Senate Daily Digest
May 30, 2016
4:00 pm
Senate Chamber

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Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR135CLAITOREDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requests the state Department of Education to establish a task force to study the state's school and district accountability system.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB298IVEYBUDGETARY PROCEDURES - Establishes the Louisiana fiscal transparency website as a source of information for state expenditures (EG INCREASE OF EX See Note)
 HB940GAINESHIGHER EDUCATION - Requires that student identification cards issued by public postsecondary education institutions meet certain requirements (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB995JONESWATER/DRINKING WATER - Increases the safe drinking water administration fee (EG +$13,461,600 SG RV See Note)
 HB1089BACALATAX INCREMENT FINANCING - Provides relative to tax increment financing in certain parishes
 HB1121LEGERTAX/SALES & USE - Establish notification and reporting requirements relative to retail sales made in Louisiana by remote retailers (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR144S.CARTERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Mary Frey Eaton of Baton Rouge

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB32JONESRETIREMENT/COLAS - Authorizes payment of a benefit increase, funded by state retirement system experience accounts, to certain retirees and beneficiaries of such systems (RE1 INCREASE APV)
 HB61HOFFMANNRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school psychologists in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (RE1 INCREASE APV)
 HB882ARMESPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides for the percentage of total evaluation points awarded to certain veterans in requests for proposals for state procurements and public contracts (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB907LEBASRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Increases the earnings allowed in the Teachers' Retirement System of La. for retirees who are reemployed as substitute classroom teachers to fill certain vacancies (EG1 INCREASE APV)
 HB1099THIBAUTAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the assessment of a license fee imposed by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry for the production of marijuana for therapeutic use (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB1120SCHRODERTAX/TAXATION - Creates the Louisiana Tax Institute within the Dept. of Revenue as an advisory body on tax related matters (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB47LAMBERTATTORNEY GENERAL - Provides that it is the legal duty of the attorney general to represent deputy constables. (8/1/16) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB49LONGPUBLIC EMPLOYEES - Requires approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget before certain salary increases in the executive branch are effective in the last ninety days of an administration. (7/1/16) (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB91COLOMBTRAFFIC - Increases penalties for texting or using social media while driving. (gov sig)
 SB215T.CARTERADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE - Provides relative to appeals by tobacco permit holders. (gov sig)
 SB223CLAITORSPEECH/PATH/AUDIO - Provides relative the La. Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (8/1/16)
 SB227COLOMBMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for the issuance of REAL ID compliant driver's licenses and special identification cards. (gov sig) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB268MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Establishes a fixed period after establishing residency in Louisiana to have a vehicle registered and inspected. (8/1/16)
 SB273DONAHUEBONDS - Authorizes the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission to issue additional toll bonds. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB277W.BISHOPCULT/REC/TOUR DEPARTMENT - Requires POST certification of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism security officers and provides for a Poverty Point State Historic Site Archaeologist. (1/1/17) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB291MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides for patient access to physical therapy services without a prescription or referral from a physician. (gov sig)
 SB301MORRELLJUVENILE JUSTICE - Creates the Juvenile Justice Accountability and Cost Effectiveness Act of 2016. (8/1/16) (RR SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB303MORRELLEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Provides for educational programs in juvenile justice facilities. (8/1/16) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB373MIZELLLOCAL AGENCIES - Repeals the Washington Parish Reservoir District. (8/1/16) (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB390LONGWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Adds members to the Saline Lake Game and Fish Preserve Commission. (8/1/16)
 SB395WARDLEGISLATIVE AGENCIES - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Law Institute. (1/1/17) (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB470MORRISHTOPS - Provides relative to reduction of TOPS award amounts or the number of TOPS recipients in the event of insufficient funding. (gov sig) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 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 Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR32COLOMBLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Requires closed captioning of legislative proceedings that are broadcast.
 SCR78MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the legislative intent regarding Act 379 of the Regular Session of 2014.

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)
 SB36GATTIMALPRACTICE - Provides exclusion from coverage for medical malpractice by doctor practicing outside his specialty or hospital privileges. (8/1/16) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB78GATTIMALPRACTICE - Increases medical malpractice cap for certain child brain injuries. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 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)
 SB157CORTEZCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to scrap metal recyclers. (gov sig)
 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)
 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)
 SB327LUNEAUCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides for Louisiana False Claims Act. (8/1/16) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB332MORRELLDISCRIMINATION - Provides relative to gender identification discrimination. (8/1/16)
 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)
 SB385WALSWORTHMENTAL HEALTH - Adds certain legislators to the governing board of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority. (8/1/16)
 SB387CORTEZMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to collection of payments due to the office of motor vehicles and the office of debt recovery. (gov sig)
 SB424MARTINYPROBATION/PAROLE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (8/1/16) (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB436T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Provides with respect to discrimination regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. (gov sig)
 SB465BARROWHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to freestanding emergency medical care facilities. (8/1/16)
 SB472CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to crimes involving the use of an unmanned aircraft system. (gov sig)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR93IVEYSNAP/FOOD STAMPS - Requests a feasibility study of a prospective program to limit uses of SNAP benefits by Medicaid enrollees with certain health conditions

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB37JONESRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (RE1 NO IMPACT APV)
 HB39PEARSONRETIREMENT/REGISTR VOTER - Provides relative to the maximum benefits for members of the Registrars of Voters Employees' Retirement System hired on or before December 31, 2012 (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB53FOILRETIREMENT/PAROCHIAL EMP - Provides relative to Deferred Retirement Option Plan accounts in the Parochial Employees' Retirement System and interest on such accounts (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB54FOILRETIREMENT/CLERKS COURT - Reamortizes the initial unfunded accrued liability (IUAL) of the Clerks of Court Retirement and Relief Fund as a level-dollar payment over the remaining life of the original IUAL amortization schedule (EG1 INCREASE FC LF)
 HB56LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to retirement eligibility and benefits for new hires in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (RE DECREASE APV)
 HB57LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to the assessment and remittal of employee contributions to the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (EG INCREASE APV)
 HB58LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to the Deferred Retirement Option Plan in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (EG1 INCREASE APV)
 HB59LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to conversion of sick and annual leave to retirement credit in the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans (EG NO IMPACT APV)
 HB60MIGUEZRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school nurses in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (EG1 DECREASE APV)
 HB431CARMODYPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Increases and provides for inspection and supervision fees for common and contract motor carriers and public utilities (EG +$700,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB464S.BISHOPMINERALS - Provides for pipeline safety inspection fees (EG INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB717STOKESREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the funding of the operations of the Department of Revenue (RE +$110,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB735ABRAMSONTAX RETURN - Provides relative to the deadlines for the payment of certain taxes and the time and place for the filing of certain income tax returns (RE1 NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB737ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Changes the deadline for the submission of annual reports to the Department of Revenue regarding deductions and withholdings of employee wages (EG1 NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB738ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the enforcement and supervision of the collection of certain inspection and supervision fees (EG NO IMPACT SD RV See Note)
 HB756ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Requires the electronic filing of certain claims for refunds (EG NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB763CARPENTERHUMAN SERVICES - Authorizes and provides for behavioral health intervention and stabilization units (RE1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB772ABRAMSONTAX/TAX REBATES - Provides relative to contracts for procurement processing company rebates (EG1 NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB784ABRAMSONREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the capital outlay budget submission (RE NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB830SEABAUGHCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to criminal background checks for owners, employees, volunteers, and inspectors of early learning centers (RE1 INCREASE FF EX See Note)
 HB900LEOPOLDENVIRONMENT/FEES - Authorizes an increase in fees collected by the Department of Environmental Quality (RE +$9,400,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB1060STOKESTAX/SALES & USE - Provides relative to the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission (EG NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB1093IVEYLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Provides with respect to reporting requirements of the legislative auditor regarding public retirement systems
 HB1103STOKESTAX/INCOME-INDIV/RETURN - Provides relative to extensions of time for filing Louisiana individual income tax returns (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB19DWIGHTCRIME - Prohibits use of an unmanned aircraft system to conduct surveillance or collect information about a school, school premises, or correctional facilities
 HB78PEARSONETHICS/FINANCIAL DISCLOS - Requires the executive director of each of the state and statewide retirement systems to file annual financial disclosure statements
 HB135T.LANDRYWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides for the reporting of information concerning persons prohibited from possessing firearms
 HB144G.MILLERETHICS/FINANCIAL DISCLOS - Removes requirement of an affidavit and instead requires a certification to accompany Tier 1 and Tier 2 personal financial disclosure statements
 HB146MORENOLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides a limitation of liability for certain persons mentoring an offender on probation
 HB198PYLANTLEGISLATIVE AGCY/LAW INST - Adds two ex officio members affiliated with the La. District Attorneys Association to the council of the Louisiana State Law Institute
 HB264MACKJUVENILES/DELINQUENTS - Provides with respect to sentencing of juvenile offenders sentenced to life imprisonment for certain offenses
 HB459DANAHAYREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides that the manner of appointment and qualifications of the registrar are to be provided by law
 HB471DANAHAYREGISTRARS OF VOTERS - Provides qualifications for the office of registrar of voters (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB518BROADWATERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to information concerning the fitness of a person to be certified by the Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters
 HB579R.JOHNSONDIETITIANS - Provides relative to the delivery of nutrition services
 HB585BROADWATERLOBBYING - Requires lobbyists to report certain information (RE SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)
 HB595R.JOHNSONDIETITIANS - Provides relative to the delivery of nutrition services through telehealth
 HB600LEGERCOURTS - Provides for the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans (RE +$56,500 LF EX See Note)
 HB635HUNTERCRIME - Adds the use of unmanned aircraft systems as elements of certain crimes involving the invasion of privacy (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB642R.JOHNSONDIETITIANS - Provides relative to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition
 HB689JONESCOURTS/CITY - Provides relative to indigent defense services in certain city courts
 HB710HOLLISSALES/TOBACCO DEALERS - Changes the time period in which cigarettes must be stamped
 HB711SHADOINLEGISLATIVE AUDITOR - Provides relative to release of legislative audits
 HB727G.MILLERLOBBYING - Specifies that the filing of certain supplemental lobbyist disclosure reports is not required during the registration renewal period (EG NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB792ADAMSMASSAGE THERAPISTS - Provides relative to the regulation of massage therapists
 HB815STOKESHUMAN REMAINS - Prohibits post-abortion harvesting of fetal remains and requires burial or cremation of such remains
 HB898G.MILLERCAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOS - Changes the definition of motor vehicles relative to the prohibition on purchasing motor vehicles with campaign funds to provide that such prohibition does not apply to trailers
 HB947POPESTATE DEPARTMENTS - Requires certain state entities to report to the legislature information concerning administration of the entities
 HB992CONNICKCRIME/SEX OFFENSES - Amends certain definitions for purposes of sex offender registration and notification requirements
 HB1008CONNICKCRIME/SEX OFFENSES - Amends the sex offender registration and notification form used by courts
 HB1019EDMONDSABORTION - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality
 HB1155HODGESWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides with respect to temporary concealed carry permits for certain victims of domestic violence (RE INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB1157STOKESMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Medicaid provider claims review process (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB1161D.MILLERNURSES - Provides relative to the composition of the La. State Board of Nursing (EG NO IMPACT SG RV See Note)
 HB1163GAROFALOCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to clerks of court as ex officio recorders

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB286GAROFALOTRUSTS - Provides for revisions to the Trust Code
 HB383HAVARDDISTRICTS/WATERWORKS - Provides relative to the per diem paid to members of the board of commissioners of waterworks districts located in certain parishes (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB400REYNOLDSTEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS - Provides relative to the review of textbooks and other instructional materials by the state Dept. of Education (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB538GAROFALOCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to court reporter fees on appeal matters and transcript contracts (EG1 LF RV See Note)
 HB704HAVARDMTR VEHICLE/TRUCKS - Authorizes night movement of permitted vehicles on interstate highways
 HB766BROADWATERDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to sustainable energy financing districts
 HB853R.JOHNSONPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Changes the composition of the Avoyelles Parish Port Commission
 HB858MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the members of the municipal fire and police civil service board
 HB861MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to defined terms within the provisions governing the municipal fire and police civil service
 HB873MONTOUCETCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to officers and employees of the municipal fire and police civil service
 HB1005WILLMOTTPURCHASING - Requires prior approval of certain purchases made by state agencies in the last two months of the fiscal year (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB1032S.CARTERDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Cypress Point Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB1086L.HARRISPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Provides relative to contract limits for certain public contracts
 HB1149LEGERLEVEES - Provides relative to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West Bank

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB26ALLAINSERVITUDES - Provides relative to servitudes of natural drainage. (gov sig)
 SB57W.BISHOPGOVERNOR - Prohibits the increase in salary of unclassified employees in the executive branch for a period commencing on the gubernatorial election day and concluding on inauguration day. (gov sig)
 SB123CLAITORCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Revises and reorganizes Code of Criminal Procedure articles and Revised Statutes relative to bail. (1/1/17)
 SB309CLAITORHEALTH CARE - Amends supervision requirements for certain addictive disorder practitioners in certain custodial environments. (8/1/16)
 SCR15CLAITORJOINT RULES - Amends Joint Rules of Order relative to conference committee reports.
 HB81BROADWATERPUBLIC RECORDS - Requires public bodies to make certain information concerning the custodian of records publicly available
 HB216HENSGENSPUBLIC BLDGS/GROUNDS-ST - Limits the amount required to be spent per project under the Percent for Art Program (REF DECREASE OF EX See Note)
 HB218HOFFMANNHEALTH/SMOKING - Prohibits the use of tobacco products on school property
 HB340STOKESCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Prohibits certain sales or offers for sale of extended service agreements for motor vehicles
 HB795STOKESTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the organization of the Tax Exemption Budget (REF NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)

Conference Committee Report Received
 SB111BARROWSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Creates the Parkwood Terrace Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)
 HB40REYNOLDSRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees in the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (REC INCREASE APV)
 HB111PYLANTHIGHWAYS - Designates a bridge located on Louisiana Highway 4 as the "Chief Warrant Officer Brian Henderson Memorial Bridge" (EG1 +$3,360 SD EX See Note)
 HB140HOWARDWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Adds current and retired attorney generals and designated assistant attorneys general to list of officials who can carry concealed weapons
 HB385HAZELCRIME - Creates the crime of providing false, nonexistent, or incomplete declaration of residence for bail (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB570SCHRODERHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to the practice of telemedicine
 HB614MORENOVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for the electronic transmission of voting materials and procedures and requirements for voting absentee using such materials (EGF NO IMPACT See Note)