ISSUES TO WATCH WEDNESDAY
- HB407 Provides relative to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools in House Education committee.
- SB563 Creates and provides for the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School Board and school system in East Baton Rouge Parish in House Education committee.
- HB942 and HB950Provides relative to enforcement of the provisions of law under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics in Senate and Governmental Affairs committee.
- 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 in Senate and Governmental Affairs committee.
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Criminal Justice. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
SB4 Criminalizes the failure to report the sexual abuse of a child.
SB59 Creates crime of utilizing or permitting the presence of a juvenile in drug trafficking.
SB68 Allows a district attorney to assess a collection fee of 20 percent of funds due when the amount payable to the state or to a crime victim has not been satisfied.
SB75 Creates the crimes of failure to report a missing child and failure to report death of a child.
SB121 Creates the crimes of domestic abuse assault, domestic abuse aggravated assault, and domestic violence.
SB122 Provides relative to the registration of sex offenders.
SB199 Creates the crime of illegal transmission of monetary funds.
SB203 Provides relative to the crime of monetary instrument abuse.
SB306 Provides relative to cleansing period for prior DWI convictions.
SB390 Provides relative to jurisdiction over certain juvenile proceedings.
SB427 Revises the definition of “pattern of criminal gang activity”.
SB485 Provides relative to certain offenses committed while intoxicated.
SB753 Provides relative to the unlawful presence of a sex offender in a public library.
SCR45 Requests the Law Institute to study a possible conflict in law relative to the notice that must be provided to a criminal defendant regarding the right to waive trial by jury.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB407 Provides relative to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools.
HB740 Provides for participation in a dual enrollment program at postsecondary education institutions by certain high school students enrolled in BESE-approved programs.
HB806 Authorizes a Dept. of Education survey of students regarding risk behaviors.
HB879 Provides relative to the removal of a teacher having “regular & permanent” status (tenure).
HB1133 Provides with respect to assets of any foundation, alumni association, or nonprofit organization affiliated with a state institution of higher education.
HCR86 Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the advantages and disadvantages of enacting a law limiting the salary amounts for certain public school administrators to that paid to teachers.
HCR92 Requests the Board of Regents to study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.
HCR106 Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide for the inclusion of “read alouds” in early childhood education programs.
SB119 Provides for administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by a school nurse.
SB290 Provides relative to the La. Universities Marine Consortium.
SB299 Grants the Southeast Baton Rouge community school system in East Baton Rouge Parish the same authority granted parishes relative to MFP funding and raising revenue for schools.
SB412 Authorize colleges and universities to enter into property leases with Louisiana businesses to be located in areas designated as a business incubator or research park.
SB526 Provides relative to scholarships for children of state investigators killed in the performance of duty.
SB563 Creates and provides for the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School Board and school system in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
SB112 Authorizes sharing of prescription monitoring program information with prescription monitoring programs located in other states.
SB114 Amends the advance directive statute to conform it with the general consent statute regarding the authorized persons order of priority.
SB124 Exempts the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy from the limitations on disciplinary proceedings by professional or occupational boards and commissions.
SB214 Eliminates the requirements of using written documents to meet certain qualifications and notifications by individuals engaging in the practice of pharmacy in Louisiana.
SB215 Provides funding to enhance fraud and abuse detection and prevention activities related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
SB216 Amends definitions within the Mental Health Counselors Licensing Act.
SB218 Authorizes the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to waive annual renewal requirements for pharmacist licenses and technician certifications for individuals serving in active duty in the military service.
SB235 Requires the Department of Health and Hospitals to consult with all parish and municipal entities to identify funds received from any source other than the state dedicated or used to provide health care and to report its findings annually to the legislature.
SB378 Authorizes a pharmacist in a health professional shortage area to administer certain vaccines.
SB552 Requires certain state departments to develop and submit annual reports providing statistics on women by race and ethnic groups.
SB631 Authorizes the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners to adopt rules to perform criminal background checks on any licensee or applicant.
Insurance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB429 Provides relative to balance billing by noncontracted facility-based physicians for covered health care services rendered in an in-network health care facility.
SB205 Lowers the minimum capital and surplus requirement for captive insurers from one million dollars to five hundred thousand dollars and removes the prohibition from providing workers’ compensation and employee liability insurance.
SB207 Provides for review of health coverage premium rates.
SB345 Provides with respect to dental service contractors.
SB644 Provides for self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements doing business in the state.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB1057 Provides relative to exchange, relocation, or retention options for oyster leases subject to adverse impacts resulting from integrated coastal protection projects.
HB1079 Provides relative to the creel limit for blue or channel catfish on Toledo Bend.
SB202 Provides relative to oyster harvesting in Calcasieu Lake.
SB219 Authorizes McNeese State University to transfer certain state property to the Chennault International Airport Authority.
SB257 Provides relative to the leasing of certain lands for hydrokinetic energy development.
SB370 Creates a permit for the entertainment industry for the possession or transportation of certain wildlife.
SB525 Requires the commissioner of conservation to provide thirty days notice to landowners affected by drilling operations.
SB661 Authorizes Chennault Airport Authority to sell property to the city of Lake Charles.
SB733 Provides for the membership of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.
SCR31 Memorializes Congress to urge the US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, to follow the recommendations of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, office of coastal management, as to the implementation of fair and reasonable regulations on wetland habitat assessment and compensation for wetland impacts.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Finance. At adjournment in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
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.
HB754 Authorizes state sales and use tax rebate contracts for certain businesses.
HB932 Provides with respect to financial security for survivors of certain law enforcement officers.
HB937 Creates the Corporate Headquarters Relocation Program which authorizes a rebate for certain costs related to the relocation of certain corporate headquarter projects.
HB958 Creates the Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program which grants rebate to certain qualifying businesses.
HB1028 Provides for the advertisement of the availability of certain license plates.
SB1 Provides for permanent benefit increases for retirees payable from the experience account.
SB41 Provides for a minimum benefit.
SB50 Provides for permanent benefit increases for retirees of the system.
SB265 Authorizes the state fire marshal to condemn and order demolition or removal of certain buildings and structures located in a parish or municipality.
SB533 Requires a person on probation for 1st or 2nd offense DWI to undergo a substance abuse evaluation by DHH.
SB537 Establishes a special fund in the state treasury for the deposit of certain savings derived by the state from the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership and the Coordinated System of Care.
SB660 Provides for the administration of sales tax increment financing.
SB744 Creates the Louisiana Health Insurance Exchange.
Insurance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
HB67 Provides relative to payment of group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.
HB359 Provides relative to the section of insurance fraud within the Dept. of Insurance.
HB492 Provides relative to reinstatement of property insurance policies.
HB569 Clarifies terms relative to duties to report insurance fraud.
HB634 Provides relative to certain fees for health maintenance organizations.
HB693 Provides for parity for orally administered anti-cancer medications.
HB771 Provides relative to the mandate for coverage of diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
HB849 Provides relative to reinsurance.
HB989 Provides for release of certain group information to the group policyholder or his agent prior to renewal of a group policy.
HB1177 Provides relative to training of insurance producers selling annuity products.
HB1195 Provides for deductible reimbursement by uninsured motorists.
HB1196 Provides relative to continuation of coverage for spouses and dependents.
SB204 Includes Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation among the entities exempt from furnishing bonds in judicial proceedings.
SB251 Creates the Louisiana Insurance Fraud Prevention Act.
SB283 Provides for release of certain group information to the group policyholder or his agent prior to renewal of a group policy.
SB310 Provides relative to balance billing by noncontracted providers of emergency medical services.
SB358 Prohibits the recovery of penalties in class action suits against the La. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
SB732 Provides relative to Citizens Insurance.
SCR66 Establishes within the Department of Insurance an advisory work group to examine methods to allow an insured under a life insurance policy or the contract holder of an annuity to convert the policy or annuity to a long term care benefit.
Senate & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: Confirmation hearings for Board of Supervisors for Community/Technical Colleges; Board of Pardons; Board of Parole; Board of Regents; Dept. of Revenue; Southern University Board of Supervisors; Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Louisiana Workforce Commission
HB141 Provides relative to deadlines and time periods for certain filings and notices relative to financial disclosure statements.
HB313 Provides relative to the council of the La. State Law Institute.
HB314 Provides for the abolition of certain boards and commissions.
HB710 Changes the threshold to require certain candidates to file campaign finance reports.
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.
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.
HB954 Provides for technical corrections to various provisions of the La. Revised Statutes.
HB955 Provides relative to enforcement of certain provisions of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act.
HB1020 Requires, for certain elections, that notice to the public be given and records be kept relating to the remittance of portions of tax collections to specified retirement systems in accordance with law.
HB1090 Provides relative to methods of giving notice of decisions and orders in administrative adjudication proceedings.
HB1197 Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy in the office of sheriff under certain circumstances.
SCR11 Creates a special committee to study the process of redistricting or reapportionment..
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.
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