Senate Daily Digest
May 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR231PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kaye Broussard on her retirement after 32 years of teaching music.
 SR232BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Sr.
 SR233BARROWLOCAL AGENCIES - Requests evaluation of the Recreation and Park Commission for the parish of East Baton Rouge to ensure the board members are meeting required responsibilities.
 SR234MIZELLCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Requests the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs to study the licensing of commercial driving schools.
 SR235GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Benton High School Tigers baseball team on winning the LHSAA Class 4A state championship.

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.
 SR99LAFLEURCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Reverend Sheldon Louis Roy.
 SR210WALSWORTHSCHOOLS - Requests the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame committee to select Bobby Joe Douglas for induction into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR121CLAITORCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere condolences upon the passing of Dr. Paul Whitfield Murrill, former chancellor of LSU.
 SCR122BARROWHEALTH SERVICES - Continues and provides with respect to the task force to study steps in addressing healthcare delivery from the Baton Rouge Health Services Task Force.
 SCR123BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates June 11-15, 2018, as Meningitis B Awareness Week.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR14FALCONERPUBLIC BUILDINGS/ST CAPL - Directs the office of state buildings and grounds to duplicate all signage at the state capitol in French (EN +$44,440 SG EX See Note)
 HCR109T.LANDRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Dr. Raphael Alvin Baranco
 HCR110JIM MORRISCONGRESS - Memorializes the U.S. Congress to adopt legislation to establish the "Caddo Lake National Heritage Area"
 HCR111BAGLEYMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to require all Medicaid managed care plans to participate in the quality incentive program

Reconsideration
 HB309G.CARTERFUNDS/FUNDING - (Constitutional Amendment) Allows for the use of the Budget Stabilization Fund for the state costs associated with a declared disaster (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB114PEACOCKCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Provides relative to the Military Service Relief Act. (8/1/18)
 SB163PERRYTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to extend special assessment for, and exemptions for disabled veterans and their spouses, and for surviving spouses of military personnel, law enforcement and fire protection officers, and first responders from, ad valorem tax purposes on homesteads to apply to persons with usufruct when naked ownership is in trust. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB204G.SMITHTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides relative to caller ID spoofing. (8/1/18)
 SB248JOHNSCHILDREN'S CODE - Revises definition of "children" in the Children's Code. (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)
 SB282MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to prescription drug pricing. (8/1/18) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB289PERRYTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides relative to the special assessment level for, and exemptions for disabled veterans and their spouses, and for surviving spouses of military personnel, law enforcement and fire protection officers, and first responders from, ad valorem tax purposes on homesteads when naked ownership is in trust. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB310CLAITOREDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the collection and reporting of certain data regarding students with exceptionalities. (gov sig) (EG1 NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB364WARDCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to free expression on college campuses. (gov sig)
 SB400HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for certain funds in the state treasury and the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Dedicated Fund Review Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB405PRICEPRESCRIPTION - Provides for the acquisition of blighted property in certain municipalities. (gov sig)
 SB458GATTICRIME/PUNISHMENT - Prohibits medical treatment furlough to any offender serving a sentence for a conviction of first degree murder. (8/1/18)
 SB465W.BISHOPSTUDENTS - Provides relative to student discipline. (gov sig)
 SB500MILLSCLERKS 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)
 SB512GATTISCHOOLS - Provides relative to school employee participation in student-initiated prayer. (gov sig)
 SB525LAFLEURHORSE RACING - Provides relative to the transfer of purse funds from one horse racing facility to another. (See Act)
 SB534MILKOVICHABORTION - Defines abortion and feticide as "crimes of violence". (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB542JOHNSTAX/LOCAL - Authorizes the levy, collection, and distribution of an additional hotel and motel tax of one percent by the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. (gov sig)
 SB549HEWITTMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for military surplus motor vehicles. (8/1/18)
 SB564LUNEAUHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to behavioral health services providers. (gov sig) (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB89W.BISHOPSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the composition of charter school boards in certain parishes. (gov sig)
 SB389CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to felony probation. (See Act)
 SB410B.WHITESEX OFFENSES - Provides relative to early release of offenders for "good time" and parole. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 SR110MORRELLPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECT DEPT - Requests La. State Police and the sheriff of each parish to develop a procedure for notification to law enforcement of individuals who are prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR7MORRELLJOINT RULES - Requires that all legislative instruments creating tax preferences include a sunset date.
 SCR81MILLSATTORNEY GENERAL - Requests Attorney General Jeff Landry to prepare and file an amicus brief in federal court to support the state of Mississippi in their litigation efforts to ban elective abortions after fifteen weeks.
 SCR87T.CARTERCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to call a convention to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will restore elections strong in individual participation and engagement.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB14PEACOCKSTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Provides for a hybrid plan for rank and file members. (2/3 - CA 10s29(F)) (6/30/18) (EG INCREASE APV)
 SB51MORRELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/18)
 SB97MORRELLCIVIL PROCEDURE - Extends the prescriptive period for instituting certain claims. (gov sig)
 SB103MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides for use of restraints in juvenile court proceedings. (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)
 SB122PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Repeals provision authorizing the city of Kaplan's elected police chief to manage police personnel. (8/1/18)
 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)
 SB143ALLAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds. (7/1/18) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB146MILLSHEALTH 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)
 SB162T.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)
 SB219T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 SB221T.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))
 SB262GATTIGOVERNOR - Provides relative to powers of the governor during times of a disaster or emergency. (gov sig)
 SB269T.CARTERCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to parole eligibility for certain prisoners sentenced to life who have served at least thirty years. (11/1/18)
 SB274T.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)
 SB318MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (8/1/18)
 SB321MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to the relocation of the gaming operations of a riverboat licensee. (8/1/18)
 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)
 SB417B.WHITEGAMING - Provides for a referendum election in Tangipahoa Parish regarding riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB435MILLSNURSES - Provides relative to advanced practice registered nursing. (8/1/18)
 SB463PETERSONMARRIAGE - Provides 18 years of age shall be the minimum age for marriage. (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)
 SB491T.CARTERWEAPONS - Prohibits the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transfer of a rapid-fire device. (1/1/19)
 SB503WARDMALPRACTICE - Provides relative to medical malpractice and certain limitations of liability and procedures. (8/1/18) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB504WARDSTATE AGENCIES - Enacts the Louisiana Right to Earn a Living Act. (8/1/18)
 SB536LUNEAUWORKERS' COMPENSATION - Provides relative to workers' compensation. (8/1/18)
 SB538WARDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to exceptions of limitation of liability for loss connected with sale, serving, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages. (8/1/18)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR50JAMESPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides relative to the collection of comprehensive information concerning an individual who suffered a violent death
 HCR54JACKSONCRIMINAL/MENTAL CAPACITY - Urges and requests the Louisiana Department of Health and other parties to study jointly the language in the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 648
 HCR64D.MILLERHEALTH/EMERG MED SERVICE - Creates the Emergency Medical Services Professional Working Group to study and make recommendations to the legislature concerning matters relating to licensure and regulation of emergency medical personnel
 HCR70HODGESVETERANS - Provides relative to healthcare licensing boards reporting to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare on their recognition of military veterans training in various healthcare occupations
 HCR76D.MILLERHEALTH/SMOKING - Creates a study committee to evaluate Louisiana's prevalence of tobacco-related illnesses resulting from secondhand smoke exposure

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR10NORTONPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECTIONS - Requests the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections to review eligibility requirements of its rehabilitative programs to determine whether adequate rehabilitative programs are available to every offender in its custody

House Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 HCR4ABRAHAMU.S. CONSTITUTION - Provides for the selection and authority of commissioners representing the state when a convention is called to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution pursuant to Article V

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB633HUNTERWATER/DRINKING WATER - Provides relative to testing for lead in drinking water (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB656EMERSONSTUDENTS - Provides relative to literacy screenings for students (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB669MARCELLEMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides for a hold on the renewal of an operator's license under certain circumstances (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB96RICHARDTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Provides relative to local sales taxes in Lafourche Parish (EN +$2,800,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB121COUSSANANIMALS - Provides relative to the crime of unlawful restraint of a dog
 HB132ZERINGUECAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the local match requirements for nonstate entities applying for capital outlay funding (EG NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB146DAVISCAPITAL OUTLAY - Defines "economic development project" for purposes of a late approval recommendation from the secretary of the Dept. of Economic Development (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB160FOILCORONERS - Provides relative to death investigation documents
 HB237LEOPOLDCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Amends the criminal sentences and fines for convictions of pornography involving juveniles (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB246THIBAUTINSURANCE - Authorizes the commissioner of insurance to apply for a state innovation waiver to establish and implement a reinsurance program
 HB264P.SMITHCOURTS - Provides relative to community-based sentencing alternatives for offenses committed by primary caretakers (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB298CHAD BROWNGAMING - Provides relative to non-gaming supplier permits (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB357MARCELLEWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Prohibits a person convicted of a hate crime from possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon (EGF SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB372CONNICKBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Establishes the Occupational Board Compliance Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE 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)
 HB402EDMONDSEMPLOYMENT - Provides for the reimbursement of the cost of certain preemployment examinations, testing, or background checks (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB422LYONSNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Corrects statutory references remaining from the transfer of the State Land Office from the Department of Natural Resources to the Division of Administration
 HB455GAROFALOFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides with respect to short-term rental dwellings (EG1 INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB472THIBAUTINSURANCE - Establishes the Louisiana Health Reinsurance Association (RR1 SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB549M.WHITEBOATS/SHIPS/VESSELS - Registration of non-motorized house boats (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB619HUVALTRAFFIC/VIOLATIONS - Provides with respect to the use of a wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle
 HB661JAMESDRUGS - Provides relative to drug paraphernalia
 HB680LEGERECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the Major Events Incentive Program Fund and Louisiana Economic Development (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB734MCFARLANDMEDICAID - Requires reporting of data on healthcare provider claims submitted to Medicaid managed care organizations
 HB756DWIGHTINSURERS/GUARANTY ASSNS - Requires exhaustion of all other available coverage
 HB812LEOPOLDSEAFOOD - Provides relative to the membership and quorum of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
 HB845L.HARRISCOMMERCE - Provides relative to enforcement of unfair sales of motor fuel

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB202PEACOCKNURSES - Provides relative to the Nurse Licensure Compact. (gov sig) (EG2 INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB335MIZELLCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides for penalties for persons convicted for soliciting prostitutes. (8/1/18)
 SB408APPELSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for authority of the Public Belt Railroad Commission. (gov sig) (REF INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB442MORRELLCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Requires companies who sell DNA testing kits to inform a purchaser of certain information. (8/1/18)
 SB495MARTINYCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (11/1/18)
 SB559MORRISHGAMING - Authorizes public institutions of higher education, when licensed, to conduct raffles. (8/1/18)
 HB86JAMESETHICS - Provides ethics exceptions to allow a public servant of a political subdivision, his immediate family members, or related legal entities to enter into specified transactions under the supervision or jurisdiction of the agency of the public servant under certain circumstances
 HB165MACKDRUGS/CONTROLLED - Provides relative to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB196MARINOCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Removes the limitation on the number of expungements a person may receive for persons seeking an expungement under certain circumstances
 HB223MARINOCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to responsive verdicts (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB226TALBOTANIMALS - Prohibits the transportation of live feral swine (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB303GISCLAIRMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Modifies requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's license when an applicant is employed in a specific military position
 HB306THOMASSCHOOLS - Provides relative to foreign language immersion programs in public schools (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB436JOHNSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB445STOKESHEALTH - Provides relative to the Louisiana Licensed Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Board of Examiners
 HB579JAMESPHARMACISTS - Provides relative to the authorization for therapeutic use of marijuana
 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
 HB608SEABAUGHINSURERS - Provides relative to persons subject to the examination authority of the commissioner of insurance
 HB612STOKESCRIME - Provides relative to the observation or filming of a person and the disclosure of certain images of a person
 HB634HUNTERCOMMERCE - Requires notification by bed and breakfast businesses that rooms are under film surveillance
 HB653SIMONFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to conveyance devices (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB676HILFERTYEARLY CHILDHOOD - Creates the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission and pilot programs for community early childhood care and education networks (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB702BOUIEWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Adds former members of the legislature to the list of persons who are excepted from the crime of illegal carrying of weapons
 HB716LEGERSTUDENTS - Provides relative to sharing of student information with certain postsecondary education institutions conducting academic research
 HB778JACKSONBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the composition of the La. State Board of Medical Examiners and investigations of physicians conducted by the board
 HB830STOKESHUMAN TRAFFICKING - Requires age and work status verification prior to work in a sexually oriented business to prevent human trafficking

Conference Committee Report Received
 HB426HUVALPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of state property in St. Martin Parish
 HB446FALCONERCRIME/MISDEMEANOR - Provides relative to the failure to seek medical assistance when reckless behavior results in serious bodily injury (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)