House convenes at 3:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Criminal Justice. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB18 Increases penalties for certain crimes of battery when committed on U.S. servicemen and disabled veterans.
HB48 Creates the crime of theft of copper and other metals.
HB64 Prohibits the false personation of a firefighter.
HB90 Authorizes the issuance of search warrants upon electronic testimony.
HB96 Creates the crime of online impersonation.
HB119 Provides relative to the assessment and collection of certain parole and probation fees.
HB121 Revises provisions of law regarding conditions of parole.
HB122 Allows DPS&C to house certain persons prior to conviction or sentencing under certain circumstances.
HB231 Prohibits the sale of dogs or cats at certain public locations.
HB271 Amends provisions of law regarding inspection of riverboats.
HB432 Repeals the statutory authority for the La. Risk Review Panel.
HB447 Removes antiquated references to the Riverboat Gaming Commission.
HB512 Prohibits any admission to criminal conduct made during an administrative sanction proceeding from being introduced as evidence.
HB616 Creates the crime of filing a false lien against a court or law enforcement officer.
HB744 Provides for an additional fine for certain persons who commit the crime of identity theft.
HB836 Provides relative to the appearance by the Board of Pardons at certain sentencing hearings.
HB980 Provides relative to warrants for arrest on indictments or bills of information.
HB984 Expands the scope of restitution recoverable from offenders housed in local correctional facilities.
HB994 Provides with respect to the calculation of the “good time” diminution of sentence for certain offenders.
Education. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: Presentation on annual “State of Public Education in Louisiana” report from representatives of the Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
HB137 Provides that veterans shall be entitled to resident classification for tuition amount purposes at La. public colleges and universities.
HB140 Provides that a veteran having a service-connected disability shall be entitled to resident classification for tuition amount purposes at La. public colleges and universities.
HB294 Establishes for a specified period of time a maximum dollar amount for a TOPS award.
HB435 Provides scholarship opportunities to certain military veterans.
HB926 Specifies circumstances under which an award applicant’s ACT/SAT test score can be submitted to and considered by the TOPS administering agency after statutorily established submission deadlines.
HB945 Extends TOPS eligibility for certain students who reenlist in the U.S. Armed Forces and maintain continuous active duty.
HB946 Extends TOPS eligibility for certain students who reenlist in the U.S. Armed Forces and maintain continuous active duty.
SB581 Provides for the La. Early Childhood Education Act.
Health & Welfare. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB17 Provides relative to prohibitions on employment by certain health care providers of licensed ambulance personnel and nonlicensed persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses.
HB156 Provides for requirements of educational services within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
HB224 Provides relative to enforcement of child support by income assignment.
HB227 Provides with respect to child support enforcement.
HB326 Authorizes certain health professionals to execute an emergency certificate for admission to a treatment facility of a minor suffering from mental illness or substance abuse.
HB362 Requires automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in high schools that participate in interscholastic athletics.
HB481 Clarifies state law regarding unemployment insurance collections relative to child support overpayments to align with federal law.
HCR5 Continues the Task Force on Legal Representation in Child Protection Cases.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes:
HB89 Provides relative to public access to public collective bargaining sessions and related documents.
HB178 Extends confidentiality to any proprietary or trade secret information submitted for economic development purposes.
HB208 Extends sunset for confidentiality of company information submitted to the Dept. of Economic Development.
HB292 Requires local option elections in local school districts on term limits for school board members.
HB390 Provides term limits for certain statewide elected officials.
HB511 Provides for the application of the Public Records Law to certain records relative to archeological dig sites.
HB699 Provides that certain electronic mail addresses obtained through certain corporate and association filings are confidential.
HB792 Requires public meetings of local governing authorities and school boards to be broadcast live on public access channels.
HB811 Requires employers to grant leave to employees who are local elected officials and provides for the effect of such leave.
HB875 Provides relative to certain actions taken by certain nongovernmental entities and their governing bodies.
HB949 Provides relative to meetings of public bodies.
Insurance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB94 Re-creates the Dept. of Insurance.
HB150 Clarifies the minimum capital and surplus requirements for health maintenance organizations.
HB154 Provides relative to policy refunds.
HB160 Requires certain additional insurers to pay an annual financial regulation fee assessed by the commissioner of insurance.
HB193 Provides relative to compensation of personnel employed by the commissioner of insurance to conduct examinations of insurers.
HB229 Authorizes domestic insurers to invest in certain master limited partnerships.
HB304 Changes the length of the Bail Bond Apprenticeship Program in the Dept. of Insurance.
HB308 Repeals provisions relative to unfair trade practices involving automobile insurance.
HB359 Provides relative to the section of insurance fraud within the Dept. of Insurance.
HB492 Provides relative to reinstatement of property insurance policies.
HB513 Provides relative to the Bail Bond Apprentice Program within the Dept. of Insurance.
HB564 Provides relative to prompt payment of long-term care insurance claims.
HB569 Clarifies terms relative to duties to report insurance fraud.
HB595 Provides for technical recodification of certain provisions of the La. Insurance Code.
HB634 Provides relative to certain fees for health maintenance organizations.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: Presentations by Dept. of Environmental Quality, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Dept. of Natural Resources, Chenier Energy
HB111 Authorizes the transfer of state land to the city of Eunice.
HB143 Authorizes the transfer of property in Lafourche Parish to the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.
HB346 Provides for an exchange of property in Ouachita Parish.
HB571 Provides that one of the appointees of the La. Police Jury Association serving on the Atchafalaya Basin Promotion and Research Board be a voting member.
HB809 Authorizes the sale of land in East Feliciana Parish.
HB864 Provides relative to the removal or demolition of encroachments on state water bottoms.
HCR31 Approves the Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan for FY 2012-2013.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Commerce. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
SB124 Exempts the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy from the limitations on disciplinary proceedings by professional or occupational boards and commissions.
SB163 Provides relative to securities.
SB175 Provides relative to unauthorized acts of certain persons regulated by the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission.
SB210 Requires Louisiana Public Service Commission to promulgate rules and regulations regarding unrequested commercial text messages and third-party charges to the consumer for certain text message solicitations.
SB326 Requires the commissioner of the office of financial institutions to compile certain information from licensees under the Louisiana Deferred Presentment and Small Loan Act.
SB334 Provides for legislative members to the State Board of Commerce and Industry.
SB426 Extends confidentiality to any proprietary or trade secret information submitted for economic development purposes.
SB449 Provides relative to privileged bank documents.
SB516 Provides that persons with ownership interest in certain business entities be notified before changes are made in the records of the secretary of state.
Health & Welfare. 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB61 Authorizes the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals to issue stop order rules on certain dangerous substances.
SB83 Provides relative to Polysomnographic Practice Act and individuals and practices exempted from its provisions.
SB112 Authorizes sharing of prescription monitoring program information with prescription monitoring programs located in other states.
SB115 Provides for immediate suspension of a license for a psychiatric hospital.
SB195 Adds phenazepam to the list of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances.
SB196 Adds Ezogabine as a Schedule V controlled dangerous substance.
SB227 Creates the Money-Follows-the-Person Initiative.
SB327 Provides that hospitals offer certain immunizations to inpatients 65 years of age or older.
SB614 Provides relative to need-based claims requirements as determined by the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Board.
Insurance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
SB139 Provides an exception to the choice of insurer provision for certain consumer leases.
SB167 Provides for portable electronics insurance policies.
SB204 Includes Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation among the entities exempt from furnishing bonds in judicial proceedings.
SB205 Lowers the minimum capital and surplus requirement for captive insurers from one million dollars to five hundred thousand dollars and removes the prohibition from providing workers’ compensation and employee liability insurance.
SB230 Clarifies definitions and company-action level events relative to risk-based capital for domestic insurers.
SB231 Provides relative to prior authorization forms.
SB233 Provides for use of a parish address as the major geographic factor in writing automobile insurance.
SB242 Provides relative to bail bond license fees in the Criminal District Court of the Parish of Orleans.
SB311 To provide relative to the payment and adjustment of insurance claims and the good faith duty and claims settlement practices.
SB345 Provides with respect to dental service contractors.
SB459 Provides for uninsured motorist coverage for guest passengers.
SB559 Requires proof of financial responsibility and notice of cancellation or termination to be submitted electronically.
Senate & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
SB107 Provides for consistency of presentation of political party affiliations on voter identification cards, notices of candidacy, voter registration cards and precinct registers.
SB129 Provides certain reporting requirements for all public officials regarding scholarships awarded at Louisiana’s colleges and universities..
SB135 Changes the dates for certain municipal and parochial elections.
SB159 Authorizes certain personnel in office of the state inspector general to be duly commissioned law enforcement officers.
SB186 Provides that any person who is appointed to fill a vacancy in an elected office shall not be eligible to be a candidate for election to that office.
SB253 Provides for the office of the inspector general to employ its own legal counsel and obtain legal counsel from the attorney general.
SB304 Names the new UMC/LSU Hospital in New Orleans the “Reverend Avery C. Alexander Hospital.”
SB410 Constitutional amendment to establish certain requirements prior to legislatively creating certain special districts.
SB417 To provide relative to qualifying for an election for certain candidates.
SB493 Requires the secretary of state to include the email addresses of candidates and elected officials on the department database.
SB552 Requires certain state departments to develop and submit annual reports providing statistics on women by race and ethnic groups.
SB591 Authorizes the creation of the Interest On Candidate Contributions Trust Account program.
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