Senate Daily Digest
April 14, 2022
9:30 AM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR53BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Steve Duhon on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR54BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Claney Duplechin on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR55BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jahri Evans on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR56BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Susan Jackson on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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
 HB188VILLIOELECTION OFFENSES - Provides relative to prohibitions and requirements for digital material of a political nature
 HB189BAGLEYHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for settings in which medication attendant services may be provided
 HB231BRASSHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides for the transfer of academic credit from public postsecondary education institutions that grant bachelor's degrees to institutions that grant associate's degrees
 HB272JEFFERSONFAMILY LAW - Provides for mental health evaluations in divorce and child custody proceedings
 HB335DUPLESSISMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to behavioral health
 HB409MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Prohibits the issuance of a summons in lieu of an arrest for certain domestic violence crimes
 HB611SELDERSHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Provides relative to the facility need review process for healthcare facilities and providers
 HB632MCFARLANDENVIRONMENT/QUALITY - Provides relative to small refineries
 HB784DUPLESSISHEALTH - Provides relative to universal perinatal mood disorder screening for primary care doctors
 HB803GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to the State Building Energy Conservation Code
 HB817MIKE JOHNSONLAW ENFORCE/CRIM JUS COM - Provides relative to the composition of the La. Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
 HB866FRIEMANINSURERS - Provides for minimum capital and surplus requirements for certain domestic insurers
 HB1058HOLLISPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to property disclosures regarding building restrictions and restrictive covenants

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR24BISHOPWATERWAYS/LAKES - Urges and requests that the Department of Environmental Quality report to the legislature regarding Capitol Lake remediation
 HCR38DAVISEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Forms a working group to study the unique needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB33FRED MILLSNURSING HOMES - Provides relative to alternate electrical power sources in nursing facilities. (gov sig)
 SB62MIZELLCHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICES DEPT - Provides relative to the state central registry. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB63MIZELLCHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICES DEPT - Provides for the duties of the Department of Children and Family Services regarding victims of child sex trafficking. (1/1/23) (EN +$1,943,975 GF EX See Note)
 SB75FIELDSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Constitutional amendment to require Senate confirmation of certain members of the State Police Commission. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB90ROBERT MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to network adequacy for health insurer benefit plans. (1/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB93CATHEYLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates the Gulf Fritillary as the official state butterfly. (8/1/22)
 SB99FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to permits issued by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. (8/1/22) (EN +$16,500 SG RV See Note)
 SB106LUNEAUFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to disciplinary proceedings by a professional or occupational board or commission. (8/1/22)
 SB144ROBERT MILLSVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to hand delivery of absentee by mail ballots. (gov sig)
 SB160FIELDSCIVIL SERVICE - Constitutional amendment to require Senate confirmation for gubernatorially appointed members of the State Civil Service Commission. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB167TALBOTNURSING HOMES - Provides relative to emergency preparedness plans for nursing homes. (gov sig)
 SB196CATHEYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Prohibits the importation of crude oil and petroleum products from the Russian Federation into Louisiana. (gov sig)
 SB197BODI WHITEETHICS - Allows groundwater district commission members appointed by certain entities that furnish water for rural or municipal use to be employees of such entities. (gov sig)
 SB222LAMBERTREAL ESTATE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Appraisal Management Company Licensing and Regulation Act. (gov sig)
 SB230MORRISINSURERS - Provides for qualifications of title insurance producers. (8/1/22)
 SB291LAMBERTREAL ESTATE - Authorizes the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board to access certain criminal history record information of applicants. (8/1/22)
 SB324GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to qualifications for licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB349GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB354CATHEYCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the "Louisiana Consumer Fuel Choice Act". (gov sig)
 SB381WARDLOANS - Creates the "Louisiana Credit Access Loan Act". (gov sig)
 SB394BERNARDINSURANCE POLICIES - Requires coverage for drugs under certain conditions and the drug is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (1/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB411BODI WHITEHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network. (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)
 SB446FRED MILLSBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to banking provisions regarding damage to mortgaged residential property. (8/1/22)
 SB490CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for security services in the state capitol building. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 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
 HB118FIRMENTINSURANCE - Provides for the members of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and its ad hoc committees
 HB122HUVALSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Insurance
 HB182HOLLISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to third-party administrators
 HB198WILLARDINSURANCE/LIFE - Provides for group life insurance
 HB210MACKINSURANCE - Provides for technical corrections to certain provisions affecting mutual insurance holding companies
 HB294NELSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the guaranteed issue of Medicare supplement policies
 HB545WRIGHTINSURERS - Provides for prelicensing requirements for insurance producers and bail enforcement agents
 HB695WRIGHTINSURANCE/HEALTH-ACCID - Provides for health and accident insurance producers and consultants and modifies terminology relative to health and accident insurance
 HB715GREENINSURANCE - Makes various revisions in the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Law

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR4CATHEYFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Repeals administrative licensing requirements relative to residential specialty classifications.
 SCR20LUNEAUHEALTH SERVICES - Requests the continued operation of the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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))
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)

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