Session Day 34 of 60 legislative days
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 4:00 p.m.
ISSUES TO WATCH MONDAY
- HB838 Dedicates any state revenues received from lawsuits arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill be deposited into the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund in the House Appropriations committee.
- SB47, SB52 and SB749 three main bills dealing with the overhaul of the retirement plans for some state employees in Senate Finance Committee.
- SB436 Requires the Sabine River Authority to obtain approval for out of state water sales by the governing authorities of each parish in its territory in House Transportation.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Appropriations. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB134 Provides for ancillary expenses of state government.
HB168 Provides relative to the St. Landry Parish Excellence Fund.
HB327 Provides for a 10 percent reduction of all state professional, personal, and consulting service contracts.
HB328 Requires certain reductions in the number of positions in the executive branch of state government.
HB507 Increases the maximum gross receipts threshold for the La. Initiative for Small Entrepreneurships (Hudson Initiative) and the Veteran Initiative.
HB619 Provides for a preference for services by companies domiciled in La. relative to the public bid process.
HB664 Provides with respect to the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles for the state fleet.
HB717 Dedicates a portion of the state tax on riverboats collected in boats in Bossier and Caddo parishes to the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission and the Independence Bowl.
HB797 Provides for a twice annual report to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget regarding contracts let in the construction of the University Medical Center in New Orleans.
HB810 Authorizes payroll deductions for nonprofit organizations or associations.
HB812 Requires that any monies received by the state from lawsuits arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill shall be deposited into the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund.
HB838 Dedicates any state revenues received from lawsuits arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill be deposited into the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund.
HB860 Provides with respect to appropriations and use of funds for payment of certain obligations.
HB861 Provides penalties in lieu of revocation for child care facilities or child-placing agencies which violate terms of licensure or other regulations.
HB982 Provides relative to the standards, licensing, and disclosure requirements of juvenile detention facilities.
HB1043 Dedicates certain monies to the New Opportunities Waiver Fund.
HB1044 Makes appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for FY 2012-2013.
HB1045 Provides for defense and indemnification of state officers and employees.
HB1058 Appropriates funds for the expenses of the Louisiana Judiciary for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
HB1059 Provides for supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.
SB82 Constitutional amendment to except the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly from certain deficit provisions.
SB285 Dedicates a portion of certain tax receipts for fire protection at Camp Minden.
SB304 Names the new UMC/LSU Hospital in New Orleans the “Reverend Avery C. Alexander Hospital”.
SB352 Establishes the Major Events Fund as a special fund in the state treasury.
SB421 Provides for an entity under the latest federal-state cooperative program for local population estimates.
SB549 Provides for appropriations from the St. Martin Parish Enterprise Fund to be made to the St. Martin Parish government for tourism and economic development.
SB652 Provides relative to the content of annual budget reports to be submitted to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.
SCR62 Requests commissioner of administration to transfer the former insurance building site to the legislative branch for use by the legislative auditor and the legislature..
Civil Law & Procedure. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB434 Provides for the suspension of liberative prescription in class action suits.
HB501 Provides for qui tam actions in cases of misuse of public funds.
HB1153 Mandates child visitation in certain support cases.
SB70 Provides relative to small succession procedures and effects.
SB90 Provides relative to legitimation of a child who has reached the age of majority.
SB152 Provides relative to the presence of the child and caregiver in certain hearings involving foster care and parental rights proceedings.
SB153 Provides for relocation of the residence of a child.
SB467 Provides relative to grounds for initiating proceedings for a family in need of services.
SCR26 Requests that the Louisiana State Law Institute study the issue of “heirship property,” relative to promoting merchantability of immovable property.
SCR36 Requests that the Louisiana State Law Institute study inclusion of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act as part of Louisiana law..
SCR57 Requests Louisiana State Law Institute to study valuation of usufructs.
Commerce. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB563 Allows for cancellation of contracts with automatic renewal clauses.
HB772 Provides relative to servitudes for utilities during times of emergency.
HB1074 Provides with respect to insurance requirements for rental motor vehicle dealers.
SB389 Requires the attorney general to regulate sweepstakes promotions and provides certain requirements and procedures.
SB474 Exempts motor carriers of non-hazardous oilfield waste from proving public convenience and necessity.
SB513 Restricts the division of administration from making certain expenditures to companies or entities which engage in the production of obscene or pornographic material.
SB516 Provides that persons with ownership interest in certain business entities be notified before changes are made in the records of the secretary of state.
SB746 Provides relative to the manner of converting the state of organization of domestic and foreign limited liability companies.
SB757 Provides relative to the registration of securities subject to certain laws or practices.
Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB935 Provides relative to termination of the Crescent City Connection Division of the DOTD.
HCR67 Suspends certain administrative rules relative to access connection requirements.
SB77 Provides that a person who successfully completes the Motorcycle, Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program is not required to take a written knowledge test to obtain an “M” endorsement on his driver’s license.
SB138 Provides relative to special permits for vehicles hauling sugarcane.
SB396 Provides for changes in the board membership of the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer and Terminal Authority.
SB404 Provides relative to contracts by public entities.
SB436 Requires the Sabine River Authority to obtain approval for out of state water sales by the governing authorities of each parish in its territory.
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.
SB488 Provides relative to eligibility for a restricted license by persons convicted of certain crimes involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
SB582 Provides relative to handlebars on motorcycles.
SB601 Provides relative to motor vehicle inspections.
SCR10 Requests DOTD to install a left turn signal at the intersection of Eddie Robinson and Government Street in Baton Rouge..
SCR68 Requests DPS&C, office of motor vehicles, to study the impact of collecting the motor vehicle license tax on private passenger vehicles based upon the vehicle’s fair market value at the time of each renewal..
Ways and Means. 1:30 p.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB1186 Ratifies and continues the dedication of State Highway Fund No. 2 monies for the payment of bonds for capital maintenance and improvements for the Crescent City Connection.
SB177 Provides relative to statutorily required publication of notice of ad valorem taxation millage adjustment.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Finance. 9:30 a.m. in Room A-B. Agenda includes:
SB47 Provides relative to final average compensation.
SB52 Increases the employee contribution rate for certain members of state retirement systems.
SB749 Provides for retirement eligibility for certain state employees.
Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. 1:00 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB717 Requires rebate loss notes on certain legislative instruments with a net decrease in revenues due to rebates by the state. (gov sig)
HB729 Extends the single sales factor for computation of corporate income and franchise taxes for manufacturing or merchandising to other qualified businesses through establishment of the Corporate Tax Apportionment Program.
HB937 Creates the Corporate Headquarters Relocation Program which authorizes a rebate for certain costs related to the relocation of certain corporate headquarter.
HB958 Creates the Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program which grants rebates to certain qualifying businesses.
HB1013 Provides for the duties of the sheriffs and other tax collectors and the legislative auditor relative to amount of tax collections to be remitted to certain public retirement.
HCR2 Urges and requests the La. Tax Commission to study and make recommendations relative to the practicality and feasibility of establishing a state-wide homestead exemption database.
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