Senate Daily Digest
May 3, 2022
1:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR99TALBOTINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Urges the Commissioner of Insurance to study the issue of notice of cancellation or nonrenewal of a property insurance policy that provides coverage for property damaged by a named storm or windstorm.
 SR103BERNARDSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates the week of May 9-15, 2022, as Police Week in the state of Louisiana and to commend the service of law enforcement officers.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB483TRAVIS JOHNSONWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the restoration of gun rights
 HB505JEFFERSONHEALTH/EMERG MED SERVICE - Provides with respect to certified ambulance operators
 HB546MINCEYHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides relative to the requirements for admission into a teacher education program
 HB642FIRMENTETHICS/CODE - Exempts certain transactions regarding the donation, sale, or lease of the former defender's office utilized to render public defender services under certain conditions
 HB686MINCEYWATERWAYS - Provides relative to management of the Amite River Basin
 HB827GADBERRYHEALTH/CHILDREN - Provides relative to screening of children for autism spectrum disorder
 HB888FREIBERGHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Requires the Board of Regents to establish a "Hunger-Free Campus" designation program and related grant program for postsecondary education institutions
 HB921MCFARLANDEARLY CHILDHOOD - Provides relative to adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed education (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB940FREIBERGSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Provides relative to student enrollment at charter schools
 HB963ORGERONCURRICULA - Requires instruction in water safety for public school students (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB977LANCE HARRISSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to sick leave granted to teachers, school employees, and school bus operators

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR14WILLARDVOTERS/VOTING - Creates a task force to study and make recommendations relative to the voting rights of people with disabilities
 HCR27MIKE JOHNSONVETERANS - Memorializes congress to reject recommendations and support the continued operation of the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center
 HCR39BUTLERWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - Requests a study and recommendations concerning barriers to hiring of direct support professionals who provide Medicaid-covered services to people with disabilities
 HCR57MCFARLANDFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Urges and requests the Legislature of Louisiana to support the "Greaux the Good" farmers market match program

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB76FIELDSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides that certain graduate students shall be exempt from mandatory student fees. (8/1/24) (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB124ABRAHAMSCHOOLS - Requires the state Department of Education to provide student attendance data of certain students to local school governing authorities. (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)
 SB256BARROWSCHOOLS - Requires certain assessments of a student prior to suspension from school. (gov sig) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB424STINEBOATS/BOATING - Provides for boating safety instruction. (8/1/22)
 SB465CONNICKFLOOD PROTECTION AUTH - Provides for vacancies in the board of commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West. (8/1/22)
 SB467GARY CARTERTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requires DOTD to initiate the necessary engineering, financial, and other studies to begin passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and along the Interstate 20 corridor. (gov sig)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB165ZERINGUEENERGY PRODUCTION - Provides relative to lease sales for wind energy
 HB230BISHOPTAX/TAX REBATES - Extends the deadline for applying for rebates in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB276BISHOPTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Exempts certain video programming from franchise fees (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB762ZERINGUECONSERVATION - Creates and provides for the Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 SR58JACKSONBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Creates a task force to study the implementation of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and behavioral health providers.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR6CATHEYPOSTSECONDARY ED - Creates a task force to study and make recommendations relative to tenure policies of public postsecondary education institutions.
 SCR31JACKSONSTUDENTS - Establishes the Related Services Advisory Commission to study the level of supports statewide for students with special needs and exceptionalities.
 SCR33MILLIGANTEACHERS - Requests the state superintendent of education to create the Teachers' Advisory Council.
 SCR40MILLIGANTEACHERS - Requests each public school system to create a Teachers' Advisory Council.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 SB378PEACOCKCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the regulation of advertisements. (8/1/22)
 SB439PEACOCKHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for bridge year graduate physicians. (8/1/22)
 SB455BOUDREAUXINTERNET - Provides for broadband development and connectivity. (gov sig)

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)
 SB92CATHEYDISCRIMINATION - Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to their medical history. (8/1/22)
 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)
 SB199SMITHVOTERS/VOTING - Constitutional amendment to ensure the right to free and equal elections. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB218JACKSONPUBLIC RECORDS - Adds a public records exception for certain raw data. (gov sig)
 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)
 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)
 SB304CATHEYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to commutation of a prison sentence for good behavior. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 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)
 SB353FIELDSCOURTS - Provides relative to the judgeships of the second district of the First Circuit Court of Appeal. (2/3 - CA5s9) (gov sig)
 SB358JACKSONSCHOOLS - Provides relative to acts of bullying. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB496HEWITTHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to healthcare facility patient safety policies. (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
 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

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