Senate Daily Digest
May 10, 2022
3:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB497CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Restricts alteration of a vehicle's wheel well. (8/1/22)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR109FIELDSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Commends the Ready Louisiana Coalition and designates Tuesday, May 10, 2022, as Early Education Day at the state capitol.
 SR110POPECOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates Jana Garrison Orillion on her induction into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR111POPECOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates Tasmin O. Mitchell on his induction into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame.
 SR112FIELDSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Kelsie Tillage on earning the Gold Medal Congressional Award.
 SR113FIELDSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Tuesday, May 10, 2022, as Baton Rouge Young Professionals Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR48FESICOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes and celebrates the family owned and operated Danos, LLC on the occasion of its 75th anniversary as a successful business.
 SCR49FIELDSLEGISLATION - Expresses legislative intent regarding Act 457 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session establishing the M.J. Foster Promise Program.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB47EDMONSTONVACCINES/VACCINATION - Requires that any communication issued to students or their parents or guardians relative to immunization requirements include exemption information
 HB103THOMASDRUGS/CONTROLLED - Provides relative to reporting requirements for persons convicted of production or manufacturing of methamphetamine (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB195FREEMANSCHOOLS - Requires public schools to provide free menstrual products in easily accessible locations (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB214NELSONTEACHERS/CERTIFICATION - Requires passage of a reading instruction test as a condition of teacher certification in elementary education (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB237JENKINSCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative the administration of tests by the state examiner for certain positions in the city of Shreveport
 HB244MINCEYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to public school calendar requirements
 HB269NELSONSTUDENTS - Prohibits promotion to the fourth grade of certain students whose reading deficiencies have not been remedied by the end of the third grade (RE1 INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB364MCKNIGHTHIGHER EDUCATION - Provides relative to disciplinary proceedings for students enrolled in public postsecondary education institutions and student-led organizations
 HB384WHEATHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Requires pediatric day health care facilities to provide for installation and operation of cameras at their premises
 HB423MINCEYVOTING/REGISTRATION - Requires public school governing authorities to provide high school seniors the opportunity to register to vote
 HB452FREIBERGSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of certain students who have been victims of bullying and are not enrolled in public school (RR1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB516LANDRYEDUCATION - Requires each governing authority of a public high school to adopt policies regarding attendance, breastfeeding, and child care for students who are pregnant or parenting
 HB532HUVALINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to health insurance coverage for fire employees
 HB567BOYDSCHOOLS/FOOD PROGRAMS - Creates the Lifestyle Choices pilot program (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB598SELDERSBUILDING CODES - Prohibits a building inspector from using his discretion in determining the applicability of building codes
 HB628BRYANTPAROLE - Provides relative to parole eligibility (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB662ZERINGUEJUDGES/DISTRICT - Provides relative to the Judicial Council
 HB668PHELPSCREDIT/UNIONS - Provides relative to credit unions
 HB709SELDERSHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Authorizes behavioral health services providers to furnish services to clients and patients regardless of those persons' location within the state
 HB736BEAULLIEUEDUCATION/PERSONNEL - Establishes the Athletic Trainer Professional Development Program in the Dept. of Education and provides for administration, qualification, and implementation of the various components of the program (EN -$1,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB746DUPLESSISJUVENILES/DETENTION FAC - Provides relative to solitary confinement in juvenile facilities
 HB818HUGHESPROPERTY/ABANDONED - Provides relative to administrative hearing procedures regarding blighted and abandoned property
 HB820VILLIOCRIMINAL/FORFEITURE - Provides relative to civil forfeiture
 HB826BAGLEYHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Includes addiction counselors and other behavioral health providers within the definition of "healthcare provider" in the La. Telehealth Access Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB831FIRMENTINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides for additional living expense coverage
 HB865NELSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to textbooks and instructional materials used in reading instruction
 HB874STAGNICIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the office of deputy state examiner
 HB879GADBERRYPARISH/GOVERN AUTHORITY - Provides relative to an authorized expense allowance paid to members of a parish governing authority
 HB901WRIGHTLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to the duties of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission's Causeway Police Department
 HB936HUVALINSURERS - Provides for the payment and adjustment of claims
 HB969SEABAUGHLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Provides procedures relative to vetoed bills
 HB971ROMEROCONTRACTORS - Provides relative to home improvement contracting
 HB999FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS-ADJUSTR - Provides for public adjusters
 HB1005LARVADAININSURERS - Provides for surety insurance
 HB1012LYONSMEDICAID - Provides relative to non-emergency medical transportation services within the La. Medicaid program
 HB1021MCFARLANDRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides for the reemployment of retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana in a critical shortage position (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB1032ZERINGUEADVERTISING - Provides relative to outdoor advertising
 HB1039MCKNIGHTFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to life safety and property protection systems
 HB1052LANDRYFUNDS/FUNDING - Establishes the Hazard Mitigation Revolving Loan Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB1060COUSSANFISHING/LICENSES - Provides relative to freshwater charter boat fishing guide licenses (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB1062FREEMANBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to occupational licensing

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR105DUSTIN MILLERSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, May 11, 2022, as Nurse Day and May 6-12, 2022, as National Nurses Week in Louisiana
 HCR106LAFLEURSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 10, 2022, as AKA Day at the state capitol and commends the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
 HCR108PIERRESPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 10, 2022, as Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association Day at the state capitol and commends the council

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 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)
 SB344HENSGENSGAMING - Provides relative to the regulation of sports wagering. (8/1/22) (RE -$200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB348CLOUDGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides for a process for a prior authorization for a particular healthcare service, procedure, or prescription drug. (7/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 SB473MILLIGANINTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Provides relative to foreign interest in certain Louisiana research facilities. (7/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB17DEVILLIERRETIREMENT/SCHOOL EMPS - Provides for a benefit increase for the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB19DEVILLIERRETIREMENT/STATE EMPS - Provides relative to membership in the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System's Hazardous Duty Services Plan (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB21BACALARETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL POL - Provides for a funding deposit account for Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System and authorizes the board of trustees of the system to modify required employer contributions (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB24ILLGRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to transfers of service credit and deferred retirement within the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 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)
 HB318ZERINGUESUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of the Treasury and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB489DAVISCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to court costs in the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB653DAVISCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to court costs in the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish (EGF INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB681SCHEXNAYDERTAX/SALES & USE - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to state and local sales and use taxes (RR1 SEE FISC NOTE 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.
 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.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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)
 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)

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)
 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)
 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)
 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 Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR11MIKE JOHNSONCONGRESS - Provides relative to the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision

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)
 HB6ECHOLSINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Creates an Employee Insurance Fund for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB10MCFARLANDINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to qualifications for participation in the Employee Insurance Fund for the Winn Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB15BAGLEYCOURTS - Provides relative to the transfer of certain funds in the 42nd Judicial District
 HB58GREGORY MILLERTRUSTS - Provides relative to irrevocable trusts for individuals interdicted
 HB60ZERINGUEJUDGES/DISTRICT - Provides relative to the termination of an existing judicial section of the Juvenile Court for Orleans Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB105BOURRIAQUEINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Creates an employee insurance fund for the Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB111RISERINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to retiree insurance provisions of the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB134MARINOCRIME - Provides relative to the crime of false statements and false or altered documents (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB138WHEATLEGISLATION - Designates Act No. 403 of the 2021 Regular Session as "The Zachary 'Zack' Joseph Cutrer Act"
 HB162MARINOCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides for exemption of expungement fees in certain circumstances (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB164PRESSLYCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to electronic filing of documents
 HB172GREGORY MILLERTRUSTS - Provides relative to revocable trusts
 HB184GREGORY MILLERCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the recusal of judges
 HB200BROWNCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the presence of the defendant in misdemeanor prosecutions
 HB225GREGORY MILLERSUCCESSIONS - Provides for the return of donated property
 HB247MAGEECRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the recusal of judges
 HB309JENKINSSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to small successions
 HB322MARINOCRIME - Provides relative to criminal damage to property
 HB378MARINODRUGS/CONTROLLED - Adds certain substances to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law
 HB443MAGEECRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Provides relative to the payment of fines, fees, costs, restitution, and other monetary obligations related to an offender's conviction
 HB842MCMAHENANIMALS/CRUELTY - Provides relative to liability for veterinary professionals for the reporting of animal cruelty
 HB1059BACALABAIL - Provides relative to contradictory bail hearings for certain persons