ISSUES TO WATCH MONDAY
- Discussion of effects and potential changes to Act 312, the legacy lawsuit procedures in Senate Natural Resources.
- Public testimony concerning appropriations proposed in House Bill 1, which outlines ordinary operating expenses in House Appropriations.
- SB286 would require state, rather than local school boards, pay salary supplements for some nationally board certified school teachers.
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 4:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Appropriations. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
Public testimony concerning appropriations proposed in HB 1
HB1 Provide for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
Civil Law & Procedure. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB301 Provides for civil service status and terms of service for workers’ compensation judges.
HB409 Changes the prescriptive period for the enforcement of zoning restrictions, building restrictions, subdivision regulations, and use regulations in the city of Central.
HB438 Provides for the inclusion of information in certain petitions.
HB440 Provides relative to venue for actions involving latent disease.
HB477 Provides disclosure procedures for asbestos and silica claims.
HB612 Provides relative to medical review panels.
HB1049 Provides authority for federal judges to perform marriage ceremonies.
HB1125 Provides with respect to the issuance of subpoenas directing the testimony of former legislators regarding matters of legislative speech and debate.
HB1145 Provides with respect to notice of appeals.
HB1159 Provides relative to real and actual interest in civil actions.
Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB246 Provides with respect to the location of obstructions placed on a levee.
HB484 Requires drivers’ licenses to include a special code indicating the holder has a lifetime hunting license in the state of La..
HB695 Prohibits the use of a cellular telephone while driving.
HB701 Provides relative to employment and deployment of police from the levee districts within the Southeast La. Flood Protection Authority – East.
HB787 Prohibits the use of hand held cell phones while driving.
HB886 Provides for penalties for texting while driving.
HB1130 Provides for electronic display of proof of insurance.
HB1163 Requests DOTD to lower the speed limit at a certain intersection.
Ways and Means. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB319 Provides relative to the salary of the assessor in Lafayette Parish.
SB140 Increases the amount the Jefferson Parish Assessor is allowed for clerical and other expenses.
SB556 Provides for donations of tax refunds to the Alliance for the Advancement of End of Life Care through a check-off box on state income tax returns.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Finance. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
SB156 Provides for academic plan for children committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
SB286 Requires the Dept. of Education to reimburse local school boards for salary supplements paid to certain nationally board certified school personnel.
SB513 Restricts the division of administration from making certain expenditures to companies or entities which engage in the production of obscene or pornographic material.
SB548 Creates the Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program which grants rebates of up to 15 percent of qualifying payroll to certain businesses and rebates of sales tax or capital expenditures if DED determines it will result in significant positive economic benefit to the state.
SB567 Creates the Corporate Headquarters Relocation Program.
SB652 Provides relative to the content of annual budget reports to be submitted to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.
SB660 Provides for the administration of sales tax increment financing.
Natural Resources. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: Discussion of effects and potential changes to Act 312 of 2006 Regular Session (Oilfield remediation)
Retirement. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
SB7 Provides for a 60 month final compensation for all active employees.
SB12 Provides for a 60-month average compensation for active employees.
SB27 Provides relative to benefits in Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System.
SB30 Provides relative to benefits for members of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana.
SB33 Requires employers to continue contributing to state and statewide public retirement systems for the duration of DROP participation.
SB42 Provides for a sixty-month average compensation period for members of state retirement systems.
SB45 Transfers certain support personnel to the system.
SB47 Provides relative to final average compensation.
SB51 Provides relative to retirement eligibility for certain members of the La. State Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System of La.
SB52 Increases the employee contribution rate for certain members of state retirement systems.
SB727 Bars former legislators from system membership.
SB740 Provides relative to certain experience accounts.
Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. 1:00 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB302 Authorizes the collector to accept quarterly payments of estimated property taxes in Rapides Parish.
HB650 Creates an individual income tax return checkoff for donations to the establishment and operation of a center of excellence for autism spectrum disorder.
HB783 Authorizes the issuance of bonds secured by monies in the State Highway Improvement Fund.
HB835 Provides that the State Bond Commission shall establish an online database for posting notices for bond validation suits.
HB969 Authorizes a rebate for individuals and corporations which donate to certain school tuition organizations.
SB143 Requires local sales tax due on the distribution of prescription drugs by a pharmacy in the state on behalf of a pharmacy benefit management company to be collected from the pharmacy benefit management company.
SB144 Phases in an exemption from local sales tax on certain inhibitors and complex biologics if the Revenue Estimating Conference estimates a certain percentage increase in state general sales tax.
SB177 Provides relative to statutorily required publication of notice of ad valorem taxation millage adjustment..
SB270 Provides for donations of tax refunds to the Friends of Palmetto Island State Park, Inc. through a check-off box on state income tax returns.
SB271 Provides for donations of tax refunds to the Dreams Come True, Inc., through a check-off box on state income tax returns.
SB337 Provides for the property tax exemption for certain disabled veterans to apply to the spouses of such veterans if the veterans passed away prior to the enactment of the exemption.
SB342 Re-creates the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping (Refund) Program set to terminate on 7/1/13.
SB350 Continues indefinitely the levy of a local tax of 1.5% of the gross proceeds derived from the lease or rental of an automobile pursuant to an automobile rental contract.
SB351 Authorizes a parish or municipality to continue indefinitely the levy of a local tax of 1.5% of the gross proceeds derived from the lease or rental of an automobile pursuant to an automobile rental contract.
SB717 Requires rebate loss notes on certain legislative instruments with a net decrease in revenues due to rebates by the state.
Legislative news at it happens, including supporting documents, available on the Internet at http://blogs.theadvocate.com/politicsblog/
Hearings and debate streamed live on the Internet at www.legis.la.gov