Senate Daily Digest
April 6, 2022
3:00 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
 SB437ROBERT MILLSSELF INSURANCE - Authorizes the creation of Louisiana Timber and Agriculture Transportation Group Self-Insurance Funds. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB438PRICESTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Provides for a new retirement plan for certain new members. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (OR INCREASE APV)
 SB439PEACOCKHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for bridge year graduate physicians. (8/1/22)
 SB440MORRISCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to facsimile transmission of filings in civil actions. (8/1/22)
 SB441FESIELECTED OFFICIALS - Prohibits a public officer who has retired or resigned from office from qualifying for the same office at a special election to fill the position. (8/1/22)
 SB442WARDCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Provides relative to certain third-party sellers on the online marketplace. (1/1/23)
 SB443ALLAINTAX/SALES - Provides for direct payment of state and local sales tax on purchases by certain taxpayers. (1/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB444ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to tax administration and the Board of Tax Appeals. (2/3 - CA7s2.1(A)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB445ABRAHAMTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to approval of Department of Transportation and Development P3 projects. (gov sig)
 SB446FRED MILLSBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banking provisions regarding damage to mortgaged residential property. (8/1/22)
 SB447HENSGENSFISH/FISHING - Provides for commercial menhaden harvest reporting. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB448LUNEAUWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Provides relative to civil penalties for restitution of value of wildlife and aquatic life. (8/1/22)
 SB449LUNEAUGAMING - Authorizes the Natchitoches Parish Council to call a referendum election to allow video draw poker gaming in Natchitoches Parish. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB450STINEALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to microbreweries. (8/1/22)
 SB451GARY CARTERCRIMINAL RECORDS - Repeals fees related to obtaining an expungement order. (8/1/22) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB452MCMATHGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Authorizes certain persons to qualify for a state contribution of seventy-five percent of health insurance premium upon retirement. (8/1/22) (OR INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB453MCMATHMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to low speed autonomous motor vehicles. (8/1/22)
 SB454MCMATHTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the Department of Transportation and Development. (8/1/22)
 SB455BOUDREAUXINTERNET - Provides for broadband development and connectivity. (gov sig)
 SB456ALLAINENERGY DEVELOPMENT - Provides for certain solar power generation facilities. (8/1/22)
 SB457STINETRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to DOTD and types of building processes. (8/1/22)
 SB458JIMMY HARRISFLOOD PROTECTION AUTH - Provides relative to the board of commissioners and the nominating committee of certain flood protection authorities. (gov sig)
 SB459JIMMY HARRISSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lake Oaks Subdivision Improvement District. (8/1/22)
 SB460WARDCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to a statewide electric vehicle charging technology and equipment network. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB461REESELOCAL OFFICIALS - Provides for powers of the Vinton police chief. (gov sig)
 SB462WARDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes public entities to enter into public-private partnerships. (gov sig)
 SB463BODI WHITEFUNDS/FUNDING - To create the Coastal Area Flood Protection Authority. (7/1/22) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB464TALBOTMEDICAID - Provides relative to Medicaid coverage for genetic testing of critically ill infants with no diagnosis. (8/1/22) (EG +$937,115 GF EX See Note)
 SB465CONNICKFLOOD PROTECTION AUTH - Provides for vacancies in the board of commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West. (8/1/22)
 SB466SMITHASSESSORS - Provides for a salary increase for assessors. (7/1/22) (EG +$2,059,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB467GARY CARTERTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requires DOTD to initiate the necessary engineering, financial, and other studies to begin passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and along the Interstate 20 corridor. (gov sig)
 SB468SMITHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to murder. (gov sig)
 SB469BODI WHITEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the creation, transfer, dedication, deposit, and use of certain funds. (gov sig) (OR NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 SB470MIZELLINTERNET - Requires identity and age verification for a user to access specific websites. (8/1/22)
 SB471MILLIGANCONTRACTS - Provides for foreign sources to fund certain gifts and contracts to the state or political subdivisions. (1/1/23) (EN +$576,049 GF EX See Note)
 SB472MILLIGANHOMELAND SECURITY - Prohibits contracts with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB473MILLIGANINTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Provides relative to foreign interest in certain Louisiana research facilities. (7/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB474WOMACKPUBLIC WORKS - Provides relative to change orders on public works contracts. (8/1/22) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB475BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Baker Main Street Economic Development District as a special taxing district. (8/1/22)
 SB476BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for a change in boundaries and governance of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District. (gov sig)
 SB477SMITHWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Provides relative to issuance of a special permit for the operation of a combination of vehicles or tandem loads hauling containers to and from port facilities. (gov sig)
 SB478BERNARDPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the public records law. (8/1/22)
 SB479LUNEAUCHILDREN - Provides relative to child support. (1/1/23)
 SB480BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. (gov sig)
 SB481CLOUDUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to disqualifications of unemployment benefits for temporary workers. (8/1/22)
 SB482CLOUDROADS/HIGHWAYS - Provides relative to entrances and exits near highways. (8/1/22)
 SB483CATHEYFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to occupational licenses. (gov sig)
 SB484LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Authorizes a commercial insurer to select a forum or venue in a policy form. (8/1/22)
 SB485BOUIESPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Delachaise Security and Improvement District. (8/1/22)
 SB486MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to clerks of court. (8/1/22)
 SB487MORRISINSURANCE POLICIES - Requires an insurer provide an insured a waiver of liability form to not hold a collision shop liable when certain repairs and services are not completed by the collision shop. (1/1/23)
 SB488HEWITTTAX/AD VALOREM - Authorizes millage rate increases in certain parishes. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB489JACKSONFAMILY LAW - Provides for suspension of certain licenses for failure to comply with subpoenas, or warrants, or court orders in paternity or child support cases. (gov sig)
 SB490CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for security services in the state capitol building. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB491FESIABANDONED PROPERTY - Provides for the disposition of abandoned movable property. (8/1/22)
 SB492ROBERT MILLSTEACHERS - Creates a process to expedite obtaining criminal background checks for teachers and substitute teachers. (gov sig)
 SB493HEWITTLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to certain drainage districts. (8/1/22)
 SB494FOILSEIZURES/SALES - Provides relative to seizure of property. (8/1/22)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR37BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Travel, on being elected chairman of Louisiana TravelPAC.
 SR38TALBOTHEALTH CARE - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study programs implemented in other states or through Medicaid waiver programs to evaluate options for delaying institutionalization for frail elders.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR32ALLAINSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizing Wednesday, April 6, 2022, as Coastal Conservation Association Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR20LUNEAUHEALTH SERVICES - Requests the continued operation of the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
 SCR21LUNEAUWORKERS' COMPENSATION - Amends provisions of the Administrative Code relative to the medical reimbursement schedule and surgery guidelines.
 SCR22FOILCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and recognizes Woman's Hospital as one of the World's Best Hospitals for gynecology and maternity care.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 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
 HB365SEABAUGHWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Designates the crime of possession of a firearm by a felon as a crime of violence (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB460BRASSCHILDREN - Expands the purposes for which a parish governing authority may levy a tax relative to early childhood programs
 HB501DUBUISSONPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Provides for sale of certain state property in St. Tammany Parish
 HB515MIKE JOHNSONSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to succession involving limited liability company
 HB529BROWNINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the organization of the Department of Insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB545WRIGHTINSURERS - Provides for prelicensing requirements for insurance producers and bail enforcement agents
 HB550EMERSONSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Provides relative to learning pods established by charter schools (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB679DUPLESSISETHICS - Provides relative to certain statements required to be filed by elected officials
 HB691EMERSONPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the exchange of certain state property in St. Martin Parish
 HB695WRIGHTINSURANCE/HEALTH-ACCID - Provides for health and accident insurance producers and consultants and modifies terminology relative to health and accident insurance
 HB706STEFANSKICRIME - Creates the crime of menacing (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB717MCMAHENMEDICAID - Provides relative to parishes eligible for the local healthcare provider participation program
 HB753MIGUEZPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the sale of certain state property in Iberia Parish

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR52CARPENTERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes April 6, 2022, as Southern University Day at the state capitol
 HCR53PRESSLYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Shriners Hospitals for Children on the occasion of the network's one hundredth anniversary

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB71CONNICKJUVENILES - Provides relative to the district attorney's discretion to prosecute a juvenile as an adult for certain offenses. (8/1/22)
 SB72CONNICKJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to the authority of juvenile courts in certain proceedings. (8/1/22)
 SB130CONNICKPRESCRIPTION - Provides for liberative prescription. (gov sig)
 SB148MIZELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides for post-conviction relief for victims of human trafficking. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB149TALBOTPRESCRIPTION - Provides for delictual actions. (8/1/22)
 SB182FIELDSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to revocation of P.O.S.T. certification. (gov sig)
 SB219JACKSONCOURTS - Authorizes judicial district indigent defender funds to be used for the purposes of retaining expert witnesses. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB315WOMACKCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Provides relative to fentanyl and carfentanil. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB318FOILADVERTISING - Provides relative to the advertising, promoting, and conducting of certain live musical performances. (8/1/22)
 SB334JACKSONCRIMINAL RECORDS - Provides for attempted malfeasance in office convictions to be set aside and expunged. (8/1/22)
 SB338JACKSONCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to responsive verdicts. (8/1/22)
 SB396MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to a surety's bail obligation after the issuance of a notice of warrant of arrest. (8/1/22)
 SB400FIELDSSTATE AGENCIES - Provides for the administration of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, public safety services. (1/1/23)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR14FOILLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Establishes the Cybersecurity Redhibition Task Force.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB6PRICETEACHERS RETIREMENT - Grants a permanent benefit increase to eligible system retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/22) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB7PRICESTATE POLICE RETIREMENT - Grants a permanent benefit increase to system retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/22) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB242ALLAINTAX/LOCAL - Provides relative to interest and penalties applicable to local sales and use tax. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB87CATHEYCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the capital outlay process. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB101CATHEYCOURTS - Provides relative to the traffic violations bureau in certain city courts. (gov sig)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 SB126CATHEYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to funding for university lab schools. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB225HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to provide for remote operations of the legislature during a declared emergency. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB386MILLIGANCHARITABLE GAMING - Exempts certain charitable organizations conducting raffles from certain licensing and reporting requirements. (gov sig)