ISSUES TO WATCH TUESDAY
- HB1092 would make paying tax refunds by debit card at the option of the taxpayer and would prohibit the use of the debit cards in gambling at the House Ways and Means committee.
- SB719, the so-called Trayvon Martin bill, would define justifiable homicide in Senate Judiciary C committee.
- HB61 would move new state employees, including those who work in higher education, into what is called a “cash balance” system, which is similar to a 401(k) type of pension plan, to be debated and voted by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 1:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Appropriations. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB347 Dedicates an amount of mineral revenues from oil and gas production in and around Lake Bistineau to the operation and management of the lake.
HB526 Waives the one year service requirement for eligibility for state supplemental pay for firefighters ordered to active military duty prior to completion of one year of service.
HB537 Provides with respect to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
HB664 Provides with respect to the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles for the state fleet.
HB708 Provides for state vehicle conversions to compressed natural gas.
HB803 Requires the use of certain materials with low volatile organic compound content in public buildings.
HB1091 Provides for revenue sharing distribution for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
SB313 Provides relative to allocation of monies from the St. Tammany Parish Fund.
SB352 Establishes the Major Events Fund as a special fund in the state treasury.
SB375 Provides relative to the Louisiana Fur Public Education and Marketing Fund.
Civil Law & Procedure. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB214 Repeals provision of law relative to the effect of failure to use a safety belt with regard to use for comparative negligence.
HB299 Exempts public postsecondary education tuition amounts and mandatory fees from requirements for imposing a new or increasing an existing tax or fee.
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.
HB460 Provides civil procedures for the remediation of oilfield sites.
HB497 Authorizes the city of New Iberia to grant contracts for the exemption of property annexed by the city.
HB524 Provides relative to membership of constitutional boards and commissions with members from congressional districts.
HB609 Removes geographic limitations on the legislature’s authority to create new school boards and on provisions relative to financing education.
HB674 Authorizes the granting of ad varlorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain businesses.
HB862 Provides with respect to civil actions for environmental damages.
HB910 Provides for child support obligations due to nonparent custodians and other third parties.
HB1077 Provides relative to the La. Governmental Claims Act.
HB1081 Provides with respect to intrafamily adoptions.
HB1150 Provides with respect to facsimile filings.
HB1153 Mandates child visitation in certain support cases.
HB1158 Provides with respect to pretrial procedure in civil matters.
HCR76 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding unpaid wages.
HCR81 Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations for legislation relative to expedited jury trials.
HCR93 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study and make recommendations relative to suretyship.
Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB329 Requires recipients of public contracts to make available the names and amounts paid to individuals for hourly services.
HB330 Provides relative to travel of vehicles issued a special permit to transport timber cutting or logging equipment.
HB670 Provides relative to the eligibility for restrictive licenses.
HB682 Repeals provision of law relative to the reinstatement of driving privileges associated with a violation of criminal law.
HB695 Prohibits the use of a cellular telephone while driving.
HB700 Provides relative to hardship licenses.
HB701 Provides relative to employment and deployment of police from the levee districts within the Southeast La. Flood Protection Authority – East.
HB1061 Authorizes the use of automatic liquefied petroleum gas dispensing devices.
HB1107 Provides for the promulgation of rules and regulations for the formation and ongoing operations of a Ferry Advisory Board.
HB1129 Revises public bid provisions to include certain exceptions for certain letting authorities.
HCR65 Requests DOTD to conduct a traffic study.
HCR67 Suspends certain administrative rules relative to access connection requirements.
Ways and Means. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: Presentation by DOA/Office of Facility Planning on Capital Outlay Budget
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.
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.
HB1106 Authorizes a rebate for donations to certain public schools.
HB1120 Exempts resale of services from local sales tax.
SB60 Provides relative to the payment of certain insurance premium costs for certain retired assessors and assessors’ employees in Caldwell and Lincoln parishes.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Agriculture. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:
SB656 Provides relative to certain boards and commissions within the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Environmental Quality. 11:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
SB474 Exempts motor carriers of non-hazardous oilfield waste from proving public convenience and necessity.
Judiciary A. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB176 Amends the definition of malpractice for purposes of Medical Malpractice Act.
SB444 Eliminates commitment of child to detention facility in families in need of services proceedings.
SB467 Provides relative to grounds for initiating proceedings for a family in need of services.
SB519 Provides relative to juvenile delinquency proceedings.
SB536 Provides relative to probation and parole supervision fees.
Judiciary B. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB23 Authorizes the purchase of an automobile for the Caddo Parish juvenile court.
HB68 Provides for deputy constables of the justice of the peace court in Caddo Parish.
HB121 Revises provisions of law regarding conditions of parole.
HB138 Makes technical corrections to sex offender registration and notification provisions.
HB146 Amends provisions of law regarding the methods of wagering at gaming facilities.
HB190 Provides relative to notice provided to a commercial surety upon a judgment of bond forfeiture.
HB237 Provides with respect to criminalistics laboratories.
HB271 Amends provisions of law regarding inspection of riverboats.
HB338 Authorizes the use of truth verification examinations for certain sex offenders.
HB352 Creates a fund to pay group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in DeSoto Parish.
HB447 Removes antiquated references to the Riverboat Gaming Commission.
HB759 Creates the crime of female genital mutilation.
HB826 Makes a technical correction to the provision regarding the expungement or destruction of arrest and prosecution records of a sex offender.
HB984 Expands the scope of restitution recoverable from offenders housed in local correctional facilities.
HB1006 Provides relative to the payment of insurance premiums for retirees of the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office.
SB419 Provides relative to breath and blood tests in connection with an arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
SB606 Provides relative to expungement of records.
SB710 Provides relative to the interception of communications.
Judiciary C. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
HB48 Creates the crime of theft of copper and other metals.
HB74 Provides relative to the examination or testing of property seized pursuant to a search warrant.
HB248 Provides with respect to the Lafourche Parish Pretrial Home Incarceration Program.
HB827 Amends the crime of escape to include home incarceration.
HB836 Provides relative to the appearance by the Board of Pardons at certain sentencing hearings.
SB162 Provides relative to the unlawful presence of a sex offender in a public library facility.
SB291 Provides relative to bond forfeiture and enforcement of judgments.
SB292 Provides relative to surrender of the defendant.
SB294 Provides relative to notice of judgment.
SB330 Criminalizes the act of performing an abortion where the abortionist is not a licensed physician.
SB533 Requires a person on probation for 1st or 2nd offense DWI to undergo a substance abuse evaluation by DHH.
SB623 Provides for right of privacy for juvenile victims of certain sex offenses.
SB639 Provides for the crime of first degree murder.
SB671 Prohibits inappropriate communication between teachers and students.
SB689 Creates the crime of battery of a security officer.
SB719 Provides for legislation relative to justifiable homicide.
SB738 Provides relative to a claim of self-defense.
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