Senate Daily Digest
May 16, 2017
1:00 pm
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR104THOMPSONLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Expresses support for the development of passenger rail services along the Interstate 20 corridor in Louisiana.
 SR105THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Delhi High School boys and girls powerlifting teams for each winning second place in the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division V, Class 1A State Powerlifting Championship.
 SR107LONGSENATE - Expresses the establishment of the Rose Landry Long Louisiana Senate Scholarship.
 SR108CLAITORCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Reid Didier upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
 SR109JOHNSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Bunkie High Class of 1967 upon the celebration of their 50 Year Class Reunion.
 SR110W.BISHOPCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, and St. Bernard parish chapters of the Alliance for Good Government and recognizes May 24, 2017, as Alliance for Good Government Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR111BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of John M. Trahan Sr.
 SR115PERRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Abbeville High School Wildcats boys' powerlifting team on winning the LHSAA Division II state championship.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR95PEACOCKCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mary Alice Rountree on the occasion of her retirement from the Caddo Council on Aging.
 SCR98G.SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Coach Angi Butler of Destrehan High School on being named girls basketball Coach of the Year.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR90THOMPSONCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Dr. Linnea Eitmann upon earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health Management and Policy from Tulane University.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB56PRICEDISTRICTS/HOSPITAL SERVC - Provides relative to the West Ascension Parish Hospital Service District (EN DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB223MORENODOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to abuse among dating partners (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB305JOHNSONPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Provides for the regulation of the practice of physical therapy (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB338POPESPEECH/PATH/AUDIO - Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
 HB341D.MILLERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Amends laws relative to behavioral health and mental health to provide for current practice and appropriate terminology
 HB435TALBOTINSURANCE/HEALTH - Requires a healthcare facility to provide notice of balance billing
 HB468EMERSONCOSMETOLOGY - Provides for unregulated services within the Louisiana Cosmetology Act
 HB474GAROFALOFISHING/OYSTERS - Authorizes the issuance of an alternative oyster culture permit to a person holding an oyster lease on a privately owned water bottom
 HB475GISCLAIRFISHING/CRABS - Provides that the removal of derelict crab traps coincide with the closure of crab season
 HB505JACKSONPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Names a building at Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe in honor of Roy Neal Shelling, Sr.
 HB608M.WHITEWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Allows the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to manage, regulate, and conserve flora in addition to fauna
 HB643HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for license fees collected by the commissioner of insurance (EN +$76,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB677HODGESMOTOR VEHICLES - Requires ignition interlock devices as a condition of obtaining restrictive driver's licenses

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR5EMERSONLICENSING - Amends and repeals administrative licensing requirements relative to alternative hair and alternative hair design
 HCR9S.BISHOPBOATS/SHIPS/VESSELS - Requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to examine the issues involved in a program to issue a safe boater decal
 HCR10DWIGHTFAMILY LAW - Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study the laws governing paternity and birth certificates
 HCR36P.SMITHLEGISLATIVE AGCY/LAW INST - Requests a study and recommendations by the La. State Law Institute concerning the prospective use of the term "d/Deaf" in law
 HCR70S.BISHOPSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates May 20 through 26, 2017, as Safe Boating Week in Louisiana
 HCR71HUVALSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Thursday, May 18, 2017, as CODOFIL Day at the state capitol
 HCR72JENKINSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mary Alice Rountree upon her retirement from the Caddo Council on Aging

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB1THOMPSONPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Renames the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts as the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB17GATTITRAFFIC - Provides for driver education to include instruction on appropriate driver conduct when stopped by a law enforcement officer. (1/1/18)
 SB30MORRELLTAX/SALES - Extends the Tax Free Shopping Program set to terminate on July 1, 2017. (gov sig) (EN -$1,200,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB50MORRISHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Provides relative to motor carriers and common carrier certificates or contract carrier permits by the LPSC. (gov sig)
 SB54MIZELLCHILDREN - Provides relative to exploited children. (8/1/17) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB82APPELEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requires high school governing authorities to pay the cost of certain postsecondary remedial and developmental coursework required of public high school graduates. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB83BARROWPARISHES - Provides for a hotel occupancy tax in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)
 SB101RISERMOTOR VEHICLES - Authorizes issuance of a military honor license plate with an identical number for a motorcycle and boat trailer. (8/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB105ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from sales and use tax for fuel used for farming. (gov sig) (RE -$796,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB113BARROWTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to entities that are exempt from the corporation franchise tax. (1/1/18) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB135LAMBERTMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Blue Star Mothers" special prestige license plate. (1/1/18)
 SB137JOHNSPUBLIC LANDS - Authorizes a referendum election on the lease of certain lands owned by the city of Lake Charles. (gov sig)
 SB140WALSWORTHTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional Amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain property delivered to a construction site. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB170BARROWEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Provides relative to the use of student assessment data for school accountability purposes for the 2016-17 school year for parishes in declared disaster areas. (gov sig)
 SB180MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Restores the sales and use tax exemption for medical devices. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB190THOMPSONCURRICULA - Provides relative to the provision of transition courses to high school seniors who are not college ready. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB209WALSWORTHCURRICULA - Provides for the Louisiana Early College Opportunity Act. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB225HEWITTCURRICULA - Creates the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council (LaSTEM). (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB244T.CARTERTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to the definition of hotel for purposes of certain sales and hotel occupancy taxes. (7/1/17) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB246MORRELLWATER/SEWER OPERATORS - Authorizes the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board to sell its services to neighboring parishes. (8/1/17)
 SB250BOUDREAUXSPECIAL DISTRICTS - Provides for the boundaries and governance of the Opelousas Downtown Development District and authorizes the district to create economic development districts. (gov sig)

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB4MIGUEZRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school nurses in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB9ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to earnable compensation in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB11BARRASRETIREMENT/ASSESSORS - Provides relative to Back-DROP benefits of the Assessors' Retirement Fund (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB12MACKPLANNING/ZONING-LOCAL - Provides relative to compensation for members of the Livingston Parish planning commission for attending meetings
 HB16MCFARLANDTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the governing authority of the town of Jonesboro to levy and collect a hotel occupancy tax
 HB18JENKINSHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 1 in Shreveport as the "Deacon Cleophus Banks, Jr. Memorial Highway"
 HB19MAGEECRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Allows for the imposition of community service as a possible penalty for a violation of any parish ordinance (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF See Note)
 HB21ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to irrevocability of optional beneficiary designation (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB22ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to retirement options in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB24THIBAUTTOURISM/COMMISSION - Provides relative to the West Baton Rouge Parish Tourist Commission
 HB28EMERSONMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Acadiana High School" special prestige license plate
 HB29HOWARDHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Highway 171 in Anacoco, La., as the "Sergeant James Edward Martin Memorial Highway"
 HB31HOFFMANNRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Provides relative to the reemployment of retired school psychologists in positions covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB32PEARSONRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the board of trustees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of La. (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB33PEARSONRETIREMENT/BDS - COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to board eligibility and legislative staff attendance at executive sessions of the boards of trustees of state and statewide retirement systems (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB35CARPENTERRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to the offset of disability retirement benefits of members of the Firefighters' Retirement System based on receipt of workers' compensation benefits (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB38ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY - Provides relative to the authority of the board of trustees of the District Attorneys' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB39HILLHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of Louisiana Highway 377 in Vernon Parish as the "Corporal Leonard Carroll Bond Memorial Highway"
 HB40HOWARDHIGHWAYS - Designates portions of certain Louisiana Highways
 HB65HENSGENSMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Sabine Pass Lighthouse" specialty license plate (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB100JOHNSONHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of La. Highway 1 within the city limits of Simmesport, Louisiana, as "Joe Simon Boulevard"
 HB193JIM MORRISBRIDGES/FERRIES - Designates the bridge on Louisiana Highway 2 over James Bayou as the "Hart's Ferry Bridge"
 HB318BERTHELOTVETERANS - Provides free parking for disabled veterans at airports (EGF DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB503THIBAUTINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides relative to the licensing of insurance producers (EN +$500,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB510L.HARRISHIGHWAYS/EXPRESSWAYS - Designates a portion of Highway 1 in Alexandria as the "Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie Memorial Highway"
 HB566HAZELTAX/INCOME TAX - Creates an individual income tax checkoff for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB611GLOVERHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of I-49 North from I-220 to La. Highway 1 as the T.J. Hawkins, Craig E. Lear, Cooper Road USA Expressway

Special Order No. 1 for May 16, 2017.
 SB139MARTINYCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides relative to criminal justice. (11/1/17) (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)

Special Order No. 2 for May 16, 2017.
 SB220ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to penalties for certain offenses. (8/1/17)

Special Order No. 3 for May 16, 2017.
 SB221ALARIOCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the cleansing period for certain crimes applicable to habitual offender penalty enhancements. (11/1/17)

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR1MORRISHCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Approves the annual integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2018.

Senate Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SR39MILKOVICHRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Urges and requests the systems to report certain investment information including amounts paid to investment professionals.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR1MORRISHCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Approves the comprehensive master plan for integrated coastal protection.
 SCR2LAMBERTWATER/WATERWAYS - Approves the Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, as adopted by the Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
 SCR67ALLAINCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to pass legislation or adopt policies allowing Louisiana to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to two hundred nautical miles off the coast of Louisiana.
 SCR83B.WHITEFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Requests that CDBG--Disaster Recovery Program funds received by Louisiana relative to damages caused by the flooding in the state during 2016 be subject to legislative oversight.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB85COLOMBSTUDENTS - Authorizes the state Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Health to survey students regarding certain risk behavior associated with chronic health conditions. (gov sig)
 SB111MIZELLABORTION - Requires proof of identification from parents for an unemancipated minor child to obtain an abortion based upon parental consent and requires court-ordered counseling if it is suspected that the minor is a victim of criminal sexual exploitation. (8/1/17) (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB2MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Provides that the Louisiana Equal Pay Act be applicable to men and private employers and requires government contractors to verify equal pay practices. (8/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB11PEACOCKRETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Provides for the incorporation of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System into the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana. (7/1/17) (EG SEE BELOW)
 SB26MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to prohibit contracts under the industrial property tax exemption program from exempting millages related to school funding. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB27MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from state sales and use tax. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB29MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to the sales and use tax exemption for antique airplanes. (7/1/17) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB33MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Eliminates sunset provision on credit for taxes paid in other states. (gov sig) (EG +$31,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB35COLOMBCONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE - Provides exemptions from arrest and prosecution to persons lawfully in possession of medical marijuana. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB38MORRELLCOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Provides with respect to mental health counselors. (gov sig)
 SB48MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the termination of the credit for purchase of qualified recycling equipment or service contracts. (gov sig) (EG +$100,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB80W.BISHOPTRAFFIC - Authorizes civilian traffic control officer to investigate certain traffic accidents in certain parishes. (8/1/17) (EG +$992,000 LF EX See Note)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 SB114APPELINTERNET - Provides for free broadband Internet at public airports. (8/1/17)
 SB142CLAITORCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/17)
 SB144JOHNSALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to holders to alcoholic retail dealer's permits for beverages of high and low alcoholic content. (gov sig)
 SB174MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for a deduction for individual and corporate income tax for certain disaster payments. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB175MORRELLTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Provides for a deduction for certain casualty losses arising from a major disaster. (gov sig) (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB178MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Establishes termination dates for certain tax credits and incentive programs administered by the Department of Economic Development. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB183MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides termination dates for certain tax incentive and rebate programs. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB233LAFLEUREDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requires BESE to award points to the school performance score of a school that offers certain programs. (gov sig)
 SB239MORRELLMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides with respect to for the "Animal Friendly" and "Krewe of NYX" prestige license plates. (gov sig)
 SB249CHABERTFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the disbursement of certain revenue from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund for hurricane protection purposes. (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB251LAFLEURBONDS - Authorizes the securitizaton of the economic damage portion of the Deepwater Horizon income stream. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB254MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Provides for the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB25ANDERSINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance benefits of the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB82MACKINDIGENT DEFENSE - Provides relative to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Louisiana Public Defender Board
 HB106POPEINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides for group insurance benefits for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB295CHAD BROWNGAMBLING/VIDEO POKER - Provides relative to the forms of payment a video draw poker device accepts
 HB315S.BISHOPTAX/ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE - Provides relative to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
 HB128CARMODYPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Provides relative to regulations imposed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission on household goods carriers
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB211FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Provides relative to business filings with the secretary of state
 HB233THOMASINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to filing requirements for surplus lines insurers
 HB289THOMASINSURANCE - Requires risk-bearing entities to provide certain contact information to the commissioner of insurance
 HB290COXREAL ESTATE/APPRAISERS - Provides relative to appraisal management company license applications and renewals (EN DECREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB299COUSSANTECHNOLOGY - Provides relative to the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Commission
 HB310REYNOLDSCORPORATIONS - Provides for revisions to the Business Corporations Act
 HB378ANDERSINSURERS/GUARANTY ASSNS - Provides for exclusion from guaranty fund coverage for a person acquiring rights to receive payments through a "structured settlement factoring transaction"
 HB393CONNICKINSURANCE/POLICIES - Provides for the elimination of contents coverage on residential properties following a declared disaster
 HB407HUVALINSURERS/AGENTS - Provides for producer fees for individual and group health insurance policies
 HB480HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for the approval of independent review organizations