Senate Daily Digest
June 6, 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
 SR201HEWITTCIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT - Requests the Dept. of Civil Service to consult with and advise the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport regarding participation in the state employee leave transfer program.
 SR202HENRYLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Recognizes the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's Working Definition of Antisemitism and endorses its use to identify antisemitism discrimination.
 SR203FESIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Memorializes the Congress of the United States and requests certain federal and state entities to refrain from enacting or adopting laws, rules, regulations, or guidance that restricts the ability of financial institutions from offering products or services to the fossil fuel industry.
 SR204MCMATHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Vince Latino on the occasion of his retirement from the Department of Transportation and Development.
 SR205MIZELLCHILDREN - Requests the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children to conduct research to ascertain the efficacy of the program available and funds allocated to meet the needs of the children of the state.
 SR206FOILCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the passing of Robert "Bob" Cangelosi.
 SR207LUNEAUCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mayor Clarence R. Fields on the occasion of his retirement.
 SR208WARDCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Richard "Ricky" Ward, on the occasion of his retirement, for his thirty years of service as district attorney for Iberville, West Baton Rouge, and Pointe Coupee parishes.
 SR209GARY CARTERCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Tulane University Law School Black Law Student Association team for winning the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition.
 SR210GARY CARTERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Larrice Theresa Irving Anderson, R.N.

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 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 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

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)
 SB203HEWITTFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates an education savings account for certain students reading below grade level. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB212STINEINSURANCE CLAIMS - Establishes the Hurricane Mediation Program. (1/1/23)
 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)
 SB430WOMACKSCHOOLS - Authorizes the Concordia Parish School Board to name the new gymnasium at Monterey High School in honor of Jack Bairnsfather. (gov sig)
 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)
 SB498STINETRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides relative to DOTD and types of buildings processes. (8/1/22)
 HB54BAGLEYCRIME/MISDEMEANOR - Creates the crime of discrimination based on vaccination status (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB117ECHOLSDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescribing, administering, and dispensing of drugs for off-label use
 HB223MARCELLECOURTS - Provides relative to eligibility for the Reentry Court Specialty Program
 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)
 HB389PRESSLYPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to emergency suspension of legal deadlines
 HB512ZERINGUEMTR VEHICLE/INSPECTION - Provides relative to a commercial motor vehicle inspection (REF -$514,169 SG RV See Note)
 HB550EMERSONSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Provides relative to learning pods established by charter schools (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB555CHARLES OWENLICENSING - Provides relative to occupational licenses (EN NO IMPACT SG EX See Note)
 HB612HUVALINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the Louisiana Fortify Homes Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 HB653DAVISCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Provides relative to court costs in the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish (EGF INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB729DUPLESSISCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Limits the release and dissemination of booking photographs of an arrested person
 HB746DUPLESSISJUVENILES/DETENTION FAC - Provides relative to solitary confinement in juvenile facilities
 HB912MAGEEELECTION CODE - Makes technical changes to certain provisions relative to the manner in which ballots are prepared and marked
 HB936HUVALINSURERS - Provides for the payment and adjustment of claims
 HB940FREIBERGSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Provides relative to student enrollment at charter schools
 HB1015SCHEXNAYDERECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to financial incentives for events held in Louisiana (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB1058HOLLISPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to property disclosures regarding building restrictions and restrictive covenants
 HB1080DESHOTELUTILITIES - Provides relative to broadband
 HB1082GAINESELECTIONS - Provides for election procedures during a state of emergency (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)

Conference Committee Report Received
 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)
 SB490CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Provides for security services in the state capitol building. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 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
 HB261MAGEESCHOOLS - Creates a French immersion school in the community of Pointe-au-Chien in Terrebonne Parish (EN INCREASE See Note)
 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)
 HB330TRAVIS JOHNSONAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Creates the Industrial Hemp Promotion and Research Program (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB549BOYDHOUSING - Provides relative to certain deed restrictions
 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