House convenes at 9:00 a.m.
Senate convenes at 9:00 a.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB128 Provides for secret ballot elections for labor organization membership.
HB354 Provides relative to registration and regulation of Professional Employer Organizations by the Dept. of Insurance and the La. Workforce Commision.
HB386 Provides relative to home improvement contracting.
HB494 Provides with respect to payment after termination of employment.
HB672 Provides relative to the prescriptive period for certain injuries.
Municipal, Parochial & Cultural Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB253 Provides for the creation of a crime prevention and improvement district in the Mayfair Park, Mayfair Park East, and Mayfair Heights subdivisions in East Baton Rouge Parish.
HB480 Creates the Glen Oaks Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish.
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.
HB909 Requires local governing authorities to report the number of traffic citations issued and revenue collected directly to the legislature.
HB1097 Provides relative to the per diem paid to members of Vermilion Parish Fire Protection District No. 7.
HB1137 Provides relative to the filling of vacancies in certain positions in the classified police service.
SB178 Renames the Tangipahoa Parish Tourist and Film Commission to the Tangipahoa Parish Tourist Commission.
SB353 Designates the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month.
SB395 Creates the Carmel Acres Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish.
SB407 Provides for the fixing of rates to be charged users of the sewer system by the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board.
SB626 Authorizes Beauregard Parish Covered Arena Authority to borrow funds for annual operations.
SB627 Creates the Live Oak Trace Subdivision Crime Prevention and Improvement District in the city of Zachary.
SB632 Provides relative to the Jefferson Parish Communication District’s authority to contract for and fund certain services.
SB677 Provides relative to the New Orleans Regional Business Park.
SB752 Authorizes municipalities to enact ordinances relative to abandoned properties.
Retirement. At adjournment in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB7 Provides for annual reporting to the La. School Employees’ Retirement System on privatized jobs.
HB1017 Relative to the La. Assessors’ Retirement Fund and the Clerks of Court Retirement and Relief Fund, removes authority for the payment of employee contributions by the employer.
HB1018 Prohibits limitations on the transfer of investment gains to accounts used to fund cost-of-living adjustments in the state retirement systems.
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.
HB1174 Establishes “Hazardous Duty” and “Non-Hazardous Duty” subplans in the Municipal Police Employees Retirement System and the Firefighters Retirement System.
SB39 Adds Lafitte Area Independent Levee District employees to LASERS.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Education. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB98 Authorizes public school boards to name certain school athletic facilities after living persons.
HB149 Defines the terms “elementary school”, “middle school”, “junior high school”, and “high school” for purposes of general school law.
HB273 Provides relative to the membership of the College and Career Readiness Commission.
HB579 Provides relative to the official working language and certain designations of the Council for the Development of French in La.
HB945 Extends TOPS eligibility for certain students who reenlist in the U.S. Armed Forces and maintain continuous active duty.
SB515 Provides relative to funding for educational services in residential facilities.
SB594 Provides that public school transportation be made available for certain students attending nearby technical colleges.
SB619 Provides relative to policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools.
SB650 Provides relative to teacher tenure and for evaluation of teachers utilizing multiple indicators and data sources.
SB654 Provides relative to parental involvement as a factor in determining the effectiveness of a teacher using the value-added assessment model.
SB709 Provides for the “Tesa Middlebrook Anti-bullying Act”.
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.
SB736 Authorizes school boards to create public benefit corporations.
SCR60 Requests BESE/DOE to develop a comprehensive curriculum for a high school communications/speech course to prepare students to communicate effectively..
Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:
HB295 Prohibits disqualification or ineligibility to practice a licensed trade or profession solely because of a prior criminal record, unless a conviction directly relates to the position sought.
SB100 Prohibits discrimination in state employment based upon sexual identification.
SB560 Provides relative to workers compensation and the Louisiana Workers Compensation Law.
SB701 Authorizes the Louisiana Workforce Commission to enter into agreements with private employers to train employees for certain jobs.
Local & Municipal Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
HB107 Creates the Hampton Village Crime Prevention and Improvement District within East Baton Rouge Parish.
HB254 Creates the Gentilly Terrace and Gardens Security District in Orleans Parish.
HB414 Changes the name of the Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
HB430 Authorizes the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to purchase adjudicated properties located within its territorial jurisdiction from political subdivisions of the state.
SB346 Provides for ordinances to annex territory owned by a public body.
SB573 Creates the New Orleans Hospitality and Entertainment District.
SB675 Changes the definition of “persons or families of low or moderate income” for purposes of the Louisiana Housing Corporation Act.
SB703 Authorizes the parish of Acension to expropriate certain property by a declaration of taking.
Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. At adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB422 Provides for time in which DOTD can issue addenda prior to the advertised time for opening of bids.
HB584 Defines peace officer in provisions regarding requirements for vehicle identification number inspections.
HB586 Increases the age by which a person must submit a signed statement attesting to supervised driving practice when issued a Class “E” driver’s license for the first time.
HB587 Provides relative to the disqualification of commercial motor vehicle drivers.
HB589 Provides relative to third-party testers.
HB610 Provides for two additional members on the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission.
HB615 Revises names of offices within DOTD.
HB623 Requires DOTD to provide notification to landowners about crossing closures.
HB668 Provides relative to certifications made by persons applying for CDL license.
HB680 Provides relative to topographical mapping.
HB696 Provides for the testing and licensing of commercial motor vehicle drivers and third parties who give commercial motor vehicle driving tests and examinations.
HCR29 Requests study of four-laning Hwy. 190 from Tangipahoa Parish to East Baton Rouge Parish.
SB172 Restricts the use of automated enforcement systems for the detection of speed.
SB224 Authorizes proof of lifetime hunting, sports fishing, and combination lifetime hunting and sports fishing licenses on drivers license.
SB424 Provides relative to speed cameras.
SB503 Permits driving in left lane in certain municipalities.
SB674 Creates Democratic and Republican Prestige License Plates.
SB730 Creates the Bunches Bend Protection District for the purpose of repairing, improving, and maintaining the Wilson Point Levee System in the Bunches Bend area.
SCR8 Directs DOTD to make a safer exit off I-10 to East Washingon Street in Baton Rouge..
SCR9 Requests DOTD to study widening and lengthening the I-110 on-ramp from which traffic coming from the state capitol enters I-110 north in Baton Rouge..
SCR61 Requests DOTD study widening LA 73 in Ascension Parish..
SCR70 Requests DOTD study four laning LA 73 between LA 30 and I-10 and four laning LA 30 between I-10 and LA 44, all in Ascension Parish.
ISSUES TO WATCH THURSDAY
SB172 would restrict the use of automated enforcement systems for speeding tickets in Senate Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.
SB619 would require public school boards to prohibit student harassment, intimidation and bullying of school employees in Senate Education Committee.
SB100 would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by a state agency in Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
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