon income stream. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB25ANDERSINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance benefits of the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB82MACKINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Louisiana Public Defender Board
 HB106POPEINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides for group insurance benefits for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB295CHAD BROWNGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides relative to the forms of payment a video draw poker device accepts
 HB315S.BISHOPTAX/ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE - Provides relative to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Reconsideration
 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
 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)
 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)
 SB255MORRELLEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Provides relative to health-related policies established by certain early learning centers. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 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)
 SB37MARTINYPSYCHOLOGISTS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB114APPELINTERNET - Provides for free broadband Internet at public airports. (8/1/17)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 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)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB30SCHEXNAYDERMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders" specialty license plate
 HB476HAZELMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Modifies the allocation of funding for the Support Our Troops special prestige license plate