Senate Daily Digest
April 13, 2022
3:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR47FOILSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the Junior League of Baton Rouge on the occasion of its 90th anniversary and declares Monday, April 18, 2022, as Junior League Day at the state capitol.
 SR49SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Wendy Thibodeaux for her many years of public service with the Lafourche Parish Assessor's Office and congratulates her for being named the 2022 Assessor of the Year by the Louisiana Assessors' Association.
 SR50CATHEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana Sweet Potato Advertising and Development Commission on its 70th anniversary.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR28FOILBEHAVIOR ANALYSTS - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana commercial health insurance payors to increase reimbursement rates for autism therapy services.

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
 HB69DEVILLIERENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides relative to photographic evidence for instances of violations of litter laws
 HB144DESHOTELELECTIONS/CANDIDATES - Requires candidates for public office to provide a valid email address when qualifying for office (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB334DUPLESSISHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Provides relative to employment with behavioral health services providers of peer support specialists
 HB347TURNERHOSPITALS - Provides relative to factors which qualify hospitals for major teaching hospital status
 HB349BRYANTSCHOOLS/BUS OPERATORS - Provides relative to the removal of school bus operators
 HB374BEAULLIEUENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Increases the fine for gross littering of tires and failure to obtain a generator identification number (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV)
 HB395WILLARDTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - (Constitutional Amendment) Removes the requirement that certain property owners annually certify income to receive the special assessment level for ad valorem property taxes (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 HB397BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Separates funding sources for environmental education and litter abatement
 HB419MCFARLANDFISHING - Provides for hand-grabbing of catfish and the taking of bream in minnow traps
 HB485MARCELLEREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the collection of certain criminal fines, fees, and costs (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB491BACALACRIME - Provides relative to simple robbery
 HB599BEAULLIEUTAX/AD VALOREM-EXEMPTION - (Constitutional Amendment) To provide for a property tax exemption for certain veterans with disabilities (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB710STEFANSKICONTRACTORS/CONSTRUCTION - Provides relative to the provisions of construction management at risk (CMAR)
 HB790HOLLISMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to certificate of ownership and salvage title for motor vehicles declared to be a total loss
 HB825GREGORY MILLERDWI - Provides relative to licensed practical nurses who administer chemical tests for intoxication
 HB848BRYANTCHILDREN - Provides relative to the disposition of reports from the Department of Children and Family Services

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR18MCFARLANDWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Creates the Feral Hog Management Advisory Task Force in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
 HCR26COUSSANENERGY - Urges and requests the president of the United States to consider the current geopolitical tensions and support policies and take measures to ensure America's long-term energy affordability, security, leadership, and progress
 HCR40TURNERMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to study and report on the costs of providing nursing services in certain Medicaid-funded programs and facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
 HCR42COUSSANDIVORCE - Directs the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations relative to the Uniform Collaborative Law Act
 HCR43ORGERONENERGY PRODUCTION - Urges and requests federal action on domestic oil and gas production
 HCR67LANCE HARRISCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Harry Silver
 HCR68EDMONDSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates April 27, 2022, as LMA Day at the state capitol

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB4MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Constitutional amendment to eliminate judge's discretion to grant bail for certain offenses after conviction but prior to sentencing. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB89MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail for offenders convicted of certain offenses while awaiting sentencing. (See Act)
 SB142MORRISCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Prohibits felony violent or sex offenders from being released under certain circumstances. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB143MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/22) (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB206JACKSONPUBLIC DEFENDER - Requires the Louisiana Public Defender Board to annually enter into a contract with the University of Louisiana Monroe to provide certain statewide training. (7/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB255BARROWDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Provides relative to court costs and fees in domestic abuse cases. (gov sig)
 SB284FOILCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to garnishments. (8/1/22)
 SB360FOILCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bond forfeiture. (gov sig)
 SB388HEWITTABORTION - Prohibits the sale of certain abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription and provides for criminal penalties. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB486MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to clerks of court. (8/1/22)
 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)

 SB276TALBOTHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides the original intent of the Louisiana Legislature authorized contracts between health insurers and healthcare providers allowed for benefits to be available to its affiliates. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR27MORRISCLERKS OF COURT - Extends the reporting and termination deadlines of the Task Force on Statewide Standards for Clerks of Court Electronic Filing and Records Retention.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR18CONNICKCIVIL PROCEDURE - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding reply memoranda in response to a motion for summary judgment.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB5PRICESTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Grants a nonrecurring lump-sum supplemental payment to certain eligible retirees and beneficiaries. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB19MORRISTRAFFIC - Provides for police officers to use electronic forms. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB44MIZELLAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides for the Fairness in Womens Sports Act relative to a school's ability to offer equal opportunities to each student to participate in team sporting events on an equal basis. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB48REESEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for changes to the Water Sector Program. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB51MIZELLCOURTS - Adds a second commissioner to the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court and authorizes commissioners to preside over domestic violence cases and civil matters. (8/1/22) (EN +$125,250 LF EX See Note)
 SB52ABRAHAMROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates the Black Bayou Bridge on Louisiana Highway 384 in Calcasieu Parish as the "Dorothy Carter Memorial Bridge". (gov sig) (EN +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 SB68FRED MILLSPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to the Port of Iberia. (8/1/22)
 SB69CONNICKCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to protections for crime victims. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB79BODI WHITEROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of LA 16 in St. Helena Parish as the "Trooper George Baker Memorial Highway". (8/1/22) (EN +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 SB94JACKSONSCHOOLS - Provides relative to instruction on child assault awareness and prevention in public schools. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB107LUNEAUWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Re-creates the Louisiana Workforce Commission and re-authorizes the Incumbent Worker Training Program. (6/30/22)
 SB108WARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to definition of utility terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles. (gov sig)
 SB123ABRAHAMPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the use of certain state property in Cameron Parish for seafood farming. (gov sig)
 SB127GARY CARTERPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for certain advertising requirements for small purchase bids. (gov sig)
 SB138MORRISFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the funding of certain projects from the Construction Subfund. (7/1/22) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB151POPETAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to provide for local governmental input in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB177FIELDSELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Changes school year for certain requirements relative to entering first grade. (gov sig)
 SB181MCMATHAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Provides for the definition of an airport sponsor and replaces engineer with sponsor for the approval, inspection, and certification of airport construction projects. (gov sig)
 SB189BODI WHITESCHOOLS - Provides relative to the jurisdiction of the Central Community School System. (7/1/22) (EG1 DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB241ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Provides for alternatives in lieu of payment under protest for certain ad valorem taxes. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB246ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to authorize parishes to exempt inventory from ad valorem taxation. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB247ALLAINTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for procedures for parishes to exempt inventory from ad valorem taxation. (See Act) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB250CONNICKAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the compensation of intercollegiate athletes for the use of their name, image, or likeness. (gov sig)
 SB259HEWITTSTATE AGENCIES - Provides reporting requirements for certain state agencies that administer certain federal and state social service or financial assistance programs. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB282JACKSONSOCIAL SERVICES - Establishes a workforce training initiative to serve public assistance recipients. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB364REESETAX/AD VALOREM - Provides for the rulemaking authority of the Louisiana Tax Commission. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT EX See Note)
 SB389REESETAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Provides relative to the suspension of driver's licenses for failure to pay taxes. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB397CONNICKCIVIL SERVICE - Provides for the classification of the assistant police chief in the city of Westwego. (gov sig)
 SB399FIELDSPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)
 SB407BOUIESCHOOLS - Requires schools to store epinephrine in the classrooms of certain students. (gov sig)
 SB422CORTEZPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the transfer of state property in Lafayette Parish. (gov sig)
 SB434FIELDSTEACHERS RETIREMENT - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees to meet critical shortage needs. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB436CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Louisiana Equine Promotion and Research Advisory Board" special prestige license plate. (8/1/22)
 SB456ALLAINENERGY DEVELOPMENT - Provides for certain solar power generation facilities. (8/1/22)
 SB459JIMMY HARRISSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lake Oaks Subdivision Improvement District. (8/1/22)
 SB475BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Baker Main Street Economic Development District as a special taxing district. (8/1/22)
 SB480BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. (gov sig)
 SB485BOUIESPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides relative to the Delachaise Security and Improvement District. (8/1/22)

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)
 SB130CONNICKPRESCRIPTION - Provides for liberative prescription. (gov sig)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB218JACKSONPUBLIC RECORDS - Adds a public records exception for certain raw data. (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)
 SB225HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to provide for remote operations of the legislature during a declared emergency. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 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)
 SB361LUNEAUCREDIT - Prohibits creditors from reporting prescribed open accounts to credit bureaus. (8/1/22)
 SB367HENRYREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. (gov sig)
 SB386MILLIGANCHARITABLE GAMING - Exempts certain charitable organizations conducting raffles from certain licensing and reporting requirements. (gov sig)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB120DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Economic Development
 HB121DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Public Service
 HB169RISERLICENSING - Provides relative to professional geoscientists
 HB822DAVISCOMMERCE - Provides relative to exemptions for ear piercing