Senate Daily Digest
May 2, 2016
3:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB473JOHNSMEDICAID - Provides for the Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment Program. (gov sig)
 SB474CORTEZPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Names a certain complex of state buildings and area in the city of Lafayette the Edgar G. "Sonny" Mouton, Jr. Sports and Entertainment Plaza. (gov sig)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR93ALLAINCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Dick Walther, DVM.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR80ALARIOLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates May 11, 2016, as Louisiana Housing Council Day at the Louisiana Legislature.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB361PYLANTCHILDREN/CARE - Provides penalties for persons operating early learning centers without a valid license (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB369S.BISHOPREAPPORTIONMENT - Requires the submission of redistricting plans in a specified format to the secretary of state
 HB414S.BISHOPSECRETARY OF STATE - Authorizes the secretary of state to provide for posting on his website information on persons who provide redistricting services
 HB464S.BISHOPMINERALS - Provides for pipeline safety inspection fees (EG INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB465S.BISHOPCONSERVATION/OFFICE - Provides for certain fees collected by the office of conservation (RE NO IMPACT SD RV See Note)
 HB476HUVALINSURANCE - Specifies that insurance producers may not be required to provide certain information regarding insurance coverage
 HB496JAY MORRISACUPUNCTURISTS - Provides for the practice of acupuncture
 HB547JACKSONCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides for the development of a uniform form for determining indigency of an accused person
 HB557JAY MORRISACUPUNCTURISTS - Provides for the licensing of acupuncturists
 HB589BROADWATERLICENSING - Exempts certain vendors who sell trolling motors from licensing requirements
 HB606HOFFMANNFUNDS/FUNDING - Prohibits entities that perform abortions from receiving public funding for any purpose (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB632JIM MORRISCONSERVATION - Provides for financial security required by applicants for drilling permits
 HB670HENSGENSSEWERAGE - Provides for a temporary waiver for individual sewerage systems in parishes of a certain size
 HB695BROADWATERREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the types of debt the office of debt recovery is charged with collecting (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 HB746THIBAUTINSURANCE - Provides for licensing and regulation of insurance consultants by the commissioner of insurance (RE INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB785LEOPOLDDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides for the creation of neighborhood improvement and beautification districts in certain parishes
 HB798TALBOTINSURANCE/PROPERTY - Provides for limited lines licensing to sell property coverage for property that is self-stored in self-storage facilities
 HB802JACKSONCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Creates a procedure for designating certain crimes in the court minutes as a crime of violence and provides relative to the benefits and restrictions based on such designation
 HB815STOKESHUMAN REMAINS - Prohibits post-abortion harvesting of fetal remains and requires burial or cremation of such remains
 HB819JIM MORRISCONSERVATION - Provides for the Oilfield Site Restoration Fund (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB862FALCONERLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides relative to the liability of certain persons for the actions of persons with developmental disabilities
 HB865HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to licensing of insurance producers
 HB900LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/FEES - Authorizes an increase in fees collected by the Department of Environmental Quality (EG +$9,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB1140BROADWATERINSURANCE/HEALTH - Prohibits certain contractual provisions in provider contracts with health insurance issuers

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB144MARTINYBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to state banks' accounting for immovable property. (8/1/16)
 SB145MARTINYFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Repeals certain provisions of the Sale of Checks and Money Transmission Act. (8/1/16)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR15CLAITORJOINT RULES - Amends Joint Rules of Order relative to conference committee reports.
 SCR29CHABERTCOASTAL RESOURCES - Requests the Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation to study the feasibility of employing financing techniques to convert future BP settlement payments into current assets to be deposited in and credited to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund.
 SCR32COLOMBLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Requires closed captioning of legislative proceedings that are broadcast.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB24MARTINYCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (8/1/16)
 SB127MARTINYJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 SB277W.BISHOPCULT/REC/TOUR DEPARTMENT - Requires POST certification of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism security officers. (1/1/17) (OR SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB327LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides for Louisiana False Claims Act. (8/1/16) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB367CLAITORJUVENILE JUSTICE - Provides relative to certain juveniles sentenced to life without parole. (gov sig)
 SB398JOHNSPUBLIC RECORDS - Exempts video or audio recordings generated by law enforcement body worn cameras from Public Records Law. (8/1/16)
 SB424MARTINYPROBATION/PAROLE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (8/1/16) (OR DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB143BARROWCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to money transmission and customer safety. (8/1/16)
 SB148GATTISTATE AGENCIES - Abolishes boards and commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities that are inactive. (8/1/16)
 SB157CORTEZCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to scrap metal recyclers. (gov sig)
 SB421THOMPSONPLUMBERS - Provides relative to the licensure of plumbers. (8/1/16)
 SB429BARROWHEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT - Provides for the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (8/1/16)
 SB472CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to crimes involving the use of an unmanned aircraft system. (gov sig)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB10PEACOCKSTATE POLICE RET FUND - Provides for the payment of certain system administrative expenses. (6/10/16) (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 SB25MORRELLLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Provides for duration and consideration of certain matters during regular sessions of the Legislature. (2/3 - CA3s2(A)) (EG -$1,500,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB122BARROWADVERTISING - Prohibits certain forms of untrue or misleading advertisements. (8/1/16)
 SB146GATTICAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for institutions of higher education to first use capital outlay funding for deferred maintenance projects. (8/1/16) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB150PERRYCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to mandatory bail hearings for certain defendants. (8/1/16)
 SB162PETERSONDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Provides relative to evidence admissible in certain civil actions involving domestic abuse and also provides relative to interspousal immunity. (8/1/16)
 SB163PETERSONLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Provides that general subject, tax, and fiscal matters shall be heard during each regular legislative session. (2/3-CA13s1(A))
 SB164PETERSONVOTERS/VOTING - Allows any person who is registered to vote to vote absentee by mail without rendering a reason for requesting an absentee ballot. (8/1/16) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB192JOHNSINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for the confidential treatment of papers, documents, reports, or evidence related to an investigation by the division of insurance fraud within the Department of Insurance. (8/1/16)
 SB201ALLAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to revise the circumstances that would allow the reduction of constitutionally protected expenditures and dedications to eliminate a projected deficit in an ensuing fiscal year. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB246LAFLEURMUSEUMS - Transfers the Eddie G. Robinson Museum from the jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB250LAFLEURMUSEUMS - Removes the Germantown Colony Museum from the jurisdiction of the Department of State. (2/1/17) (EG -$13,345 GF EX See Note)
 SB267MORRELLENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY - Provides relative to certain entities or organizations receiving capital outlay funding. (1/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 SB322MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to revocation of a video draw poker device license for certain violations. (8/1/16)
 SB324MORRELLJUVENILE JUSTICE - Raises the age for consideration as a juvenile in the criminal justice system and creates the Louisiana Juvenile Jurisdiction Planning and Implementation Committee. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB338MARTINYSECURITIES - Provides for the protection of vulnerable adults from financial exploitation. (1/1/17)
 SB339MARTINYVIDEO POKER - Provides with respect to the closure of a restaurant at a qualified truck stop facility. (8/1/16)
 SB347T.CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Repeals restrictions which bar local governmental subdivisions from enacting local labor ordinances which establish a minimum wage and a minimum number of vacation and sick leave days. (8/1/16)
 SB370THOMPSONPARISHES - Provides for an automobile expense allowance for the assessor in Madison Parish. (gov sig)
 SB371ALLAINCONSERVATION - Provides relative to the recovery of site restoration costs expended from the oilfield site restoration fund. (See Act)
 SB385WALSWORTHMENTAL HEALTH - Adds certain legislators to the governing board of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority. (8/1/16)
 SB397JOHNSFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides relative to the licensing of child residential facilities. (8/1/16)
 SB443HEWITTFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for mandatory meetings of the Health and Social Services Estimating Conference for purposes of developing budget recommendations for the Medicaid program. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB451WARDCOURTS - Provides relative to judicial treatment of certain arbitration awards. (gov sig)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB250CARMODYUTILITIES - Provides relative to the administration and regulation of underground utilities and facilities
 HB312DAVISINSURANCE/HEALTH - Reconstitutes the Louisiana Mandated Health Benefits Commission and repeals certain provisions relative to mandated health insurance benefits
 HB346CARMODYBANKS/BANKING - Provides for exceptions to consumer loan licensing requirements
 HB446LEBASFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Establishes an application fee for a new marijuana pharmacy permit and limits eligibility for the permit
 HB498POPEHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Institutes a moratorium on new pediatric day health facility licenses
 HB571SHADOINSECRETARY OF STATE - Repeals requirement that the secretary of state print documents of the Louisiana Historical Association
 HB812SCHRODERPUBLIC BLDGS/GROUNDS-ST - Provides relative to maximizing the use of available office space in state buildings (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB832SEABAUGHINSURANCE DEPARTMENT - Provides for exemptions relative to the Department of Insurance and certain provisions applicable to employment and criminal records
 HB847HILFERTYCULTURE/REC/TOUR DEPT - Provides relative to the Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
 HB24MONTOUCETRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides that a member of the Firefighters' Retirement System is not eligible for disability retirement benefits if his disability is indirectly a result of a preexisting condition (EG1 DECREASE APV)
 HB26MONTOUCETRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to appeals of certain disability eligibility decisions in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EG DECREASE APV)
 HB27MONTOUCETRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides with respect to payment of interest in certain cases of administrative error in the Firefighters' Retirement System. (EG1 INCREASE APV)
 HB38MONTOUCETRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to reenrollment in the Firefighters' Retirement System by employees covered by Social Security (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB97P.SMITHCHILDREN/ABUSE - Requires that the state child protection toll-free hotline number be posted on the website of every public school (EG NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB175HILFERTYCHILDREN/CARE - Provides for requirements for training early learning center employees on recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB323JACKSONPUBLIC LANDS/STATE - Authorizes the transfer of state property in Morehouse Parish
 HB651REYNOLDSSUNSET LAW - Provides for the re-creation of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
 HB755ABRAMSONSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Revenue (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB7PRICECRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to expungement
 HB28TERRY BROWNHOLIDAYS - Establishes a legal holiday in Grant Parish
 HB31SHADOINHOLIDAYS - Establishes a legal holiday in Union Parish
 HB44STOKESCOURTS/MAYORS - Provides relative to the mayor's court for the city of Kenner
 HB70TERRY BROWNCOURTS - Provides for a mayor's court in the village of Creola
 HB91HILLCOURTS/MAYORS - Provides for a mayor's court in the village of Elizabeth
 HB95MORENOLAW ENFORCE/CRIM JUS COM - Adds additional members to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
 HB116CARMODYCOURTS/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Requires each constable in Caddo Parish to report information relative to its deputy constable to the sheriff
 HB190CONNICKEVIDENCE - Provides with respect to the disposition of sensitive criminal evidence
 HB196LEGERGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides with respect to fuel sales at qualified truck stop facilities
 HB210CONNICKCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to time limits for institution of prosecution of certain sex offenses
 HB212DAVISCHILDREN/SUPPORT - Requires employers to report pending lump-sum payments to employees to appropriate enforcement agencies
 HB213GAROFALOCONDOMINIUMS - Provides with respect to condominium associations
 HB267G.MILLERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Decreases criminal penalties for certain offenses involving drug paraphernalia
 HB269G.MILLERSUCCESSIONS - Provides with respect to successions and donations
 HB285GAROFALOCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides for continuous revisions to the Code of Civil Procedure and related provisions of the Revised Statutes
 HB286GAROFALOTRUSTS - Provides for revisions to the Trust Code
 HB288GAROFALOCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides with respect to release of judicial mortgages from property acquired in bankruptcy proceeding
 HB289GAROFALOCORPORATIONS - Provides with respect to a corporation's juridical personality at the termination of corporate existence
 HB304MAGEEWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides with respect to cost of concealed handgun permit for veterans (RE DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB403P.SMITHCORRECTIONS - Provides for membership of the reentry advisory council
 HB495MORENOPARDON - Establishes a fee for conducting pardon investigations (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB525R.CARTERCIVIL/VENUE - Provides relative to venue in certain proceedings involving abuse
 HB548JACKSONCOURTS/DISTRICT - Adds the creation of a reentry court in the 4th JDC
 HB634MAGEEMINERALS/RIGHTS - Provides with respect to the imprescriptible reservation of mineral rights
 HB672DAVISHUMAN REMAINS - Provides relative to rights and requirements of certain persons authorized to arrange the disposition of human remains
 HB692JACKSONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMT - Provides exemptions to citizenship and residency requirements for certain alcohol beverage permits

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB867LEOPOLDAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the placement of advertisement signs on state-owned property