Senate Daily Digest
April 26, 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
 SR81FIELDSCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the passing of Alvin L. Sparrow Sr.
 SR82MCMATHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Archbishop Hannan High School for winning the LHSAA Boys Basketball Division II State Championship.
 SR83FESISPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, April 27, 2022, as Bankers Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR86MIZELLCOMMENDATIONS - To recognize and commend the members and Board of Directors of the Louisiana School Boards Association.
 SR87MIZELLCHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICES DEPT - Requests the Department of Children and Family Services to enact policies relative to children giving birth.
 SR88MIZELLCHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICES DEPT - Requests the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to enact policies relative to truant children who may be trafficked.
 SR89MILLIGANCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana National Guard on its exemplary service to the state during the last two years in an unprecedented time of natural disasters.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR37PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Bossier Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary.
 SCR40MILLIGANTEACHERS - Requests each public school system to create a Teachers' Advisory Council.
 SCR41CONNICKPUBLIC WORKS - Requests the legislative auditor to review the Belle Chasse Bridge & Tunnel Replacement Public-Private Partnership Project.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR35PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the creators of the film "The Five Priests" on being honored as an Official Selection of the 2022 Cannes World Film Festival.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB1ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS - Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
 HB2BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB215MALINDA WHITESCHOOLS/BUS OPERATORS - Provides relative to the compensation of school bus operators (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB299AMEDEEPUBLIC MEETINGS - Provides for an exception to the Open Meetings Law to allow the receipt of information regarding natural disasters and declared emergencies
 HB332BOURRIAQUEWILDLIFE & FISHERIES CMN - Changes the frequency of mullet stock assessments
 HB406ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds
 HB422STEFANSKIHUNTING/DEER - Provides for taking of deer by use of pre-charged pneumatic devices
 HB437ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates funds for the expenses of the judiciary for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
 HB465ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS/ANCILLARY - Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government
 HB592ZERINGUEAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
 HB633ZERINGUEREVENUE SHARING - Provides for Revenue Sharing Distribution for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
 HB755SCHEXNAYDERFUNDS/FUNDING-GRANTS - Provides for the disbursement of monies received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB1011SCHEXNAYDERLEGISLATIVE EXPENSES - Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR8SCHEXNAYDERHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (EN +$257,146,328 SD RV See Note)
 HCR82WHEATSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the members of the United States Armed Forces for their service and proclaims May 2022 as Military Appreciation Month
 HCR86DEVILLIERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Basile High School Bearcats on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2022 Division III state wrestling championship

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB47FIELDSEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Requires public schools to work to develop a mixed provider delivery model of prekindergarten instruction. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB50HEWITTSCHOOLS - Provides for public school choice in certain high school programs. (gov sig)
 SB76FIELDSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides that certain graduate students shall be exempt from mandatory student fees. (8/1/24) (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB81BODI WHITETOPS - Provides relative to requirement for certain student demographic information to be included from the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students Information System. (gov sig)
 SB92CATHEYDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to their medical history. (8/1/22)
 SB131MIZELLPOSTSECONDARY ED - Requires public postsecondary education boards and institutions to adopt policies to acceptable use of computers and internet services. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB190HEWITTTEACHERS - Establishes the Computer Science Education Act. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB203HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates an education savings account for certain students reading below grade level. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB254BARROWBESE - Creates the "Educator Pipeline to Success Program". (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB271WOMACKCONTRACTS - Provides relative to bidding requirements on public works projects. (gov sig)
 SB275ABRAHAMHOUSING - Provides relative to affiliates and subsidiaries of local housing authority members. (gov sig)
 SB280BERNARDTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the Dam Safety Program. (gov sig)
 SB310LUNEAUWORKERS' COMPENSATION - Provides a cost-of-living adjustment for any injury producing the temporary, total, or permanent total disability of an employee. (8/1/22) (EG INCREASE EX See Note)
 SB347MILLIGANPROCUREMENT CODE - Authorizes the audit of certain vendor documentation in procurement of surveillance equipment by the office of legislature auditor. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF EX See Note)
 SB358JACKSONSCHOOLS - Provides relative to acts of bullying. (gov sig)
 SB369JIMMY HARRISELECTION CODE - Provides for compensation for certain election workers. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB377PEACOCKTEACHERS - Provides relative to teacher certification requirements. (gov sig)
 SB416ABRAHAMSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Terminates the Calcasieu-Cameron Navigation District. (8/1/22)
 SB423FOILCONTRACTS - Provides relative to public contracts, works, and improvements. (8/1/22)
 SB429WOMACKPRIVILEGES/LIENS - Provides for substantial completion of public works. (8/1/22)
 SB430WOMACKSCHOOLS - Authorizes the Concordia Parish School Board to name the new gymnasium at Monterey High School in honor of Jack Bairnsfather. (gov sig)
 SB435CORTEZTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the Louisiana Highway Regulatory Act. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 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)
 SB461REESELOCAL OFFICIALS - Provides for powers of the Vinton police chief. (gov sig)
 SB488HEWITTTAX/AD VALOREM - Authorizes millage rate increases in certain parishes. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB490CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for security services in the state capitol building. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB493HEWITTLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to certain drainage districts. (8/1/22)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB331MCFARLANDTAX/SEVERANCE TAX - Provides relative to the application of the timber severance tax (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)

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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB496HEWITTHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to healthcare facility patient safety policies. (8/1/22)

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)
 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)
 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
 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