ISSUES TO WATCH WEDNESDAY
- HB407 on bully in public schools in House Education.
- HB867 to authorize an agreement between University Medical Center in Lafayette and the Lafayette Parish School System to develop a pilot program for school-based helath and wellness centers in House Health and Welfare.
- SB708 would require an audible heartbeat recording be made and ultrasound images displayed for review by a pregnant woman before an abortion in Senate Health.
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Criminal Justice. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB49 Provides relative to human trafficking, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
HB65 Increases penalties for the crime of home invasion.
HB75 Creates the crimes of failure to report a missing or deceased child.
HB86 Authorizes the sharing of criminal history information on certain individuals among certain entities.
HB155 Provides with respect to the location of qualified truck stop facilities within prohibited distances from certain properties.
HB167 Increases the maximum amount of compensation awarded to wrongfully convicted persons.
HB228 Authorizes the earning of additional good time by certain habitual offenders for participation in certain rehabilitation and treatment programs.
HB249 Provides relative to sex offender notification requirements.
HB318 Amends penalty provisions for certain crimes of violence.
HB325 Increases the special cost assessed in criminal cases in each judicial district court for the district indigent defender fund.
HB512 Prohibits any admission to criminal conduct made during an administrative sanction proceeding from being introduced as evidence.
HB575 Provides relative to the disbursement of funds for the loss of life opportunities of wrongfully convicted persons.
HB665 Provides for earning of additional good time for participation in certain programs.
HB718 Increases penalties for safety belt violations in Orleans Parish with proceeds funding indigent defense.
HB724 Provides relative to public defenders fees when a private attorney is subsequently enrolled.
HB728 Provides with respect to the Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law.
HB816 Increases special cost assessed to fund indigent defender services.
HB983 Authorizes local governing authorities to collect fingerprints for certain criminal background checks.
HB1039 Requires home incarceration and electronic monitoring supervision for certain convicted offenders.
HB1116 Increases the minimum mandatory sentence for second offense domestic abuse battery.
HB1118 Prohibits certain persons from providing care, supervision, or guidance to children.
HB1124 Provides for additional funding for the defense of indigent defendants.
HB1147 Creates the crime of battery on a security officer.
HB1156 Provides relative to multiple requests for criminal history record information for an individual.
SB575 Provides with respect to the Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: Legislative approval of plan submitted by Jefferson Davis School System for expenditure of Education Excellence Fund monies
HB407 Provides relative to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools.
HB411 Provides relative to the sale of educational facilities and property in Orleans Parish.
HB609 Removes geographic limitations on the legislature’s authority to create new school boards and on provisions relative to financing education.
HB631 Provides relative to eligibility of certain students from military families to participate in interscholastic athletics.
HB707 Provides relative to student assessment and statewide education standards.
HB883 Authorizes the Board of Regents to increase licensure fee for postsecondary, academic degree-granting institutions operating in La..
HB901 Permits parents of public school students to opt out of certain LEAP tests.
HB1109 Authorizes school boards to sell used personal computing devices to students or their parents or guardians.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB861 Provides penalties in lieu of revocation for child care facilities or child-placing agencies which violate terms of licensure or other regulations.
HB867 Authorizes a cooperative endeavor between University Medical Center in Lafayette and the Lafayette Parish School System to develop a pilot program for school-based health and wellness centers.
HB993 Requires day care facilities to institute a minimum daily level of physical activity and maximum daily level of sedentary activity for children in their care.
HB1016 Provides for duties of the Dept. of Children and Family Services relative to licensure of day care centers and to facilitation of the La. Advisory Council on Child Care and Early Education.
HCR78 Creates a study committee to study the detection and prevention of heart disease in student athletes.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes:
HB46 Provides relative to the official journal of the state for purposes of notice of retirement bills.
HB299 Exempts public postsecondary education tuition amounts and mandatory fees from requirements for imposing a new or increasing an existing tax or fee.
HB313 Provides relative to the council of the La. State Law Institute.
HB314 Provides for the abolition of certain boards and commissions.
HB334 Provides relative to the records and subpoena powers of certain local ethics entities.
HB421 Provides for effective date of rules promulgated by DOTD.
HB524 Provides relative to membership of constitutional boards and commissions with members from congressional districts.
HB570 Requires certain information relative to shipments of alligator parts or skins and exempts from the Public Records Act certain records held by the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries relative to specific shipments of alligator parts or skins.
HB715 Authorizes the secretary of state to charge a fee for filing franchise applications and issuing certificates to those offering cable or video service.
HB768 Provides with respect to membership on various boards, commissions, and entities that is based on congressional districts.
HB949 Provides relative to meetings of public bodies.
HB954 Provides for technical corrections to various provisions of the La. Revised Statutes.
HB1090 Provides relative to methods of giving notice of decisions and orders in administrative adjudication proceedings.
HB1142 Provides relative to committees of public bodies.
HB1143 Provides relative to meeting agendas.
HB1167 Provides relative to requirements for private contracts with agencies or firms for the collection of local sales and use tax.
HCR5 Continues the Task Force on Legal Representation in Child Protection Cases.
HCR23 Creates the Uniform Bilingual Signage and Map Task Force.
SB640 Provides relative to attendance of an economist principal at a session or meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference under certain circumstances.
Insurance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB387 Right to choice of method of treatment for a life-threatening medical condition for a person with health insurance coverage.
HB614 Provides relative to choice of practitioners for eye or vision care services.
HB693 Provides for parity for orally administered anti-cancer medications.
HB736 Transfers licensure of pharmacy benefit managers to the La. Board of Pharmacy.
HB771 Provides relative to the mandate for coverage of diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
HB1066 Requires health insurance coverage of annual screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB198 Prohibits dredging of sand pits or excavating near a state highway within the coastal zone.
HB565 Re-creates the Department of Natural Resources.
HB656 Redraws the line for the coastal zone boundary.
HB720 Establishes the La. First Hiring Act to promote the hiring of residents of La.’s coastal parishes for public works projects for coastal restoration and protection.
HB819 Requires the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration to ensure compliance with federal mandates in the use of federal funds for coastal restoration and protection projects.
HB896 Provides for the respective responsibilities of the Department of Transportation and Development and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in the coastal area.
HB916 Renames the state entities responsible for coastal protection and restoration.
HB918 Provides for the imposition of fines and penalties upon persons who tamper with water control structures owned by the state.
HB1175 Provides relative to the Oil Spill Coordinators responsibilities.
HCR7 Memorializes congress to assist the Vermilion Parish Police Jury regarding the permitting process and mitigation requirements involving maintenance performed by drainage districts.
HCR42 Memorializes congress to encourage and enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite their wetlands permitting process.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Commerce. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB81 Specifies certain members of the La. Motor Vehicle Commission be primarily engaged in the business of marine product sales, motorcycle sales, and recreational vehicle sales.
HB386 Provides relative to home improvement contracting.
SB128 Provides relative to the Louisiana Professional Geoscience Practice Act.
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.
SB360 Provides for distribution and sale of marine products, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and recreational vehicles.
SB388 Provides relative to the offering, selling, or purchasing of mutual funds subject to foreign laws.
SB389 Requires the attorney general to regulate sweepstakes promotions and provides certain requirements and procedures.
SB566 Provides relative to the Louisiana Massage Therapist and Massage Establishments Act.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB191 Abolishes the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy and moves its functions to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board.
SB220 Transfers the powers, duties, and functions relative to regulating pain management clinics from the Department of Health and Hospitals to the La. State Board of Medical Examiners.
SB239 Provides the methods of obtaining informed consent and creates the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel.
SB320 Provides for the use of the title of “Doctor” or the abbreviation “Dr.” by certain healthcare providers.
SB378 Authorizes a pharmacist in a health professional shortage area to administer certain vaccines.
SB571 Provides for health care service districts.
SB629 Provides for certain “transparency” reporting to the legislature by the Department of Health and Hospitals concerning the Louisiana Medicaid Bayou Health program.
SB708 Requires that audible heartbeat be made and ultrasound images be displayed for review by pregnant woman prior to abortion.
SCR15 Request the Department of Health and Hospitals to promote the department’s EarlySteps system with the Louisiana Hospital Association and the Louisiana State Medical Society..
SCR37 Requests the Department of Health and Hospitals to grant a license to operate a nursing facility.
Insurance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
SB373 Transfers to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy the licensure authority of pharmacy benefit managers.
SB416 Permits the commissioner of insurance to terminate the deputy commissioner for consumer advocacy without cause.
SB644 Provides for self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements doing business in the state.
SB735 Provides relative to the deputy commissioner of consumer advocacy.
SB742 Provides relative to payment of life insurance proceeds.
Senate & Governmental Affairs. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: Consideration of nominees to be elected to the Board of Ethics
SB81 Provides relative to the definition of a “transaction” that a public servant can engage in with his governmental entity.
SB248 Provides for changes to the nomination process for the Board of Ethics.
SB328 Provides for poverty impact statements for proposed legislation.
SB353 Designates the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month.
SB615 Provides relative to the records and subpoena powers of certain local ethics entities.
SB666 Provides for access to, and availability of, privileged information of offices subject to audit or review by the legislative auditor for such purposes.