Senate Daily Digest
April 11, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber

Adjourned
 

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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SR33MILKOVICHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends former Louisiana state Senator Bill Keith upon his support and endorsement of teaching creationism in public schools.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR65FANNINWILDLIFE/FISHERIES DEPT - Requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to update the Caney Creek Reservoir waterbody management plan on an annual basis.
 SCR66LONGCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the LSUA men's basketball team for advancing to the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game.
 SCR67BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Tayler Brishaune Pierre upon being selected as a recipient of a 2018 College Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR68WALSWORTHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Glen F. Post III upon his retirement from CenturyLink, Inc.
 SCR69BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Sarah Michelle Procopio upon being selected as a recipient of the 2018 College Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR70BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Rachel Margaret Lautigar upon her receipt of a 2018 Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR71PEACOCKCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Willie Aubrey Salard, champion horse breeder.
 SCR72BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Margaret Elizabeth Britton upon being selected as a recipient of a 2018 High School Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR73BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Olivia Maria Adams upon being selected as a recipient of a 2018 High School Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.
 SCR74BARROWCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Emily Ames Otken upon being selected as a recipient of the 2018 High School Women of Excellence Award and a Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB561EMERSONHORTICULTURE - Repeals relative to retail florists and wholesale florists
 HB660MAGEEBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Creates the Native American Commission within the office of the governor
 HB663MALINDA WHITESCHOOLS/DISTRICTS - Creates a commission to study the feasibility of consolidating the Washington Parish and Bogalusa school systems (EN NO IMPACT LF See Note)
 HB712JIM MORRISINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to group insurance premiums for retirees of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
 HB748EMERSONLICENSING - Establishes the Occupational Licensing Review Act
 HB753STOKESLICENSING - Provides for licensure of genetic counselors (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR33BRASSCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the White Castle boys' basketball team on winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A state championship
 HCR34P.SMITHSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates April 24, 2018, as AKA day at the state capitol
 HCR37POPECOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Walker High School boys' basketball team, 2018 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A state champions

Senate Bills Reported by Committee
 SB38W.BISHOPCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to eyewitness identifications. (gov sig)
 SB51MORRELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Eliminates the death penalty. (8/1/18)
 SB73GATTICRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to Fetal Organ Whistleblower Account. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 SB139LUNEAUINSURERS - Provides the option of a right of direct action against the insurer alone when the insured is a small business employing fifty or fewer full-time employees. (8/1/18)
 SB208HEWITTCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to bail after conviction. (gov sig)
 SB248JOHNSCHILDREN'S CODE - Revises definition of "children" in the Children's Code. (gov sig)
 SB273MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to appellate panels. (8/1/18)
 SB396SMITHCHILDREN - Provides relative to gestational carrier contracts. (gov sig)
 SB434MIZELLDAIRY INDUSTRY - Authorizes the retail sale of milk and milk products at less than cost and removes the authority of the Dairy Stabilization Board and the commissioner of agriculture to regulate the retail price of milk. (8/1/18)
 SB463PETERSONMARRIAGE - Provides 18 years of age shall be the minimum age for marriage. (8/1/18)
 SB466PRICELEASES - Provides relative to security deposits for residential leases. (1/1/19)
 SB491TROY CARTERWEAPONS - Prohibits the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transfer of a rapid-fire device. (1/1/19)
 SB495MARTINYCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to parole eligibility. (11/1/18)
 SB497CORTEZEXPROPRIATION - Authorizes the expropriation of property including rights-of-way for use in certain projects in the city of Lafayette and parish of Lafayette. (8/1/18)
 SB500FRED MILLSCLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to group insurance expenses for certain clerks of court. (8/1/18)
 SB508MORRELLALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the direct shipment of wine. (8/1/18)
 SB525ERIC LAFLEURHORSE RACING - Provides relative to the transfer of purse funds from one horse racing facility to another. (See Act)
 SB543LAMBERTSUCCESSIONS - Provides relative to court costs for small successions. (8/1/18)
 SB548BOUDREAUXVETERANS - Creates a pretrial diversion program for veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. (gov sig)

Reconsideration
 SB274TROY CARTERWEAPONS - Prohibits sale of assault weapons to any person under the age of twenty-one. (8/1/18)
 SB559MORRISHGAMING - Authorizes public institutions of higher education, when licensed, to conduct raffles. (8/1/18)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR7MORRELLJOINT RULES - Requires that all legislative instruments creating tax preferences include a sunset date.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SCR43WALSWORTHHISTORIC PRESERVATION - Creates the Louisiana Historical Archives Task Force.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB89W.BISHOPSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the composition of charter school boards in certain parishes. (gov sig)
 SB129GATTIFAMILY LAW - Provides relative to foster care children in high school. (gov sig) (EN +$961,264 GF EX See Note)
 SB143ALLAINFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds. (7/1/18) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB224BARROWSCHOOLS - Requires instruction and display of the national motto "In God We Trust" in public schools. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
 SB310CLAITOREDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to the collection and reporting of certain data regarding students with exceptionalities. (gov sig) (EG1 NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB364WARDCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to free expression on college campuses. (gov sig)
 SB427CHABERTCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Transfers the responsibilities of the Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board and the Atchafalaya Basin Program from within the Department of Natural Resources to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. (7/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB432CHABERTCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Requires the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board to develop a coastal master plan, at a minimum every six years. (8/1/18)
 SB433CHABERTCOASTAL PROTECT/RES AUTH - Provides with respect to the membership of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board. (gov sig)
 SB479LUNEAUMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for blue lights on licensed ambulances. (8/1/18)
 SB486BARROWMOTOR VEHICLES - Creates the "Scotlandville Magnet High School" special prestige license plate. (8/1/18)
 SB493LUNEAUTAX/TAXATION - Makes permanent reductions to certain tax incentive rebate programs. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB511BARROWIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Provides relative to tax sales and post-sale notice. (8/1/18) (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB515MORRISHROADS/HIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of LA 377 as the "Sgt. S. E. Howell, Jr. Memorial Highway". (gov sig)
 SB526ERIC LAFLEURREVENUE DEPARTMENT - Establishes reporting requirements for businesses and governmental entities using service providers. (8/1/18) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB529APPELTAX/SALES - Provides for direct payment of state and local sales tax due on purchases by certain nonprofit subsidiaries. (7/1/18) (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 SB555ERIC LAFLEURBONDS - Authorizes the securitization of the economic damage portion of the Deepwater Horizon income stream. (gov sig) (RE INCREASE SG EX See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB68CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to careless operation of a motor vehicle during flood conditions. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB94APPELPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides that public entities are liable for interest due for failure to pay progressive stage or final payments on public contracts under certain conditions. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB97MORRELLCIVIL PROCEDURE - Extends the prescriptive period for instituting certain claims. (gov sig)
 SB99MORRELLHEALTH CARE - Extends legislative authority for the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board. (7/1/18) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB103MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides for use of restraints in juvenile court proceedings. (8/1/18)
 SB106MORRELLCHILDREN'S CODE - Provides relative to the duration of a disposition on a felony-grade adjudication. (8/1/18)
 SB111CORTEZAMUSEMENTS/SPORTS - Provides relative to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. (8/1/18)
 SB117MORRELLPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Requires that any contractor who enters into a contract with a state entity comply with the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act. (8/1/18)
 SB120PERRYSHERIFFS - Provides relative to premium costs for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. (7/1/18)
 SB122PERRYMUNICIPALITIES - Repeals provision authorizing the city of Kaplan's elected police chief to manage police personnel. (8/1/18)
 SB142PETERSONSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of State Civil Service and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law. (6/30/18)
 SB146FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to health care emergency visit alternative treatment reimbursement. (8/1/18)
 SB148MORRELLTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to require local government approval of the industrial property tax exemption. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 SB149MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to disclose wage information. (8/1/18)
 SB158COLOMBEMPLOYMENT - Requires employers who receive economic development incentives from the state to designate no less than two percent of the man-hours in any apprenticeable occupation to registered apprentices for a new construction project or the expansion of an existing construction project. (8/1/18)
 SB162TROY CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Provides for an increase in the state minimum wage. (2/3 - CAs2.1)(8/1/18)
 SB194W.BISHOPPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for an exception relative to contracts in which public entities are participants. (8/1/18)
 SB209BARROWEMPLOYMENT - Requires advance notice of mass layoffs and closure of certain businesses. (8/1/18)
 SB219TROY CARTERDISCRIMINATION - Enacts the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (See Act)
 SB221TROY CARTERWORKFORCE COMMISSION - Changes the name of the Louisiana Workforce Commission to the Louisiana Department of Labor. (gov sig) (EG FF EX See Note)
 SB229MORRELLPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (8/1/18)
 SB230MORRELLVIDEO POKER - Provides relative to qualified truck stop facility amenities. (8/1/18)
 SB232MORRELLPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides relative to contracts for projects by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (8/1/18)
 SB234COLOMBEMPLOYMENT - Requires a contractor for a state construction project to designate no less than two percent of man-hours in any apprenticeable occupation to registered apprentices. (8/1/18)
 SB242MORRELLLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - Constitutional amendment to provide for consideration of certain matters during regular sessions in even-numbered years. (2/3 - CA3s2(A))
 SB257MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to appellate records. (gov sig)
 SB260MILKOVICHSTATE AGENCIES - Provides relative to disciplinary hearings by professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB262GATTIGOVERNOR - Provides relative to powers of the governor during times of a disaster or emergency. (gov sig)
 SB265MORRELLCOURTS - Provides for minimum standards for elevator access to multistory courthouses for the disabled community. (8/1/18) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB278CLAITORJUDGES - Constitutional amendment to remove the mandatory retirement age for judges. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB297CLAITORSTUDENTS - Authorizes the state Dept. of Education and the Dept. of Health to survey students regarding certain risk behavior associated with chronic health conditions. (8/1/18)
 SB313ERIC LAFLEURGAMING - Provides relative to the designated gaming area at live horse racing facilities. (8/1/18)
 SB316JOHNSRIVERBOAT GAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB318MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to riverboat gaming. (8/1/18)
 SB319GATTISTATE AGENCIES - Abolishes boards and commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities that are inactive. (8/1/18) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB321MARTINYGAMING - Provides relative to the relocation of the gaming operations of a riverboat licensee. (8/1/18)
 SB365WARDLOANS - Creates the Louisiana Credit Access Loan Act. (8/1/19)
 SB390CLAITORSUITS AGAINST STATE - Provides for the order of payment of judgments and compromises against the state, subject to funding. (gov sig) (EGF INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB417BODI WHITEGAMING - Provides for a referendum election in Tangipahoa Parish regarding riverboat gaming. (gov sig)
 SB419PETERSONETHICS - Repeals provision for recusal for members of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and changes provisions permitting certain persons to serve on the board. (8/1/18)
 SB435FRED MILLSNURSES - Provides relative to advanced practice registered nursing. (8/1/18)
 SB469WARDMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to towable equipment. (8/1/18)
 SB470BARROWLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides for an increase of commissioners to the Recreation and Park Commission for the parish of East Baton Rouge. (gov sig)
 SB475RISERMILITARY AFFAIRS - Provides for military educational training to be used in lieu of college educational training in the licensure of physicians assistants. (8/1/18)
 SB488MORRELLFUNDS/FUNDING - Limits expenditure of motor vehicle license tax proceeds dedicated to State Highway Fund No. 2. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 SB489MORRISHALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the delivery of alcoholic beverages. (8/1/18)

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage