Senate Daily Digest
June 2, 2014
9:00 AM
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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR190BROOMECONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere condolences upon the death of Mamie Lee Wilson.
 SR191E.GUILLORYRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Requests the Senate Committee on Retirement to study the effects of extending the participation period of deferred retirement option plans from three to five years.
 SR193MURRAYTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests DOTD to install signs on I-10 for Loyola University New Orleans.
 SR194CORTEZSCHOOLS - Requests BESE and Lafayette Parish School System to study issues relative to the funding of Type 2 charter schools in Lafayette Parish.
 SR195APPELTECHNOLOGY - Requests BESE and DOE to identify the technology requirements necessary for effective implementation of Act No. 3 of the 2012 Regular Session.
 SR196APPELPUBLIC LANDS - Requests the state land office to amend the lease of state property in Bucktown with Jefferson Parish.
 SR197APPELWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - Requests the La. Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the state's private colleges and universities to study viable options for Louisiana's private postsecondary institutions to contribute toward meeting the state's workforce needs.

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR187PERRYCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Michael James "Lil Mike" Detraz Jr.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR216SHADOINCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Farmerville upon winning the Cleanest City Contest sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc., in Category E
 HCR217SHADOINCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Marion upon winning the state "Cleanest City Contest" sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc., in Category B
 HCR218KLECKLEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the 2014 Barbe High School baseball team upon winning their seventh Class 5A state championship

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 HCR160BERTHELOTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mr. Chester Diez for forty years of service to the Republican Party

Conference Committee Report Received
 HB54JAMESCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Authorizes the designation of specialized divisions or sections in city or municipal courts (EN +$161,950 LF RV See Note)
 HB63LEGEREXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Revises terminology referring to persons with disabilities and other persons with exceptionalities (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB68T.BURNSADMIN LAW/DIVISION - Provides that certain appeals and hearings formerly conducted by the bureau of appeals of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals shall be conducted by the division of administrative law (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB173JAMESDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Sherwood Forest Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District
 HB285ST.GERMAINMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides relative to documentation of school attendance as a condition of driving privileges
 HB457PIERREDISTRICTS/REDEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the boundaries and governance of the North Lafayette Redevelopment Authority
 HB466H.BURNSHUMAN REMAINS - Provides for requirements relative to the disposal of human remains
 HB495ADAMSFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides relative to the authority to investigate and make arrests for certain crimes
 HB527PEARSONCOURTS - Relative to Family Court in the 22nd Judicial District Court (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 HB569STOKESCOURTS - Relative to human trafficking courts (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB690BROADWATERPUBLIC CONTRACT/BIDS - Permits public school districts and schools to participate in group purchasing for materials, equipment, and supplies (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB793ST.GERMAINWATER/RESOURCES - Provides for the membership of the Capital Area Groundwater Commission
 HB824LEGERTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the application fee for projects applying for the rehabilitation of historic structures tax credit applicable to nonresidential property (EN +$552,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB888ARNOLDCLERKS OF COURT - Creates a statewide portal for secure remote access to certain records maintained by district clerks of court (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB940ABRAMSONADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE - Provides relative to nuisance ordinances in the city of New Orleans (EN +$115,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB951FOILDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the University Acres Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB1010A.WILLIAMSDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Villa del Rey Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish
 HB1037HAZELCRIME - Amends criminal penalties for violations of the statute regarding Peeping Toms
 HB1048PONTICOMMERCE - Requires the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council to adopt certain codes relative to plumbing
 HB1052MORENOFAMILY VIOLENCE - Creates the Domestic Violence Prevention Commission
 HB1140GAINESHIGHWAYS - Renames a portion of Louisiana Highway 3179 in St. John Parish as "Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard"
 HB1176BROADWATERTANF - Provides for restrictions on use of TANF cash assistance and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards
 HB1181SHADOINCIVIL/JURY TRIALS - Provides relative to the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts
 HB1195LORUSSOINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to unfair trade practices in the business of insurance
 HB1206LEGERCOURTS - Provides for the consolidation of the New Orleans Traffic and Municipal Courts (EN SEE FISC NOTE)
 HB1237WOODRUFFMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Provides for parochial school prestige license plates and creates such for Saint Katharine Drexel Preparatory School and the Academy of Sacred Heart
 HB1249MONTOUCETUTILITIES - Provides relative to inspection and supervision fees paid by certain motor carriers and public utilities doing business in this state (EN NO IMPACT SD RV See Note)
 HB1253N.LANDRYSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to the powers of local public school boards and superintendents with respect to extended sick leave for school bus drivers, teachers, and school employees
 HB1278PEARSONRETIREMENT/STATE EMPS - Provides for enrollment of new hires of the Harbor Police Department of the Port of New Orleans in the Hazardous Duty Services Plan in the La. State Employees' Retirement System and for merger of the existing Harbor Police Retirement System into the La. State Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)

Senate Bills Returned from House Subject to Call
 SB423ALLAINMINERALS - Provides relative to alternative dispute resolution in suits involving oilfield sites and exploration and production sites. (8/1/14)
 SB645WARDHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Relative to certain health maintenance organization disclosures. (8/1/14)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB69MURRAYINSURERS - Prohibits insurers from excluding from coverage the intentional acts of policy holders' minor child. (8/1/14) (EG INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 SB70CLAITORCURRICULA - Repeals the Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act. (8/1/14)
 SB79ADLEYFLOOD PROTECTION AUTH - Provides relative to flood protection authorities. (8/1/14) (RE NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB84NEVERSCONSUMERS - Provides relative to consumer credit transactions. (8/1/14) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB90DORSEY-COLOMBSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the creation of the "Neighborhood Watch Act". (gov sig)
 SB130MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to fuel sale requirements at qualified truck stops. (8/1/14)
 SB213WARDLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates the American Paint Horse as the state horse. (8/1/14)
 SB221ERDEYGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Provides relative to premiums. (7/1/14) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB301MARTINYFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to financial institutions and production of documents. (8/1/14) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB334PETERSONEMPLOYMENT - Provides that the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act be applicable to men, private employers and requires government contractors to verify equal pay practices. (8/1/14) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB340DONAHUETOPS - Provides relative to TOPS award amounts. (gov sig) (EG -$24,600,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB354WHITESCHOOLS - Constitutional Amendment to provide that any public school system created by the legislature shall have the authority granted parish school boards. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB355MILLSFUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to establish a budget stabilization program for Medicaid programs, certain elderly services, rehabilitation services, and other health care services. (2/3-CA13s1(A)) (OR SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB426LAFLEURCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Prohibits required use of settlement service providers in residential real estate transactions. (8/1/14)
 SB434LAFLEURCLERKS OF COURT - Provides for automobile expense allowance for certain clerks of court. (8/1/14)
 SB492HEITMEIERENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - Provides for smoking and tobacco products. (8/1/14)
 SB499HEITMEIERHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for authorized procedures provided by direct service workers. (gov sig)
 SB505HEITMEIERPHYSICIANS - Provides for an automatic suspension of a physician's license. (gov sig)
 SB512HEITMEIERPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides for chain restaurant menu labeling. (1/1/15)
 SB520DONAHUEPOSTSECONDARY ED - Revises academic requirements for initial eligibility to receive certain TOPS awards and allocates additional funding to the La. GO Grant program. (gov sig) (EG -$24,000,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB530BROOMEPARISHES - Requires parishes to establish and maintain a registry of foreclosed properties. (gov sig)
 SB568NEVERSOPTOMETRISTS - Provides relative to the practice of optometry and the regulation of such profession. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB584MILLSSALT DOMES - Prohibits the issuance of certain permits to create or convert a solution mined cavern in Vermilion and Iberia parishes. (gov sig)
 SB619HEITMEIERHEALTH SERVICES - Transfers the powers, duties, and functions relative to regulating pain management clinics from the Department of Health and Hospitals to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (1/1/15)
 SB628MURRAYJUDGES - Provides relative to powers of the Judiciary Commission. (8/1/14) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB665CORTEZFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Lafayette Parish Visitors Enterprise Fund. (7/1/14)
 SB672WHITESCHOOLS - Provides relative to the membership and election of members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. (8/1/14)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR68DIXONINTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Recognizes the contributions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the importance of promoting and fostering relationships with the people of Azerbaijan

House Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 HCR106NORTONHEALTH CARE - Acknowledges the historic milestones in U.S. healthcare reform reached since enactment of the Affordable Care Act

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB332LOPINTOCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Amends criminal penalties for certain offenses involving Schedule I narcotic substances (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB439GREENEAUDITS/AUDITING - Provides with respect to misappropriation of public funds and restitution and recovery related thereto
 HB768PRICEMUNICIPAL/INCORPORATION - Provides relative to incorporation petitions
 HB1151PONTIREAPPORTIONMENT/JUDGES - Provides relative to the election of judges for the City Court of Baton Rouge
 HB1264HOFFMANNREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes and vapor products to persons under the age of eighteen (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 SB30CORTEZSTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Provides relative to benefits of adult probation and parole officers. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/14) (EN $4,523,091 APV)
 SB229MARTINYCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to crimes of incest and aggravated incest. (gov sig)
 SB242MORRELLSHERIFFS - Provides relative to sheriffs appointing non-licensed appraisers. (8/1/14)
 SB282TROY BROWNSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Authorizes the Port of South Louisiana, the Lafourche Basin Levee District, and the Pontchartrain Levee District to enter a cooperative endeavor agreement to authorize the exercise of combined police protection. (8/1/14) (2/3-CA6s43(2)) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB294MORRELLLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to rights of law enforcement officers while under investigation. (7/1/14) (EN +$300,000 APV)
 SB368MORRELLLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to the New Orleans Regional Business Park. (8/15/14)
 SB425CORTEZWATER/SEWER OPERATORS - Provides relative to privately owned public water supply or sewer system providers and requires office of public health to adopt rules to implement iron and manganese control requirements. (8/1/14)
 SB447MORRELLCONTRACTORS - Requires the State Licensing Board for Contractors to provide testing specifically for solar installers. (8/1/14)
 SB483WHITELOANS - Repeals certain outdated information collection and reporting requirements of the Louisiana Deferred Presentment and Small Loan Act. (8/1/14)
 SB496HEITMEIERCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Provides for limits on certain medical prescriptions. (8/1/14)
 SB506CROWEIDENTITY DATA - Provides relative to nondisclosure of personal identifying information. (8/1/14)
 SB507MARTINYDENTISTRY - Provides relative to the practice of dentistry and the regulation of the profession. (See Act)
 SB524WALSWORTHEARLY CHILDHOOD ED - Provides for transfer of the lead agency for the Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant and the transfer of oversight and administration of licensing and regulation of early learning centers from the Department of Children and Family Services to the Department of Education. (See Act) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB549GALLOTLOCAL EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to firefighters including minimum wages and the reinstatement, reemployment, and seniority of firefighters who retire due to injury. (8/1/14)
 SB560GALLOTMUNICIPALITIES - Establishes the Mayor's Court of the village of Creola. (gov sig)
 SB591MORRELLFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides with respect to the Road Home Corporation, the Louisiana Land Trust or other housing assistance programs when disposing of certain properties. (8/1/14) (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB683MORRELLSCHOOLS - Provides relative to student application and enrollment procedures in the Recovery School District and certain other school systems. (gov sig)
 HB2ROBIDEAUXCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB94LEGERRETIREMENT/LOCAL - Provides relative to the minimum retirement age, accrual rate, and benefits for new members of the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund in the city of New Orleans hired after January 1, 2015 (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB216SCHRODERPUBLIC HEALTH - Provides for preparation of pies in the home for public consumption (REF SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB227HENRYCRIME/BATTERY - Amends penalties for the crime of battery of a school or recreation athletic contest official (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB236BROADWATERREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Authorizes the office of debt recovery to utilize the offset of certain gaming winnings as a means to collect delinquent debt owed to state agencies (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB422SHADOINMARRIAGE/LICENSE - Provides relative to the authority to perform a marriage ceremony (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB629ST.GERMAINFUNDS/FUNDING - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the deposit of revenues into the Transportation Trust Fund (RRF SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB663ROBIDEAUXREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2013 (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB814JAMESMEDICAID - Extends right of Medicaid recovery in cases of third party liability for injury, illness, or death to Medicaid managed care organizations that provide covered services to Medicaid enrollees
 HB869PONTIREAL ESTATE/REALTORS - Provides for changes to the post-license education requirements of real estate brokers and salespersons
 HB872IVEYMTR VEHICLE/COMPULS INS - Provides relative to motor vehicle liability security (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB884ST.GERMAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides with regard to dedications of certain excess mineral revenues and deposits into the Budget Stabilization Fund (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 HB1015SCHRODEREDUCATION/SPECIAL - Provides for determinations for grade level promotion of certain students with exceptionalities regarding performance on state tests and provides for calculations of school performance scores relative to such students
 HB1019GAROFALODISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Creates the St. Bernard Parish Economic Development Commission (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB1036ARNOLDALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides for the donation of alcoholic beverages to certain organizations
 HB1079T.BURNSCAMPAIGN FINANCE - Provides relative to the reporting of expenditures of campaign funds
 HB1080MONTOUCETENVIRONMENT/WASTE SITES - Prohibits landfill facilities used exclusively for the disposal or storage of waste tire material
 HB1094FANNINAPPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML - Provides for supplemental appropriations
 HB1101BROADWATERCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to court reporters
 HB1118T.BURNSTAX/AD VALOREM TAX - Changes requirements for public hearings at which millage adjustments are considered by certain taxing authorities (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB1207PIERREPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides references in the Public Records Law to exemptions applicable to certain records relative to insurance
 HB1274BADONHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to life-sustaining procedures for pregnant women