Senate Daily Digest
May 16, 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
 SB498STINETRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to DOTD and types of buildings processes. (8/1/22)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR120FRED MILLSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates the week of May 15 through 21, 2022, as Emergency Medical Services Week.
 SR121MILLIGANCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Louisiana National Guard on its exemplary service to the state of Louisiana during the last two years of unprecedented natural disasters.
 SR122BERNARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Montgomery Lady Tigers softball team on winning the 2022 LHSAA Class 1A State Championship.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB317WILLARDINSURANCE/POLICIES - Provides for hurricane, named storm, and wind and hail deductibles
 HB431JORDANCRIME/DNA - Provides relative to DNA database cross-referencing
 HB775GLOVERDRUGS - Provides relative to the definition of drug paraphernalia
 HB781PHELPSVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for Louisiana High School Seniors Voter Registration Day
 HB912MAGEEELECTION CODE - Makes technical changes to certain provisions relative to the manner in which ballots are prepared and marked
 HB924EDMONDSELECTIONS - Provides for post-election tabulation audits of paper records including absentee ballots (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB1015SCHEXNAYDERECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to financial incentives for events held in Louisiana (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB1028GLOVERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to penalties for possession or use of marijuana drug paraphernalia
 HB1073GOUDEAUSECONDHAND DEALERS - Provides relative to the sale and purchase of catalytic converters
 HB1074EDMONDSELECTIONS/BALLOTS - Provides relative to absentee by mail ballots (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)

 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))
 SB462WARDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes public entities to enter into public-private partnerships. (gov sig)

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 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
 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)
 SB330STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes a registered adjuster database. (1/1/23) (EG +$171,492 SG EX See Note)
 SB63MIZELLCHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICES DEPT - Provides for the duties of the Department of Children and Family Services regarding victims of child sex trafficking. (1/1/23) (EN +$1,943,975 GF EX See Note)
 SB404BOUIESCHOOLS - Provides relative to certain schools returned from the Recovery School District. (gov sig)
 SB445ABRAHAMTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to approval of Department of Transportation and Development P3 projects. (gov sig)
 SB466SMITHASSESSORS - Provides for a salary increase for assessors. (7/1/22) (EG +$2,059,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB474WOMACKPUBLIC WORKS - Provides relative to change orders on public works contracts. (8/1/22) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 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)
 SB158LUNEAUHEALTH CARE - Provides for authority, responsibilities, and physician collaboration of a physician's assistant. (8/1/22)
 SB199SMITHVOTERS/VOTING - Constitutional amendment to ensure the right to free and equal elections. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 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)
 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)
 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 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)
 HB5BACALACLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses for certain clerks of court
 HB8FONTENOTWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides an exception to the illegal carrying of weapons for certain persons
 HB28MUSCARELLOCOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to certain eviction proceedings in the City Court of Hammond
 HB36MAGEECOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to the jurisdictional limits for the City Court of Houma
 HB38THOMPSONINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Creates an Employee Insurance Fund for the Richland Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB39CHARLES OWENNOTARIES - Provides for ex officio notaries public with certain limited authority for the Beauregard Parish School Board
 HB42FRIEMANWEAPONS - Provides an exception to the crime of illegal carrying of weapons for retired justices of the peace
 HB51GOUDEAUCRIME/HOMICIDE - Provides relative to vehicular homicide
 HB59GREGORY MILLERWITNESSES/FEES - Repeals fees and mileage rates for certain witnesses
 HB69DEVILLIERENVIRONMENT/LITTERING - Provides relative to photographic evidence for instances of violations of litter laws
 HB173STEFANSKICRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to background checks for a gaming license
 HB174GREENEXPLOSIVES - Provides relative to criminal history records checks for licenses to handle explosives (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB187TURNERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides for the powers of the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority
 HB212DUSTIN MILLERDRUGS - Provides relative to the definition of drug paraphernalia
 HB217BOURRIAQUEPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the transfer of certain state property in Cameron Parish
 HB236ADAMSASSESSORS - Requires the East Feliciana Parish assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for certain retirees of the assessor's office (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB243BAGLEYJUDGES - Authorizes city court judges to serve as the attorney member of a medical review panel
 HB264SEABAUGHCIVIL/PLEADINGS - Provides for the service of the original petition with the amended petition
 HB265VILLIOCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Provides relative to victim notification (EN +$50,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB267RISERPROPERTY/EXPROPRIATION - Provides relative to the existing right of a storage facility operator to expropriate property for the purpose of drilling through a storage facility in Caldwell Parish
 HB283MCFARLANDWEIGHTS/MEASURES - Provides relative to timber harvest season permits
 HB327THOMPSONAGRICULTURE/SOYBEANS - Provides relative to the assessment levied on soybeans grown in the state
 HB361MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to search warrants for medical records
 HB371MCMAHENCRIME - Amends the definition of "police officer" for the crimes of battery of a police officer and resisting a police officer with force or violence
 HB389PRESSLYPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to emergency suspension of legal deadlines
 HB403JEFFERSONPROPERTY/COMMUNITY - Provides for the possession and use of community property following a petition for divorce
 HB409MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Prohibits the issuance of a summons in lieu of an arrest for certain domestic violence crimes
 HB446DESHOTELPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the Red River, Atchafalaya, and Bayou Beouf Levee District to exchange property in Avoyelles Parish
 HB491BACALACRIME - Provides relative to simple robbery
 HB501DUBUISSONPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Provides for sale of certain state property in St. Tammany Parish
 HB525MCCORMICKPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Caddo Parish
 HB530MIGUEZPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the sale of certain state property in Iberia and St. Martin Parish
 HB549BOYDHOUSING - Provides relative to certain deed restrictions
 HB607GEYMANNCRIME - Provides relative to penalties for the crime of simple cruelty to animals (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB634MCMAHENCRIME - Provides relative to offenses against minors
 HB691EMERSONPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the exchange of certain state property in St. Martin Parish
 HB693STEFANSKIGAMING - Provides relative to institutional investors
 HB703GREGORY MILLERCONTRACTS - Provides relative to repair contracts following a natural disaster
 HB706STEFANSKICRIME - Creates the crime of menacing (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB753MIGUEZPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides relative to the sale of certain state property in Iberia Parish
 HB758SCHEXNAYDERAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to industrial hemp
 HB829STEFANSKIALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverage delivery
 HB890ROBBY CARTERPROPERTY - Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Tangipahoa Parish
 HB903GREGORY MILLERNOTARIES - Provides for the parish of execution of remote online notarial acts
 HB905GREGORY MILLERPROPERTY - Provides relative to partition by licitation
 HB12FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 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)
 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
 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

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