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: Removed: HB 756, HB 826, HB 1171, HB 1221
- HB15 Adds licensed professional counselors to the list of persons who may serve on a clinical team appointed in lieu of a sanity commission.
- HB258 Creates the crime of unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the Internet.
- HB329 Amends provisions of law regarding parole eligibility.
- HB761 Provides relative to the time to produce certain information in response to a subpoena issued in investigations for certain offenses.
- HB906 Amends penalty provisions for possession of marijuana.
- HB1142 Provides relative to bail restrictions for offenses against a family or household member or dating partner.
- HB1189 Creates the crime of unlawful exposure of unsafe firearms to children.
- SB32 Provides criminal penalties for the manufacture, importation, sale, and installation of counterfeit air bags.
- SB147 Provides relative to the notice of an execution required to be given to the victim’s family.
- SB168 Provides requirements for the membership of the Louisiana Public Defender Board.
- SB326 Authorizes certain individuals to view certain videotaped statements.
- SB333 Provides relative to crime against nature and incest.
- SB351 Provides relative to burn injury reports.
- SB383 Provides with respect to parole eligibility.
- SB388 Provides relative to the registration of arson offenders.
- SB399 Provides with respect to the parole eligibility.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
- HB179 Provides relative to employment contracts for school employees being promoted or employed in a position of higher salary.
- HB306 Provides relative to salaries of certain teachers rated ineffective pursuant to the evaluation process.
- HB415 Provides for the reconvening of the Educator Evaluation Advisory Committee to make recommendations relative to the evaluation of teachers and administrators.
- HB533 Prohibits the inclusion of test scores of a student who has excessive absences in the value-added model for purposes of teacher evaluations.
- HB982 Provides relative to the process for discharging, demoting, or disciplining a permanent public school teacher.
- HB987 Provides relative teacher tenure and the removal of teachers.
- HB995 Provides relative to teacher evaluations.
- HB1129 Provides relative to professional development for teachers.
- HB1172 Provides relative to due process rights for teachers.
- HB1177 Provides relative to the governance of schools in large school systems.
- HCR2 Repeals a State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education rule.
- HCR46 Amends a State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education rule relative to planning time for teachers.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes: Added: HCR 88; Removed: HB 571, 1064
- HB249 Provides for access to child care assistance by homeless families.
- HB348 Prohibits termination of life-sustaining procedures for pregnant women.
- HB691 Provides relative to athletic trainers.
- HB903 Provides for the Louisiana Telehealth Access Act.
- HB1058 Requires the Dept. of Health and Hospitals to provide information concerning Down syndrome to healthcare providers and on its website.
- HB1155 Provides conditions for licensing of therapeutic group homes for youth suffering from mental illness.
- HB1176 Provides for restrictions on use of TANF cash assistance and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards.
- HCR81 Authorizes and directs the Department of Health and Hospitals to amend the administrative rule relative to the mandatory screenings to be performed for a newborn child.
- HCR88 Creates the Task Force on Telehealth Access.
- SB128 Provides for the licensure of specialist in school psychology by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
- SB157 Provides for the provisional licensure of psychologists by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
- SB279 Changes the domicile of the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes: Added: HCR 51; Removed HB 108, HB 321, HB 477, HB 1090
- HB143 Prohibits a former legislator from being appointed to or employed in any position in state government for a period of two years following the termination of his service as a legislator.
- HB161 Requires notification and reporting relative to certain communications made for the purpose of influencing the passage or defeat of legislation.
- HB190 Removes a nepotism exception for certain health professionals in a parish with a population of between four hundred thousand and four hundred forty thousand.
- HB265 Prohibits the expenditure of campaign funds on certain specified items.
- HB277 Provides for additional ethical standards for members of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the state superintendent of education, and related persons.
- HB374 Provides for the election of all members of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- HB406 Requires the consideration of certain provider impact issues and issuance of a provider impact statement prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules by a state agency.
- HB452 Prohibits public servants from engaging in certain activities with public funds and assets.
- HB459 Allows an immediate family member of a legislator to lobby the legislature under certain circumstances.
- HB739 Provides relative to certain legislative groups and lobbyist expenditure reports.
- HB764 Provides for the licensing and regulation of health insurance navigators and similar individuals and entities.
- HB870 Prohibits certain transactions involving charter schools.
- HB1062 Provides for a task force to make recommendations concerning electronic issuance of SNAP benefits.
- HB1079 Provides relative to the reporting of expenditures of campaign funds.
- HB1167 Provides with respect to testing for civil service entrance and promotion for certain city civil service employees.
- HB1211 Provides relative to precinct changes and annexations for election purposes.
- HCR51 Creates a task force to study and make recommendations on actions necessary to complete the construction of the Comite River Diversion Project.
- HCR70 Applies to congress under U.S. Const. Art. V to call a convention of the states to propose a U.S. constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget.
- Insurance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
- HB909 Provides for the Property Insurance Clarity Act.
- HB1092 Provides for exclusion of certain vehicle occupants from uninsured motorist coverage.
- HB1145 Enacts the Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2014.
- HB1201 Provides for an alternative long-term care benefit option for Medicaid applicants with life insurance policies who enter into certain viatical settlement contracts.
- SB260 Provides with respect to insurance producer license reinstatement.
- SB281 Provides with respect to insurance anti-fraud plans.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: Removed: HCR 47, HB 263, HB 1138, SB 239; Added SB 433
- HB609 Provides with respect to state property in Orleans parish.
- HB920 Provides for beneficial projects in settlements of Right-to-Know Law violations.
- HB1081 Provides for the authority to transfer or lease certain state property in Lafayette Parish.
- HB1082 Imposes an additional fee on the sale of saltwater fishing licenses and dedicates the revenues.
- HB1084 Creates the Air Quality Monitoring Commission.
- HB1113 Provides for the suspension of a person’s driver’s license for failure to pay fine or failure to appear in court when charged with littering.
- HB1117 Provides for water remediation standards.
- HB1125 Provides for the closure of oxidation ponds.
- HCR62 Urges and requests the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to study Lake Verret as an alternative drinking water source for Bayou Lafourche.
- SB433 Provides for the transfer of certain state properties in East Baton Rouge Parish.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Commerce. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes: Added: SB 507
- HB183 Provides relative to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act.
- HB340 Creates the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act.
- HB448 Authorizes the Louisiana Cemetery Board to impose fines for certain violations.
- HB621 Provides relative to the authority to act on behalf of a deceased or incompetent member of a limited liability company.
- HB766 Provides relative to consumer credit transactions.
- HB771 Provides with respect to cemeteries.
- HB1002 Provides with respect to embalmers and funeral directors.
- SB158 Provides for the licensure of professional engineers currently licensed in other jurisdictions.
- SB314 Provides relative to nonhazardous oilfield waste transporters.
- SB475 Provides relative to scrap metal.
- SB507 Provides relative to the practice of dentistry and the regulation of the profession.
- SCR71 Requests the Louisiana Department of Economic Development to study the feasibility of creating an official “Made in Louisiana” certification, brand, or label..
Finance. At adjournment in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
- SB84 Provides relative to consumer credit transactions..
- SB138 Authorize university logo to be placed on a driver’s license or identification card issued by the office of motor vehicles.
- SB338 Provides relative to economic reports for projects submitted in conjunction with the request for the review or approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.
- SB409 Provides for lowest available price for certain software procurement contracts.
- SB573 Creates the office of multimodal commerce in the Department of Economic Development and Multimodal Commerce created from a restructured Department of Economic Development, and transfers powers, duties, and responsibilities with respect to multimodal commerce and corresponding department employees, equipment, facilities, funding, and statutory entities from the Department of Transportation and Development to such office and department.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: Added: SCR 87
- SB96 Directs the Department of Health and Hospitals to offer health insurance with essential health benefits to every legal resident of Louisiana whose income is at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, and to allow the legislature to determine whether to continue the program when federal funding falls below 90% of the total program funding.
- SB349 Provides relative to Medicaid managed long term care support and services.
- SB432 Provides relative to disabled persons and assistance dogs.
- SB568 Provides relative to the practice of optometry and the regulation of such profession.
- SB600 Provides relative to immunizations.
- SB619 Transfers the powers, duties, and functions relative to regulating pain management clinics from the Department of Health and Hospitals to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.
- SCR69 Creates the “Erin’s Law” task force..
- SCR73 Establishes the Community Health Caucus of the Legislature of Louisiana..
- SCR75 Requests that DHH study and develop a list of best practices suicide prevention training programs to make available in Louisiana to offer for training groups of Louisiana professionals and citizens on a voluntary basis..
- SCR87 Directs DHH to create a working group to study the future of state health care funding..
Insurance. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
- HB286 Requires life insurers to notify insureds relative to conversion option.
- HB476 Provides relative to the denial, nonrenewal, or revocation of an insurance producer license.
- HB506 Provides with respect to notice requirements for qualified health plan issuers on the health insurance exchange.
- HB601 Prohibits a provider of healthcare services from refusing to submit a claim to a healthcare insurance issuer under certain circumstances.
- HB647 Provides relative to vehicle mechanical breakdown insurers.
- HB660 Provides relative to property residual value insurers.
- HB721 Provides relative to continuing education requirements.
- HB796 Relative to the Louisiana Health Care Commission.
- HB820 Clarifies that the valued policy clause provisions apply to all policies providing fire coverage.
- SB165 Provides relative to prescription drug specialty tiers.
- SB221 Provides relative to premiums.
Senate & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
- HB206 Re-creates the Department of State Civil Service and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law.
- HB226 Removes the requirement to reopen qualifying when no candidate qualified for an office or when the number of candidates who qualified for an office is less than the number of positions to be filled.
- HB246 Provides relative to the Department of Elderly Affairs, including provisions for officers and employees, rulemaking, and funding.
- HB324 Authorizes secretary of state to disclose certain electronic mail addresses or short message service numbers to other governmental entities, agencies, officials, and employees.
- HB365 Provides with respect to voter registration information and data.
- HB383 Makes revisions to the La. Election Code.
- HB428 Repeals provisions of law that allow for a refund of qualifying fees under certain circumstances when a candidate files multiple notices of candidacy.
- HB432 Re-creates the Department of State and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law.
- HB500 Allows a public servant to accept gifts valued at twenty-five dollars or less, up to an aggregate value of seventy-five dollars from any one person in a calendar year.
- HB501 Provides for voter registration at age sixteen.
- HB874 Requires an annual report to the legislature regarding litigation instituted by a state agency.
- HB1013 Provides relative to boards and commissions.
- SB1 Enacts the “Legislative Scholarship Fairness Act” (gov sig).
- SB300 Provides relative to the inspector general.
- SB322 Provides relative to the “Equal Pay for Women Act”.
- SB334 Provides that the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act be applicable to men, private employers and requires government contractors to verify equal pay practices.
- SB443 Requires the “Equal Pay for Women Act” to apply to local governments and political subdivisions.
- SB535 Establishes the Chief Legislative Security Officer and the Legislative Security Council.
- SCR64 Designates the city of Scott as the Cajun Art Capital of Louisiana..
Source: Louisiana News Bureau