Senate Daily Digest
June 3, 2022
10:00 AM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR186PEACOCKCHILDREN - To urge and request the Louisiana State Law Institute to review state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to mental health evaluations used in child custody proceedings.
 SR187BODI WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Lieutenant Jennifer Duet of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office on being named the 2022 Deputy of the Year.
 SR188CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sergeant Jonathan Walker of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office on being the recipient of the 2022 Deputy Valor Award.
 SR189WOMACKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ on the formation of the national organization seventy years ago.
 SR190CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Bobby Hebert, who served in the Navy during WWII, upon the celebration of his 100th birthday.
 SR191MCMATHPUBLIC WORKS - Creates the Legislative Advisory Council on Public Contracts, Works, and Improvements.
 SR192CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Lynwood J. Broussard on his distinguished career of exemplary public service as justice of the peace for Ward 4 of the parish of Lafayette.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR166BARROWCOSMETOLOGY - Requests the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology to determine whether, by rule, an applicant or licensee can be required to register their business with the office of the secretary of state as a condition of licensure.
 SR178HEWITTHEALTH CARE - Acknowledges the right of parents to decide whether to vaccinate a child for COVID-19 and the role of the state in providing information to allow parents to make an informed decision.
 SR181WARDLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Creates the Crime Victims' Services Task Force.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR121JORDANHEALTH - Creates the Task Force on African American Suicide Rates
 HCR129CREWSPUBLIC BUILDINGS/ST CAPL - Requests a study concerning improving conditions regarding line-of-sight issues caused by columns in legislative committee rooms in the state capitol building
 HCR134SCHEXNAYDERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the St. Charles Catholic High School baseball team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association 2022 Division III state championship

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB37MCCORMICKWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms (RE1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB246PHELPSMTR VEHICLE/VIOLATIONS - Provides relative to sanctions for a lapse in required vehicle liability security (EG -$473,700 SD RV See Note)

 HB137MARINOCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to immunity from prosecution for medical marijuana

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB67FRED MILLSADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE - Provides for the reorganization and modernization of the Administrative Procedure Act. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB143MORRISWEAPONS - Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/22) (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB183FRED MILLSFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to transparency in the application process for any state-issued license or permit. (8/1/22)
 SB283BERNARDSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to submission of redistricting plans to the secretary of state. (gov sig)
 SB388HEWITTABORTION - Prohibits the sale of certain abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription and provides for criminal penalties. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB439PEACOCKHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for bridge year graduate physicians. (8/1/22)
 SB489JACKSONFAMILY LAW - Provides for suspension of certain licenses for failure to comply with subpoenas, or warrants, or court orders in paternity or child support cases. (gov sig)

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB48REESEFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for changes to the Water Sector Program. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR168JACKSONTAX/TAXATION - Requests the Louisiana Tax Institute to study Louisiana's tax expenditures and all other government programs and grants in order to determine which programs provide the greatest benefit and assistance to Louisiana-owned small businesses. (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 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 Subject to Call
 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))
 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)
 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)
 SB462WARDPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Authorizes public entities to enter into public-private partnerships. (gov sig)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR124SELDERSEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Provides relative to the creation of a legislative disaster assistance and relief fund (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR112AMEDEEPUBLIC MEETINGS - Requests local public bodies to allow the public to view and participate in meetings via electronic means to the extent practicable
 HCR113MINCEYSTUDENT/ASSESSMENT - Requests the state Department of Education to study and submit a report relative to the cost of standardized testing associated with state assessments

House Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 HCR5ZERINGUEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Suspends certain provisions of law relative to unemployment compensation taxes and benefits (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HCR8SCHEXNAYDERHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (EN +$257,146,328 SD RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HCR1IVEYVACCINES/VACCINATION - Suspends provisions of law authorizing the exclusion of unimmunized persons from in-person attendance at schools and day care centers under certain circumstances
 HCR23LANCE HARRISSCHOOLS/FINANCE-MFP - Provides for legislative approval of the MFP formula for FY 2022-2023 (EN +$108,165,219 EX See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB135MARINOMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Authorizes dispensing of medical marijuana to certain qualifying patients who are not Louisiana residents
 HB698MAGEEFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for fees and charges to be assessed by the La. Department of Health in connection with regulation of marijuana for therapeutic use (EN NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB729DUPLESSISCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Limits the release and dissemination of booking photographs of an arrested person
 HB967SEABAUGHINSURANCE/POLICIES - Repeals a prohibition on reducing liability limits for certain costs
 HB969SEABAUGHLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Provides procedures relative to vetoed bills
 HB999FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS-ADJUSTR - Provides for public adjusters
 HB130BEAULLIEUMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to motor vehicle crash reports
 HB214NELSONTEACHERS/CERTIFICATION - Requires passage of a reading instruction test as a condition of teacher certification in elementary education (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB234SCHLEGELMTR VEHICLE/VIOLATIONS - Prohibits smoking or vaping marijuana in motor vehicles (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB239FRIEMANWORKERS COMPENSATION - Provides relative to stays in workers' compensation cases
 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
 HB865NELSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to textbooks and instructional materials used in reading instruction
 HB1060COUSSANFISHING/LICENSES - Provides relative to freshwater charter boat fishing guide licenses (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB43FRIEMANWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to enforcement of federal firearm laws
 HB103THOMASDRUGS/CONTROLLED - Provides relative to reporting requirements for persons convicted of production or manufacturing of methamphetamine (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB223MARCELLECOURTS - Provides relative to eligibility for the Reentry Court Specialty Program
 HB248WILLARDHOLIDAYS - Provides relative to legal holidays
 HB450CHARLES OWENVITAL RECORDS/BIRTH CERT - Provides for access to an adopted person's original birth certificate
 HB483TRAVIS JOHNSONWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the restoration of gun rights
 HB585FREEMANWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to reporting of certain firearm data to the La. Commission on Law Enforcement
 HB644GREENCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to continuances or extensions in court proceedings
 HB774GLOVERCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to expungements for certain amounts of possession of marijuana (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB775GLOVERDRUGS - Provides relative to the definition of drug paraphernalia
 HB868MIGUEZWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the creation of an online handgun education course (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB1028GLOVERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to penalties for possession or use of marijuana drug paraphernalia
 HB1078SEABAUGHINSURANCE/SELF - Authorizes the creation of Louisiana timber and agriculture transportation group self-insurance funds (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB47EDMONSTONVACCINES/VACCINATION - Requires that any communication issued to students or their parents or guardians relative to immunization requirements include exemption information
 HB54BAGLEYCRIME/MISDEMEANOR - Creates the crime of discrimination based on vaccination status (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB166GREGORY MILLERGOVERNOR/POWERS-VETO - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the timing of gubernatorial action on a bill
 HB178VILLIOVOTERS/VOTING - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides relative to the right to vote
 HB190TRAVIS JOHNSONMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Authorizes certain nurse practitioners to recommend medical marijuana to patients
 HB274EDMONDSCURRICULA - Expands the information required to be provided in adoption awareness instruction for high school students
 HB369LANCE HARRISEDUCATION - Requires public school governing authorities and public schools to post on their websites laws pertaining to parental access to instructional materials and the Parents' Bill of Rights (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB588LACOMBEMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Removes the termination provision applicable to the therapeutic use of marijuana law
 HB600FRIEMANVACCINES/VACCINATION - Provides for release of opt-out information to the public when state law requires a vaccination or immunization
 HB618NELSONSCHOOLS - Allows certain patriotic organizations to access school facilities and grants their representatives the opportunity to speak to and recruit students
 HB668PHELPSCREDIT/UNIONS - Provides relative to credit unions
 HB724BAGLEYECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Establishes a grant program for site development and improvement (EN -$8,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB781PHELPSVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for Louisiana High School Seniors Voter Registration Day
 HB811MIGUEZELECTIONS - Prohibits the use of private funds to pay election-related expenses
 HB854STAGNICIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to occupational diseases for members in the classified fire service (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB901WRIGHTLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to the duties of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission's Causeway Police Department
 HB933STAGNINURSING HOMES - Provides relative to emergency preparedness among licensed nursing homes (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB940FREIBERGSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Provides relative to student enrollment at charter schools
 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)
 HB1015SCHEXNAYDERECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to financial incentives for events held in Louisiana (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB1083NEWELLDISCRIMINATION - Provides relative to hair discrimination in education, employment, public accommodations, and housing options
 HB526EDMONDSSCHOOLS/FINANCE - Requires school boards to post certain fiscal information on their websites (RE +$232,710 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)
 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)
 HB207HUGHESCURRICULA - Adds Geometry as a required course for high school students in the career major program (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB412GOUDEAUUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to the verification of attendance at employment interviews (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB427AMEDEEVACCINES/VACCINATION - Prohibits the administration of vaccines to minors on school property and at school-sponsored events unless certain conditions are met (RE1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB499AMEDEEFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates a fund for the purpose of funding tuition exemptions and reduction of textbook costs for persons who are age fifty-five or older (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB550EMERSONSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Provides relative to learning pods established by charter schools (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB612HUVALINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the Louisiana Fortify Homes Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 HB649HILFERTYSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Provides relative to corporal punishment in elementary and secondary schools
 HB650HILFERTYMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of prescription human milk (EN +$592,788 GF EX See Note)
 HB651HILFERTYINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to insurance coverage for prescription human milk (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB707DUPLESSISCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to the expungement of criminal records (RR1 +$3,049,816 GF EX See Note)
 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)
 HB756SCHEXNAYDERPUBLIC BLDGS/GROUNDS-ST - Provides relative to certain public buildings and grounds (RR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB792PHELPSSTUDENTS - Provides relative to literacy instruction and reading support services for certain students in grades six through 12 (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB819COXSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to extended sick leave for school bus operators and public school employees (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB911HUGHESEDUCATION - Provides relative to early literacy (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB946DUSTIN MILLEREDUCATION/SPECIAL - Provides relative to the membership and reports of special education advisory councils

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB12FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB51GOUDEAUCRIME/HOMICIDE - Provides relative to vehicular homicide
 HB93FRIEMANWORKERS COMPENSATION - Provides relative to continuances in workers' compensation cases
 HB230BISHOPTAX/TAX REBATES - Extends the deadline for applying for rebates in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB281MARCELLECAMPAIGN FINANCE - Provides relative to the assessment of penalties for failure to timely file required reports (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 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)
 HB634MCMAHENCRIME - Provides relative to offenses against minors
 HB755SCHEXNAYDERFUNDS/FUNDING-GRANTS - Provides for the disbursement of monies received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)

Reconsideration of Vetoed Bills
 SB36HENRYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for the crime of simple assault. (8/1/22)
 SB381WARDLOANS - Creates the "Louisiana Credit Access Loan Act". (gov sig)

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB45FOILSPECIAL EDUCATION - Requires all public school governing authorities to adopt certain policies relative to cameras in certain classrooms by December 31, 2022. (gov sig)
 SB90ROBERT MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to network adequacy for health insurer benefit plans. (1/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB154TALBOTHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides for health insurance coverage of genetic testing for critically ill infants with no diagnosis. (1/1/23)
 SB191HEWITTTOPS - Provides relative to high school core curriculum requirements. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB213LUNEAUBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program. (gov sig)
 SB214LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides for deposition or trial testimony of out-of-state insurance claims adjusters who are licensed or registered in the state. (8/1/22)
 SB241ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Provides for alternatives in lieu of payment under protest for certain ad valorem taxes. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB272CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides relative to wagering on horse races in a sports book lounge. (8/1/22)
 SB277CORTEZFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates the Megaprojects Leverage Fund. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB333HEWITTSTATE AGENCIES - Provides relative to boards and commissions. (gov sig)
 SB396MORRISCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to a surety's bail obligation after the issuance of a notice of warrant of arrest. (8/1/22)
 SB490CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for security services in the state capitol building. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SCR14FOILLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Establishes the Cybersecurity Redhibition Task Force.
 HB117ECHOLSDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescribing, administering, and dispensing of drugs for off-label use
 HB129NELSONMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides relative to an arrested person's failure to honor a written promise to appear (EN SEE FISC NOTE OF EX See Note)
 HB261MAGEESCHOOLS - Creates a French immersion school in the community of Pointe-au-Chien in Terrebonne Parish (EN INCREASE See Note)
 HB330TRAVIS JOHNSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Creates the Industrial Hemp Promotion and Research Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB374BEAULLIEUENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Increases the fine for gross littering of tires and failure to obtain a generator identification number (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV)
 HB512ZERINGUEMTR VEHICLE/INSPECTION - Provides relative to a commercial motor vehicle inspection (REF -$514,169 SG RV See Note)
 HB555CHARLES OWENLICENSING - Provides relative to occupational licenses (EN NO IMPACT SG EX See Note)
 HB717MCMAHENMEDICAID - Provides relative to parishes eligible for the local healthcare provider participation program
 HB927SELDERSSCHOOLS - Authorizes a tuition increase at Louisiana State University Laboratory School and Southern University Laboratory School
 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

Conference Committee Report Received
 SB107LUNEAUWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Re-creates the Louisiana Workforce Commission and re-authorizes the Incumbent Worker Training Program. (6/30/22)
 SB282JACKSONSOCIAL SERVICES - Establishes a workforce training initiative to serve public assistance recipients. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB153FREEMANDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Twinbrook Security District in Orleans Parish
 HB200BROWNCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the presence of the defendant in misdemeanor prosecutions
 HB294NELSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the guaranteed issue of Medicare supplement policies
 HB312DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Enacts reforms to address workplace violence in healthcare settings (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB549BOYDHOUSING - Provides relative to certain deed restrictions