Monday at the Louisiana Legislature

House convenes at 2:00 p.m.

Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m.

House Committee Meetings

Appropriations. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:

HB1 Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

HB45 Creates the La. Manufactured Firearms and Ammunition Act.

HB100 Provides with respect to gaming proceeds payable to the horse racing industry.

HB452 Provides for the transfer of deposits and monies among state funds.

HB604 Provides for the distribution and allocation of unspent federal funds available for recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Civil Law & Procedure. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:

HB407 Provides relative to prefiling and consideration of certain legislation at regular sessions.

HB434 Requires spending due to constitutional or other mandates to be considered in a separate appropriation bill from spending that is not required to be funded if health care or higher education funding is reduced.

HB435 Provides relative to the budget process.

HB469 Provides with respect to immunity from liability for volunteer firemen.

HB532 Provides for a hospital stabilization formula and assessment and creates the Hospital Stabilization Fund and provides for uses of the fund.

HB533 Creates the Medical Assistance Trust Fund as a constitutional fund, creates accounts for each provider paying fees into the fund, and provides for uses of the fund.

HB581 Provides relative to exemptions from seizure.

Commerce. No meeting scheduled in . Agenda includes:

Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:

HB31 Requires DOTD to present highway priority program information in a certain format and allows for deletions and substitutions of projects within proposed program.

HB47 Restricts the issuance of certain traffic citations and the imposition of certain civil penalties.

HB181 Allows public entities in Evangeline Parish to let a contract to other than the lowest bidder in certain circumstances.

HB372 Creates prestige license plates for the Louisiana Republican and Democratic Parties.

HB556 Provides relative to contracts let by certain entities for capital projects in Orleans Parish.

Ways and Means. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: Followed by Joint Meeting at 1:30 PM with Senate Revenue & Fiscal Affairs regarding approval of proposed fee charged by third-party processor pursuant to Act 559 of 2010 Regular Session

HB122 Authorizes an assessor to make separate assessments of undivided interests in tax parcels under certain circumstances.

HB162 Provides with respect to maximum authorized millage rates and provisions authorizing increases in certain millage rates without voter approval.

HB330 Reduces the homestead exemption.

HB331 Provides with respect to the amount of assessed valuation at which the homestead exemption applies.

HB369 Provides relative to information included in certain taxpayer notifications from assessors.

HB514 Limits increases in ad valorem taxation under certain circumstances.

HB517 Provides with respect to ad valorem taxes for heavy equipment rental property.

HB521 Increases the amount of the homestead exemption and the level of a homestead’s assessed valuation at which the homestead exemption applies.

HB576 Creates a special taxing district to provide a supplemental means of financing higher education.

HB622 Provides requirements for public hearings for purposes of certain millage increases.

HB705 Provides relative to solar energy systems tax credit and removes wind energy systems tax credit.

Senate Committee Meetings

Finance. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:

SB4 Provides for use of entry age normal valuation method by Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System and Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana.

SB35 Provides for health action plans by the Department of Health and Hospitals.

SB111 Constitutional amendment to provide for thresholds at which certain funds and allocations are subject to reduction or transfer to eliminate a projected deficit in a fiscal year.

SB199 Creates and provides for the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School Board and school system in East Baton Rouge Parish.

SB204 Provides relative to the issuance of bonds to finance capital improvements for the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System.

SB246 Provides for the dedication of revenues realized from the expansion of health insurance coverage pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.

SB252 Provides relative to certain annual license fee renewals for participating in horse racing.

Retirement. 1:00 pm in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:

SB7 Provides a sixty-month final average compensation period for members of state and statewide retirement systems.

SB11 Provides relative to funding of and eligibility for post-retirement benefit increases for certain state employees and teachers.

Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. 10:00 a.m. in House Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: Followed by Joint Meeting at 1:30 PM with House Ways & Means regarding approval of proposed fee charged by third-party processor pursuant to Act 559 of 2010 Regular Session

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