Senate Daily Digest
May 12, 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
 SR117SMITHSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes May 12, 2022, as St. John the Baptist Parish Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR118FIELDSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the passing of Glorious Williams Lofton.
 SR119WARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the University Laboratory School football team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2021 Division II State Championship.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB117ECHOLSDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescribing, administering, and dispensing of drugs for off-label use
 HB185CHARLES OWENCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to expressive activities at public postsecondary education institutions
 HB357JENKINSELECTIONS/POLLING PLACES - Provides relative to polling places
 HB601HUGHESLIABILITY - Provides relative to immunity for certain actions involving drug-related overdoses
 HB629BRYANTCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to a search without a warrant of a person's place of residence for the odor of marijuana
 HB671EDMONDSVOTING/MACHINES - Provides for testing of voting machines prior to election (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB777GLOVERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the secretary for the municipal fire and police civil service board in certain municipalities
 HB795PRESSLYFUNDS/FUNDING - Establishes the Small Business Innovation Recruitment Fund (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB802WRIGHTCOMMERCE - Provides relative to digital assets
 HB884BEAULLIEUBUDGETARY CONTROLS - Provides for changes in the expenditure limit calculation (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB891DESHOTELTECHNOLOGY - Provides relative to the procurement of internet services and wide area networks services and systems by state agencies (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB978MIGUEZCONTRACTS - Provides relative to prohibition on certain governmental entity contracts with companies that discriminate against firearm and ammunition industries (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB1067RISERLABOR - Provides relative to the Fresh Start Proper Worker Classification Initiative and the Voluntary Disclosure Program (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB1068HILFERTYCOURTS - Provides relative to the termination date of Act 110 of the 2020 R.S. of the Legislature of La. relative to the assessment, collection, and distribution of certain court costs and fees in the parish of Orleans (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR13CHARLES OWENCONGRESS - Encourages congress and the president to take proactive measures to protect the citizens of this state and this nation from the Chinese Communist Party
 HCR32EDMONDSVOTERS/VOTING - Urges and requests that the secretary of state produce an annual report of all voting complaints
 HCR70FREEMANATTORNEYS - Requests the La. Supreme Court to implement a minimum continuing legal education requirement for district attorneys and judges on the topic of domestic violence
 HCR71MALINDA WHITECIVIL/PROCEDURE - Requests the La. State Law Institute to study certain proposed changes relative to the use of interpreters in court proceedings
 HCR88ECHOLSMEDICAID - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to utilize increased collections from pharmacy rebates to increase rates for primary care providers in the Medicaid program
 HCR90STEFANSKIELECTIONS - Requests the State Board of Election Supervisors to study and make recommendations regarding specified election issues
 HCR94DUPLESSISCHILDREN - Requests a study regarding the potential establishment of a program to provide children born to low- to moderate-income parents with a trust that, at maturity, can be used for postsecondary education, the purchase of a home, or formation of a business

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB330STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes a registered adjuster database. (1/1/23) (EG +$171,492 SG EX See Note)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB2BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB12FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB55BUTLERMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of dental care for certain residents of intermediate care facilities (EN +$1,380,557 GF EX See Note)
 HB83SCHLEGELINSURANCE/HOMEOWNERS - Provides for civil authority prohibited use coverage
 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)
 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)
 HB189BAGLEYHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for settings in which medication attendant services may be provided
 HB197TURNERATHLETICS - Provides relative to the comprehensive sports injury management program for student athletics
 HB202MIKE JOHNSONCAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOS - Requires political committees to include specified information on the statement of organization
 HB203MAGEEVITAL RECORDS/DEATH CERT - Provides relative to the timeline for the issuance of death certificates
 HB249WRIGHTPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides for the confidentiality of certain port facilities records
 HB275BAGLEYSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Children and Family Services
 HB286TURNERMEDICAID MANAGED CARE - Provides relative to healthcare provider credentialing in the Medicaid managed care program
 HB304FRIEMANINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to health coverage plan benefits for physical therapy services delivered via telehealth (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB305GADBERRYENGINEERS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
 HB307ILLGINSURERS - Provides relative to coverage for a living organ donor
 HB312DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Enacts reforms to address workplace violence in healthcare settings (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB314TURNERLEGISLATION - Makes technical corrections to various provisions of law within and relating to the subject matter of the legislative committees on health and welfare
 HB334DUPLESSISHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Provides relative to employment with behavioral health services providers of peer support specialists
 HB335DUPLESSISMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to behavioral health
 HB339COUSSANINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to coordination of benefits requirements
 HB347TURNERHOSPITALS - Provides relative to factors which qualify hospitals for major teaching hospital status
 HB497TURNERHEALTH - Exempts certain facilities that provide home dialysis drugs or devices from the provisions of the La. Pharmacy Practice Act
 HB515MIKE JOHNSONSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to succession involving limited liability company
 HB521HUVALINSURERS - Provides for catastrophe response plans
 HB528DAVISSUNSET LAW - Re-creates entities transferred to or placed within the office of the governor
 HB571GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to the State Uniform Construction Code
 HB606GEYMANNLEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES - Creates a legislative oversight committee to oversee and set priorities for the expenditure of federal monies received by the state for emergencies and disaster recovery (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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
 HB652HILFERTYSEWERAGE/N O WATER BD - Provides relative to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
 HB661HILFERTYHOMELAND SECURITY - Provides that state buildings are not subject to declarations of disaster or emergency declared by parish or municipal officials
 HB664FRIEMANINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for hearings arising out of matters involving the Louisiana Insurance Code
 HB682BROWNINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for a claims adjuster database (EN +$122,000 SG EX See Note)
 HB701HILFERTYEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Provides relative to the declaration of a state of emergency
 HB708MCFARLANDENERGY - Defines biomass as it relates to the Louisiana Renewable Energy Development Act
 HB770ST. BLANCGOVERNOR - Creates and provides for the Louisiana Governor's Mansion Commission
 HB784DUPLESSISHEALTH - Provides relative to universal perinatal mood disorder screening for primary care doctors
 HB803GADBERRYBUILDING CODES - Provides relative to the State Building Energy Conservation Code
 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)
 HB870LACOMBEINSURANCE/AUTOMOBILE - Provides for coverage of a motor vehicle not owned by the insured
 HB902VILLIOSTATE SYMBOL - Provides for an official state steam locomotive
 HB1005LARVADAININSURERS - Provides for surety insurance

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Returned from House With Amendments
 SCR13LAMBERTENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL - Request the Department of Environmental Quality to study strategies for recycling plastic containers.

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB21ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to requirements for approved unauthorized insurers. (1/1/23)
 SB102FOILCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides for cotutorship of child in that either parent acting alone can act on behalf of the child. (gov sig)
 SB123ABRAHAMPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes the use of certain state property in Cameron Parish for seafood farming. (gov sig)
 SB129MORRISTAX/LOCAL - Exempts certain infused or injected prescription drugs from local sales tax. (7/1/22) (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB223LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates specialty license plates. (8/1/22)
 SB282JACKSONSOCIAL SERVICES - Establishes a workforce training initiative to serve public assistance recipients. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB381WARDLOANS - Creates the "Louisiana Credit Access Loan Act". (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR90FESIINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Urge insurance commissioner to study issues involving notice of insurance policy renewals for property, casualty, and liability insurance policies.
 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.
 SR104FRED MILLSMEDICAID - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study and make recommendations on the use of pooled trusts by certain Medicaid enrollees over the age of 65.

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
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 SB497CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Restricts alteration of a vehicle's wheel well. (8/1/22)
 SB472MILLIGANHOMELAND SECURITY - Prohibits contracts with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

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)
 SB138MORRISFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the funding of certain projects from the Construction Subfund. (7/1/22) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX 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
 HCR4BUTLERMEDICAID - Increases Medicaid reimbursement to intermediate care facilities for resident leave of absence days (EN +$676,087 GF EX See Note)
 HCR38DAVISEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Forms a working group to study the unique needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions
 HCR39BUTLERWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - Requests a study and recommendations concerning barriers to hiring of direct support professionals who provide Medicaid-covered services to people with disabilities
 HCR40TURNERMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to study and report on the costs of providing nursing services in certain Medicaid-funded programs and facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
 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
 HCR66VILLIOSTATE SYMBOL - Provides for an official state steam locomotive

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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)
 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)
 HB762ZERINGUECONSERVATION - Creates and provides for the Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB164PRESSLYCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to electronic filing of documents
 HB443MAGEECRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Provides relative to the payment of fines, fees, costs, restitution, and other monetary obligations related to an offender's conviction
 HB1059BACALABAIL - Provides relative to contradictory bail hearings for certain persons
 HB81EMERSONLICENSING - Provides relative to the Occupational Licensing Review Commission
 HB208MIKE JOHNSONCAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOS - Changes the definition of political committee
 HB586THOMASREAL ESTATE - Provides limited authority to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission to access certain criminal history record information of licensees and applicants
 HB714FREIBERGMANUFACTURING - Provides relative to cosmetics
 HB973DAVISCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to corporations
 HB19DEVILLIERRETIREMENT/STATE EMPS - Provides relative to membership in the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System's Hazardous Duty Services Plan (EN INCREASE 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)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB118FIRMENTINSURANCE - Provides for the members of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and its ad hoc committees
 HB182HOLLISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to third-party administrators
 HB715GREENINSURANCE - Makes various revisions in the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Law