Senate Daily Digest
May 27, 2019
3:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR121CLAITORLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Creates the Southern Hills Aquifer Protection Task Force.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB45TALBOTCRIME - Provides for fines associated with selling vapor products to persons under the age of 18 (RE INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB81ABRAHAMTAX/AD VALOREM-EXEMPTION - Authorizes and provides for cooperative endeavor agreements between local governmental subdivisions and other entities that may require payments in lieu of taxes (RE SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB208BRASSDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to educational facilities improvement districts (EG1 SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB291BARRASFUNDS/FUNDING - (Constitutional Amendment) Dedication of unclaimed property funds and creation of Louisiana Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund and Louisiana Unclaimed Property Support Fund (RR -$24,700,000 GF RV See Note)
 HB359M.JOHNSONCRIME - Provides relative to the crime of looting (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB426HILFERTYCONDOMINIUMS - Provides with respect to insurance coverage in condominium units
 HB443N.LANDRYCRIME - Provides relative to hazing
 HB492LARVADAINCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the compensation of persons wrongfully convicted (EN +$543,989 SD EX See Note)
 HB506DUPLESSISPOLICE/STATE - Provides for the collection and reporting of data
 HB518GAINESCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to the sentencing of habitual offenders
 HB553J.HARRISDISTRICTS/ECONOMIC DEVEL - Provides relative to the Lower Ninth Ward Economic Development District in Orleans Parish
 HB620MCMAHENTEACHERS/CERTIFICATION - Provides relative to requirements for teacher certification

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR22EDMONDSLEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES - Creates and provides for the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee
 HCR45HOFFMANNCORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Requests the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections to study laws and policies relative to benefits, including sick leave, for teachers at facilities under the jurisdiction of the office of juvenile justice who are injured or disabled as a result of assault or battery while acting in their official capacity
 HCR48FOILHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Requests a study concerning the potential use of monitoring devices in the rooms of residents of intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities
 HCR56FOILCONSTITUTION/CONVENTION - Creates a commission to make recommendations relative to the conduct of a constitutional convention
 HCR63STOKESELDERLY - Requests a study concerning prevention of elder abuse
 HCR70STAGNIHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Requests a study and report concerning the potential licensure of endovascular suites
 HCR89CARMODYMEDICAID - Requests a study concerning the potential delivery of Medicaid nonemergency transportation services by transportation network companies
 HCR98GAROFALOCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Henry Joseph "Junior" Rodriguez, Jr.
 HCR99GAROFALOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Mr. William E. "Bill" Crawford on his retirement from the Louisiana State Law Institute
 HCR100GAROFALOCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Charles DiGange on his retirement as headmaster of Holy Cross School in New Orleans

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB13JOHNSSTATE POLICE RETIREMENT - Provides for a surviving spouse benefit to resume in certain circumstances. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (7/1/2019) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB15LONGSTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Provides for firefighters at state agencies to be members of the hazardous duty plan. (2/3 - CA10s29(F)) (6/30/19) (EN INCREASE APV)
 SB64J.SMITHHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Authorizes group health insurance providers to consent on behalf of their employees for use of electronic documents. (8/1/19)
 SB73LONGINSURERS - Provides for a dental service care provider choosing the method by which such provider shall be reimbursed by an insurer. (8/1/19)
 SB191CHABERTREAL ESTATE - Provides actions for damages against real estate appraisers, appraisal management companies, and real estate appraisal companies. (8/1/19)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR2MORRELLWOMEN - Provides for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB4MORRELLTAX/SALES - Constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from state sales and use tax. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB23PRICECRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to temporary detention of a person in custody pending a bail hearing. (8/1/19)
 SB45JOHNSTAX/SALES - Provides for a state sales tax exemption for certain purchases of motor vehicles for the use or transportation of persons with permanent orthopedic disabilities. (10/1/19) (EG -$60,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB58T.CARTERVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for automatic voter registration by making an application for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or state identification card. (1/1/20) (EG +$90,842 GF EX See Note)
 SB112CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB118MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides right of an oral argument in contradictory proceedings. (gov sig) (EGF INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB136MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Provides with respect to wage secrecy and pay discrimination. (8/1/19)
 SB154WARDLIABILITY - Provides relative to certain civil liability damages and prescription. (8/1/19)
 SB155T.CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Constitutional amendment to establish a state minimum hourly wage of nine dollars, effective July 1, 2020, and authorize the legislature to increase the minimum wage by law. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB177B.WHITEPHYSICIANS - Provides relative to prohibited restraint of certain professions. (8/1/19)
 SB192CHABERTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Provides relative to state symbols. (8/1/19)
 SB195GATTILOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to promotional seniority in the Bossier City Police Department. (gov sig)
 SB196MORRELLGAMING - Authorizes local governments to charge a fee on certain gaming winnings to fund local early childhood programs. (8/1/19)
 SB214B.WHITEECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the Department of Economic Development and the Board of Commerce and Industry. (gov sig)
 SB218BARROWHOUSING - Provides relative to rental housing. (gov sig)
 SB219BARROWHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Requires health insurance policies to adhere to certain standards. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR5BARRASHOSPITALS - Provides for a hospital stabilization formula (EG +$93,659,011 SD RV See Note)
 HCR31MARCELLEWATER/RESOURCES - Urges and requests the commissioner of conservation to study the necessity of declaring an area of groundwater concern or critical area of ground water concern in the Baton Rouge area
 HCR65S.BISHOPWILDLIFE & FISHERIES - Urges and requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to work with the Department of Education and the Louisiana School Boards Association to provide hunter education as a voluntary physical education elective in public high schools
 HCR42ZERINGUEENVIRONMENT/WATER - Urges and requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study the overall impacts of wetland assimilation projects prior to approval of additional such projects
 HCR66P.SMITHCONGRESS - Memorializes congress to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB273CARMODYCONTRACTORS/CONSTRUCTION - Provides relevant updates and technical corrections to statutes relative to contractors
 HB322TURNERFIRE PROTECT/FIRE MARSHAL - Provides for the inspection and investigation of premises by a fire prevention bureau
 HB336LYONSHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Exempts certain school-based behavioral health service providers from the Behavioral Health Services Provider Licensing Law
 HB423EMERSONLICENSING - Repeals the ability of a professional board or commission to revoke an occupational or professional license for failure to pay student loans (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB424STAGNIMEDICAID - Provides relative to denials of provider claims and prior authorization requests by Medicaid managed care organizations (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB484CREWSABORTION - Establishes requirements for physicians and abortion facilities relative to medical records of women upon whom abortions are performed
 HB536HILFERTYHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Provides relative to the licensing of free standing birth centers (RE +$1,800 SG RV See Note)
 HB14CARPENTERRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Prohibits certain employees from rejoining the Firefighters' Retirement System and Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB15CARPENTERRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Provides relative to benefit options for certain retirees of the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB20PEARSONRETIREMENT/SCHOOL EMPS - Provides relative to the retirement contributions of members of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System who withdraw from service (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB21PEARSONRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Changes actuarial funding method for the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN DECREASE FC LF EX)
 HB22BACALARETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL POL - Provides relative to the calculation of benefits of certain employees of the Baton Rouge Police Department who are members of the Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB24STAGNIRETIREMENT/PAROCHIAL EMP - Provides for the enrollment of additional employees in the Parochial Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB26DEVILLIERPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Authorizes the governing authority of the town of Church Point to name a community center after a living person
 HB27JONESRETIREMENT/MUNICIPAL EMP - Provides relative to elected officials who are members of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana (EN INCREASE APV)
 HB41BAGNERISHOUSING/AUTHORITIES - Provides relative to the membership of the governing board of the Housing Authority of New Orleans
 HB66TERRY BROWNHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of United States Highway 84 as the "Veterans Memorial Highway" (EN +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 HB67G.MILLERPORTS/SOUTH LOUISIANA - Changes the title of certain board officer positions within the membership of the South Louisiana Port Commission
 HB79DUBUISSONHIGHWAYS - Designates a portion of United States Highway 190, Gause Boulevard West, as the "Officer Jason Seals Memorial Highway" (EN +$2,200 SG EX See Note)
 HB84M.WHITEFUNDS/FUNDING - To provide for funds collected from boat registration fees (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB87LEOPOLDSUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Provides for supplemental pay for fire protection officers of the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District (EN +$180,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB117DEVILLIERHIGHWAYS - Authorizes golf carts to cross certain Louisiana highways within the town of Church Point
 HB118BERTHELOTLOCAL FINANCE/BUDGET ACT - Provides relative to powers granted to certain municipalities pursuant to the Local Government Budget Act
 HB120BOURRIAQUEFISHING/SHRIMP - Transfers monies in the Shrimp Trade Petition Account into the Shrimp Marketing and Promotion Fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB127PIERRETRANSPORTATION DEPT - Updates the classifications within the state highway system
 HB152M.WHITEPLANNING/ZONING-LOCAL - Provides relative to meetings of the Washington Parish planning commission
 HB159BERTHELOTBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to the forms of security banks may use to secure funds deposited by local governments
 HB170JONESLAW ENFORCE/OFFICERS - Provides relative to financial security for surviving spouses and children of certain cadets (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB189JIM MORRISLOCAL EMPLOYEES - Provides with respect to employment applications with political subdivisions
 HB194BRASSPURCHASING/PROCUREMT CD - Provides for a technical correction to the definition of "private procurement unit" for purposes of the Louisiana Procurement Code (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB232TURNERMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Combat Veteran" military honor plate
 HB241M.JOHNSONJUVENILES - Provides relative to certain crimes and delinquency provisions when the offender is under the age of eighteen (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB245HODGESPROCUREMENT - Authorizes a public entity to reject the lowest bid on a procurement contract when a vendor engages in a boycott of Israel (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB264HILFERTYDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Increases the maximum parcel fee authorized to be levied in the Lakeshore Crime Prevention District and provides relative to the purpose of the district
 HB309LEOPOLDMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Spanish Heritage" specialty license plate
 HB318LEGERMTR VEHICLE/LICEN PLATES - Creates the "Team Gleason Foundation" specialty license plate
 HB333CONNICKPURCHASING/PROCUREMT CD - Creates the State Use Council for the Purchase of Goods and Services Provided by Individuals with Disabilities and institutes "supported employment provider" in laws on public procurement, public contracts, taxation, and work release programs (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB342S.CARTERDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Provides relative to the Jefferson Place/Bocage Crime Prevention and Improvement District
 HB348BOURRIAQUETRANSPORTATION DEPT - Provides relative to public-private partnerships (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB357JEFFERSONHIGHWAYS - Authorizes Grambling State University to redesignate Stadium and Facilities Drive, on the campus of Grambling State University, as "Doug Williams Drive"
 HB378JAMESADMINISTRATION - Provides relative to the creation of digitized credentials (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB379J.HARRISMTR VEHICLE/SEAT BELTS - Provides with respect to applications of minors applying for driving privileges
 HB395S.CARTERFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to a special fund for the purpose of funding early childhood education (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD EX)
 HB406IVEYDISTRICTS/CRIME PREVENT - Creates the Fairwood Crime Prevention and Improvement District
 HB428DWIGHTTAX APPEALS/BOARD - (Constitutional Amendment) Extends the jurisdiction of the Board of Tax Appeals to matters concerning the constitutionality of taxes and fees (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB479G.CARTERFUNDS/FUNDING - Establishes the New Orleans Ferry Fund and provides for the use of the monies in the fund (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB494ABRAMSONTAX/SALES & USE - Provides relative to the determination of where sales and use taxes are due on purchases of certain raw materials converted into asphaltic concrete (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB522ABRAMSONTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Provides relative to the levy of sales and use taxes in the city of New Orleans (EN +$12,000,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB569STOKESTAX/SALES-USE-EXEMPT - Establishes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for certain antique motor vehicles and increases the fee for issuance of certain license plates for antique motor vehicles (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB576ZERINGUEFUNDS/FUNDING - Authorizes the Board of Regents to carryover funds on behalf of LUMCON and LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB583DWIGHTTAX APPEALS/BOARD - Provides relative to jurisdiction of the Board of Tax Appeals and appeals (EN INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB612ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Requires a physical exam that meets or exceeds national standards for purposes of membership in the Firefighters' Retirement System (EN DECREASE APV)
 HB7DWIGHTCRIME - Creates the crime of communication interference (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB36STEFANSKIDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to temporary restraining orders and protective orders in domestic abuse cases
 HB47JENKINSCRIMINAL/PENALTIES - Provides relative to the crime of improper supervision of a minor by a parent or legal custodian (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB99FALCONERCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to background checks for certain head coaches of youth athletes
 HB125LYONSENVIRONMENT/ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the enforcement of environmental violations through the expedited enforcement program (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB131COUSSANCRIMINAL/VICTIMS - Provides relative to interviewing crime victims and family members
 HB149MARINOPAROLE - Provides relative to various provisions affecting parole (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB162CONNICKSEX OFFENSE/REGISTRY - Provides relative to the administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate to sex offenders
 HB163CREWSCONSERVATION/COMMISSR - Relative to responsibilities for actions related to sequestration of carbon dioxide (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB184HENRYCRIME/ASSAULT - Provides relative to offenses committed at school or recreation athletic contests (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB203G.MILLERPRIVILEGES/LIENS - Provides relative to privileges on immovables
 HB214JENKINSENVIRONMENT - Provides for the computation of time allowed to seek review of decisions by the Dept. of Environmental Quality
 HB247ARMESALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides for use by licensed retail dealers of a real-time age verification system authorized by the commissioner
 HB248CHAD BROWNCHILDREN/CUSTODY - Provides for parenting coordinators in child custody proceedings
 HB252GAINESCONTRACTS - Provides relative to aleatory contracts
 HB307M.JOHNSONCRIME - Provides relative to bribery and intimidation of public officials and law enforcement officers (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB351CARPENTERCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Provides relative to pleas of guilty or nolo contendere in felony cases
 HB376HUVALCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to sentencing when a defendant possessed, used, or discharged a firearm in the commission of certain offenses
 HB385SCHEXNAYDERRACING/HORSE - Provides relative to purse distribution
 HB452TURNERCONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Provides relative to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law
 HB478BAGLEYWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Authorizes a family member of a law enforcement officer to purchase his duty firearm upon death
 HB505COUSSANFAMILY LAW - Provides relative to parenting education programs and child custody
 HB544BARRASGAMING/CASINO - Provides with respect to the land-based casino operating contract (EN SEE FISC NOTE SD RV See Note)
 HB545JIM MORRISMINERALS - Provides for the disposal of produced waters

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB74T.LANDRYCRIME - Provides relative to computer-related crimes committed against the state (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB349CARMODYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the delivery of alcoholic beverages (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB507ABRAMSONTAX - Levies a 7% tax on the gross sales of therapeutic marijuana and dedicates the avails into the Community and Family Support System Fund (RE1 INCREASE SD RV See Note)