Senate Daily Digest
May 25, 2017
9:00 am
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR136MILKOVICHCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to review federal laws, rules, regulations, and procedures to ensure that veterans and their family members have convenient access to military service and medical records.
 SR138B.WHITECOMMENDATIONS - Commends J. Ruth Kennedy upon her retirement after 37 years of service with the Louisiana Department of Health.
 SR139GATTICOMMENDATIONS - Commends Greenacres Middle School for 58 years of educating children.
 SR140CLAITORSENATE - Requires captioning of Senate Health and Welfare Committee meetings.
 SR141CLAITORCOMMENDATIONS - Commends World War II American war hero and scientific researcher extraordinaire Dr. William Hansel posthumously.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR112LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends David Wayne Toms on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR113LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Edward Earl Reed Jr. on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR114LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Juan D'Vaughn Pierre on being named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
 SCR115ERDEYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Hunter Plake upon his many accomplishments and his participation on The Voice reality television series.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR102WARDLEGISLATORS - Affirms the need for civility in political discourse and debate as a fundamental requirement for effective representative democracy and governing.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB2ABRAMSONCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget
 HB117FOILTOPS - Raises the minimum grade point average required for initial eligibility for a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Opportunity Award (EG DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB189DEVILLIERCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to capital outlay reform (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB234ZERINGUECAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides relative to the local match requirements for non-state entities applying for capital outlay funding (EG NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB356IVEYTAX/CORP INCOME - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for flat income tax rates and eliminates the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid for purposes of calculating corporate income tax liability (RE SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB389CARMODYUTILITIES - Authorizes the commissioner of conservation of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to enforce the La. Underground Utilities and Facilities Damage Prevention (OneCall) law as it applies to pipelines (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB461S.BISHOPTAX/SEVERANCE-EXEMPTION - Provides for severance tax exemptions for certain inactive and orphan wells (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB486JOHNSONCHILDREN/ABUSE - Provides relative to the state central registry for child abuse and neglect (RR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB534JAMESTAX/TAX REBATES - Authorizes a rebate for taxpayers who donate to certain higher education scholarship and grant programs (RE -$5,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB582P.SMITHTAX - Provides relative to the telecommunications tax for the deaf (EN +$4,700,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB592TALBOTWORKERS COMPENSATION - Provides for the creation of a workers' compensation pharmacy formulary
 HB639SCHEXNAYDERTAX CREDITS - Excludes compensation earned by certain out-of-state employees and nonresident businesses for disaster or emergency-related work performed during disaster periods from state income tax (RE1 DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB641MCFARLANDTAX CREDITS - Establishes the La. Rural Jobs Act Tax Credit Program (RE -$90,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB646LEGERTAX CREDITS - Provides for changes to the sound recording investor tax credit and provides for the amount of the expenditure verification report fee and deposit (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB683JONESRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of La. (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB684GISCLAIRDAIRY INDUSTRY - Establishes a permit fee for milk and dairy farms and plants (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR97HODGESFEDERAL PROGRAMS - Memorializes the United States Congress to complete the Comite River Diversion Project
 HCR98ANDERSSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes June 2017 as Apert Awareness Month

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB142PUGHELECTION DAYS - Calls a special election on October 14, 2017, for submitting proposed constitutional amendments to the state's electors (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB179STOKESHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to devices authorized for use by the Right To Try Act
 HB209COUSSANDENTISTRY/HYGIENISTS - Establishes a licensure exemption for dental hygiene students
 HB210COUSSANDENTISTRY/DENTISTS - Provides for the licensure of retired volunteer dentists
 HB217JORDANINSURANCE - Provides relative to the regulation of unfair competition and unfair trade practices by vehicle mechanical breakdown insurers
 HB253P.SMITHEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Revises terminology referring to the deaf and hard of hearing
 HB287TALBOTINSURANCE - Provides for the return of unearned premium and notice of claim payments to the mortgagee
 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
 HB388CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Requires the Used Motor Vehicle Commission to report information collected by salvage pools or salvage disposal sales
 HB435TALBOTINSURANCE/HEALTH - Requires a healthcare facility to provide notice of balance billing
 HB544DANAHAYELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the La. Election Code
 HB643HUVALINSURANCE - Provides for license fees collected by the commissioner of insurance (EN +$76,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB678HORTONCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides relative to prenatal neglect and reporting thereof

Reconsideration
 SB113BARROWTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides relative to entities that are exempt from the corporation franchise tax. (1/1/18) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)

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 Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB187HEWITTFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for establishment of a pilot evidence-based budget proposal process for mental health programs administered by the Louisiana Department of Health. (7/1/17) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB209WALSWORTHCURRICULA - Provides for the Louisiana Early College Opportunity Act. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)

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)
 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)
 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)
 SB92TARVERLIABILITY - Provides relative to civil actions and remedies in matters involving domestic abuse. (8/1/17)
 SB105ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Provides an exemption from sales and use tax for fuel used for farming. (gov sig) (RE -$796,000 GF RV See Note)
 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)
 SB155T.CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 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)
 SB181MORRELLTAX/TAXATION - Terminates certain tax credit programs. (gov sig) (EG +$3,500,000 GF RV 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)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR1NORTONAIRCRAFT/AIRPORTS - Memorializes the United States Congress to develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures that will enhance airport safety
 HCR14MORENOCURRICULA - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow instruction in computer science to count for purposes of satisfying certain high school graduation requirements
 HCR66ZERINGUECOASTAL RESOURCES - Memorializes congress and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to continue appropriate funding for the National Sea Grant College Program
 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
 HCR17HOFFMANNCHILDREN/WELFARE SVCS - Requests a study and recommendations concerning reporting of child abuse and neglect in military families
 HCR81HOFFMANNHEALTH/CANCER - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to post information concerning bone marrow donations on the department's website

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB13THIBAUTLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the Pointe Coupee Parish library
 HB14FALCONERLIBRARIES - Provides relative to the naming of the Madisonville branch library in St. Tammany Parish
 HB20PRICESCHOOLS - Provides relative to exemptions from the requirements for school instructional time under certain circumstances
 HB87DEVILLIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the classified police service in the city of Eunice
 HB111S.BISHOPCURRICULA - Requires instruction in litter prevention and awareness for public school students in certain grades (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB171S.CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections in Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB182J.HARRISDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Kenilworth Improvement District in Orleans Parish
 HB191GUINNWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Changes the name of the "Quail Unlimited" prestige license plate to the "Quail Forever" prestige license plate
 HB200FALCONERCIVIL SERVICE/MUNICIPAL - Provides relative to the municipal police civil service system for the city of Mandeville
 HB266CONNICKLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Provides for term limits for members of the nominating committee of certain flood protection authorities
 HB324PIERRERAILROADS - Adds on track equipment as a railway vehicle considered for certain railroad crossing requirements
 HB329BAGNERISDISTRICTS/NEIGHBORHOOD - Provides relative to the Lake Barrington Subdivision Improvement District in Orleans Parish
 HB379BAGNERISHIGHWAYS - Authorizes the Regional Transit Authority to solicit and enter into public-private partnership contracts
 HB425MAGEETAX CREDITS - Removes the restriction against taxes paid under protest concerning claims for the ad valorem tax credit for certain offshore vessels (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB432SHADOINMTR VEHICLE/REGISTRATION - Imposes certain requirements on transactions executing the transfer of certificates of title of certain movable property
 HB452ABRAMSONSCHOOLS/NONPUBLIC - Makes requirement for in-service training relative to suicide prevention applicable to nonpublic and charter school teachers and other employees
 HB487T.LANDRYMOTOR VEHICLES - Relative to fraudulent or fictitious identification credentials (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB540DEVILLIERCIVIL SERVICE/FIRE & POL - Provides relative to the authority of the police chief in the city of Eunice

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB27CONNICKDOMESTIC ABUSE - Amends the definition of "household member" for purposes of assistance and protection from domestic abuse
 HB161SEABAUGHCRIME - Provides certain exceptions to the prohibition on wearing hoods, masks, and other facial disguises in public places
 HB167CARMODYMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for unauthorized acts relative to motor vehicles
 HB438ZERINGUELEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Authorizes flood protection authority spending across the various levee districts
 HB485JEFFERSONCIVIL/JURIES - Provides relative to the functions of jury commissions in certain parishes