Senate Daily Digest
May 11, 2020
4:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber


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Senate Bills on Second Reading
 SB516PEACOCKGAMING - Provides for promotional play wagers. (gov sig) (EG -$29,300,000 RV See Note)

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR21FIELDSSTUDENTS - Requests the Board of Regents and the postsecondary education management boards to adopt a flexible and holistic admissions policy for summer and fall 2020 semesters due to COVID-19.
 SR22BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of Melinda Mangham.
 SR23BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Dr. Ray P. Authement, former University of Louisiana at Lafayette president.
 SR24HEWITTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Leadership Northshore and welcomes the 2020 Class.
 SR25REESECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Larry Goins.
 SR26REESECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of James Thomas "Tommy" Poe Jr.
 SR27REESECONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Don Scoggins.
 SR28HEWITTCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Joseph Michael Srofe Jr on earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
 SR29JOHNSCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Wilmot Sandlin "Sandy" McCain.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR53ALLAINCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of former Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate member, the Honorable Dudley Anthony "Butch" Gautreaux Jr.
 SCR54BOUDREAUXCONGRESS - Memorializes Congress to maintain funding to the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs, including the LaVetCorps.
 SCR55HEWITTVOTERS/VOTING - Establishes the Closed Party Primary Task Force to study the necessary steps to develop a closed party primary election system applicable at the federal, state, and local levels beginning with the 2022 congressional elections.
 SCR56HEWITTFISH/FISHING - Requests CPRA and the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries to cooperate in developing projects and programs to enhance the oyster industry.
 SCR57HEWITTATTORNEYS - Requests the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana State Bar Association to implement a lawyer advertisement review recognition program.
 SCR58CORTEZCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Melinda Waller Mangham.
 SCR59FIELDSTEACHERS - Creates a task force to study issues related to teacher shortages in Louisiana.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR38ROMEROCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Jefferson Davis Parish assistant district attorney Bennett Lapoint on his retirement
 HCR44SCHEXNAYDERCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of state representative Reggie Paul Bagala
 HCR45HODGESHIGHER EDUCATION - Requests that the Board of Regents, in consultation with the public postsecondary education management boards, study issues and compile data relative to faculty at public postsecondary education institutions
 HCR46JONESCORRECTIONS - Requests the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to study certain impacts as a result of COVID-19
 HCR47JONESJUVENILES - Requests the office of juvenile justice to study the impacts of COVID-19 on its operations
 HCR49BAGLEYSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates June 2020 as Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month and June 27, 2020, as Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day in Louisiana
 HCR55ROMEROCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Jennings High School football team for an outstanding 2019 season

Senate Resolutions Reported by Committee to be Adopted
 SR14HENSGENSCOASTAL RESOURCES - Approves the annual state integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2021, as adopted by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee
 SCR10FOILHOMELAND SECURITY - Establishes and provides for the Louisiana Cyber Investigators Alliance.
 SCR23FIELDSEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Suspends certain laws relative to school closures due to COVID-19.
 SCR27HENRYLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Requests a joint study of the ability of members of the legislature to vote by video or other electronic means.
 SCR35MIZELLTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Requests DOTD to determine which of its assets are available for broadband internet lines and to implement a "Dig Once" policy allowing broadband internet operators to install cable in the ground.
 SCR47PEACOCKECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Encourages further economic ties and friendship between Louisiana and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
 SCR52FIELDSSTUDENTS - Requests the Board of Regents and the postsecondary education management boards to adopt a flexible and holistic admissions policy for summer and fall 2020 semesters due to COVID-19.

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB42BODI WHITESTATE DEPARTMENT - Provides that domicile of the Department of State is in East Baton Rouge Parish. (gov sig)
 SB53MCMATHFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for therapeutic group homes licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health. (gov sig)
 SB54FOILCORPORATIONS - Provides relative to articles of incorporation and qualifications of registered agents of certain corporations. (gov sig)
 SB55FOILSECRETARY OF STATE - Removes requirement for telephone numbers in an application for registration of certain contract providers filed with the secretary of state. (gov sig)
 SB67FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides for the repeal of certain inactive or obsolete laws. (8/1/20)
 SB69BOUDREAUXSECRETARY OF STATE - Authorizes the secretary of state to refer matters involving the damaging, altering, tampering, or of falsifying records to certain agencies for investigation. (gov sig)
 SB84FIELDSEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to legislative approval of Education Excellence Fund expenditure plans. (gov sig)
 SB105PEACOCKLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Designates the Gulf Fritillary as the official state butterfly. (8/1/20)
 SB140REESEINTERNET - Requires certain offices to report cyber incidents to secretary of state. (8/1/20)
 SB168FRED MILLSWATER QUALITY - Creates and provides for the Community Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Act. (8/1/20) (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV)
 SB198PEACOCKSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. (8/1/20)
 SB254TROY CARTERLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides for expansion of working conditions afforded to fire service employees employed by nonprofit corporations under contract with a fire protection district, municipality, or other political subdivision. (gov sig)
 SB258TROY CARTERLAW ENFORCEMENT - Provides relative to minimum requirements for annual vacation and sick leave for the employees of the city of Westwego Police Department. (2/3 - CA10s18) (gov sig)
 SB268JOHNSBANKS/BANKING - Provides relative to abandonment of safety deposit boxes. (8/1/20)
 SB312FESIEDUCATION DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to environmental education and litter reduction section of the State Department of Education. (gov sig)
 SB313PETERSONLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to exemptions related to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. (gov sig)
 SB390PETERSONLOCAL AGENCIES - Provides relative to Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. (gov sig)
 SB16LUNEAUINSURANCE RATES - Prohibits insurance rate determinations based on risk classifications due to the fact that the insured is deployed in the military in excess of six months. (8/1/20)
 SB32CONNICKCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the penalty for second degree rape. (8/1/20) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB36BERNARDELECTION CODE - Provides for the acceptance of a notice of candidacy. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB50MCMATHTRAFFIC - Prohibits use of a handheld wireless telecommunications device by a person when operating a motor vehicle upon any public roadway in this state. (8/1/20) (REF INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB65TALBOTAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Creates an exemption for members of the armed services to avoid a penalty for lapse of automobile coverage. (8/1/20)
 SB71SMITHAUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Provides for the Louisiana Automotive Insurance Plan. (1/1/21)
 SB72SMITHINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Provides for collection of certain fees by the commissioner of insurance from property and casualty insurers. (7/1/20) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 SB75MIZELLVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to addresses to where absentee by mail ballots are sent. (gov sig)
 SB102FIELDSMOTOR VEHICLES - Prohibits OMV authorized third party vendors from requiring only cash for transactions and authorizes a convenience fee for credit and debit card transactions. (7/1/20)
 SB108CATHEYAGRICULTURE/FOREST DEPT - Provides relative to the expansion of the Louisiana Public Livestock Market Charter Law. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB110ALLAINSERVITUDES - Provides relative to servitudes of drainage. (8/1/20)
 SB117HENSGENSSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Natural Resources. (6/30/20)
 SB120SMITHHORSE RACING - Requires that three members of the Louisiana State Racing Commission be affiliated with the horse racing industry. (8/1/20)
 SB130HENRYGAMING - Provides for a proposition election to determine whether sports wagering activities and operations will be permitted in a parish. (See Act)
 SB137FOILCORONERS - Authorizes the coroner to issue a permit for cremation after completion of coroner's investigation of death when under suspicious circumstances or the reasonable probability of the commission of a crime. (8/1/20)
 SB147FOILCORONERS - Provides for the release of a body for disposition by a coroner.
 SB153FOILTUTORSHIP - Provides relative to continuing tutorship. (8/1/20)
 SB155LUNEAUETHICS - Provides for payment of supplemental compensation from nonpublic sources for certain personnel at the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. (8/1/20)
 SB163CATHEYHORTICULTURE - Provides an exemption for certain contractors to the licensure requirements of the Horticulture Commission. (gov sig)
 SB173BERNARDELECTION CODE - Requires a notice to be posted upon the withdrawal or disqualification of a candidate's name that remains on the ballot. (8/1/20) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB174BERNARDHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Provides technical changes in references to federal law regarding health insurance. (8/1/20)
 SB178ALLAINALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the delivery of alcoholic beverages. (gov sig)
 SB191BODI WHITEPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides relative to confidentiality of certain information contained in contracts with the Department of Economic Development. (gov sig)
 SB209MORRISLOCAL EMPLOYEES - Requires the office of state examiner to develop online testing for entrance firefighter and entrance police officer applicants. (8/1/20) (EN SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 SB212CATHEYAGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES - Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission. (gov sig)
 SB218CLOUDELECTED OFFICIALS - Requires that completion of qualifying forms for elected office include submission of valid identification. (1/15/21)
 SB238ALLAINCAMPAIGN FINANCE - Provides for repayment of personal contributions or loans. (8/1/20)
 SB244SMITHTRANSPORTATION/DEV DEPT - Provides for legislative determination of priorities in the final construction program. (gov sig)
 SB252TROY CARTERDRIVER EDUCATION - Provides for driver education to include instruction relative to accessible parking and access aisles. (1/1/21)
 SB273HEWITTINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Provides for registration with secretary of state by managed service providers servicing public bodies. (See Act) (EN +$48,000 GF EX See Note)
 SB322SMITHDWI - Provides relative to tests for suspected drunken drivers. (gov sig)
 SB345JOHNSCONTRACTS - Provides relative to noncompete agreements. (8/1/20)
 SB351CATHEYPOLITICAL PARTIES - Allows each recognized political party to determine the composition of its state central committee. (gov sig)
 SB352HENRYDWI - Provides that the court may order a clinical assessment for a person who has two or more DWI convictions. (8/1/20)
 SB353HEWITTENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL - Provides for carbon sequestration. (8/1/20)
 SB354MCMATHPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECT DEPT - Provides relative to a card indicating licensing and certification of an offender prior to his release. (8/1/20) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB378JOHNSGAMING - Provides for a proposition election to determine whether sports wagering activities and operations will be permitted in a parish. (6/10/20) (EG SEE FISC NOTE SG EX See Note)
 SB381REESECLERKS OF COURT - Provides relative to the recordation of birth certificates of children born to armed forces members. (8/1/20)
 SB383REESESEX OFFENSES - Provides for the forfeiture of certain personal property following conviction of certain sex offenses. (8/1/20)
 SB384REESECRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to the crime of unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity. (8/1/20)
 SB386ALLAINMINERALS - Establishes the Advisory Commission for Louisiana's Energy, Environment, and Restoration. (gov sig)
 SB395CLOUDADVERTISING - Provides relative to false, misleading, or deceptive acts or practices and the award of certain costs and fees to the attorney general. (8/1/20) (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB397BERNARDVOTERS/VOTING - Provides relative to counting absentee and early voting ballots. (gov sig) (EN +$27,600 GF EX See Note)
 SB406MIZELLTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Provides for rural access to broadband high-speed internet service. (gov sig)
 SB421PEACOCKPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Provides for additional rights and powers of certain port commissions regarding economic and industrial growth. (gov sig)
 SB422BERNARDVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for the reinspection of voting machines and recounting of absentee by mail and early voting ballots. (gov sig)
 SB424BODI WHITEMUNICIPALITIES - Authorizes the city of Central to expropriate property by declaration for the purpose of maintaining and improving drainage. (gov sig)
 SB426BARROWINSURANCE CLAIMS - Requires health insurance coverage for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) diagnostic testing. (gov sig) (REF INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB433MIZELLCRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides that a mandatory reporter of child abuse has cause to suspect abuse if a child under the age of thirteen is pregnant. (gov sig)
 SB434MIZELLCRIMINAL JUSTICE - Provides for immunity from prosecution and post-conviction relief for victims of human trafficking. (gov sig)
 SB439ABRAHAMLIABILITY - Limits liability of a nonprofit organization or employee for the disclosure of certain information. (8/1/20)
 SB443WARDADVERTISING - Prohibits certain advertising costs from being passed on to clients or customers. (8/1/20)
 SB447ALLAINCONSERVATION - Provides relative to powers and duties of the commissioner of conservation. (8/1/20)
 SB450TROY CARTERCIVIL PROCEDURE - Exempts from seizure payments received under governmental entities as a result of an outstanding emergency event. (gov sig)
 SB455HENRYALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the limitation on size of containers of beverages of high alcoholic content. (8/1/20)
 SB461REESEUNEMPLOYMENT COMP - Provides relative to deferral of certain unemployment insurance benefit charges and employer contributions. (gov sig) (EN DECREASE SD RV See Note)
 SB470MORRISMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to warranty agreements and claims involving the transfer recreational vehicles. (8/1/20)
 SB471ROBERT MILLSCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides for the Louisiana Timber Transportation and Safety Act. (8/1/20) (EG INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 SB472LUNEAUNOTARIES - Provides for the execution of electronic notarial acts. (8/1/20)
 SB476WARDCONSUMERS/PROTECTION - Provides relative to third-party sellers on the online marketplace. (8/1/20)
 SB481FIELDSSTUDENTS - Provides relative to students impacted due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. (gov sig)
 SB491HEWITTLIABILITY - Limits liability of persons who provide relief or recovery equipment or services during a declared state emergency. (gov sig)
 SB492CATHEYUTILITIES - Preempts local regulation of the use of natural gas utility service. (8/1/20)
 SB494TROY CARTERINSURANCE POLICIES - Provides relative to coverage for mastectomies and reconstructive surgery. (8/1/20)
 SB508MCMATHLIABILITY - Limits liability for restaurants that provide food-to-go during the COVID-19 public health emergency. (gov sig)