Senate Daily Digest
April 22, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR42J.SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Chris John for his years of public service.
 SR43WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. A. Wayne Orr, Director of the Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, for his extraordinary impact on cardiovascular disease.
 SR44PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sharon L. Dunn, PT, Ph.D, for her tremendous leadership and her impact on the medical field of Physical Therapy.
 SR45COLOMBSENATE - Senate rule which authorizes designation or referral of certain former senators.
 SR46DONAHUECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Colin Patrick Turner Jacks upon his selection as the 2018 Outstanding Eagle Scout by the Louisiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 SR47MILLSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates April 17, 2019, as Louisiana Primary Care Association Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR49THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Rayville High School boys basketball team upon winning the 2019 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 2A championship.
 SR50BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes the services of local school board members and local school superintendents and declares Tuesday, May 14, 2019, as School Board Member and School Superintendent Recognition Day.
 SR51BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mary P. Morain upon her induction into the St. Landry Parish Democratic Party Hall of Fame.
 SR52BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Charles Cravins upon his induction into the St. Landry Parish Democratic Party Hall of Fame.
 SR53BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sheriff Bobby Guidroz on his induction into the St. Landry Parish Democratic Party Hall of Fame.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR39MIZELLLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes the Centennial Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 SCR40LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Procter & Gamble Fabric Care Manufacturing Alexandria Plant in Pineville, Louisiana upon the celebration of their 50th Anniversary.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR28ERDEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 28, 2019, as Certified Louisiana Day.
 SCR29ERDEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Hailey Enamorado on being named a Distinguished Finalist in Louisiana for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
 SCR30BARROWSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May 6-11, 2019, as National Economic Development Week.
 SCR32THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the service and contributions of first responders in Louisiana and designates April 30, 2019, as First Responders Appreciation Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB3MIZELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides authority for the commissioner of the OMV to waive any penalty, procedure, or requirement for failure to maintain insurance provided that the principal driver of the motor vehicle is the registered owner or owner's spouse or child who was in the hospital or has died, and the owner can provide such proof to the commissioner. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 SB30WARDPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Adds Pointe Coupee Parish to the territorial limits and jurisdiction of the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. (2/3 - CA6s43(2)) (1/1/20)
 SB76TARVERMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to child safety seats. (8/1/19)
 SB91CORTEZROADS/HIGHWAYS - Provides relative to electric low-speed scooters. (8/1/19)
 SB100ALLAINWILDLIFE RESOURCES - Provides relative to times and methods of taking outlaw quadrupeds. (8/1/19)
 SB143G.SMITHDWI - Provides relative to driver licenses. (8/1/19)
 SB200CORTEZPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for use of A + B bid method in contracts for public works let by local governmental subdivisions and political subdivisions under certain conditions. (8/1/19)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR17W.BISHOPROADS/HIGHWAYS - Requests DOTD to seek state and federal funds to construct noise barriers on I-10 between Downman Road and Bullard Road in Orleans Parish.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB23PRICECRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to temporary detention of a person in custody pending a bail hearing. (8/1/19)
 SB32FANNINHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to criminal background checks for certified nurse aide trainees. (8/1/19) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB51HEWITTHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to the qualifications for certified medication attendants. (8/1/19)
 SB58T.CARTERVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for automatic voter registration by making an application for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or state identification card. (1/1/20) (EG +$90,842 GF EX See Note)
 SB64J.SMITHHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Authorizes group health insurance providers to consent on behalf of their employees for use of electronic documents. (8/1/19)
 SB68G.SMITHCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to search warrants. (8/1/19)
 SB71T.CARTERCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to interpreters for non-English-speaking persons in civil protective order cases. (gov sig)
 SB77TARVERCOURTS - Provides relative to the judicial expense fund for the First and Second Parish Courts of Jefferson Parish. (gov sig)
 SB86ERDEYCOURTS - Authorizes the City Court of Denham Springs to transfer surplus filing fees. (8/1/19)
 SB87J.SMITHINSURERS - Requires a nonresident producer to surrender the Louisiana nonresident license when the resident license on which it is based terminates. (1/1/2020)
 SB103G.SMITHINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides relative to the unauthorized practice of public adjusting and fraudulent insurance acts by public adjusters. (7/1/19)
 SB106LAMBERTENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Authorizes liens against certain immovable property for monies expended from the Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Fund. (8/1/19)
 SB108G.SMITHBONDS - Provides relative to criminal bail bonds. (8/1/19)
 SB130PEACOCKLOCAL EMPLOYEES - Provides for an exception to the use of electronic or audio recordings by court reporters in New Orleans Civil District Court to hearings regarding protection from abuse, assault, and stalking. (8/1/19)
 SB138GATTICRIME/PUNISHMENT - Requires postaccident drug testing when a traffic accident involves "serious bodily injury". (gov sig)
 SB146MORRELLDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Limits the incarceration of victims of domestic violence and sex offenses who refuse to testify against their abusers. (gov sig)
 SB151LUNEAUHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Transfers the La. Special Education Center from the Special School District to the Louisiana Department of Health and renames the center. (gov sig) (EN -$75,648 SD RV See Note)
 SB152THOMPSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides for truth in labeling requirements of agricultural products. (10/1/20)
 SB164MORRISHHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to the administration of prescription drug benefits. (8/1/19)
 SB170THOMPSONGOVERNOR - Creates the Rural Water Infrastructure Committee within the governor's office. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB192CHABERTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Provides relative to state symbols. (8/1/19)
 SB199J.SMITHPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECT DEPT - Extends the insurance fraud investigation unit within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the insurance fraud prevention act. (7/1/19)
 SB221MIZELLABORTION - Provides relative to abortion and the Woman's Right to Know law. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB9PETERSONSTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Removes certain future employees of the Regional Transit Authority from the system and state civil service. (6/30/19) (EN DECREASE APV)