Senate Daily Digest
April 16, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB561BARROWHUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Creates the Empowering Families to Live Well Louisiana Act. (gov sig) (REF SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR99LAFLEURCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Reverend Sheldon Louis Roy.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR33MILKOVICHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends former Louisiana state Senator Bill Keith upon his support and endorsement of teaching creationism in public schools.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB49GISCLAIRCOASTAL RES/WETLANDS - Authorizes coastal restoration and protection projects as compensatory wetlands mitigation
 HB133BRASSTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Gonzales to levy a hotel occupancy tax (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB196MARINOCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Removes the limitation on the number of expungements a person may receive for persons seeking an expungement under certain circumstances
 HB211JACKSONELECTIONS - Provides relative to certain records of the registrar of voters (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB223MARINOCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to responsive verdicts (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB225STAGNICURRICULA - Requires instruction in public high schools on prevention of shaken baby syndrome
 HB237LEOPOLDCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Amends the criminal sentences and fines for convictions of pornography involving juveniles (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB242STEFANSKICRIME/THEFT - Provides relative to theft of goods from a merchant
 HB263GREGORY MILLERELECTIONS - Provides relative to the placement of voting machines during early voting and on election day
 HB440HODGESCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Expands DPS&C's substance abuse probation program to include treatment for mental health issues (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB449EDMONDSABORTION - Enacts the Adoption Option Act providing for information on adoption to be conveyed pursuant to the Woman's Right To Know law
 HB495HAZELWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to concealed carry of firearms for qualified retired law enforcement officers
 HB601SHADOINELECTION CODE - Prohibits disclosure by the registrar of voters, clerk of court, and Department of State of information that, if disclosed, may compromise the security of the state voter registration computer system and election management system
 HB625EDMONDSTEACHERS/LEAVE - Provides relative to maternity and adoptive leave for teachers (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB629SAM JONESMUNICIPALITIES - Provides for the creation of a municipal consortium
 HB682SHADOINELECTIONS - Provides relative to elections of alcoholic beverages propositions
 HB691LEBASAGRICULTURE/RICE - Repeals the sunset on assessments levied by the Louisiana Rice Research Board
 HB692SHADOINELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the Louisiana Election Code
 HB726BOUIEJUVENILES - Provides relative to the membership of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission
 HB855MIGUEZENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Provides for end-market uses of waste tires and waste tire material and repeals the Waste Tire Program Task Force.
 HB890HUNTERMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides for an extension of time for which to appeal the denial of a hardship license or a suspension, cancellation, or revocation of a driver's license

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR15JORDANCOLLEGES/SOUTHERN U - Requests that the Southern University Board of Supervisors submit a proposal to the Board of Regents for establishing an associate of applied science degree program in process technology and that the Board of Regents approve it

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR7MORRELLJOINT RULES - Requires that all legislative instruments creating tax preferences include a sunset date.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB38W.BISHOPCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to eyewitness identifications. (gov sig)
 SB51MORRELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/18)
 SB73GATTICRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to Fetal Organ Whistleblower Account. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 SB139LUNEAUINSURERS - Provides the option of a right of direct action against the insurer alone when the insured is a small business employing fifty or fewer full-time employees. (8/1/18)
 SB208HEWITTCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail after conviction. (gov sig)
 SB248JOHNSCHILDREN'S CODE - Revises definition of "children" in the Children's Code. (gov sig)
 SB273MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to appellate panels. (8/1/18)
 SB396SMITHCHILDREN - Provides relative to gestational carrier contracts. (gov sig)
 SB463PETERSONMARRIAGE - Provides 18 years of age shall be the minimum age for marriage. (8/1/18)
 SB466PRICELEASES - Provides relative to security deposits for residential leases. (1/1/19)
 SB491TROY CARTERWEAPONS - Prohibits the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transfer of a rapid-fire device. (1/1/19)
 SB495MARTINYCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (11/1/18)
 SB500FRED MILLSCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses for certain clerks of court. (8/1/18)
 SB508MORRELLALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the direct shipment of wine. (8/1/18)
 SB525LAFLEURHORSE RACING - Provides relative to the transfer of purse funds from one horse racing facility to another. (See Act)
 SB25FRED MILLSETHICS - Provides relative to prohibited conduct by state employees and agencies. (8/1/18)
 SB29FRED MILLSHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to a single uniform prescription drug prior authorization form. (See Act) (RE SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 SB40FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to health profession licensing board membership. (8/1/18)
 SB130FRED MILLSMEDICAID - Provides relative to contracts for Medicaid pharmacy benefit management services. (8/1/18)
 SB133HEWITTPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to documents submitted to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal. (8/1/18) (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB204SMITHTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to caller ID spoofing. (8/1/18)
 SB285SMITHHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Prohibits a health insurance issuer from denying a nonopioid prescription in favor of an opioid prescription. (8/1/18)
 SB293BARROWCONTRACTORS - Provides relative to the State Licensing Board for Contractors. (8/1/18)
 SB391MIZELLSTATE AGENCIES - Requires certain state agencies to install internet filters to block content which is sexually explicit, pornographic, or sexually harassing. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB457WALSWORTHELECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Provides for recall election petitions. (gov sig)
 SB484PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to the enforcement of a regulation, decision, or order of the Board of Ethics. (8/1/18)
 SB507FRED MILLSMEDICAID - Provides relative to Medicaid managed care organizations. (8/1/18)
 SB528LAFLEURHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to physician assistants. (8/1/18)
 SB539LAMBERTFLOODS/FLOODING - Provides relative to meetings of the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District. (8/1/18)
 SB540RISERCEMETERIES - Provides relative to the Louisiana Cemetery Board. (gov sig)
 SB554CLAITORGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides with respect to the Office of Group Benefits. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB560MIZELLDAIRY INDUSTRY - Creates and provides for the Dairy Stabilization Study Commission. (8/1/18)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB68CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to careless operation of a motor vehicle during flood conditions. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB89W.BISHOPSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the composition of charter school boards in certain parishes. (gov sig)
 SB94APPELPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides that public entities are liable for interest due for failure to pay progressive stage or final payments on public contracts under certain conditions. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB97MORRELLCIVIL PROCEDURE - Extends the prescriptive period for instituting certain claims. (gov sig)
 SB99MORRELLHEALTH CARE - Extends legislative authority for the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board. (7/1/18) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB103MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides for use of restraints in juvenile court proceedings. (8/1/18)
 SB106MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides relative to the duration of a disposition on a felony-grade adjudication. (8/1/18)
 SB111CORTEZAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. (8/1/18)
 SB117MORRELLPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Requires that any contractor who enters into a contract with a state entity comply with the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act. (8/1/18)
 SB120PERRYSHERIFFS - Provides relative to premium costs for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. (7/1/18)
 SB122PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Repeals provision authorizing the city of Kaplan's elected police chief to manage police personnel. (8/1/18)
 SB142PETERSONSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State Civil Service and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law. (6/30/18)
 SB143ALLAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds. (7/1/18) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB146FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to health care emergency visit alternative treatment reimbursement. (8/1/18)
 SB148MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to require local government approval of the industrial property tax exemption. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB149MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to disclose wage information. (8/1/18)
 SB158COLOMBEMPLOYMENT - Requires employers who receive economic development incentives from the state to designate no less than two percent of the man-hours in any apprenticeable occupation to registered apprentices for a new construction project or the expansion of an existing construction project. (8/1/18)
 SB162TROY CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Provides for an increase in the state minimum wage. (2/3 - CAs2.1)(8/1/18)
 SB194W.BISHOPPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for an exception relative to contracts in which public entities are participants. (8/1/18)
 SB209BARROWEMPLOYMENT - Requires advance notice of mass layoffs and closure of certain businesses. (8/1/18)
 SB219TROY CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 SB221TROY CARTERWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Changes the name of the Louisiana Workforce Commission to the Louisiana Department of Labor. (gov sig) (EG FF EX See Note)
 SB229MORRELLPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (8/1/18)
 SB230MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to qualified truck stop facility amenities. (8/1/18)
 SB232MORRELLPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to contracts for projects by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (8/1/18)
 SB234COLOMBEMPLOYMENT - Requires a contractor for a state construction project to designate no less than two percent of man-hours in any apprenticeable occupation to registered apprentices. (8/1/18)
 SB242MORRELLLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Constitutional amendment to provide for consideration of certain matters during regular sessions in even-numbered years. (2/3 - CA3s2(A))
 SB257MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to appellate records. (gov sig)
 SB260MILKOVICHSTATE AGENCIES - Provides relative to disciplinary hearings by professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB262GATTIGOVERNOR - Provides relative to powers of the governor during times of a disaster or emergency. (gov sig)
 SB265MORRELLCOURTS - Provides for minimum standards for elevator access to multistory courthouses for the disabled community. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB274TROY CARTERWEAPONS - Prohibits sale of assault weapons to any person under the age of twenty-one. (8/1/18)
 SB278CLAITORJUDGES - Constitutional amendment to remove the mandatory retirement age for judges. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB297CLAITORSTUDENTS - Authorizes the state Dept. of Education and the Dept. of Health to survey students regarding certain risk behavior associated with chronic health conditions. (8/1/18)
 SB313LAFLEURGAMING - Provides relative to the designated gaming area at live horse racing facilities. (8/1/18)
 SB316JOHNSRIVERBOAT GAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB318MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (8/1/18)
 SB319GATTISTATE AGENCIES - Abolishes boards and commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities that are inactive. (8/1/18) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB321MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to the relocation of the gaming operations of a riverboat licensee. (8/1/18)
 SB365WARDLOANS - Creates the Louisiana Credit Access Loan Act. (8/1/19)
 SB390CLAITORSUITS AGAINST STATE - Provides for the order of payment of judgments and compromises against the state, subject to funding. (gov sig) (EGF INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB417BODI WHITEGAMING - Provides for a referendum election in Tangipahoa Parish regarding riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB419PETERSONETHICS - Repeals provision for recusal for members of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and changes provisions permitting certain persons to serve on the board. (8/1/18)
 SB433CHABERTCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Provides with respect to the membership of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board. (gov sig)
 SB435FRED MILLSNURSES - Provides relative to advanced practice registered nursing. (8/1/18)
 SB469WARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to towable equipment. (8/1/18)
 SB470BARROWLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides for an increase of commissioners to the Recreation and Park Commission for the parish of East Baton Rouge. (gov sig)
 SB475RISERMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides for military educational training to be used in lieu of college educational training in the licensure of physicians assistants. (8/1/18)
 SB488MORRELLFUNDS/FUNDING - Limits expenditure of motor vehicle license tax proceeds dedicated to State Highway Fund No. 2. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB489MORRISHALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the delivery of alcoholic beverages. (8/1/18)
 SB526LAFLEURREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Establishes reporting requirements for businesses and governmental entities using service providers. (8/1/18) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB555LAFLEURBONDS - Authorizes the securitization of the economic damage portion of the Deepwater Horizon income stream. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB129REYNOLDSCAPITAL OUTLAY - Exempts certain Department of Wildlife and Fisheries projects from the capital outlay process (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB132ZERINGUECAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the local match requirements for nonstate entities applying for capital outlay funding (EG NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB341ABRAMSONTAX/CORP FRANCHISE - Changes the due date for filing corporate franchise tax returns (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB342ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Changes the deadline for agencies which administer tax incentives to submit reports to the legislature (EN +$110,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB375ABRAMSONTAX/TAX REBATES - Changes eligibility requirements for the Quality Jobs Program for employers in parishes with relatively low per capita income (RE NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)