Senate Daily Digest
June 5, 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
 SR193BARROWPUBLIC DEFENDER - Recreates the Louisiana Public Defender Optimal Funding Group to study and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of establishing an optimal funding mechanism for the Louisiana Public Defender Board.
 SR194CATHEYTRAFFIC - Requests the city of Baton Rouge to designate golf cart accessibility lanes in certain areas of downtown Baton Rouge.
 SR195STINECOMMENDATIONS - Commends McNeese University baseball coach Justin Hill on becoming the winningest coach in McNeese baseball history.
 SR196HENRYEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Urges and requests the Board of Regents and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to include computer coding and American Sign Language as course equivalents for TOPS core curriculum and high school graduation requirements.
 SR197CLOUDJUVENILE JUSTICE - Requests the office of juvenile justice to develop a plan to provide services and opportunities that encourage youth to become more engaged in their rehabilitation, education, and job skills training and submit the plan to the legislature.
 SR198CLOUDINDIAN AFFAIRS - Creates the Task Force on State Recognition of Indian Tribes.
 SR199CONNICKCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences upon the death of Leslie "Les" Bonano.
 SR200GARY CARTERHOUSING - Requests the Louisiana Housing Corporation to adopt use of Home Ownership and Personal Equity (HOPE) fund as the moniker for their organization.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR181WARDLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Creates the Crime Victims' Services Task Force.
 SR187BODI WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commends Lieutenant Jennifer Duet of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office on being named the 2022 Deputy of the Year.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 HCR121JORDANHEALTH - Creates the Task Force on African American Suicide Rates

 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)
 HB483TRAVIS JOHNSONWEAPONS/HANDGUNS - Provides relative to the restoration of gun rights
 HB774GLOVERCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to expungements for certain amounts of possession of marijuana (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB1028GLOVERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to penalties for possession or use of marijuana drug paraphernalia

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB22BOUDREAUXHEALTH SERVICES - Extends the termination date of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council for three years. (8/1/22)
 SB57MCMATHBUS DRIVERS - Provides relative to the compensation of school bus operators. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB75FIELDSLAW ENFORCEMENT - Constitutional amendment to require Senate confirmation of certain members of the State Police Commission. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB76FIELDSPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides that certain graduate students shall be exempt from mandatory student fees. (8/1/24) (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB116BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Creates the office on women's health within the Louisiana Department of Health. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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)
 SB141MORRISINSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits insurance companies from requiring a person or business to have a certain vaccination status or requiring information from an applicant or policyholder regarding vaccination status. (8/1/22) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB160FIELDSCIVIL SERVICE - Constitutional amendment to require Senate confirmation for gubernatorially appointed members of the State Civil Service Commission. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB192BOUDREAUXPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides for the Postsecondary Inclusive Education Fund for funding programs for students with intellectual disabilities. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB203HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates an education savings account for certain students reading below grade level. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB209STINEINSURERS - Authorizes the commissioner of insurance to order certain penalties to persons engaging in an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice. (8/1/22)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 SB224HEWITTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Provides for remote operations of the legislature during a gubernatorially declared state of emergency. (gov sig)
 SB280BERNARDTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to the Dam Safety Program. (gov sig)
 SB297BARROWPOSTSECONDARY ED - Provides relative to power-based violence at public postsecondary institutions. (gov sig)
 SB304CATHEYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to commutation of a prison sentence for good behavior. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB311MILLIGANHOMELAND SECURITY - Requires the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to adopt certain rules. (8/1/22) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB314CORTEZHORSE RACING - Provides relative to historic horse racing. (gov sig)
 SB315WOMACKCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Provides relative to fentanyl and carfentanil. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB342JACKSONABORTION - Provides relative to the application of abortion statutes. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX 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)
 SB358JACKSONSCHOOLS - Provides relative to acts of bullying. (gov sig)
 SB359JACKSONSEIZURES/SALES - Provides for civil forfeiture reform. (8/1/22)
 SB378PEACOCKCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides for the regulation of advertisements. (8/1/22)
 SB389REESETAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Provides relative to the suspension of driver's licenses for failure to pay taxes. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB393BODI WHITEWEAPONS - Designates the crime of possession of a firearm by a felon as a crime of violence. (gov sig)
 SB394BERNARDINSURANCE POLICIES - Requires coverage for drugs under certain conditions and the drug is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (1/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB402ABRAHAMCOURTS - Provides for special masters in certain civil actions arising within a parish included in a major disaster declaration. (gov sig)
 SB412TALBOTINSURERS - Provides for the Insure Louisiana Incentive Program. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB428ROBERT MILLSINSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits the reduction of policy limits based on defense expenses. (gov sig)
 SB430WOMACKSCHOOLS - Authorizes the Concordia Parish School Board to name the new gymnasium at Monterey High School in honor of Jack Bairnsfather. (gov sig)
 SB434FIELDSTEACHERS RETIREMENT - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees to meet critical shortage needs. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (gov sig) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB441FESIELECTED OFFICIALS - Prohibits a public officer who has retired or resigned from office from qualifying for the same office at a special election to fill the position. (8/1/22)
 SB445ABRAHAMTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to approval of Department of Transportation and Development P3 projects. (gov sig)
 SB455BOUDREAUXINTERNET - Provides for broadband development and connectivity. (gov sig)
 SB460WARDCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to a statewide electric vehicle charging technology and equipment network. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 SB473MILLIGANINTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Provides relative to foreign interest in certain Louisiana research facilities. (7/1/23) (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB475BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Baker Main Street Economic Development District as a special taxing district. (8/1/22)
 SB476BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for a change in boundaries and governance of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District. (gov sig)
 SB478BERNARDPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to the public records law. (8/1/22)
 SB497CLOUDMOTOR VEHICLES - Restricts alteration of a vehicle's wheel well. (8/1/22)
 SB498STINETRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to DOTD and types of buildings processes. (8/1/22)

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 Subject to Call
 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
 HCR124SELDERSEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Provides relative to the creation of a legislative disaster assistance and relief fund (EN NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 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
 HCR5ZERINGUEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Suspends certain provisions of law relative to unemployment compensation taxes and benefits (EG NO IMPACT See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 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
 HB781PHELPSVOTING/REGISTRATION - Provides for Louisiana High School Seniors Voter Registration Day
 HB811MIGUEZELECTIONS - Prohibits the use of private funds to pay election-related expenses
 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)
 HB526EDMONDSSCHOOLS/FINANCE - Requires school boards to post certain fiscal information on their websites (RE +$232,710 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)
 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)
 HB649HILFERTYSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Provides relative to corporal punishment in elementary and secondary schools
 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)
 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)
 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)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB12FRIEMANLEGISLATIVE POWERS - Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
 HB43FRIEMANWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to enforcement of federal firearm laws
 HB47EDMONSTONVACCINES/VACCINATION - Requires that any communication issued to students or their parents or guardians relative to immunization requirements include exemption information
 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)
 HB588LACOMBEMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Removes the termination provision applicable to the therapeutic use of marijuana law
 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
 HB644GREENCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to continuances or extensions in court proceedings
 HB756SCHEXNAYDERPUBLIC BLDGS/GROUNDS-ST - Provides relative to certain public buildings and grounds (RR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB901WRIGHTLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to the duties of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission's Causeway Police Department
 HB967SEABAUGHINSURANCE/POLICIES - Repeals a prohibition on reducing liability limits for certain costs
 HB999FIRMENTINSURANCE CLAIMS-ADJUSTR - Provides for public adjusters

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
 SB90ROBERT MILLSHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides relative to network adequacy for health insurer benefit plans. (1/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB183FRED MILLSFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to transparency in the application process for any state-issued license or permit. (8/1/22)
 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)
 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
 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

Conference Committee Report Received
 SB45FOILSPECIAL EDUCATION - Requires all public school governing authorities to adopt certain policies relative to cameras in certain classrooms by December 31, 2022. (gov sig)
 SB107LUNEAUWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Re-creates the Louisiana Workforce Commission and re-authorizes the Incumbent Worker Training Program. (6/30/22)
 SB154TALBOTHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides for health insurance coverage of genetic testing for critically ill infants with no diagnosis. (1/1/23)
 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)
 SB282JACKSONSOCIAL SERVICES - Establishes a workforce training initiative to serve public assistance recipients. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF 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)
 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)
 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
 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