ISSUES TO WATCH WEDNESDAY
The House is scheduled to consider anti-bullying legislation.
SB443 on legacy lawsuits in Senate Judiciary A committee.
SB708 Requires that audible heartbeat be made and ultrasound images be displayed for review by pregnant woman prior to abortion in House Health and Welfare 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:
SB168 Provide other penalties for various traffic violations.
SB243 Creates the crime of failure to report certain felonies.
SB256 Provides relative to the treatment of pregnant offenders in custody.
SB319 Provides relative to the right to notice of time and place of defendant’s required appearance.
SB321 Provides for eligibility for parole consideration.
SB481 Provides relative to discovery procedures for certain evidence in certain criminal proceedings.
SB519 Provides relative to juvenile delinquency proceedings.
SB553 Provides for procedures relative to sobriety court programs.
SB565 Prohibit death row inmate from selling items produced by him.
SB659 Makes revisions to Code of Criminal Procedure relative to discovery.
SB689 Creates the crime of battery of a security officer.
SB710 Provides relative to the interception of communications.
SB738 Provides relative to a claim of self-defense.
SCR93 Requests the Integrated Criminal Justice Information System Policy Board to meet and facilitate in the development of an integrated criminal justice information system.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
SB103 Limits the number of hours required to earn a baccalaureate degree.
SB104 Provides relative to postsecondary education articulation and transfer requirements.
SB247 Creates the Central La. Technical Community College.
SB284 Merges certain La.Technical College campuses with South Louisiana Community College.
SB305 Removes geographic limitations on the legislature’s authority to create new school boards and provide relative to the financing of public education.
SB507 Permits participation of student athletes at certain camps and showcase opportunities provided that such participation complies with law, policies, guidelines, rules, and regulations regarding recruitment.
SB685 Requires the parents or guardians of public school children to attend at least one parent-teacher conference per year.
SB745 Provides for consolidation of school districts.
SB759 Provides relative to the care of students with diabetes.
SB764 Prohibits bullying at schools or school sponsored events.
SCR17 Requests the Board of Regents and LCTCS to study the feasibility of merging Capital Area Technical College and Baton Rouge Community College..
SCR60 Requests BESE/DOE to develop a comprehensive curriculum for a high school communications/speech course to prepare students to communicate effectively.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
SB320 Provides for the use of the title of “Doctor” or the abbreviation “Dr.” by certain healthcare providers.
SB628 Provides relative to adult residential care providers and the modules of adult residential care providers.
SB637 Amends the Polysomnographic Practice Act.
SB708 Requires that audible heartbeat be made and ultrasound images be displayed for review by pregnant woman prior to abortion.
SB756 Provides relative to pharmacy records audits.
SB758 Provides for a health care service district within Department of Health and Hospitals’ Region IV.
SCR49 Recognizes the need to devise strategies to decrease the high incidence of women dying of heart disease and stroke..
House & Governmental Affairs. No meeting scheduled in . Agenda includes:
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: Consideration of sale of state lands: DWF property in Concordia Parish; Wooddale Towers Building, Baton Rouge
SB200 Requires DEQ to conduct an inspection of certain school buildings for the presence of lead hazards..
SB201 Requires state and local agencies to publish on-line minimum lead standards..
SB211 Requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to disclose lead issues and any lead testing that has been performed on school grounds.
SB228 Provides an exception for certain agricultural materials from the prohibition of outdoor burning.
SB479 Provides for sales of certain public lands for economic development purposes.
SB502 Requires annual reports from certain special districts regarding its groundwater resources.
SB505 Provides for the payment to certain royalty owners.
SB702 Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Orleans Parish.
SB733 Provides for the membership of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.
SB748 Provides for the reportable release from natural gas distribution lines.
SCR41 Approves the annual integrated coastal protection plan for Fiscal Year 2012-2013..
SCR46 Approves the comprehensive master plan for integrated coastal protection..
SCR53 Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study legal issues surrounding groundwater and surface water law..
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Commerce. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB541 Provides for fire marshal review of plans and specifications for health care facilities and residential living options.
HB721 Provides for a fee paid to the attorney general from tobacco product manufacturers for certification.
HB782 Provides with respect to certain contracts for the collection and settlement of debts as the practice of law.
HB823 Provides with respect to licensure requirements for appraisal management companies.
HB936 Creates the Louisiana Military Advisory Council.
HB1014 Provides relative to appraisal management companies.
HB1015 Specifies with regard to membership on the La. Motor Vehicle Commission.
HB1063 Provides relative to the practice of architecture through firms.
HB1065 Provides with respect to certain mergers in regard to the updating of professional licenses.
HB1111 Describes hospital and medical benefits for permittees licensed to race horses.
HB1178 Provides relative to benefit corporations.
HB1188 Provides for the Scrap Metal Recycler Law.
HB1207 Creates an unfair and deceptive trade practice for misrepresentation regarding local television services.
SB423 Exempts officers and employees of an entity acting on behalf of the same entity from conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce.
SB724 Provides relative to the Louisiana Quality Jobs Programs Act.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB73 Provides relative to the disclosure of records in the vital records registry.
HB80 Prohibits smoking in psychiatric facilities of DHH.
HB95 Prohibits the conversion to cash of Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) benefits issued electronically and prohibits the use of such benefits in liquor stores, gaming establishments, and sexually oriented businesses.
HB172 Amends provisions of the Dental Practice Act relative to sedation of dental patients.
HB349 Amends the Dental Practice Act.
HB362 Requires automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in high schools that participate in interscholastic athletics.
HB639 Provides relative to the identification, monitoring, assistance, and treatment of dentists and dental hygienists suffering from mental illness, physical deficiencies, or substance abuse.
HB687 Provides with respect to heath care records.
HB846 Establishes principles for the state mental health system.
HB867 Authorizes a cooperative endeavor between University Medical Center in Lafayette and the Lafayette Parish School System to develop a pilot program for school-based health and wellness centers.
HB952 Establishes the Mental Health Services Preservation Act.
HB1016 Provides for duties of the Dept. of Children and Family Services relative to licensure of day care centers and to facilitation of the La. Advisory Council on Child Care and Early Education.
HB1025 Provides for assessments, a self-reporting waiver, and the extension of protected actions and communications applicable to the allied practitioner health program.
HB1086 Provides for general application of laws relative to medical consent and declarations concerning life-sustaining procedures.
HCR5 Continues the Task Force on Legal Representation in Child Protection Cases.
HCR11 Memorializes congress to defund and appropriate no future funding to Planned Parenthood.
HCR52 Requests the study of the feasibility of establishing a breast milk bank in Northeast La..
HCR69 Amends administrative rules relative to examination requirements for athletic trainer certification.
HCR84 Urges and requests the Dept. of Health and Hospitals and the La. Hospital Association to promote and encourage all hospitals and medical clinics that receive state dollars to promote the “Text4baby” initiative.
HCR105 Requests the La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs to study the feasibility of Veterans Treatment Courts.
HCR108 Establishes a study committee to study inpatient transfers between hospitals, public or private, and make recommendations on the establishment of transfer agreements.
SB371 Provides the Department of Health and Hospitals the authority to create an upper payment limit mechanism for Medicaid capitated services.
SB593 Provides for the Viable and Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
SCR79 To study the effects of the reduction of state funds as related to inpatient behavioral health facilities, including those treating both mental illness and substance abuse, in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes and have a preliminary and comprehensive report presented to certain entities..
Judiciary A. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB443 Provides relative to limited admission of liability in lawsuits for environmental damages.
Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB319 Provides relative to the salary of the assessor in Lafayette Parish.
HB674 Authorizes the granting of ad varlorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain businesses.
HB694 Establishes a program to authorize the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain businesses.
HB1096 Re-creates the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program.
HB1102 Authorizes the disclosure of certain taxpayer information to the La. Clerks’ of Court Association.
HB1120 Exempts resale of services from local sales tax.
Senate & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: Confirmation hearings: Division of Administration, Board of Ethics, Office of the Governor, Dept. of Health and Hospitals, Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections, Dept. of State, Dept. of Transportation and Development, Dept. of Treasury
HB292 Requires local option elections in local school districts on term limits for school board members.
HB357 Provides for the territorial jurisdiction and election districts of the justice of the peace courts and constables in LaSalle Parish.
HB365 Requires candidates for certain offices to receive ethics education prior to qualifying.
HB385 Provides relative to registration and voting by certain displaced registrants.
HB510 Provides for the territorial jurisdiction and election districts of the justice of the peace courts and constables in DeSoto Parish.
HB710 Changes the threshold to require certain candidates to file campaign finance reports.
HB711 Provides for the requirements of the notice of candidacy by additionally requiring a candidate to certify that he has filed any campaign finance reports previously due.
HB715 Authorizes the secretary of state to charge a fee for filing franchise applications and issuing certificates to those offering cable or video service.
HB767 Provides for the composition of the 24th Judicial District Court.
HB1034 Excludes persons whose public service is limited to certain professional services from the provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics.
HB1113 Exempts the La. Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners from certain provisions of Public Records Law.
HB1143 Provides relative to meeting agendas.
HCR132 Expresses support for the people of Israel and for their right to live in freedom and to defend themselves and extends best wishes to the people of Israel for peace, security, and prosperity.
SB226 Provides for an exception to the prohibition of a public servant from doing business with a person who has a business relationship with the agency of the public servant under certain circumstances.
SR110 Establishes a commission to study the licensure and regulation of behavior analysts..
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