Senate Daily Digest
April 4, 2022
2:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 SB405HENRYTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to proceedings of the Board of Tax Appeals. (gov sig) (OR NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB406HENRYTAX/TAXATION - Reduces the rate of oil severance tax on new wells for three years. (gov sig) (OR -$5,130,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB407BOUIESCHOOLS - Requires schools to store epinephrine in the classrooms of certain students. (gov sig)
 SB408FOILRISK MANAGEMENT - Requires the office of risk management to provide for determination of insurance coverage upon request in claims against the state. (8/1/22) (OR SG EX See Note)
 SB409CONNICKJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to dual jurisdiction for both criminal sentencing and juvenile adjudication for certain offenses. (8/1/22)
 SB410JACKSONEMPLOYMENT - Prohibits certain employment practices related to wage history, wage disclosure, and retaliation. (gov sig)
 SB411BODI WHITEHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network. (8/1/22)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR17MCMATHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the LSU Tiger Girls for winning the Division 1A Hip Hop competition at the 2022 Universal Dance Association College Nationals.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB79ECHOLSINSURERS - Provides for the minimum number of meetings for the boards of directors of certain captive insurers
 HB82ILLGINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Repeals the authority of the commissioner of insurance to retain funds collected from certain fees
 HB88LANCE HARRISCURRICULA - Provides for Celebrate Freedom Week in public schools (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB122HUVALSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Insurance
 HB131COUSSANTEACHERS/SALARY - Provides relative to the salary schedules of teachers whose employment is interrupted by military service (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB149ILLGHUMAN SERVICES/DISTRICTS-AUTH - Provides relative to legal advisor services for the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
 HB165ZERINGUEENERGY PRODUCTION - Provides relative to lease sales for wind energy
 HB173STEFANSKICRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to background checks for a gaming license
 HB182HOLLISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to third-party administrators
 HB186STEFANSKIETHICS - Provides for the standard of knowledge of a false statement in the provisions relative to unethical election practices
 HB198WILLARDINSURANCE/LIFE - Provides for group life insurance
 HB201LANCE HARRISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Education
 HB204GREGORY MILLERVITAL RECORDS/DEATH CERT - Provides with respect to parties to whom the state registrar of vital records may issue a death certificate
 HB207HUGHESCURRICULA - Adds Geometry as a required course for high school students in the career major program (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB208MIKE JOHNSONCAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOS - Changes the definition of political committee
 HB211MCKNIGHTSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the membership of the board of directors of the Special School District
 HB217BOURRIAQUEPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the transfer of certain state property in Cameron Parish
 HB224GREGORY MILLERLEGISLATIVE AGCY/LAW INST - Provides relative to meetings of the Louisiana State Law Institute
 HB246PHELPSMTR VEHICLE/VIOLATIONS - Provides relative to sanctions for a lapse in required vehicle liability security (EG -$473,700 SD RV See Note)
 HB267RISERPROPERTY/EXPROPRIATION - Provides relative to the existing right of a storage facility operator to expropriate property for the purpose of drilling through a storage facility in Caldwell Parish
 HB275BAGLEYSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Children and Family Services
 HB294NELSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the guaranteed issue of Medicare supplement policies
 HB296STEFANSKIETHICS/BOARD - Provides relative to the nominating committee and nominees for the Board of Ethics
 HB325STEFANSKIPUBLIC MEETINGS - Removes provision terminating authority of the State Bond Commission to hold periodic meetings via electronic means
 HB450CHARLES OWENVITAL RECORDS/BIRTH CERT - Provides for access to an adopted person's original birth certificate
 HB568EDMONDSCRIME - Provides relative to adoption deception
 HB659STEFANSKIPRIVATE INVESTIGATORS - Provides relative to the salary of the executive director of the La. State Board of Private Investigators
 HB727BACALAADOPTION - Provides for uniform prerequisites for adoption finalization
 HB740MINCEYEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Provides relative to the sale, transportation, and acceptance of propane and other fuels during a declared disaster or emergency

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR46PRESSLYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes March 30, 2022, as National Doctors' Day in Louisiana

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB27LAMBERTSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Environmental Quality. (6/30/22)
 SB36HENRYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for the crime of simple assault. (8/1/22)
 SB101CATHEYCOURTS - Provides relative to the traffic violations bureau in certain city courts. (gov sig)
 SB115MIZELLLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to mandatory training for peace officers related to human trafficking. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB136CONNICKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to protections for emergency room personnel, emergency services personnel, and healthcare professionals. (8/1/22)
 SB140ABRAHAMSHERIFFS - Provides for insurance benefits for retired sheriffs and deputies of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office. (7/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB157MILLIGANCRIMINAL RECORDS - Provides for access to criminal history records and identification files by the office of technology services. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB171FOILSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Veterans Affairs. (6/30/22)
 SB216JACKSONCOURTS - Provides for the transfer and deposit of monies from the witness fee fund to the operating fund of the Bastrop City Court for operating expenses of the court. (gov sig)
 SB319FOILMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides for certain punitive articles of the Louisiana Code of Military Justice. (8/1/22)
 SB332HENRYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the alcohol permits. (8/1/22)
 SB370JIMMY HARRISJUVENILES - Provides for parent participation after adjudication of a delinquent act committed by their juvenile child. (8/1/22)
 SB383PEACOCKATTORNEYS - Provides relative to advertisements for legal services. (gov sig)
 SB386MILLIGANCHARITABLE GAMING - Exempts certain charitable organizations conducting raffles from certain licensing and reporting requirements. (gov sig)
 SB393BODI WHITEWEAPONS - Designates the crime of possession of a firearm by a felon as a crime of violence. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR7PEACOCKLAW ENFORCEMENT - To urge and request the Louisiana State Police to equip each troop headquarters with electronic fingerprinting capabilities.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR13LAMBERTENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL - Request the Department of Environmental Quality to study strategies for recycling plastic containers.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB21ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to requirements for approved unauthorized insurers. (1/1/23)
 SB73HEWITTLOCAL ELECTIONS - Provides for appointments to fill vacancies in local offices under certain circumstances. (gov sig)
 SB74HEWITTELECTION CODE - Provides relative to the qualification of poll watchers. (gov sig)
 SB77LUNEAUMEDICAID - Provides relative to prior authorization of prescription drugs. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 SB165TALBOTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides for internal claims and appeals process and external review procedures for health insurance issuers. (1/1/23)
 SB198TALBOTINSURANCE CLAIMS - Provides relative to the adjustment of residential claims. (1/1/23)
 SB210STINEINSURERS - Authorizes fine in lieu of suspension or revocation of certificate of authority for foreign or alien insurers. (8/1/22)
 SB211STINEFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for changes to the "Choose Life" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB223LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates specialty license plates. (8/1/22)
 SB224HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Provides for remote operations of the legislature during a gubernatorially declared state of emergency. (gov sig)
 SB225HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to provide for remote operations of the legislature during a declared emergency. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB258HEWITTEMERGENCY POWERS - Provides relative to voting and the holding of elections impaired as the result of a declared emergency or disaster. (8/1/22)
 SB302BARROWFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for changing the special prestige license plate for Girl Scouts. (8/1/22)
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB8PRICESTATE POLICE RETIREMENT - Clarifies and standardizes language relative to certain benefits. (6/30/22) (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 SB9ROBERT MILLSRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides relative to benefits provided by and administration of certain statewide retirement systems. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/22) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB15FRED MILLSCONTRACTS - Provides relative to contracts for fiscal intermediary services. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB16FRED MILLSFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Video Draw Poker Device Fund. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB80BODI WHITESUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Increases the amount of supplemental pay for eligible law enforcement and fire service employees. (7/1/22) (RE +$25,731,600 GF EX See Note)
 SB87CATHEYCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the capital outlay process. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB129MORRISTAX/LOCAL - Exempts certain infused or injected prescription drugs from local sales tax. (7/1/22) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB217JACKSONTAX EXEMPTIONS - Exempts the lease, rental, or purchase of tangible personal property or services by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) from local sales tax. (7/1/22) (EN -$200,000 LF RV See Note)
 SB245ALLAINNATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - Provides for the Orphan Well Program. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE FF EX See Note)
 SB260HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Community and Family Support System Fund. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB293ALLAINTAX/SALES - Creates a state sales tax rebate for the purchase of certain agricultural fencing materials by commercial farmers. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB126CATHEYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to funding for university lab schools. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB169MIZELLEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Requires annual meetings of and reports from the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission. (gov sig)