Senate Daily Digest
April 27, 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
 SR90FESIINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Urge insurance commissioner to study issues involving notice of insurance policy renewals for property, casualty, and liability insurance policies.
 SR91BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mary Anna Green-Lewis on the occasion of her 99th birthday.
 SR92FIELDSCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences for the death of Mr. Johnnie Jones Sr.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR42TALBOTFISCAL CONTROLS - Suspends provision of law capping percentage of funds that can be spent by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism on in-state advertising.

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
 HB12FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB61KERNERFISHING - Extends the Fishermen's Gear Compensation Fund and extends payments into the Underwater Obstruction Removal Fund (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB83SCHLEGELINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides for civil authority prohibited use coverage
 HB143BUTLERSTATE AGENCIES - Provides for development and implementation by state agencies of policies, training, and reporting relative to compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF EX See Note)
 HB291EDMONDSNURSING HOMES - Requires all nursing homes to maintain in effect emergency preparedness plans approved by the La. Department of Health
 HB324ORGERONWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Provides relative to the composition of the Oyster Task Force
 HB339COUSSANINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to coordination of benefits requirements
 HB470MCKNIGHTSTUDENTS - Provides relative to the collection and sharing of certain student information (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB509MINCEYTEACHERS - Requires the state Department of Education to review laws pertaining to teacher training and submit a related report to the legislature
 HB510MINCEYTEACHERS - Provides relative to the effectiveness of additional teacher training requirements
 HB683CREWSWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Provides relative to royalties on dredged materials

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR34BOURRIAQUECOASTAL RESOURCES - Approves the annual state integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2023, as adopted by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board
 HCR91BRASSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the board of directors of the Louisiana School Boards Association
 HCR92MARCELLESPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates April 27, 2022, as Domestic Violence Advocacy Day in Louisiana

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB272CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides relative to wagering on horse races in a sports book lounge. (8/1/22)
 SB273FOILPROBATION/PAROLE - Provides parole eligibility for certain offenders. (gov sig)
 SB290CORTEZGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (7/1/22)
 SB314CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides relative to historic horse racing. (gov sig)
 SB323CLOUDJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to juveniles in the criminal justice system. (8/1/22)
 SB342JACKSONABORTION - Provides relative to the application of abortion statutes. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB344HENSGENSGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (8/1/22) (RE -$200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB417CATHEYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the delivery of alcoholic beverages. (8/1/22)
 SB418CATHEYJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides for the detention of seventeen-year-old juveniles under certain circumstances. (8/1/22) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB426MCMATHOWNERSHIP - Provides for the Allen Toussaint Legacy Act. (8/1/22)
 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)
 SB450STINEALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to microbreweries. (8/1/22)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB397BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Separates funding sources for environmental education and litter abatement
 HB632MCFARLANDENVIRONMENT/QUALITY - Provides relative to small refineries
 HB749BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Transfers litter abatement responsibilities and programs from the Department of Education to the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
 HB750BISHOPENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides for the prosecution of certain littering violations by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR57JACKSONANIMALS - Requests local governing authorities and animal shelters to adopt policies and programs to provide alternatives to euthanizing healthy dogs and cats.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 SB104MIZELLHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to telephone access in outpatient abortion facilities. (gov sig)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)

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)
 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 Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR24BISHOPWATERWAYS/LAKES - Urges and requests that the Department of Environmental Quality report to the legislature regarding Capitol Lake remediation

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