Senate Daily Digest
May 31, 2017
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR152PETERSONSENATE - Recognizes Thursday, June 1, 2017, as the 33rd annual Red and White Day at the Louisiana Legislature.
 SR153WARDCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere condolences on the passing of Ronald L. Nolan Jr.
 SR154MILLSNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Requests the Department of Natural Resources to study potential solutions that may mitigate spoil banks created as a result of the construction and maintenance of pipelines.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR117WALSWORTHHISTORIC PRESERVATION - Creates the Louisiana Historical Archives Task Force.

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB158MILKOVICHSTUDENTS - Provides relative to bullying. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB7M.WHITECOURTS - Provides for the transfer of certain surplus witness fee funds to the criminal court fund of Washington Parish
 HB26BARRASPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain property near Spanish Lake in Iberia Parish
 HB44JENKINSJUVENILES/JURISDICTION - Provides relative to district court's and juvenile court's jurisdiction over adults in criminal proceedings
 HB46R.CARTERPOLICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the personnel authority of the police chief in Amite City
 HB49S.BISHOPMINERALS/MINERAL BOARD - To provide for the Mineral and Energy Operation Fund (EN +$900,000 SD EX See Note)
 HB58PUGHSEWERAGE - Provides for the collection of fees imposed by Sewerage District No. 1 for Tangipahoa Parish
 HB66MAGEECOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to transcript fees charged by court reporters in Terrebonne Parish (EN +$14,298 LF EX See Note)
 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
 HB73MACKCOURTS/CITY - Provides for the use of fees collected by the marshal of the city of Hammond (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB77BERTHELOTENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides with respect to penalties for the offense of littering (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB78DWIGHTCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to the penalties for possession of phencyclidine
 HB79FOILSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Prohibits corporal punishment for certain students with exceptionalities
 HB83MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes an incarcerated defendant to appear at certain proceedings by way of simultaneous audio-visual transmission (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB84D.MILLERCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to an increase in fees charged by court reporters in the 27th Judicial District Court (EN +$10,000 LF EX 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
 HB93MIGUEZLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Authorizes an immediate family member of a qualified law enforcement officer to purchase his duty firearm upon death
 HB98S.BISHOPENERGY/OIL & GAS - Repeals the provision tying the Oil Field Site Restoration Fund fee to the payment of severance tax (EN +$1,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB104LEOPOLDCOURTS/DISTRICT - Provides for an increase in certain fees and costs in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District Court (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB109DEVILLIERTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Provides relative to the St. Landry Parish central collection commission for sales and use taxes
 HB113BROADWATERSTUDENT/TUITION - Extends, with limitations, the authority of public postsecondary education management boards to establish and increase student fees (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB115CROMERFAMILY LAW - Provides for the continuous revision of community property laws
 HB120JACKSONSHERIFFS - Provides for fees in civil matters (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB121G.MILLERSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to a detailed descriptive list in an independent administration of estates
 HB126BACALACIVIL/GARNISHMENT - Provides relative to payment of processing fee for certain garnishment proceedings (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 HB130DEVILLIERSTUDENTS - Provides that economically disadvantaged students shall be included as a factor for purposes of teacher evaluations and requirements for enrollment of at-risk students in charter schools
 HB133EDMONDSHIGHER EDUCATION - Requires each public postsecondary education management board to develop a centralization plan and a cooperative unification plan and submit them to the legislature (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB139MCFARLANDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Requires prior approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget of requests for proposals, contracts, and cooperative endeavor agreements over a specified dollar amount (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB144ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - Provides for real property interests for integrated coastal restoration projects
 HB146DEVILLIERDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the per diem paid to board members of Hospital Service District No. 1 of St. Landry Parish (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB147GAROFALOPARISH/ORDINANCES - Authorizes the governing authority of St. Bernard Parish to enact ordinances requiring property owners to remove deleterious growths and trash
 HB154CARPENTERCORONERS - Authorizes the disclosure of autopsy-related information to the Department of Children and Family Services at no charge (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB158D.MILLERPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Landry Parish
 HB176LYONSELDERLY - Eliminates the cap on the funding formula for voluntary parish councils on aging (EG +$405,114 GF EX See Note)
 HB178SIMONSCHOOLS/PROPRIETARY - Provides that certain educator provider programs are not proprietary schools and thus not subject to licensing by the Board of Regents
 HB224MORENOFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates state sales and use taxes levied on hotel rooms in residences in Orleans Parish into the New Orleans Quality of Life Fund (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB230STOKESTAX/FUELS, SPECIAL - Provides for the definition of aviation gasoline (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB237BARRASTAX CREDITS - Extends the sunset for the Enterprise Zone Program (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB241CHAD BROWNLAW ENFORCEMENT - Expands requirements within driver education and prelicensing training courses (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB242EMERSONSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and local public school boards to send certain information relative to independent evaluations of charter proposals to charter applicants
 HB244HILFERTYEVIDENCE - Allows certain business records to be self-authenticated
 HB260TERRY BROWNDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Repeals provisions for the Grant Parish Economic and Industrial Development District
 HB268J.HARRISCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to criminal history records checks for agencies with access to federal tax information, criminal history record information, or state issued REAL ID information (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB277JAMESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to training of peace officers (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB280MARINOADOPTION - Provides relative to birth certificates in certain cases of adoption
 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)
 HB293AMEDEEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides relative to the limitation of liability of the state (RE2 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB300DAVISTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the amount of the research and development tax credit and authorizes transferability of the credit under certain circumstances (EN +$300,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB307LYONSTAX RETURN - Requires a tax clearance from the Dept. of Revenue for certain licenses, permits, tax resale certificates, and state contracts (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB309MORENOCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Provides relative to rights of victims of criminal offenses
 HB323FRANKLINGAMBLING/CHARITABLE - Provides with respect to the operation of charitable bingo
 HB327SCHEXNAYDERCOURTS/DISTRICT - Establishes the Ascension Parish Courthouse Fund for the construction of a new courthouse for the Twenty-Third Judicial District Court and the Ascension Parish Court (EN +$1,985,370 LF RV See Note)
 HB333JEFFERSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Authorizes the secretary of the Dept. of Revenue to require the filing of electronic tax returns and the payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB343FRANKLINCHILDREN/PARENTAL RIGHTS - Provides relative to termination of parental rights
 HB382BERTHELOTLOCAL FINANCE - Excludes Lawrason Act municipalities from certain provisions of the Local Government Budget Act
 HB412LEBASSCHOOLS - Authorizes the possession and application of sunscreen at public schools
 HB427D.MILLERTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the tax credit for certain medical providers (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB437M.WHITEMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes an alternative method of instruction for the classroom portion of approved prelicensing training courses
 HB446MARINOREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to confidentiality of certain taxpayer information (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 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
 HB454ABRAMSONTAX CREDITS - Extends the sunset and provides for the amount of the Angel Investor Tax Credit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB460BERTHELOTFIRE PROTECT/FIREMEN - Authorizes the state fire marshal to purchase a specified group insurance policy for the benefit of certain volunteer members of fire companies (EN +$500,000 SD EX See Note)
 HB466CHANEYAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to animal control
 HB470FALCONERPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in St. Tammany Parish
 HB474GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Authorizes the issuance of an alternative oyster culture permit to a person holding an oyster lease on a privately owned water bottom
 HB475GISCLAIRFISHING/CRABS - Provides that the removal of derelict crab traps coincide with the closure of crab season
 HB481JACKSONLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to law enforcement officers
 HB491LEOPOLDPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to advertisements and bids for the lease of public lands
 HB492MAGEEMEDICAID - Provides for an independent claims review process within the Medicaid managed care program (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB531HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Prohibits the use of tobacco products on school property
 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)
 HB547HAZELMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides for an additional fee on driver's license applications to benefit the Military Family Assistance Fund (EG +$878,206 SD RV 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)
 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
 HB589BAGNERISNUISANCE/PUBLIC - Authorizes the governing authorities of municipalities to regulate the accumulation of waste tires on residential property
 HB590HILFERTYFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for a review of and recommendation on certain dedicated funds (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB596LEGERCOASTAL COMMISSION - Provides relative to the contracting authority of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
 HB608M.WHITEWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Allows the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to manage, regulate, and conserve flora in addition to fauna
 HB617LEBASDISTRICTS/PUBLIC IMPROVE - Provides relative to District Five Road Commission of St. Landry Parish and District Six Road Commission of St. Landry Parish
 HB618GAROFALOCOASTAL RESOURCES - Authorizes the Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation to finance payments from the RESTORE Act and Natural Resources Damages Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB627DWIGHTCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to transcript fees charged by court reporters in the 14th Judicial District
 HB629ANDERSTAX/SALES-USE, ST-EXEMPT - Adds certain polyroll tubing to the definition of farm equipment for purposes of the state sales and use tax exemption for certain farm equipment (EN -$690,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB640STOKESTAX CREDITS - Provides for when a motion picture production tax credit is earned by a motion picture production company (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB674GISCLAIRSEAFOOD - Authorizes certain areas to be used for seafood research
 HB679GAROFALOPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to suspension or extension of prescription, peremption, and certain legal deadlines

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB64GATTIANIMALS - Provides for animal shelter operating procedures and training requirements and authorizes animal shelters to post pictures of animals on a social media account or website. (8/1/17)
 SB103RISERWATER/WATERWAYS - Provides for approval of rules and regulations of a game and fish commission. (8/1/17)
 SB109CLAITORPRESCRIPTION - Provides for the suspension and extension of prescription and peremption due to 2016 flooding disaster. (gov sig)
 SB116MILLSLOCAL OFFICIALS - Provides for the Work Out Now: WON Louisiana Legislative Commission. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB125THOMPSONPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the sale of certain property in Tensas Parish. (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)
 SB211G.SMITHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the crime of engaging in life safety and property protection contracting without authority. (8/1/17) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB212G.SMITHLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to peace officer training requirements. (8/1/17)

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB16CLAITORJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 SB41JOHNSSEX OFFENSES - Provides for the forfeiture of currency related to the commission of certain sex offenses. (gov sig)
 SB42JOHNSPUBLIC HEALTH - Creates the Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission and Advisory Board. (8/1/17)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR120MILKOVICHAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Memorializes Congress to support the domestic beef industry.
 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 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
 SCR111MIZELLSCHOOLS - Requests school governing authorities to distribute information regarding the public health risks associated with pornography and to encourage parents to install Internet filters on home computers.
 SCR116MORRISHCOURTS - Requests the Judicial Council to study the feasibility of dividing the 15th Judicial District into three separate judicial districts.

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)
 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)
 SB155T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 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)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB209WALSWORTHCURRICULA - Provides for the Louisiana Early College Opportunity Act. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 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 Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR9S.BISHOPBOATS/SHIPS/VESSELS - Requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to examine the issues involved in a program to issue a safe boater decal
 HCR10DWIGHTFAMILY LAW - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study the laws governing paternity and birth certificates
 HCR65ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - To express support for the annual Gulf Hypoxia Mapping Cruise conducted by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and to memorialize congress to provide continued funding
 HCR68MCFARLANDAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Requests the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to study implementing a master logger certification program under the office of forestry

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB142PUGHELECTION DAYS - Calls a special election on October 14, 2017, for submitting proposed constitutional amendments to the state's electors (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB179STOKESHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to devices authorized for use by the Right To Try Act
 HB209COUSSANDENTISTRY/HYGIENISTS - Establishes a licensure exemption for dental hygiene students
 HB210COUSSANDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Provides for the licensure of retired volunteer dentists
 HB217JORDANINSURANCE - Provides relative to the regulation of unfair competition and unfair trade practices by vehicle mechanical breakdown insurers
 HB253P.SMITHEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Revises terminology referring to the deaf and hard of hearing
 HB287TALBOTINSURANCE - Provides for the return of unearned premium and notice of claim payments to the mortgagee
 HB305JOHNSONPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Provides for the regulation of the practice of physical therapy (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB338POPESPEECH/PATH/AUDIO - Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
 HB341D.MILLERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Amends laws relative to behavioral health and mental health to provide for current practice and appropriate terminology
 HB388CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Requires the Used Motor Vehicle Commission to report information collected by salvage pools or salvage disposal sales
 HB435TALBOTINSURANCE/HEALTH - Requires a healthcare facility to provide notice of balance billing
 HB544DANAHAYELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the La. Election Code
 HB643HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for license fees collected by the commissioner of insurance (EN +$76,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB678HORTONCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides relative to prenatal neglect and reporting thereof

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB415LEGERCIVIL/ACTIONS - Enacts the "Allen Toussaint Legacy Act" for the purpose of creating an individual property right of identity
 HB423LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/WATER - Authorizes the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to establish and administer a water quality trading program
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB439ZERINGUECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for continuous revisions to the Code of Civil Procedure and related provisions of the Revised Statutes
 HB560HUNTERCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to legislative continuance

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB86PERRYPARISHES - Permits the governing authorities of certain parishes to employ their own attorneys to represent them generally. (gov sig)