House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 1:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Criminal Justice. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB130 Provides for qualifications of members of the Board of Pardons.
HB283 Provides relative to parole eligibility for certain juveniles.
HB344 Provides with respect to juvenile parole eligibility.
HB531 Reduces length of time that must be served by certain offenders before becoming parole eligible.
HB536 Changes the votes necessary to grant parole.
HB566 Provides relative to persons convicted of crimes against nature by solicitation.
HB753 Provides relative to juvenile parole eligibility.
HB781 Authorizes the use of multiple chemical tests.
HB1070 Provides relative to discovery, disclosure of evidence, and sentencing reductions in criminal prosecutions.
HB1100 Amends provisions of law regarding the use of force, violence, and deadly force.
SB61 Authorizes the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals to issue stop order rules on certain dangerous substances.
SB101 Increases the number of days that games of chance may be conducted.
SB130 Prohibits the sale of Kratom to or the purchase or possession of Kratom by any person under 18 years of age.
SB195 Adds phenazepam to the list of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances.
SB196 Adds Ezogabine as a Schedule V controlled dangerous substance.
SB303 Requires that any denial, infringement, or restriction on one’s right to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for defense of life and property be subject to a strict scrutiny standard by courts in determining any violation of the right.
SB317 Provides relative to parole eligibility for certain juveniles.
SB456 Creates a multi-jurisdictional board of commissioners to support and promote the operation of a juvenile detention facility.
SB462 Delays licensure requirement for the St. James Parish Youth Center.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB312 Permits, rather than requires, school systems to retain supervision of suspended or expelled students using alternative education programs.
HB540 Requires public school governing authorities to provide for availability of and training with respect to the administration of certain medications to students.
HB705 Provides relative to the reporting of certain electronic communication between an employee at a public elementary or secondary school and a student enrolled at that school.
HB727 Provides for powers, duties and functions of the Board of Regents.
HB901 Permits parents of public school students to opt out of certain LEAP tests.
HB911 Provides relative to the School Choice Pilot Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities.
HB913 Requires local school boards to notify parents of school bus drivers’ criminal convictions.
HB1115 Prohibits alternative programs and alternative schools from being operated at schools providing services to students other than those in the alternative program or school.
HB1133 Provides with respect to assets of any foundation, alumni association, or nonprofit organization affiliated with a state institution of higher education.
HB1136 Provides for establishment of a specialized statewide Type 2 charter school for certain at-risk students.
HB1138 Provides relative to limitations on reducing the hourly wage or annual salary paid by a local school board to certain school employees.
HB1173 Provides relative to the state special schools.
HCR79 Requests that the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges report on the status of the reconstruction and reeopening of the Sidney N. Collier Technical Division site of Delgado Community College.
HCR95 Requests the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education jointly to study and report on granting a La. high school diploma to successful completers of adult education programs that meet state established standards.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB380 Provides for drug testing requirements for recipients of cash assistance in the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program.
HB515 Revises the La. Clinical Laboratory Personnel Law.
HB789 Provides for the licensure of birth centers.
HB947 Amends provisions relative midwifery licensing.
HB951 Provides relative to advanced practice registered nursing.
HB1161 Establishes the Louisiana Hospital Bill Payment Fairness Act.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes:
HB83 Provides relative to an exception to the dual officeholding provisions applicable to education professionals.
HB88 Prohibits political uses of public payroll withholdings and deductions.
HB206 Provides relative to nepotism exceptions involving certain health professionals.
HB212 Prohibits a former legislator from being appointed to or employed in any position in state government for a period of two years following the termination of his service as a legislator.
HB241 Authorizes certain transactions between Hospital Service District No. 3 of Vermilion Parish and a board member and legal entities in which a board member owns an interest.
HB244 Prohibits a former legislator from being appointed to or employed in an unclassified position in state government for a period of two years following the termination of his service as a legislator.
HB279 Removes certain restrictions relative to contracting, ownership interests, and employment applicable to members of the board of commissioners of the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 1.
HB303 Removes certain restrictions relative to contracting and employment applicable to former members of the board of commissioners of the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 1.
HB321 Exempts certain uncompensated public servants from mandatory ethics education and training requirements in the Code of Governmental Ethics.
HB337 Provides relative to the authority for redistricting.
HB421 Provides for effective date of rules promulgated by DOTD.
HB529 Requires an agency to send notice of certain rules to each member of the legislature under certain circumstances.
HB767 Provides for the composition of the 24th Judicial District Court.
HB784 Provides an exemption from public records law for certain documents, electronic storage devices, and the contents of electronic storage devices used by court reporters.
HB793 Provides relative to certain post service restrictions on former school board members.
HB807 Provides relative to the application of the Code of Governmental Ethics to certain services provided by certain insurance producers and insurance consultants.
HB1023 Prohibits any entity which engages in political activity from receiving public payroll withholdings or deductions.
HB1034 Excludes persons whose public service is limited to certain professional services from the provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics.
HB1035 Provides relative to super watchers.
HB1149 Provides relative to reprisals against charter school employees for disclosures of improper acts.
HCR78 Creates a study committee to study the detection and prevention of heart disease in student athletes.
Insurance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB736 Transfers licensure of pharmacy benefit managers to the La. Board of Pharmacy.
HB978 Provides relative to internal and external appeals.
SB146 Prohibits public adjusters from acting as appraisers on claims they are adjusting.
SB206 Provides for modification and renewability of certain insurance plan provisions.
SB208 Adds a representative of the La. Surplus Lines Association to the membership of the La. Property and Casualty Commission.
SB225 Provides relative to Medical Necessity Review Organizations.
SB230 Clarifies definitions and company-action level events relative to risk-based capital for domestic insurers.
SB231 Provides relative to prior authorization forms.
SB232 Permits the commissioner of insurance to issue cease and desist orders for Insurance Code violations.
SB242 Provides relative to bail bond license fees in the Criminal District Court of the Parish of Orleans.
SB359 Provides for selection or rejection of uninsured motorist coverage pursuant to the Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
SB391 Exempts La. Medicaid programs from insurers who may be taxed by a municipal or parochial corporation.
SB394 Changes the rehabilitation, liquidation, and conservation provisions.
SB551 Repeals the legislator exemption from continuing education requirements for license renewal.
SB643 Changes definitions relating to portability, availability, and renewability of health insurance.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB538 Authorizes the WLF Commission to set crab season.
HB654 Requires timely remediation of oilfield sites.
HB703 Provides relative to environmental inspections of certain industrial sites.
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.
HB881 Creates the Shrimp Marketing and Promotion Board.
HB1037 Provides for the Louisiana Land Owners Protection Act.
HB1079 Provides relative to the creel limit for blue or channel catfish on Toledo Bend.
HB1175 Provides relative to the Oil Spill Coordinators responsibilities.
SB249 Re-creates the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
SB289 Authorizes the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to assist the Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District.
SB468 Provides exceptions for certain saltwater fish used as bait.
SB495 Revises the membership and powers and duties of the Ground Water Resources Commission.
SB525 Requires the commissioner of conservation to provide thirty days notice to landowners affected by drilling operations.
SB648 Provides for the regulation of air boats in St. Charles Parish.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Commerce. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB371 Provides with respect to the Telephone Solicitation Relief Act.
HB541 Provides for fire marshal review of plans and specifications for health care facilities and residential living options.
HB596 Creates the Towed and Stored Vessel Act.
HB660 Provides relative to certain misleading solicitations by nongovermental entities which imply certain state governmental connections.
HB804 Makes changes in the provisions regulating used motor vehicles.
HB923 Provides with respect to the La. Massage Therapists and Massage Establishment Act.
HB997 Changes membership of the La. State Board of Private Investigator Examiners.
HB1148 Provides relative to the regulation of private security.
HB1187 Provides for the purchase of used or secondhand goods.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB156 Provides for requirements of educational services within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
HB227 Provides with respect to child support enforcement.
HB378 Prohibits outdoor smoking within 25 feet of certain exterior locations of buildings and other enclosed areas in which smoking is prohibited currently.
HB389 Makes technical corrections to provisions relative to child support enforcement functions of DCFS.
HB481 Clarifies state law regarding unemployment insurance collections relative to child support overpayments to align with federal law.
HB591 Transitions certain functions of the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Board to DHH.
SB628 Provides relative to adult residential care providers and the modules of adult residential care providers.
SB690 Relative to the providing of services to the elderly.
SCR72 Establishes an advisory group to determine the future utilization of the former Greenwell Springs Mental Health Hospital facility..
Insurance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
HB24 Relative to the payment of group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and employees of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.
HB94 Re-creates the Dept. of Insurance.
HB150 Clarifies the minimum capital and surplus requirements for health maintenance organizations.
HB154 Provides relative to policy refunds.
HB160 Requires certain additional insurers to pay an annual financial regulation fee assessed by the commissioner of insurance.
HB193 Provides relative to compensation of personnel employed by the commissioner of insurance to conduct examinations of insurers.
HB229 Authorizes domestic insurers to invest in certain master limited partnerships.
HB308 Repeals provisions relative to unfair trade practices involving automobile insurance.
HB513 Provides relative to the Bail Bond Apprentice Program within the Dept. of Insurance.
HB564 Provides relative to prompt payment of long-term care insurance claims.
HB595 Provides for technical recodification of certain provisions of the La. Insurance Code.
HB624 Requires registration of certain appraisers with the Department of Insurance.
HB1191 Provides relative to holding companies.
SB297 Sunsets all insurance policy forms every five years.
SB311 To provide relative to the payment and adjustment of insurance claims and the good faith duty and claims settlement practices.
Senate & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: Confirmation Hearings – Depts of Agriculture & Forestry, Children & Family Services, Environmental Quality, Insurance, Natural Resources, Wildlife & Fisheries, Legislative Auditor
HB209 Provides relative to hours polls are required to be open on election day.
HB372 Re-creates the Dept. of State.
HB640 Re-creates the Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
HB746 Designates the pirogue as the official state boat.
HB852 Makes revisions to the Election Code.
HB878 Repeals a requirement that the registrar of voters compile and post a list of certain information concerning persons who have applied to vote prior to election day.
HB894 Provides relative to elections.
HB917 Provides relative to absentee voting by mail.
HB942 Provides relative to enforcement of the provisions of law under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics.
HB950 Provides relative to the enforcement of provisions of law under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics.
HB955 Provides relative to enforcement of certain provisions of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act.
SB106 Requires the state to allow legislators to use unused space in a state building for a legislative office..
SB452 Provides that members of the press have access to mug shots.
SB707 Excepts certain records obtained by the Senate for the purpose of confirmation from the provisions of public records law.
SCR73 Memorialize Congress and requests the President to maintain steadfast support for the State of Israel and expresses vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders..
ISSUES TO WATCH WEDNESDAY
HB209 would reduce the number of hours the polls are open on election day in Senate and Governmental Affairs committee.
HB130 would require that members of the Board of Pardons have criminal justice backgrounds in House Criminal Justice.
HB61, which would overhaul the pension system for state employees is scheduled for debate and vote again by the full House of Representatives.
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Hearings and debate streamed live on the Internet at www.legis.la.gov