House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment
May 1, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Room 4


  BLUE = already considered.   RED = currently being considered.   BLACK = not yet considered.
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 HCR42ZERINGUEENVIRONMENT/WATER - Urges and requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study the overall impacts of wetland assimilation projects prior to approval of additional such projects
 HB86TERRY BROWNWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Includes in the definition of "bona fide resident" honorably discharged veterans of the United States armed forces (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB135PYLANTWILDLIFE/MGT AREAS - Provides for airboat trails on the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
 HB142LEOPOLDFISHING/OYSTERS - Authorizes additional means of harvesting oysters on the oyster seed grounds under the oyster seed ground vessel permit
 HB166GISCLAIRHUNTING/DEER - Requires the use of a safety harness in an open deer stand when hunting or taking deer
 HB182CHANEYHUNTING - Provides for penalties for hunting without the required license
 HB206HILFERTYPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the lease of property in the parishes of Orleans and Jefferson
 HB269ZERINGUEANIMALS/ALLIGATORS - Requires a license for taking alligators and eliminates the additional license for an assistant to an alligator hunter
 HB315GISCLAIRCOASTAL RESOURCES - Requires that agreements between an acquiring agency and a landowner for integrated coastal protection projects ensure public recreational access to waterways in the reclaimed lands
 HB326HILLPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of state property in Rapides Parish
 HB355GISCLAIRFISHING/CRABS - Prohibits the taking of immature female crabs and provides for enhanced penalties for certain crab fishing violations
 HB501S.BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Transfers the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission to the Department of Education
 HB510S.BISHOPENVIRONMENT/ENFORCEMENT - Authorizes certain voluntary health, safety, and environmental audits by facilities subject to regulation by the Department of Environmental Quality (OR +$621,517 SD EX See Note)

 A presentation on chronic wasting disease, the current policies to prevent CWD in the Louisiana deer population, and the response by the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries to outbreaks in neighboring states
 Consideration of the sale of state properties:
 DHH Region 2 HDG - Mental Health Clinic, 4615 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA in East Baton Rouge Parish
 Louisiana Workforce Commission - Tallulah Office of Employment, 405 N. Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA in Madison Parish