Senate Daily Digest
May 9, 2022
2:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR106BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends LSU President William F. Tate IV on being elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
 SR108BOUDREAUXCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and recognizes Dr. Vincent G. June on being selected the sixth chancellor of the South Louisiana Community College.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR47PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Shreveport Shriners Hospital on the occasion of its 100th year anniversary as the first Shriners Hospital in the world.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB55BUTLERMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of dental care for certain residents of intermediate care facilities (EN +$1,380,557 GF EX See Note)
 HB65ZERINGUEJUDGES - Provides with respect to annual financial reports on district and local court funding and expenses (EG +$120,055 GF EX See Note)
 HB80EDMONDSBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Restricts spending of state general fund revenue-direct to 98% of the official forecast (EG -$218,100,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB90MARCELLEHEALTH/LDH - Creates the office on women's health within the La. Department of Health and provides for the duties and functions of the office (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB136MARINOEDUCATION - Requires dyslexia education as a component of teacher education programs (EN INCREASE EX See Note)
 HB150ST. BLANCPORTS/MORGAN CITY - Provides relative to the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District
 HB156FREIBERGTEACHERS/CERTIFICATION - Provides relative to criminal history review with respect to teacher certification (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB194BUTLERSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of students with exceptionalities not enrolled in public school (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB196NELSONHIGHER EDUCATION - Creates the Stimulating More Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Program and the SMART Fund for the purpose of awarding grants to support research at public postsecondary education institutions (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB223MARCELLECOURTS - Provides relative to eligibility for the Reentry Court Specialty Program
 HB250MAGEESCHOOLS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for appropriations from the Education Excellence Fund (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD See Note)
 HB300DEVILLIERPLUMBERS - Provides relative to licensure for plumbers
 HB329ZERINGUETAX APPEALS/BOARD - Provides for the payment of certain judgments issued by the Board of Tax Appeals for approved claims (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB469TRAVIS JOHNSONBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Creates the Delta Bike Trail Commission (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB477COUSSANDISTRICT ATTORNEYS - Provides for new assistant district attorney positions for various judicial districts in the state (EN +$2,592,390 GF EX See Note)
 HB555CHARLES OWENLICENSING - Provides relative to occupational licenses (EN NO IMPACT SG EX See Note)
 HB587HILFERTYLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Modifies the composition of the Lakefront Management Authority
 HB588LACOMBEMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Removes the termination provision applicable to the therapeutic use of marijuana law
 HB610GREENCREDIT/CONSUMER LOANS - Provides relative to student loans
 HB639PRESSLYLICENSING - Provides relative to occupational licensing for workers with criminal histories
 HB724BAGLEYECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Establishes a grant program for site development and improvement (EN -$8,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB773GLOVERPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Caddo Parish
 HB776GLOVERHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Interstate 49 in Shreveport, Louisiana, as "The Cooper Road Pioneers Memorial Interchange"
 HB852SCHLEGELSTUDENTS - Creates a book delivery program for certain public school students (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB860MCFARLANDTRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to the use of certain monies in the Transportation Trust Fund by the Department of Transportation and Development (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB869ROMEROHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Designates portions of certain highways as memorial highways
 HB887ROBBY CARTERCIVIL/ACTIONS - Provides for the right of action in wrongful death and survival actions
 HB889MAGEEMUSEUMS/STATE MUSEUM - Establishes the Dew Drop-America's Rock and Roll Museum within the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB895MAGEEDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Creates the LaSalle Cultural Corridor District in Orleans Parish
 HB896MCFARLANDCIVIL/DAMAGES - Provides for limitations on recoverable past medical expenses
 HB898DEVILLIERLOCAL GOVERNMENT - Provides relative to the powers of parishes and municipalities with respect to liquefied petroleum gas
 HB902VILLIOSTATE SYMBOL - Provides for an official state steam locomotive
 HB923MCKNIGHTLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides relative to liability associated with Mardi Gras parades
 HB953SEABAUGHRELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS - Provides relative to the free exercise of religion
 HB967SEABAUGHINSURANCE/POLICIES - Repeals a prohibition on reducing liability limits for certain costs
 HB1007PHELPSTAX/PROPERTY - Provides relative to tax sale property (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB1040LACOMBECOMMERCE - Provides relative to payment processing services
 HB1061HUGHESHEALTH/WOMEN'S - Provides for procedures for victims of sexually-oriented criminal offenses

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR44DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH - Creates and provides for the Health Disparities in Rural Areas Task Force
 HCR45BAGLEYHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Requests a comprehensive assessment and report on substance use disorder treatment capacity and needs statewide
 HCR65ECHOLSHEALTH - Urges and requests the Louisiana Alzheimer's Coalition to submit its Alzheimer's state plan no later than March 31, 2023
 HCR76PHELPSHEALTH/SICKLE CELL ANEM - Expresses support for equitable access to transformative therapies for sickle cell disease

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB112ROBERT MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Requires health insurers that utilize prior authorization to reduce burdensome delays in approving and in making payments for covered healthcare services. (gov sig)
 SB158LUNEAUHEALTH CARE - Provides for authority, responsibilities, and physician collaboration of a physician's assistant. (8/1/22)
 SB186HENRYINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to public adjuster fees. (1/1/23)
 SB249BARROWHOUSING - Requires local governing authority to implement a permitting process for individuals and businesses who open a home which serves six or more individuals. (gov sig)
 SB316CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Prohibits alteration of a vehicle that causes a change in the trajectory of that vehicle's headlamps. (8/1/22)
 SB402ABRAHAMCOURTS - Provides for special masters in certain civil actions arising within a parish included in a major disaster declaration. (gov sig)
 SB428ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits the reduction of policy limits based on defense expenses. (gov sig)
 SB458JIMMY HARRISFLOOD PROTECTION AUTH - Provides relative to the board of commissioners and the nominating committee of certain flood protection authorities. (gov sig)
 SB460WARDCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to a statewide electric vehicle charging technology and equipment network. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB462WARDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes public entities to enter into public-private partnerships. (gov sig)
 SB466SMITHASSESSORS - Provides for a salary increase for assessors. (7/1/22) (EG +$2,059,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB476BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for a change in boundaries and governance of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District. (gov sig)
 SB483CATHEYFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to occupational licenses. (gov sig)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB35FARNUMVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for a supplemental annual canvass of registered voters (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB45STEFANSKISUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law
 HB46STEFANSKISUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State Civil Service and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law
 HB70MCMAHENHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Designates a certain portion of Interstate Highway 20 in Webster Parish as the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway"
 HB71MCMAHENHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 371 in Webster Parish as the "John David Crow Memorial Highway"
 HB81EMERSONLICENSING - Provides relative to the Occupational Licensing Review Commission
 HB92ECHOLSMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Laissez les ARTS Rouler" specialty license plate
 HB96BRASSMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "United Most Worshipful St. John's Grand Lodge of Louisiana A.F. & A.M." and the "Daughters of Universal Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star" specialty license plates
 HB144DESHOTELELECTIONS/CANDIDATES - Requires candidates for public office to provide a valid email address when qualifying for office (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB186STEFANSKIETHICS - Provides for the standard of knowledge of a false statement in the provisions relative to unethical election practices
 HB188VILLIOELECTION OFFENSES - Provides relative to prohibitions and requirements for digital material of a political nature
 HB208MIKE JOHNSONCAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOS - Changes the definition of political committee
 HB240EMERSONMASSAGE THERAPISTS - Provides relative to the licensed profession of massage therapy
 HB296STEFANSKIETHICS/BOARD - Provides relative to the nominating committee and nominees for the Board of Ethics
 HB325STEFANSKIPUBLIC MEETINGS - Removes provision terminating authority of the State Bond Commission to hold periodic meetings via electronic means
 HB411THOMASETHICS/NEPOTISM - Provides a minimum time period that an immediate family member of a school board member or superintendent must be employed by the school board prior to being promoted to an administrative position
 HB444RISERHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of the U.S. Hwy. 165 in Caldwell Parish as the "SPC Torey Jonteal Dantzler, Sr. Memorial Highway"
 HB445RISERHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 133 in Caldwell Parish as the "Robert L. 'Doc' Owens Memorial Highway"
 HB475THOMASETHICS/NEPOTISM - Provides relative to the deadline for filing disclosures of the employment of an immediate family member of a school board member or school superintendent
 HB534HORTONHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish as the "Jessie Henry Memorial Highway"
 HB581ST. BLANCUTILITIES - Provides relative to the Louisiana Underground Utilities and Facilities Damage Prevention Law
 HB586THOMASREAL ESTATE - Provides limited authority to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission to access certain criminal history record information of licensees and applicants
 HB602DAVISCONTRACTORS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
 HB603GADBERRYMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates military honor specialty license plates
 HB646STEFANSKIELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the Louisiana Election Code (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB659STEFANSKIPRIVATE INVESTIGATORS - Provides relative to the salary of the executive director of the La. State Board of Private Investigators
 HB684DAVISAMUSEMENTS/TICKETS - Provides relative to admission tickets
 HB714FREIBERGMANUFACTURING - Provides relative to cosmetics
 HB740MINCEYEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Provides relative to the sale, transportation, and acceptance of propane and other fuels during a declared disaster or emergency
 HB748MCMAHENHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Designates Exit 44 on Interstate Highway 20 in Webster Parish as the "Kim Cannon Memorial Interchange"
 HB810BROWNMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "International Association of Firefighters" specialty license plate
 HB973DAVISCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to corporations

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR60JACKSONINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Requests the Department of Insurance to create a task force to study the causes of infertility in women and mandating insurance coverage of fertility treatments for women.
 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.

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
 SCR41CONNICKPUBLIC WORKS - Requests the legislative auditor to review the Belle Chasse Bridge & Tunnel Replacement Public-Private Partnership Project.
 SCR45MCMATHLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Creates a task force to study national best practice models for the efficient and effective administration of state transportation departments.
 SCR46MCMATHMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates a task force to study fees for electric vehicles.

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))
 SB203HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates an education savings account for certain students reading below grade level. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX 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)
 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)
 SB418CATHEYJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides for the detention of seventeen-year-old juveniles under certain circumstances. (8/1/22) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 SB455BOUDREAUXINTERNET - Provides for broadband development and connectivity. (gov sig)
 SB456ALLAINENERGY DEVELOPMENT - Provides for certain solar power generation facilities. (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)
 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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 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
 HB632MCFARLANDENVIRONMENT/QUALITY - Provides relative to small refineries
 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)