ISSUES TO WATCH MONDAY
- HB436 Requires instruction on the Founding Principles of the U.S. to be integrated into the high school American history course in House Education committee.
- SB350 Continues indefinitely the levy of a local tax of 1.5 percent of the gross proceeds derived from the lease or rental of an automobile pursuant to an automobile rental contract in Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee.
- SB7 and SB12 Provides for a 60-month average compensation for active employees in Senate Retirement committee.
- Joint session of the Legislature to recognize Louisiana’s 200th anniversary of joining the United States.
House convenes at 1:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 1:00 p.m.
The joint session will be held in the House Chamber at 1:30 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Education. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB211 Limits class size and requires two teachers in kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms.
HB293 Limits applicability of laws relative to a school bus operator becoming a regular and permanent employee of the employing school board and provides relative to removal of certain operators.
HB312 Permits, rather than requires, school systems to retain supervision of suspended or expelled students using alternative education programs.
HB418 Restructures the Health Education Authority of La..
HB436 Requires instruction on the Founding Principles of the U.S. to be integrated into the high school American history course.
HB661 Requires BESE to provide for a school health care system in all public schools.
HB662 Requires BESE to provide for a social services program in all public schools.
HB716 Limits applicability of laws relative to a school bus operator becoming a regular and permanent employee of the employing school board and provides relative to removal of certain operators.
HB730 Requires students to have the same two teachers throughout K-4.
HB927 Provides for the governance of public postsecondary education.
HB944 Eliminates extended sick leave for public school teachers and employees.
HB1088 Provides for the establishment and administration of a targeted coordinated school health program for the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and a grant program to assist public school governing authorities with implementation.
HB1136 Provides for establishment of a specialized statewide Type 2 charter school for certain at-risk students.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Finance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
HB78 Provides relative to the administration of the Livingston Parish Retired Employees’ Insurance Fund.
HB101 Authorizes an increase in fees or court costs for the 21st Judicial District Court.
HB245 Removes the sunset date for deposits from the Fishermen’s Gear Compensation Fund to the Underwater Obstruction Fund.
HB285 Provides with respect to the weighted average maturity of securities purchased as authorized investments by the state treasurer.
HB296 Provides relative to consulting services ancillary to data processing procurement.
HB352 Creates a fund to pay group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in DeSoto Parish.
HB960 Authorizes additional court costs for criminal matters in the 12th Judicial District Court.
SB207 Provides for review of health coverage premium rates.
SB247 Creates the Central La. Technical Community College.
SB284 Merges certain La.Technical College campuses with South Louisiana Community College.
SB464 Prohibits awards or procurements with individuals convicted of certain felony crimes.
SR32 Establishes the Major Event Funding Study Committee for the purpose of determining the feasibility of establishing trust funds to support the hosting of major events in Louisiana.
Retirement. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
SB1 Provides for permanent benefit increases for retirees payable from the experience account.
SB7 Provides for a 60 month final compensation for all active employees.
SB9 Provides relative to employee contributions to Municipal Employees Retirement System.
SB12 Provides for a 60-month average compensation for active employees.
SB13 Provides for use of entry age normal valuation method by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana.
SB14 Provides relative to the calculation of benefits.
SB15 Provides for benefit accruals for elected officials.
SB22 Provides for membership of part-time employees.
SB35 Provides relative to benefits.
SB36 Provides for compliance with federal tax qualification requirements.
SB37 Provides for surviving spouse annuities.
SB38 Provides for Tier 2 of benefits for persons employed on or after January 1, 2013.
SB41 Provides for a minimum benefit.
SB45 Transfers certain support personnel to the system.
SB49 Provides for a second tier of benefits for persons employed on or after 1/1/13.
SB50 Provides for permanent benefit increases for retirees of the system.
SB54 Provides for the system valuation method.
SB55 Changes the system’s actuarial valuation method to entry age normal.
Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB225 Removes certain water transportation companies from the definition of public service property for purposes of assessment.
HB300 Authorizes the addition of a donation to the American Red Cross as a “check off” on the individual income tax return form.
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.
HB754 Authorizes state sales and use tax rebate contracts for certain businesses.
HB835 Provides that the State Bond Commission shall establish an online database for posting notices for bond validation suits.
HB898 Requires all withholding tax returns to be filed quarterly.
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.
SB269 Prohibits a police jury, municipality, or other local governing authority from charging any franchise fee or similar charge to an electric, gas, or water public utility which is in excess of 2% of annual gross receipts.
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.
SB350 Continues indefinitely the levy of a local tax of 1.5 percent 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 percent of the gross proceeds derived from the lease or rental of an automobile pursuant to an automobile rental contract.
SB397 Provides relative to the cancellation of an assessment for closed and inactive businesses..
SB398 Provides an alternative bidding procedure on property at a tax sale.
SB539 Provides for credit against local taxes when tangible personal property is brought into this state under certain circumstances.
SB574 Provides relative to changes of liability for payment of taxes during the redemptive period after a tax sale.
SB605 Provides for procedures and notifications required for tax sales.
SB653 Provides for the use of the tax proceeds of a sales tax district in Breaux Bridge.
SB680 Removes specific authority of the Louisiana Tax Commission to appoint a secretary.
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