Senate Daily Digest
May 29, 2023
4:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Reading of Journal

Petitions, Memorials, and Communications

Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR128DUPLESSISPUBLIC SFTY/CORRECT DEPT - Requests the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to study and make recommendations relative to the provision of valid state identification documents to individuals released from state custody and the inclusion of such documents on LA Wallet.
 SR130BOUDREAUXCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences on the death of George P. Evans.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading Subject to Call
 SCR53ALLAINCONDOLENCES - Expresses sincere and heartfelt condolences of the Legislature of Louisiana upon the passing of Jimmy "Jim" Foster Harris.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB601HUVALINSURANCE - Provides relative to bad faith claims against insurers

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR92HUGHESHEALTH/LDH - Requests study by Louisiana Department of Health to consider Medicaid coverage of gene therapy

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB20MCMATHHOSPITALS - Provides relative to hospital service districts and scholarships for certain healthcare professionals. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 SB29BOUDREAUXHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to the use of a surgical smoke plume evacuation system. (8/1/23) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB44POPEROADS/HIGHWAYS - Provides relative to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. (gov sig) (EGF +$1,100 SG EX See Note)
 SB55LUNEAUSUCCESSIONS - Provides for procuration or mandate by a succession representative. (7/1/23)
 SB64FESICHILDREN - Creates Ezekiel's Law and provides relative to protecting children from abuse. (8/1/23) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB66FRED MILLSHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to telehealth services. (1/1/24) (REF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB82FESIMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides relative to ignition interlock devices. (8/1/23) (REF NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB83WOMACKPUBLIC CONTRACTS - Provides for certain change orders when certain unit prices are contained in the initial contract. (8/1/23)
 SB98GARY CARTERFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Provides for adding interest in bone marrow donorship to the list of options offered during application for renewal of a state-issued driver's license. (8/1/23)
 SB113HEWITTINSURANCE RATES - Provides for certain insurance premium discounts. (gov sig)
 SB143HENRYINSURERS - Provides for former officers or insolvent insurers. (8/1/23)

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SCR3CORTEZFISCAL CONTROLS - Provides for the expenditure limit for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and Fiscal Year 2023-2024. (2/3-CA7s10) (RE SEE FISC NOTE)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB134JACKSONTAX/TAXATION - Authorizes a tax credit for donations to certain public schools. (1/1/24) (RE -$10,000,000 GF RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB2ALLAINTAX EXEMPTIONS - Constitutional amendment to phase out the tax on inventory and establish the maximum allowable exemption for the industrial property tax exemption program. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)
 SB11LUNEAUINSURANCE RATES - Prohibits insurance rate determinations based on risks classified by gender. (8/1/23)
 SB19ALLAINTAX/INCOME/CORPORATE - Eliminates the inventory tax credit for corporations and reduces the corporate income tax rates. (1/1/24) (EG +$10,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB71BOUIESCHOOLS - Provides relative to learning pods. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB91MILLIGANIMMOVABLE PROPERTY - Provides for prohibition of immovable property transactions by certain foreign actors. (8/1/23)
 SB97GARY CARTERTAX/AD VALOREM - Provides relative to the ad valorem tax exemption in Louisiana for affordable housing. (2/3-CA13s1(A)) (EG DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB112ABRAHAMCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Provides relative to second degree murder. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB168FIELDSCOURTS - Provides relative to the judgeships of the second district of the First Circuit Court of Appeal. (2/3-CA5s9) (gov sig)
 SB178STINELOCAL AGENCIES - Provides for grant programs to attract residents to Louisiana. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB179TALBOTGOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS - Provides for standards when constructing a residential roof. (8/1/23)
 SB180BOUIEHORSE RACING - Provides for minimum live horse racing dates. (8/1/23)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR59BEAULLIEUCOMMERCE - Requests the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw its proposed rule with respect to climate-related disclosures for investors

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB196BROWNCIVIL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to summary judgment
 HB281GAROFALOINSURANCE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority
 HB309GAROFALOINSURANCE - Provides relative to fortified home and commercial standards
 HB3BISHOPCAPITAL OUTLAY - Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act
 HB65VILLIOCRIME - Designates the crime of burglary of an inhabited dwelling as a crime of violence (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB94BACALACRIME/THEFT - Provides relative to theft or criminal access of automated teller machines (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB184FRIEMANCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to a child in need of care
 HB339GREGORY MILLEREVIDENCE - Provides relative to motions for summary judgment
 HB74THOMASCOMMERCIAL REGULATIONS - Provides relative to home inspectors
 HB135MIKE JOHNSONELECTIONS/COMMISSIONERS - Prohibits a registered sex offender or child predator from serving as a commissioner or watcher
 HB174EMERSONELECTION CODE - Prohibits the disclosure of certain information regarding the active duty or dependent status of certain voters
 HB291CHARLES OWENHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Provides for visitation policies at certain healthcare facilities and requires that such policies allow for in-person visitation (EG1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB292ST. BLANCUTILITIES - Provides relative to the Louisiana Underground Utilities and Facilities Damage Prevention Law
 HB384MCFARLANDENERGY - Provides relative to the Louisiana Renewable Energy Development Act
 HB385DEVILLIERHOUSING/MANUFACTURED - Provides relative to manufactured housing
 HB435FREEMANMEDICAID - Provides relative to medicaid coverage of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB547RISERSECONDHAND DEALERS - Provides relative to catalytic converter sales law (RE NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB548TURNERDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to the 340B drug pricing program (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB583DAVISTELEVISION/CABLE - Provides relative to franchise fee audits
 HB332ROBBY CARTERPROPERTY/PUBLIC - Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Tangipahoa Parish
 HB406MINCEYHIGHWAYS/INTERSTATE - Provides relative to flooding mitigation solutions along the Interstate 12 corridor in Livingston Parish
 HB428PRESSLYTAX/INCOME TAX - Extends to estates, trusts, and partnerships the flow-through entity income exclusion allowed to individuals (EG DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB500HILFERTYTAX/AD VALOREM-EXEMPTION - Provides with respect to the applicability of the additional property tax exemptions for certain veterans with disabilities (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF RV See Note)
 HB562SCHEXNAYDERTAX CREDITS - Provides relative to the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit (RE1 DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB5FRIEMANPATERNITY - Provides relative to pregnancy-related medical expense obligations
 HB61SCHLEGELCONTRACTS - Provides for consent of a legal representative of a minor who contracts with certain parties
 HB77SCHLEGELATTORNEY GENERAL - Provides for attorney general investigation for publishers and distributors of material harmful to minors (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB220PRESSLYPROPERTY/IMMOVABLE - Provides relative to actions to determine ownership or possession
 HB298HUGHESCHILDREN/PARENTAL RIGHTS - Provides relative to parental rights in certain circumstances
 HB475MAGEEEVIDENCE - Provides relative to admissibility of evidence of a defendant's creative or artistic expression
 HB41FRIEMANINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to health coverage plan benefits for occupational therapy services delivered via telehealth (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB183FIRMENTINSURANCE - Prohibits the assignment of certain benefits
 HB468PRESSLYINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to utilization review standards and approval procedures for healthcare service claims submitted by healthcare providers (RE1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB526ZERINGUEGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION - Establishes a chief resilience officer and provides for interagency coordination of resilience planning (RE1 NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB578GLOVERHEALTH/SMOKING - Provides relative to a smoking cessation benefits program (RE SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB8HORTONSCHOOLS - Requires display of the national motto, "In God We Trust", in every public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education classroom
 HB68HODGESCURRICULA - Authorizes public high schools to offer a course of instruction in the history and literature of the Bible (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB242HILFERTYSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Provides relative to corporal punishment in elementary and secondary schools
 HB327SEABAUGHTOPS - Relative to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), provides that dependent children of parents living overseas meet TOPS residency requirements if certain conditions are met (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 HB409EDMONDSUTILITIES - Provides relative to stormwater utility systems
 HB516KERNERMOTOR VEHICLES - Provides for placement of a special identification sticker or decal on a motor vehicle operated by a person with autism spectrum disorder or their guardian
 HB533MIKE JOHNSONLEVEES/BDS & DISTRICTS - Changes the composition and qualifications of the board of commissioners of the Red River, Atchafalaya, and Bayou Boeuf Levee District
 HB540MIGUEZPORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS - Establishes a port and harbor police force for ports meeting certain requirements (RE1 INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB193CHARLES OWENCOURTS/COURT REPORTERS - Provides relative to transcription fees charged by court reporters in the Thirtieth Judicial District (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB250BISHOPASSESSORS - Authorizes assessors in each parish to increase their annual compensation (RE2 INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB430COUSSANPROPERTY/UNCLAIMED - Authorizes payments from unclaimed funds to certain agents for locating, delivering, recovering, or assisting in the recovery of unclaimed property (EG1 INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB502MCFARLANDTAX/SALES & USE - Modifies the definition of the term commercial farmer by removing certain reporting requirements (RE SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB629BEAULLIEUTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL-EXEM - Exempts from local sales and use taxes certain prescription drugs administered by topical system in medical clinics (EG1 DECREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB634MCFARLANDTAX/SEVERANCE TAX - Provides relative to a severance tax exemption for deep-well oil and gas production (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB16SCHLEGELCRIME - Provides relative to the crime of simple burglary (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB54SCHLEGELJUVENILES - Provides relative to the discretion of the district attorney to prosecute a juvenile as an adult for certain offenses
 HB84SCHLEGELCHILDRENS CODE - Provides relative to disposition of juveniles after adjudication of certain felony-grade delinquent acts (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB90STEFANSKIDRUGS/CONTROLLED - Provides relative to penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute fentanyl or carfentanil (EG1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB144THOMASDRUGS/CONTROLLED - Provides relative to reporting requirements for persons convicted of production or manufacturing of methamphetamine (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB189GAINESALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverages
 HB237SCHAMERHORNCORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Provides relative to certain activities regarding contraband (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB265FONTENOTCRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to release and dissemination of booking photographs of an arrested person
 HB331CARRIERWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Provides relative to automatic weapons (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB345LACOMBEINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to the Pointe Coupee Parish Retired Employees Insurance Fund
 HB357HUVALJUVENILES - Creates the Acadiana Regional Juvenile Justice District
 HB359GREGORY MILLERJUVENILES/JURISDICTION - Creates a Juvenile Justice District to include the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB444FREIBERGPAROLE - Provides relative to parole eligibility for certain offenders (RE DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB477BACALACRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides relative to information provided when prosecuting offenses (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB484EDMONDSMTR VEHICLE/DRIVER LIC - Provides relative to suspension of a driver's license and eligibility for a hardship license for certain offenses of operating a vehicle while intoxicated
 HB523LACOMBEJUVENILES/DETENTION FAC - Provides relative to juvenile detention facilities
 HB524LACOMBEALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to distilleries
 HB556DAVISCORRECTIONS - Provides relative to electronic monitoring (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB643HORTONCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides relative to cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing for newborns (EN GF EX See Note)
 HB647BOURRIAQUEALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to manufacturing distillers of alcoholic beverages
 HB651ILLGALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to alcoholic beverage products for consumption off restaurant premises
 HB92JENKINSPOLITICAL PARTIES - Provides relative to the composition of a parish executive committee of the Democratic Party in Caddo Parish
 HB132THOMPSONCULTURE/REC/TOUR DEPT - Provides relative to advertisement and sponsorship signs on property of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
 HB181DEVILLIERCORONERS - Provides relative to telemedicine access for coroners
 HB213BRASSPUBLIC RECORDS - Exempts certain school surveillance and security video from the Public Records Law
 HB260BEAULLIEUELECTIONS - Provides relative to federal election guidance and funding
 HB304ORGERONELECTIONS/CANDIDATES - Prohibits an elected official who has retired or resigned from office from filling the vacancy his retirement or resignation created
 HB361DESHOTELADMINISTRATION - Prohibits the use of TikTok and related applications on computers and networks owned or leased by the state (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB368LANCE HARRISSTATE SYMBOL - Establishes the official state nut
 HB383AMEDEEINSURERS/GUARANTY ASSNS - Requires each insurer subject to the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association Law to provide for a data transfer plan and file such plan with the commissioner of insurance
 HB403BROWNINSURANCE - Authorizes substitution of certain biosimilar biological products relative to step therapy or fail first protocols
 HB457CREWSVITAL RECORDS/BIRTH CERT - Provides for a Commemorative Certificate of Miscarried Child (RE SEE FISC NOTE SG RV See Note)
 HB460ROBERT OWENMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Provides relative to the dispensing of medical marijuana
 HB489HUVALINSURANCE - Provides relative to ratemaking systems utilized by insurers and rate service organizations
 HB587MOOREHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Community Health Worker Workforce Board (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB593RISERCEMETERIES - Provides relative to cemeteries (EG1 INCREASE SG EX See Note)
 HB652DUSTIN MILLERNURSES - Authorizes certain healthcare professionals to certify the existence of an illness