Session Day 44 of 60 legislative days
ISSUES TO WATCH TUESDAY
- SB762 Transfers the adult protection services of the office of elderly affairs in the office of the governor to the Department of Health and Hospitals, office of aging and adult services in the House Health and Welfare committee.
- SCR99 Provides legislative approval of the MFP formula for FY 2012-13 as adopted by BESE on February 27, 2012 in House Education committee.
- HB1100 Amends provisions of law regarding the use of force, violence, and deadly force before the Senate Judiciary B committee.
House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 1:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Appropriations. At adjournment in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HCR157 Requests various state entities to provide information relative to existing statutory dedications and tax deductions, exclusions, and credits, and to report findings and recommendations to the legislature.
SB247 Creates the Central La. Technical Community College.
SB284 Merges certain La. Technical College campuses with South Louisiana Community College.
Civil Law & Procedure. 8:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
SB555 Provides for the remediation of oilfield sites and exploration and production sites.
Criminal Justice. 1:30 p.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HCR153 Requires prior legislative approval of the privatization, closure, or sale of any correctional facility.
SB623 Provides for right of privacy for juvenile victims of certain sex offenses.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HCR168 Relative to the La. State University Shreveport Commitment Plan as unanimously endorsed by the LSU Board of Supervisors on April 27, 2012, provides legislative findings and for certain reports to the legislature, the legislative education committees, and the Board of Regents for the next three academic years.
HR93 Requests the Board of Regents to study and report on the reorganization of the governance of La. public colleges and universities that offer academic degrees at the baccalaureate level and higher as proposed by HB No. 927 of the 2012 R.S..
HR112 Relative to the LSU Shreveport Commitment Plan as unanimously endorsed by the LSU Board of Supervisors on April 27, 2012, provides legislative findings and for certain reports to the legislature, the legislative education committees, and the Board of Regents for the next three academic years.
SB155 Authorizes the Dept. of Education to grant waivers for certain LA 4 requirements.
SB305 Removes geographic limitations on the legislature’s authority to create new school boards and provide relative to the financing of public education.
SB309 Provides relative to school improvement plans and requires trend data profiles to be provided to the governing authorities of public schools.
SB458 Provides relative to START education savings accounts and for definitions with respect thereto.
SB461 Provides relative to limitations on class size.
SB494 Requires the Dept. of Education to assist local public school systems in developing methods for selecting certain teachers.
SB635 Allows BESE to expend La. Quality Education Support Fund monies to utilize peer-review consultants for program review.
SB712 Provides relative to the establishment of an international school in Lafayette, including an exploratory committee for such purpose.
SCR99 Provides legislative approval of the MFP formula for FY 2012-13 as adopted by BESE on February 27, 2012.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HCR112 Requests the Dept. of Health and Hospitals to assess the viability of establishing public health research centers through public-private partnerships in medically underserved areas of the state.
SB86 Clarifies duties of healthcare providers as it relates to communicable diseases.
SB327 Provides that hospitals offer certain immunizations to inpatients 65 years of age or older.
SB371 Provides the Department of Health and Hospitals the authority to create an upper payment limit mechanism for Medicaid capitated services.
SB446 Prohibits any healthcare facility from discriminating in its offering and providing services to a person based on the person’s mental illness or disorder.
SB500 Amends the emergency medical services provisions.
SB629 Provides for certain “transparency” reporting to the legislature by the Department of Health and Hospitals concerning the Louisiana Medicaid Bayou Health program.
SB758 Provides for a health care service district within Department of Health and Hospitals’ Region IV.
SB762 Transfers the adult protection services of the office of elderly affairs in the office of the governor to the Department of Health and Hospitals, office of aging and adult services.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes:
HCR145 Requests the legislative governmental affairs committees to study issues relative to meetings of public bodies.
HR8 Provides relative to recommittal of certain legislative instruments.
HR12 Requires recommittal of certain legislative instruments.
HR46 Provides procedures to discipline persons who attempt to intimidate members of the House.
HR62 Provides relative to substantive floor amendments to bills on the local and consent calendar and provides relative to calendar placement of certain bills.
SB106 Requires the state to allow legislators to use unused space in a state building for a legislative office..
SB207 Provides for review of health coverage premium rates.
SB452 Provides that members of the press have access to mug shots.
SB591 Authorizes the creation of the Interest On Candidate Contributions Trust Account program.
SB606 Provides relative to expungement of records.
SB707 Excepts certain records obtained by the Senate for the purpose of confirmation from the provisions of public records law.
SCR11 Creates a special committee to study the process of redistricting or reapportionment..
SCR93 Requests the Integrated Criminal Justice Information System Policy Board to meet and facilitate in the development of an integrated criminal justice information system..
SCR107 Directs public agencies to provide sexual harassment education and training for its public servants.
Insurance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HCR113 Directs the La. Sentencing Commission to study the feasibility of requiring an offender to serve an imposed sentence through home incarceration with the use of electronic monitoring.
SB40 Extends effectiveness of provisions regarding the insurance fraud investigation unit in the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to July 1, 2014.
SB225 Provides relative to Medical Necessity Review Organizations.
SB669 Provide with respect to eye or vision care services provided by choice of practitioners.
SCR104 Establishes within the Department of Insurance an advisory work group to examine options available to allow an insured under a life insurance policy or the contract holder of an annuity to fund long-term care benefits.
Natural Resources & Environment. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
SB702 Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Orleans Parish.
SCR109 Requests the commissioner of conservation to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations necessary to protect human health and the environment as a result of releases from oil and gas well sites.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Environmental Quality. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
HB1067 Provides for reimbursement for processing waste tires.
Judiciary A. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
HB468 Provides for utilities in the right of passage for enclosed estates.
HB477 Provides disclosure procedures for asbestos and silica claims.
HB503 Provides for jurisdiction with respect to certain traffic violations.
HB866 Provides relative to informed consent for medical treatment and creates the La. Medical Disclosure Panel.
HB873 Authorizes the Traffic Court of New Orleans to exercise appellate jurisdiction in de novo appeals for violations from a traffic camera citation.
HB940 Provides with respect to notice of seizures.
HB1010 Provides relative to furniture and equipment purchased by the courts of appeal.
HB1117 Provides relative to the enforcement of certain liens.
HB1125 Provides with respect to the issuance of subpoenas directing the testimony of former legislators regarding matters of legislative speech and debate.
HB1150 Provides with respect to facsimile filings.
HB1158 Provides with respect to pretrial procedure in civil matters.
HB1159 Provides relative to real and actual interest in civil actions.
HB1168 Provides with respect to service of process in civil matters.
HB1192 Provides with respect to notaries.
HB1205 Provides for the transfer of a child support obligation to a caretaker.
HB1208 Provides relative to suspension of licenses for failure to pay child support obligations.
HCR13 Provides for certain peremptory exceptions.
HCR76 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding unpaid wages.
HCR81 Requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations for legislation relative to expedited jury trials.
HCR93 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study and make recommendations relative to suretyship.
HCR131 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study the testamentary disposition of the right to bring a survival action pursuant to Civil Code Article 2315.1.
HCR134 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study procedures relative to the abandonment of civil actions.
HCR140 Requests the La. State Law Institute to study the potential impact of creating a child support calculation system in cases of “dual paternity” on other areas of law.
Judiciary B. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room B. Agenda includes:
HB575 Provides relative to the disbursement of funds for the loss of life opportunities of wrongfully convicted persons.
HB1100 Amends provisions of law regarding the use of force, violence, and deadly force.
HB1204 Provides relative to the reinstatement of driving privileges associated with a violation of criminal law and extends time in which to request an administrative hearing following a DWI arrest.
Judiciary C. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
HB4 Increases criminal penalties for possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated serial numbers.
HB204 Creates the crime of reckless discharge of a firearm in a residential area.
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