House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 9:00 a.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Criminal Justice. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: Removed: HB 258, HB 673, HB 745
- HB13 Creates the crime of unlawful sales of firearms.
- HB71 Limits appeals of death row inmates.
- HB494 Provides that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or license.
- HB508 Provides relative to certain offenses of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- HB511 Provides relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- HB519 Authorizes the possession of short barrel firearms without federal registration for lifetime concealed handgun permit holders.
- HB520 Excludes carrying a concealed handgun from the crime of illegal carrying of weapons for certain persons.
- HB546 Provides with respect to restitution in criminal cases.
- HB638 Provides relative to the crime of failure to register as a sex offender or child predator.
- HB639 Amends the definition of criminal offense against a victim who is a minor to include certain convictions of stalking.
- HB697 Provides relative to the in-person periodic renewals of persons who are required to register but do not have a fixed residence address.
- HB707 Creates an exception to the crime of carrying a concealed weapon on a school campus for concealed weapons holders who are teachers or administrators of certain schools.
- HB885 Provides for certain procedures relative to the end of registration and notification requirements of convicted sex offenders and child predators.
- HB1142 Provides relative to bail restrictions for offenses against a family or household member or dating partner.
- HB1157 Amends provisions of law regarding intensive parole supervision.
- HB1158 Creates the crime of solicitation of funds or transportation for certain unlawful purposes.
- HB1216 Amends the crime of unlawful presence of a sex offender relative to a former victim.
- SB296 Provides relative to inventory of untested sexual assault collection kits.
- SB542 Requires annual report from the Gaming Control Board on impact of technology advances on gaming industry.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: Added: HCR 61; Removed: HB 407, HB 867. NOTE: Committee will reconvene after adjournment and may consider any instrument not disposed of during the morning session. HB 1177 WILL BE heard after adjournment.
- HB89 Provides relative to the payment of accrued liabilities of retirement systems and other retirement obligations from minimum foundation program funds allocated to charter schools.
- HB184 Provides relative to assets or property acquired or used by charter schools under certain circumstances.
- HB701 Provides relative to student eligibility for vouchers.
- HB702 Provides relative to eligibility of kindergarten students for participation in the voucher program.
- HB703 Prohibits the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from authorizing charter schools under certain circumstances.
- HB816 Requires that the Recovery School District provide advance notice to contractors when decisions have been made to cancel contracts.
- HB836 Requires the state Dept. of Education to develop an accountability system for nonpublic schools participating in the voucher program and requires compliance with the system by such schools.
- HB876 Provides relative to greetings and displays associated with traditional celebrations in winter in public schools.
- HB941 Provides for allocations of certain public school funds to building renovation and replacement purposes in certain school districts.
- HB1177 Provides relative to the governance of schools in large school systems.
- HB1199 Provides relative to parents’ access to information about schools and instructional materials used by schools.
- HB1228 Provides relative to a program for educating students with exceptionalities.
- HB1243 Provides conditions and prohibitions relative to approval of certain charter school proposals.
- HCR61 Urges and requests BESE to develop a statewide funding model for early childhood care and educational services.
Health & Welfare. 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes: Removed: HB 720; Added: HCR 43, HB 1200
- HB66 Requires state-affiliated physicians to serve on the State Medical Disability Board upon request of the Firefighters’ Retirement System.
- HB216 Provides for preparation of pies in the home for public consumption.
- HB228 Relative to criminal history of an adult living in a foster home.
- HB294 Provides relative to preparation of cane syrup in the traditional manner for public consumption.
- HB396 Provides relative to the membership of the Nursing Supply and Demand Council.
- HB403 Provides for certificates of stillbirth and hospital policies concerning disposition of fetal remains.
- HB775 Provides relative to home processors of food for sale.
- HB889 Establishes a fund to educate Louisiana citizens on ways to opt out of the Affordable Care Act.
- HB1052 Creates the Domestic Violence Prevention Commission.
- HB1061 Provides relative to legal representation for children and indigent parents in child protection cases.
- HB1148 Provides with respect to certain food service establishment permits.
- HB1200 Provides relative to Medicaid recovery audit contractors and procedures.
- HB1215 Provides relative to collaborative practice agreements between advanced practice registered nurses and physicians.
- HCR38 Urges Louisiana’s congressional delegation to support a national moratorium on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- HCR43 Requests the State Board of Medical Examiners to study and make recommendations concerning authorization to perform certain surgical procedures.
- HCR67 Provides for the Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to be coordinated by the School of Public Health of the LSU Health Sciences Center at New Orleans.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes: Added: HB 616, HB 1178
Removed: HB175, HB 270, HB 627
- HB121 Provides relative to records of the office of the governor.
- HB198 Provides for the election sections for the City Court of Baton Rouge and for the number of judges elected from such sections.
- HB318 Provides a public records exemption for certain documents of or in the possession of the Board of Tax Appeals.
- HB614 Provides relative to certain deadlines relative to meetings of public bodies.
- HB616 Provides relative to public records requests.
- HB684 Exempts certain security districts and similar districts from certain requirements for public notice and for recording or broadcast of certain meetings.
- HB686 Provides relative to disclosure of information concerning certain boards and commissions.
- HB716 Establishes protections for certain independent public contractors who report criminal activity on the part of public entities.
- HB879 Provides relative to insurance holding companies.
- HB1121 Provides an exemption from the Public Records Law for certain commercially sensitive information of a public power authority.
- HB1135 Exempts certain records and information pertaining to selection or service of a grand or petit jury from the Public Records Law.
- HB1151 Provides relative to the election of judges for the City Court of Baton Rouge.
- HB1178 Provides relative to the membership and election of members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
- HB1207 Provides references in the Public Records Law to exemptions applicable to certain records relative to insurance.
Insurance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes: Removed: HB 722, SB 169
- HB470 Requires insurers who are admitted to write homeowner’s policies in the state to provide coverage on any residential structure which has been constructed or retrofitted to comply with the Uniform Construction Code.
- HB1163 Requires an insurer who obtains a consumer’s credit report to provide a copy of the credit report to the applicant.
- HB1203 Provide that insurers may not use claims that did not exceed the insured’s deductible to cancel coverage.
- HB1218 To provide with respect to notice of uninsured motorist coverage.
- SB178 Provides with respect to health care sharing ministries.
- SB181 Provides with respect to the Louisiana Citizens Insurance Corporation policy take-out program.
- SB243 Provide with respect to the Insurance Fraud Investigation Unit.
- SB247 Provides with respect to insurance fraud.
- SB254 Provides relative to travel insurance.
- SB436 Changes the sunset date of the “Sledge Jeansonne Louisiana Insurance Fraud Prevention Act”.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: Removed: HB 1082
- HB311 Removes lands located in the Atchafalaya Basin from certain state lease requirements.
- HB609 Provides with respect to state property in Orleans parish.
- HB782 Deposits proceeds collected by the state from the use or withdrawal of surface water into the Aquatic Plant Control Fund for aquatic weed control and eradication.
- HB1081 Provides for the authority to transfer or lease certain state property in Lafayette Parish.
- HB1085 Provides for the lease of certain state property in Ascension Parish.
- HB1120 Determines that the Southern Hills Aquifer System is an area of groundwater concern and a critical area of groundwater concern and provides for limitations on groundwater removal from such aquifer system.
- HB1154 Provides for the size and number of escape rings on crab traps.
- HB1160 To require the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to establish a program to enhance and elevate professionalism in the commercial crab industry.
- HB1204 Provides for alternate unit well permits.
- HB1242 Authorizes the use of kayaks, canoes, and pirogues at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge.
- HCR52 Urges the commissioner of conservation to evaluate the appropriateness of restrictions on withdrawals from the Southern Hills Aquifer System.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Education. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: Added: SB 358; Removed: SB 458
- HB1016 Provides for State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who meet certain academic eligibility criteria relative to language proficiency.
- SB144 Provides relative to the review and adoption of textbooks and other instructional materials.
- SB225 Provides relative to assets or property acquired or used by charter schools under certain circumstances.
- SB312 Enacts the “Parents’ Bill of Rights”.
- SB358 Provides relative to the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act to provide that certain high level autonomies relative to procurement apply to certain institutions under a shared service model.
- SB366 Requires BESE to develop a master plan for K-12 education.
- SB598 Authorizes appropriate early childhood programs to engage in cooperative purchasing.
- SB599 Provides relative to TOPS reporting requirements.
- SB635 Moves the Cecil J. Picard Educational and Recreational Center from the Department of Education to the office of juvenile justice.
Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:
- SB159 Provides relative to definition of wages.
- SB359 Limits penalty for failure to pay wages.
- SB372 To provide for auditing of employer records for unemployment compensation.
- SB412 Provides with respect to retaliation in employment.
Local & Municipal Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: Removed: SB 579, HB 577
- HB97 Provides relative to a sales and use tax for the Union Parish School Board.
- HB173 Provides relative to the Sherwood Forest Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Improvement District.
- HB201 Provides relative to the powers granted to the mayor pro tempore in a Lawrason Act municipality.
- HB253 Authorizes the governing authority of St. Tammany Parish to create a geographic information system district.
- HB456 Provides that the position of police chief for the city of Covington is in the unclassified service.
- HB576 Exempts Mandeville from certain laws regarding wages and hours of police officers.
- HB579 Grants the governing authority of the city of Sulphur the power to grant certain powers and duties to the city’s zoning commission.
- HB904 Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the Cottonport Housing Authority.
- HB1012 Provides relative to a special taxing district in Jefferson Parish.
- SB425 Provides relative to private water supply or sewer system providers.
- SB593 Limits the number of terms of office of any elected official of certain municipalities.
- SB674 To provide relative to incorporation of unincorporated areas.
Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. At adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
- HB254 Provides relative to leasing of certain marina facilities operated by Jefferson Parish.
- HB316 Exempts single axle two-wheel trailers from motor vehicle inspection requirements.
- HB364 Provides for suspension and seizure of a person’s driver’s license.
- HB419 Provides relative to access to public drainage for maintenance purposes.
- HB655 Requires a person applying for a commercial driver’s license to provide a current medical examiner’s certificate.
- HB860 Provides for the registration expiration date for certain commercial trucks and trailers.
- HB896 Prohibits the use of photo speed enforcement devices on interstates.
- SB79 Provides relative to flood protection authorities.
- SB316 Provides relative to payments under public contracts.(8/1/14).
- SB552 Provide relative to early contractor involvement (ECI) method for public contracts.
- SB644 Provides relative to disposition of traffic citations on state highways.
- SCR63 Requests DOTD to take action to provide greater safety to the motoring public at the intersection of Thomas Road and Scenic Highway in East Baton Rouge Parish..
Source: Louisiana News Bureau