ISSUES TO WATCH TUESDAY
HB620 to extend ban on sex offenders using social networking websites up for debate and vote by the full House.
Public testimony concerning appropriations proposed in House Bill 1, which outlines ordinary operating expenses in House Appropriations.
House Civil Law committee has several “legacy lawsuits” bills.
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 3:00 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. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB235 Provides relative to mineral lease indemnification agreements.
HB388 Prohibits indemnification for environmental damage to an oilfield site.
HB438 Provides for the inclusion of information in certain petitions.
HB440 Provides relative to venue for actions involving latent disease.
HB482 Provides for discovery in cases involving certain environmental damage from oilfield operations.
HB500 Requires written notice by land owner to lessee prior to judicial demand for restoration or damages from mineral activity.
HB618 Provides relative to admissions of liability for environmental damage.
HB862 Provides with respect to civil actions for environmental damages.
HB897 Provides with respect to the remediation of oil field sites.
HB920 Provide exemplary damages for environmental damages.
HB1159 Provides relative to real and actual interest in civil actions.
HB1168 Provides with respect to service of process in civil matters.
Commerce. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB278 Requires service providers who participate in third-party billing to obtain written authorization from the consumer prior to billing the consumer.
HB641 Repeals the La. Professional Geoscience Practice Act.
HB990 Provides for the licensing of water well pump installers.
HB1063 Provides relative to the practice of architecture through firms.
HB1111 Describes hospital and medical benefits for permittees licensed to race horses.
HB1169 Provides relative to fees for certain rural water utility systems.
HB1178 Provides relative to benefit corporations.
SB95 Authorizes the division of probation and parole to access certain information maintained by pawnbrokers.
SB175 Provides relative to unauthorized acts of certain persons regulated by the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission.
SB435 Requires National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline information to be posted at certain establishments, truck stops, and rest stops.
Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB857 Provides for minimum liability coverage for passenger vans used to transport railroad workers.
HB995 Requires DOTD to present highway priority program information in a certain format.
HB1053 Repeals the prohibition on the impoundment of motor vehicles in certain circumstances.
HB1054 Provides for the designation of certain byways.
HB1108 Authorizes DOTD to transfer property destined to be demolished for public works.
HB1112 Provides for submission of photo identification when registering a motor vehicle.
HB1135 Clarifies the method of driving on certain types of highways.
HB1154 Creates the “Public Schools” prestige license plate.
Ways and Means. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB648 Requires local sales and use taxes to be collected on prescription drugs and pharmacist services based on the final payment price paid by certain parties.
HB674 Authorizes the granting of ad varlorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain businesses.
HB694 Establishes a program to authorize the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain businesses.
HB1001 Prohibits the State Bond Commission from approving bonds, notes, or other indebtedness of political subdivisions against whom there is an unpaid judgment issued by a court of competent jurisdiction for amounts owed for services performed under contract.
HB1072 Broadens eligibility for the Quality Jobs Program for the granting of rebates to certain franchises of the National Basketball Association.
HB1076 Requires that charges imposed by collection contractors for the collection of taxes due the Dept. of Revenue be deducted from the total amount of money collected from a tax debtor.
HB1092 Authorizes the Dept. of Revenue to make payment of tax refunds by means of a debit card at the option of the taxpayer and prohibits the use of the debit cards in gaming 13.
HB1096 Re-creates the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program.
HB1102 Authorizes the disclosure of certain taxpayer information to the La. Clerks’ of Court Association.
HB1104 Requires state agencies which administer tax credits to report certain information.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Agriculture. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:
HB109 Repeals provisions relative to the production and marketing of livestock.
HB110 Changes the name of a certain animal disease.
HB152 Provides relative to cotton merchant licenses.
HB153 Provides for an organic certification cost-share rebate program.
HB171 Provides relative to the regulations on sale of fertilizers.
HB176 Clarifies the minimum deficiency assessment and inspection fee for commercial feeds.
HB177 Provides for a tonnage fee for agricultural liming materials.
Judiciary A. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB350 Provides relative to rights of reimbursement in eviction cases.
HB405 Provides for affidavits of distinction relative to judgments and judgment debtors.
SB89 Provides for access to original birth certificate under certain circumstances.
SB194 Provides relative to arbitration awards and payment of attorney fees and costs.
SB258 Provides relative to peremptive periods for certain actions involving surveying, design, and construction of immovables or improvements.
SB340 Provides relative to escrow of funds due under contract and non-waiver of provisions by owner or contractor.
SB544 Provides relative to appointment of an attorney to represent a public institution of postsecondary education in connection with an intellectual property matter.
SB682 Provides relative to contents of the oath or affirmation by witnesses in proceedings.
Judiciary B. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB119 Provides relative to the assessment and collection of certain parole and probation fees.
HB122 Allows DPS&C to house certain persons prior to conviction or sentencing under certain circumstances.
HB123 Provides for restitution for expenses incurred from an escape or attempted escape from any place where an offender is legally confined.
HB994 Provides with respect to the calculation of the “good time” diminution of sentence for certain offenders.
HCR3 Directs the Louisiana State Law Institute to revise laws on expungement.
SB127 Provides for the confidentiality of juvenile records.
SB245 Provides for the peace officer standards and training qualifications.
SB517 Requires the notification of certain school officials when certain children have been taken into custody.
SB565 Prohibit death row inmate from selling items produced by him.
SB700 Requires the parish office of homeland security and emergency preparedness to establish a voluntary registry of persons with special needs.
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