ISSUES TO WATCH THURSDAY
- HB1 The state’s spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 to debated and voted upon by the full House of Representatives.
- SCR99 Provides legislative approval of the MFP formula for FY 2012-13 as adopted by BESE on February 27, 2012 in Senate Education.
- SB100 Prohibits discrimination in state employment based upon sexual identification in Senate Labor committee.
House convenes at 9:00 a.m.
Senate convenes at 9:00 a.m.
NO HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Education. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB236 Provides relative to Internet and cell phone safety instruction in public schools.
HB269 Provides relative to education of children in foster care.
HB435 Provides scholarship opportunities to certain military veterans.
HB631 Provides relative to eligibility of certain students from military families to participate in interscholastic athletics.
HB692 Provides relative to the membership of the board of directors of the Research Park Corporation.
HB707 Provides relative to student assessment and statewide education standards.
HB818 Creates the Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Commission within LSU and provides for its powers and duties.
HB883 Authorizes the Board of Regents to increase licensure fee for postsecondary, academic degree-granting institutions operating in La..
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.
HB1109 Authorizes school boards to sell used personal computing devices to students or their parents or guardians.
HB1194 Provides relative to the performance of community service by high school students.
SB494 Requires the Dept. of Education to assist local public school systems in developing methods for selecting certain teachers.
SB726 Provides relative to legislative approval of the minimum foundation program formula.
SCR99 Provides legislative approval of the MFP formula for FY 2012-13 as adopted by BESE on February 27, 2012.
Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:
HB188 Provides with respect to the disqualification of unemployment compensation benefits.
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.
HB534 Provides for the suspension of certain licenses to persons who owe overpayment obligations of unemployment compensation benefits.
HB1121 Provides for access to employee records.
SB100 Prohibits discrimination in state employment based upon sexual identification.
SB430 Extends developmental injury prescription exception from two years to up to three years from date of accident.
Local & Municipal Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
HB106 Provides relative to the position of police chief in the city of Houma.
HB179 Removes and provides with respect to certain exemptions from the application of laws relative to such districts and commissions relative to historic preservation districts and landmark commissions in New Orleans,.
HB242 Provides relative to the position of deputy chief of police in the city of Alexandria.
HB410 Provides relative to the membership on and powers of the board of commissioners of a recreation district in Jackson Parish.
HB412 Statutorily substitute the city of Bunkie, in lieu of a certain population range, as the taxing authority authorized to levy and collect a hotel occupancy tax.
HB545 Provides relative to investments made by hospital service districts.
HB684 Provides with respect to service charges imposed by fire protection districts in Franklin Parish.
HB706 Provides relative to the authority granted to the mayor pro tempore and other persons to perform the duties of the mayor in his absence.
SB562 Provides relative to the tax upon the occupancy of hotel rooms, motel rooms, and overnight camping facilities levied and collected by the Abbeville Film and Visitors Commission District.
SB573 Creates the New Orleans Hospitality and Entertainment District.
SB600 Provides for the levy, collection, allocation, and use of certain taxes collected by the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission.
Natural Resources. At adjournment in Committee Room A. Agenda includes: Consideration and approval for sale of Department of Wildlife and Fisheries property in Concordia Parish
HB233 Allows night hunting of nuisance animals year-round on private property.
HB504 Provides relative to pooling of ultra deep drilling structures.
HB532 Extends the opportunity for the state to enter into cooperative agreements for the sale of surface water.
HB565 Re-creates the Department of Natural Resources.
HB570 Requires certain information relative to shipments of alligator parts or skins and exempts from the Public Records Act certain records held by the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries relative to specific shipments of alligator parts or skins.
HB656 Redraws the line for the coastal zone boundary.
HB720 Establishes the La. First Hiring Act to promote the hiring of residents of La.’s coastal parishes for public works projects for coastal restoration and protection.
HB896 Provides for the respective responsibilities of the Department of Transportation and Development and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in the coastal area.
HB916 Renames the state entities responsible for coastal protection and restoration.
HB918 Provides for the imposition of fines and penalties upon persons who tamper with water control structures owned by the state.
HB957 Provides for the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids.
HB1041 Provides for the transfer of certain property in Terrebonne Parish.
HCR7 Memorializes congress to assist the Vermilion Parish Police Jury regarding the permitting process and mitigation requirements involving maintenance performed by drainage districts.
HCR42 Memorializes congress to encourage and enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite their wetlands permitting process.
Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. At adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB117 Prohibits commercial motor vehicle drivers who have been issued certain waivers from driving commercial motor vehicles for public utilities.
HB124 Creates the Korean Defense Service license plate.
HB133 Authorizes the placement of “VETERAN” on drivers’ licenses and special identification cards.
HB162 Requires drivers to use headlights when driving through a tunnel.
HB197 Requires all occupants of a motor vehicle to wear safety belts.
HB310 Provides relative to the issuance of permits to dismantle motor vehicles which are more than 15 years old.
HB317 Authorizes the use of salvage material in coastal protection and restoration projects.
HB367 Provides relative to construction managers or third-party consultants employed by a public entity.
HB374 Changes time limitations on issuance of permits for official inspection stations.
HB384 Provides for shallow-draft ports to lease certain property without the necessity of public bid.
HB413 Authorizes the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration to assist the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and gives the district authority over activities on the banks of Bayou Lafourche.
HB425 Creates a special “For Hire” license plate for use in the city of New Orleans.
HB478 Changes the boundaries set aside for seafood production research.
HB485 Revises penalty provisions regarding overtaking and passing school buses.
HB499 Provides for drivers’ licenses issued to veterans.
HB533 Revises implied consent law to change term “machine” to “instrument”.
HB544 Requires a licensed driver who OMV has reason to believe to be unqualified to drive to submit to the written and skills test.
HB652 Authorizes ports to use the design-build method on certain construction projects.
HB713 Provides with respect to law enforcement checkpoints.
HB805 Provides with respect to the regulation of motor carriers.
HB831 Relative to the exclusion of certain contractors from bidding on public projects.
HB839 Provides with respect to the towing of motor vehicles.
HB857 Provides for minimum liability coverage for passenger vans used to transport railroad workers.
HB1056 Creates the Free and Accepted Mason prestige license plate.
HB1061 Authorizes the use of automatic liquefied petroleum gas dispensing devices.
HB1130 Provides for electronic display of proof of insurance.
HB1154 Creates the “Public Schools” prestige license plate.
HB1189 Provides for car carrier insurance requirements.
HB1200 Authorizes DOTD to transfer property destined to be demolished for public works.
HCR30 Urges and requests DOTD to install a traffic light at the junction of LA 594 and Millhaven Road and the entrance to Millhaven Estates Subdivision in Ouachita Parish.
SB503 Permits driving in left lane in certain municipalities.
SR95 Requests the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to proceed with the Vida Shaw Bridge replacement project.
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