Monday at the 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:

HB77 Dedicates a portion of the state excise tax levied on beverages of low alcoholic content to the La. Wounded Warrior Fund.

HB168 Provides for ancillary expenses of state government.

HB240 Establishes the Privatization Review Act.

HB519 Establishes the Privatization Review Act.

HB549 Establishes the MediFund for statewide advancement of biosciences and medical centers of excellence.

HB677 Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

HB687 Makes Appropriations for the expenses of the legislature for FY 2013-2014.

HB691 Appropriates funds for the expenses of the Louisiana Judiciary for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

HB692 Provides for revenue sharing distribution for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

Civil Law & Procedure. 1:30 p.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:

HB87 Exempts public postsecondary education tuition and fees from requirements for imposing a new or increasing an existing fee.

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

HB206 Removes geographic limitations on the legislature’s authority to create new school boards and on provisions relative to financing education.

HB426 Adds members to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

HB436 Provides relative to final passage of the general appropriation bill.

HB514 Limits increases in ad valorem taxation under certain circumstances.

Commerce. 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:

HB108 Authorizes local governmental subdivisions to approve certain activities under the Consumer Choice of Television Act.

HB421 Adds a fee at license renewal for contractors dedicated to certain schools of construction management or construction technology.

HB573 Includes legal and consulting fees of Pilotage Fee Commission in pilotage fees and rates.

SB23 Provides relative to new or relocated motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle dealerships.

SB81 Provides relative to registration of certain home improvement contractors.

SB136 Provides relative to motor vehicles.

SB174 Provides for the use of defenses by a debtor in an action by a creditor on a credit agreement.

SB190 Provides relative to banks and mutual associations.

Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:

HB211 Authorizes parishes and municipalities to create local transportation districts within their territorial jurisdiction.

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

HB654 Provides with respect to toll violations.

SB65 Exempts the New Orleans Aviation Board from certain restrictions on the use of construction managers or third-party consultants.

SB77 Expands the jurisdiction of the Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority.

SB147 Prohibits any device from being used to access, read, or post to a social networking site while operating a motor vehicle.

SB151 Designates portion of LA 741 in St. Landry Parish as the “Hadley J. Castille-Pecanaire Highway”.

SB161 Provides $1,000,000 annual limit on work performed by a public entity with its own employees and resources to restore or rehabilitate certain levees and extends the termination date.

SB217 Prohibits the transport of hazardous materials on that portion of La. Hwy. 48 designated as Apple Street in Norco.

SB218 Prohibits DOTD from collecting fines from persons not paying tolls on the Crescent City Connection.

Ways and Means. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:

HB2 Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget.

HB3 Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act.

HB151 Extends the sunset of tax credits for certain heritage-based cottage industries located within the Cane River Heritage Area.

HB161 Reduces the amount of the income tax credit for state-certified productions and removes authority to transfer or sell motion picture investor tax credits.

HB166 Provides relative to determining the market value of trees, timber, and pulpwood for purposes of levying the severance taxes.

HB182 Provides relative to the promulgation of guidelines for determining the definition of “sale at retail” for purposes of the exemption from the sales and use tax for certain agricultural commodities utilized in preparing crops or animals for market.

HB185 Authorizes a tax credit for donations made to the La. Community and Technical College System.

HB316 Requires state agencies which administer tax credits and rebates to report certain information.

HB329 Removes the income requirement for purposes of qualifying for the special assessment level.

HB358 Removes the Jan. 1, 2015, sunset date for issuance of sound recording investor tax credits and provides a threshold for Louisiana residents.

HB377 Establishes a registry for tax credits and provides relative to the period of time to report claims or a transfer to the registry.

HB444 Requires the termination of certain tax credits.

HB455 Establishes the Louisiana New Markets Jobs tax credit.

HB474 Provides relative to the exemption from severance tax for inactive wells.

HB483 Extends authority to grant tax credits for certain state-certified musical or theatrical facility infrastructure projects.

HB499 Requires state agencies which administer tax credits and rebates to annually report certain information.

HB501 Extends the sunset of the musical and theatrical production base investment income tax credit.

HB506 Authorizes expanded use of the Parish e-file tax collection system.

HB529 Imposes a tax on single use plastic carry bags.

HB563 Changes eligibility and provides for administrative changes for the Research and Development Tax Credit.

HB571 Provides relative to rebates and rebate programs.

HB574 Increases the state excise tax on certain tobacco products.

HB617 Creates an income tax checkoff for the Louisiana National Guard Honor Guard for Military Funerals.

HB630 Provides for the transferability of the income tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic commercial structures.

HB636 Changes the oil spill contingency fee both in amount and application and removes limitation on expenditures from the Oil Spill Contingency Fund.

HB653 Changes the state sales and use tax rate and provides for the taxability of sale and services.

HB655 Establishes criteria for participation in the enterprise zone program for the receipt of tax credits and rebate payments.

HB675 Requires the tax on gasoline, diesel fuels, and special fuels to be adjusted annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

HB681 Changes the definition of alternative fuel for purposes of the tax credit for conversion of a vehicle to alternative fuel usage.

HB686 Establishes the Firearm and Ammunitions Manufacturer Tax Credit.

HB696 Reduces the amount of certain tax credits beginning January 1, 2014, for income tax credits and January 1, 2015, for corporate franchise credits.

HB697 Provides for the net operating loss deduction and the tax credit for inventory taxes paid.

HB698 Provides relative to the School Readiness Tax Credits.

HB704 Limits the amount of the deduction allowed for federal income taxes paid for purposes of computing the state tax on the net income of individuals.

HB711 Imposes a tax on single-use plastic carry bags and provides for the use of the avails thereof.

HB712 Requires the secretary of the Dept. of Revenue to uniformly reduce the amount of tax credits in a year of a budget deficit.

HB716 Decreases the state sales and use tax rate and repeals exclusions and exemptions from state sales and use tax.

SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Finance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes: Overview of FY 13-14 Executive Budget for: DED, DHH, DEQ, Other Requirements. Discussion of legislation will begin at 1:00 PM.

SB150 Provides for authorized agents for purposes of criminal history checks on nonlicensed persons and licensed ambulance personnel.

SB185 Provides relative to Medicaid and certain managed health care organizations providing health care services to Medicaid beneficiaries.

SB226 Provides relative to special funds in the state treasury.

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

SCR35 Directs the allocation of federal funds received due to Hurricane Isaac to parishes based on the amount of damage sustained within the parish..

SR42 Denounces the executive budget and requests the governor to restore funds to the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority - Morial Convention Center..

SR53 Directs the office of community development to follow certain recommendations of the legislative auditor and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, office of inspector general.

Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. 1:00 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:

SB45 Merges certain La. Technical College campuses with Baton Rouge Community College.

SB63 Authorizes each assessor to increase his compensation by up to 4% each calendar year for four years beginning 2013.

SB82 Phases in an exemption from local sales tax on certain inhibitors and complex biologics if the Revenue Estimating Conference estimates a certain percentage increase in state general sales tax.

SB96 Constitutional amendment to provide for eligibility for disabled veterans and their spouses for certain exemptions from ad valorem taxes.

SB102 Provides exemptions from sales and use tax levied for certain VEGF inhibitors and certain complex biologics.

SB165 Requires a qualified cost report prior to issuance of a motion picture investor tax credit.

SB256 Provides for certain tax credits regarding vehicle usage of alternative fuels.

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