Senate Daily Digest
April 21, 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
 SR76FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of John Compton Jr.
 SR77FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study and make recommendations on best practices for coordinating services for patients with cancer.
 SR78MORRISCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates Andrew Whitworth, a graduate of West Monroe High School and LSU, for receiving the NFL's 2021 Walter Payton Award.
 SR79BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jay Cicero upon receiving the 2022 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award and on being inducted into the 2022 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB33DEVILLIERSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of students not enrolled in public school (RE1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB35FARNUMVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for a supplemental annual canvass of registered voters (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB42FRIEMANWEAPONS - Provides an exception to the crime of illegal carrying of weapons for retired justices of the peace
 HB43FRIEMANWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to enforcement of federal firearm laws
 HB54BAGLEYCRIME/MISDEMEANOR - Creates the crime of discrimination based on vaccination status (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB91MUSCARELLOCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to testimony presented by audio-visual means
 HB235MCFARLANDDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the governing commission of the Jackson Parish Hospital Service District
 HB245MINCEYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to minors taken into protective custody from schools
 HB310MAGEEHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Provides exceptions for the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education with respect to certain capital outlay projects and public contract procurements (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB319CREWSAIRCRAFT/AIRPORTS - Adds a member with aviation experience to the Shreveport Airport Authority
 HB346THOMPSONSTUDENT/LOANS-SCHOLARSHP - Provides for a program and a fund for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in approved teacher preparation programs (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB630BRYANTHIGHWAYS - Designates certain portions of highways in Iberia Parish and St. Martin Parish
 HB645MAGEEFUNDS/FUNDING - Establishes the Community Options Waiver Fund and provides for dedication of revenues and use of monies in the fund (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB647HILFERTYDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Mid-City Security District in Orleans Parish
 HB655COUSSANENERGY/ALTERNATE - Provides relative to the management of solar resources (EN +$250,186 SG EX See Note)
 HB687ORGERONCOASTAL RESOURCES - Relative to the disposition of funds derived from alternative energy production in the coastal area (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB742BISHOPGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides relative to fuel sales requirements and amenity requirements for qualified truck stop facilities
 HB749BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Transfers litter abatement responsibilities and programs from the Department of Education to the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
 HB855THOMASMTR VEHICLE/WINDSHIELDS - Provides relative to medical exemptions applicable to tinting of motor vehicle windows
 HB903GREGORY MILLERNOTARIES - Provides for the parish of execution of remote online notarial acts
 HB905GREGORY MILLERPROPERTY - Provides relative to partition by licitation
 HB1059BACALABAIL - Provides relative to contradictory bail hearings for certain persons

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR3BAGLEYVACCINES/VACCINATION - Repeals administrative rules of the La. Department of Health adding COVID vaccines to the state immunization schedule and requiring schools to prohibit in-person attendance by certain unvaccinated students
 HCR15CORMIERHEALTH - Requests the Board of Regents to purchase chest compression devices for certain public postsecondary education institutions
 HCR37AMEDEESCHOOLS/ENROLLMENT - Directs the state Department of Education to publish certain student enrollment information
 HCR77IVEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates April 2022 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Louisiana

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB104MIZELLHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to telephone access in outpatient abortion facilities. (gov sig)
 SB134TALBOTINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides for the presumption of coverage for certain claims subsequent to a catastrophic event. (1/1/23)
 SB147MIZELLSEX OFFENSES - Provides for sexual assault survivors to have access to certain documents from the forensic medical exam. (8/1/22)
 SB195HEWITTNURSES - Provides relative to safe harbor protections for nurses. (8/1/22)
 SB199SMITHVOTERS/VOTING - Constitutional amendment to ensure the right to free and equal elections. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB213LUNEAUBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program. (gov sig)
 SB286LUNEAUOCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS - Provides for licensure and qualifications of massage therapists. (8/1/22)
 SB352FIELDSCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Requires utility providers to issue a credit to customers who experience an outage of service for more than 24 hours. (8/1/22)
 SB353FIELDSCOURTS - Provides relative to the judgeships of the second district of the First Circuit Court of Appeal. (2/3 - CA5s9) (gov sig)
 SB442WARDCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Provides relative to certain third-party sellers on the online marketplace. (1/1/23)
 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)
 SB478BERNARDPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the public records law. (8/1/22)
 SB484LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Authorizes a commercial insurer to select a forum or venue in a policy form. (8/1/22)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB529BROWNINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the organization of the Department of Insurance (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 HB866FRIEMANINSURERS - Provides for minimum capital and surplus requirements for certain domestic insurers

Special Order No. 1 for 4/25.
 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)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 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 Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR28FOILBEHAVIOR ANALYSTS - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana commercial health insurance payors to increase reimbursement rates for autism therapy services.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB132MILLIGANSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. (6/30/22)
 SB234JACKSONJUVENILE JUSTICE - Constitutional amendment to allow adult prosecution and enhanced penalties against juveniles in correctional facilities who commit assault or battery against an employee or juvenile. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE1 DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB304CATHEYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to commutation of a prison sentence for good behavior. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB311MILLIGANHOMELAND SECURITY - Requires the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to adopt certain rules. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB320HENRYGAMING - Suspends certain requirements regarding the landbased casino contract. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB335JACKSONJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides for a juvenile in a correctional facility to serve additional time when he commits an assault or battery on an employee of the facility or another juvenile in the facility or a simple or aggravated escape. (See Act) (RE1 DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB337SMITHCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Increases sentence for operating a vehicle while under suspension for certain prior offenses. (gov sig)
 SB359JACKSONSEIZURES/SALES - Provides for civil forfeiture reform. (8/1/22)
 SB379PEACOCKWEAPONS - Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/22)
 SB431ROBERT MILLSHORSE RACING - Provides relative to offtrack wagering facility locations. (gov sig)
 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)
 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)
 SB495BODI WHITETAX/TAXATION - Provides incentive rebates for oilfield site restoration associated with certain oil production. (1/1/23) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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))
 SB57MCMATHBUS DRIVERS - Provides relative to the compensation of school bus operators. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB89MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail for offenders convicted of certain offenses while awaiting sentencing. (See Act)
 SB122TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Requires insurers provide coverage for the temporary use of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured. (8/1/22)
 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)
 SB143MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/22) (EN DECREASE SD RV 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)
 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)
 SB324GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to qualifications for licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (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)
 SB349GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 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)
 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)

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
 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
 HB3BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act