House convenes at 9:00 a.m.
Senate convenes at 9:00 a.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Agriculture. At adjournment in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
SB148 Provides relative to changes in the Agricultural Commodity Dealer and Warehouse Law and repeals certain provisions related to cooperative marketing agreements.
SB149 Provides relative to the registration of agricultural liming materials and provides for technical changes.
SB150 Provides relative to the membership of certain commissions within the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
SB151 Provides relative to the Pesticide Law and extends pesticide records retention requirements.
SB169 Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Strawberry Marketing Board.
SB228 Provides an exception for certain agricultural materials from the prohibition of outdoor burning.
SB646 Provides relative to Boll Weevil Eradication assessments.
Judiciary. At adjournment in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB731 Requires the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to offer online registration benefits options.
HB742 Authorizes the waiver of certain fees when filing for an expungement.
HB743 Authorizes counsel to object to certain matters being heard by a hearing officer in Ouachita Parish.
HB795 Authorizes courts in Ouachita Parish to recall arrest warrants in certain circumstances.
HB858 Provides relative to alcoholic beverage permits in New Orleans.
HB936 Creates the Louisiana Military Advisory Council.
HB977 Provides relative to needs-based claims requirements as determined by the La. Military Family Assistance Board.
HB1012 Provides with respect to release of personal information of law enforcement officers.
HB1170 Provides relative to Cigarette Rolling Machines.
SB614 Provides relative to need-based claims requirements as determined by the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Board.
Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB364 Provides with respect to an employee’s protection against reprisal.
HB494 Provides with respect to payment after termination of employment.
HB534 Provides for the suspension of certain licenses to persons who owe overpayment obligations of unemployment compensation benefits.
HB573 Creates the Equal Pay for Women Act.
HB637 Provides with respect to employment discrimination and human rights.
HB733 Provides with respect to verification of compliance under the Worker’s Compensation Act.
HB1121 Provides for access to employee records.
SB158 Provides whistleblower protection to employees who report the sexual abuse of minors.
SB367 Provides for medical examinations in workers’ compensation cases.
SB386 Provides for payment of medical benefits within 30 days rather than 60 days contingent upon medical providers’ adoption and utilization of electronic billing rules and regulations.
SB520 Provides for death benefit awards to dependent children of deceased employee.
Municipal, Parochial & Cultural Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB242 Provides relative to the position of deputy chief of police in the city of Alexandria.
HB335 Relative to the New Orleans City Park Taxing District, provides with respect to procedures relative to use of state sales tax increments for tax increment financing.
HB681 Provides relative to energy efficiency or renewable energy improvement loans.
HB788 Provides relative to the annexation of property by municipalities.
HB889 Exempts certain businesses from sales and use taxes levied by economic development districts that have tax increment financing authority.
HB890 Repeals provisions that authorize local governmental subdivisions to create certain economic development districts.
HB891 Requires voter approval prior to the creation of certain economic development districts by local governmental subdivisions.
HB905 Creates the St. Helena Parish Elderly Services District.
HB909 Requires local governing authorities to report the number of traffic citations issued and revenue collected directly to the legislature.
HB924 Creates the Downman Road Economic Development District in Orleans Parish.
HB934 Authorizes Jefferson Parish to create an automobile rental tax district.
HB961 Authorizes parishes to create an automobile rental tax district.
HB968 Prohibits an unpaid traffic citation that was issued by an automated traffic enforcement system from being sent to a collection agency.
HB971 Authorizes East Baton Rouge parish to create an automobile rental tax district.
HB1051 Provides relative to the Downtown Development District of the city of Baton Rouge.
HB1097 Provides relative to the per diem paid to members of Vermilion Parish Fire Protection District No. 7.
HB1103 Provides relative to the La. Sports and Entertainment District.
HB1105 Authorizes certain parish governing authorities to pay a commissioner’s fee to members of the governing board of any hospital service district located in the parish.
HB1117 Provides relative to the enforcement of certain liens.
Retirement. At adjournment in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB9 Authorizes the legislature to provide for forfeiture of retirement benefits by public officials and employees who are convicted of felony acts associated with their positions.
HB10 Requires forfeiture of retirement benefits by any public employee or elected official who is a member of a public retirement system and is convicted of certain state or federal felony acts associated with his office.
HB38 Provides relative to certain rehired retirees.
HB58 Provides relative to the District Attorneys’ Retirement System.
HB986 Provides for the distribution of benefits from the Firefighters’ Retirement System to a trust for a child.
HB1004 Provides for the ability of certain members of the Teachers’ Retirement System of La. to change their election to enter the Deferred Retirement Option Plan.
HB1030 Prohibits members of the La. School Employees’ Retirement System from remaining in that system after taking a job that is covered by a different retirement system.
HB1048 Provides for the maintenance of tax qualification status for the Teachers’ Retirement System of La..
HB1050 Provides for tax qualification status of the Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System.
HB1064 Provides relative to the District Attorneys Retirement System.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Education. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB62 Re-creates the Department of Education.
SB181 Provides for universal access to the LA 4 Early Childhood Education Program.
SB268 Authorizes the secretary of state to temporarily close certain public facilities under his jurisdiction when no funds are appropriated for the operation of such facilities.
SB374 Repeals the La. Science Education Act.
SB461 Provides relative to limitations on class size.
SB522 Requires the individual management boards of Louisiana’s research universities to develop, adopt, and utilize a standard template agreement for licensing agreements of university intellectual property.
SB579 Extends TOPS eligibility for certain students who reenlist in the United States Armed Forces and maintain continuous active duty.
SB635 Allows BESE to expend La. Quality Education Support Fund monies to utilize peer-review consultants for program review.
SB685 Requires the parents or guardians of public school children to attend at least one parent-teacher conference per year.
SB712 Provides relative to the establishment of an international school in Lafayette, including an exploratory committee for such purpose.
SB716 Provides relative to legislative approval of the Minimum Foundation Program formula.
SB726 Provides relative to legislative approval of the minimum foundation program formula.
SB728 Requires BESE to consider and provide funding for the individual needs of each student with special needs in the MFP.
Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:
HB89 Provides relative to public access to public collective bargaining sessions and related documents.
HB298 Provides with respect to provider communication in workers’ compensation claims.
HB363 Provides for the reporting of overtime compensation data to the Department of Revenue.
HB737 Provides with respect to death benefits to living descendants.
SB613 Provides for workers’ compensation benefits, medical treatment and rehabilitation, and fraudulent conduct.
Local & Municipal Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
HB217 Provides relative to per diem paid to members of the governing board of the Tangipahoa Parish Sewerage District No. 1.
HB309 Creates the Park Forest Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish.
HB320 Provides relative to the disposition of surplus library books by the Calcasieu Parish Library.
HB456 Relative to revision of local government laws pursuant to HCR No. 218 of the 2009 R.S., repeals certain obsolete or ineffective provisions.
SB85 Requires voter approval before local governing authorities may impose civil fines for traffic violations captured by automatic traffic enforcement systems.
SB405 Creates position of chief of administration of fire department.
SB447 Authorizes municipalities to enact ordinances relative to the maintenance of property by owners and seizing creditors.
SB524 Provides relative to annexation of public roads by a municipality.
SB564 Creates the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District within Lincoln Parish.
SB683 Requires request from Sunset Drainage District board of commissioners before St. Charles Parish Council may begin process for becoming district’s governing authority.
SB714 Provides relative to the Louisiana Housing Corporation Act.
SB725 Provides for inclusion of certain areas of incorporated municipalities into a parish-wide economic and industrial development district wherein certain unincorporated areas are excluded.
Natural Resources. At adjournment in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
HB71 Authorizes the state fire marshal to issue and enforce burn bans.
HB111 Authorizes the transfer of state land to the city of Eunice.
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.
HCR31 Approves the Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan for FY 2012-2013.
SB202 Provides relative to oyster harvesting in Calcasieu Lake.
SB219 Authorizes McNeese State University to transfer certain state property to the Chennault International Airport Authority.
SB370 Creates a permit for the entertainment industry for the possession or transportation of certain wildlife.
SB505 Provides for the payment to certain royalty owners.
SB530 Provides relative to certain unsolicited offers for lease or purchase of mineral rights.
SB661 Authorizes Chennault Airport Authority to sell property to the city of Lake Charles.
SB670 Requires liability insurance for charter boat fishing guides and charter vessels.
SB733 Provides for the membership of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.
SCR31 Memorializes Congress to urge the US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, to follow the recommendations of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, office of coastal management, as to the implementation of fair and reasonable regulations on wetland habitat assessment and compensation for wetland impacts.
Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. At adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
SB172 Restricts the use of automated enforcement systems for the detection of speed.
SB335 Provides relative to recreational vehicles.
SB404 Provides relative to contracts by public entities.
SB420 Provides relative to motor carrier transportation contracts.
SB424 Provides relative to speed cameras.
SB483 Allows golf carts to be driven by licensed and insured drivers on the roadways of Palmetto Island State Park.
SB486 Provides relative to reinstatement of driving privileges under certain circumstances for persons convicted of certain offenses involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
SB487 Provides relative to reinstatement of a driver’s license that has been revoked under certain circumstances.
SB488 Provides relative to eligibility for a restricted license by persons convicted of certain crimes involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
SB489 Provides relative to hearing procedures following revocation or denial of driver’s license.
SB599 Provides relative to termination of the Crescent City Connection Division of the DOTD.
SB634 Provides relative to the operation of a motor vehicle issued a reconstructed title as a motor carrier of passengers or as a public carrier vehicle.(10/15/12).
SB668 Limits the prohibition on non-resident exhibitors participating in recreational product shows.
SB693 Provides relative to motor carrier transportation contracts and construction contracts.
SB698 Provides relative to the powers and authority of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District.
SB713 Requires the “actual value” upon which the annual motor vehicle license tax must be based for each renewal to be the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of renewal.
ISSUES TO WATCH THURSDAY
HB971 Authorizes East Baton Rouge parish to create an automobile rental tax district in House Municipal.
HB89 Provides relative to public access to public collective bargaining sessions and related documents in Senate Labor.
SB486 Provides relative to reinstatement of driving privileges under certain circumstances for persons convicted of certain offenses involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Senate Transportation committee.
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