Senate Daily Digest
May 22, 2017
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB257MORRELLCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. (8/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR125LAMBERTTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests DOTD to investigate feasibility of planting bamboo cane or other sound-reducing vegetation along the outer right-of-way of I-10 in Ascension Parish to provide a noise barrier and to reduce mowing.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR105BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Scotlandville High School Hornets boys basketball team on becoming the 2017 LHSAA Division I state champions.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR102WARDLEGISLATORS - Affirms the need for civility in political discourse and debate as a fundamental requirement for effective representative democracy and governing.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB93MIGUEZLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Authorizes an immediate family member of a qualified law enforcement officer to purchase his duty firearm upon death
 HB306JOHNSONMEDICAID - Provides relative to pharmacy reimbursement by managed care organizations (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB398GAROFALOBUDGETARY PROCEDURES - Requires the budgeted amount and authorized positions for the current year to be placed adjacent to the appropriation and authorized positions for the next year in the General Appropriation Bill and other appropriation bills (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB459BACALAMEDICAID - Creates and provides for a task force on coordination of Medicaid fraud detection and prevention initiatives (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB481JACKSONLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to law enforcement officers
 HB521JOHNSONDENTISTRY - Establishes the domicile of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
 HB527HAVARDTRANSPORTATION - Establishes safety, reliability, and access requirements for Transportation Network Companies (RR INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB541S.CARTERSTUDENTS - Provides relative to early graduation from high school including incentives for students and savings used for certain other educational purposes (RE +$5,664,314 GF EX See Note)
 HB556PEARSONSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to sick leave granted to school bus operators, teachers, and other public school employees in certain instances (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB651BROADWATERTAX/CORP INCOME - Provides relative to corporate income tax credits (REF +$12,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB676HODGESALIENS/ILLEGAL - Prohibits sanctuary policies (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB679GAROFALOPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to suspension or extension of prescription, peremption, and certain legal deadlines

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
 SB117COLOMBLIABILITY INSURANCE - Requires certain insurance producers to maintain professional liability insurance. (8/1/17)
 SB155T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 SB189COLOMBETHICS - Provides for ethical standards for public servants. (gov sig)
 SB256THOMPSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to produce safety. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE FF EX)

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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB54MIZELLCHILDREN - Provides relative to exploited children. (8/1/17) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 SB85COLOMBSTUDENTS - Authorizes the state Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Health to survey students regarding certain risk behavior associated with chronic health conditions. (gov sig)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 SB105ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from sales and use tax for fuel used for farming. (gov sig) (RE -$796,000 GF RV 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)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (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)
 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)
 SB183MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides termination dates for certain tax incentive and rebate programs. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB239MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to for the "Animal Friendly" and "Krewe of NYX" prestige license plates. (gov sig)
 SB244T.CARTERTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the definition of hotel for purposes of certain sales and hotel occupancy taxes. (7/1/17) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB82MACKINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Louisiana Public Defender Board
 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
 HB128CARMODYPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Provides relative to regulations imposed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission on household goods carriers
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB211FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to business filings with the secretary of state
 HB310REYNOLDSCORPORATIONS - Provides for revisions to the Business Corporations Act
 HB393CONNICKINSURANCE/POLICIES - Provides for the elimination of contents coverage on residential properties following a declared disaster
 HB407HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides for producer fees for individual and group health insurance policies
 HB4MIGUEZRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school nurses in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 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)
 HB12MACKPLANNING/ZONING-LOCAL - Provides relative to compensation for members of the Livingston Parish planning commission for attending meetings
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 HB38ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to the authority of the board of trustees of the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB318BERTHELOTVETERANS - Provides free parking for disabled veterans at airports (EGF DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB566HAZELTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 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
 HB27CONNICKDOMESTIC ABUSE - Amends the definition of "household member" for purposes of assistance and protection from domestic abuse
 HB62HALLINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance premiums for retirees of the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 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)
 HB94J.HARRISCOURTS/DISTRICT - Authorizes all district courts to establish reentry courts (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB107ZERINGUECLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses of the clerk of court in Terrebonne Parish
 HB161SEABAUGHCRIME - Provides certain exceptions to the prohibition on wearing hoods, masks, and other facial disguises in public places
 HB162SHADOINCRIME/FELONIES - Prohibits the filing of a false lien against state officers and state employees (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB190DWIGHTCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to the sheriff's statement indicating the amount of time a defendant has spent in custody prior to conviction
 HB212GISCLAIRMILITARY AFFAIRS/NATL GD - Provides relative to disability benefits of Louisiana National Guardsmen
 HB227SHADOINCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to sealing and delivering depositions
 HB232THOMASAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the mislabeling of fresh fruits and vegetables
 HB251SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the declaration of abandoned animals after a declared emergency
 HB252SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to animal health and food safety for commercial feeds
 HB286P.SMITHCRIMINAL/RESTITUTION - Provides for the payment of restitution to the Crime Victims Reparations Fund in certain cases
 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
 HB317BAGLEYCHILDREN/ADOPTION - Provides for the acceptance of a child surrendered for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services
 HB320HAZELMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides relative to the designation of a third party administrator of the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Board
 HB325THIBAUTCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to the repayment or retention of unused court costs (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB400GAROFALOMORTGAGES - Provides for certain form requirements imposed on financial institutions relative to the cancellation of mortgages
 HB431SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURE - Amends provisions of law regarding co-operative marketing associations
 HB485JEFFERSONCIVIL/JURIES - Provides relative to the functions of jury commissions in certain parishes
 HB593PUGHAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the regulation of turtles
 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)