Wednesday at the Legislature

House convenes at 1:00 p.m.

Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m.


Criminal Justice. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:

HB154 Provides penalties relative to persons aiding and abetting in the commission of a crime and provides for the procedure by which an aider and abettor may be resentenced.

HB266 Provides procedures for use of electronic mail to send notice of bond forfeiture.

HB277 Repeals provisions of law regarding prior approval for the transfer of certain firearms.

HB309 Authorizes the use of electronic monitoring for work release programs operated by the sheriff.

HB385 Amends provisions of law regarding post-conviction relief.

HB423 Provides relative to petitions for injunctive relief or declaratory judgments regarding the registration and notification requirements of sex offenders.

HB440 Provides relative to sex offender registration and notification.

HB497 Increases the maximum term of imprisonment for a first and second conviction of domestic abuse battery.

SB6 Provides relative to the crime of unauthorized entry of a place of business.

SB8 Authorizes sheriffs to use prisoners for manual labor upon churches and other religious buildings.

SB32 Provides for special consideration for veterans who are arrested or convicted of a crime.

SB43 Provides relative to the crime of manufacture and possession of a bomb.

SB60 Creates the crime of false personation of a veteran or veteran-owned business.

SB72 Provides relative to disturbing the peace at funerals.

SB113 Provides relative to the LA Public Defender Board and certain employees.

SB141 Provides relative to the temporary placement of video poker devices.

Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:

HB346 Requires legislative approval of changes made to school performance score ranges.

HB598 Provides relative to performance-based scores and letter grades assigned to public schools and school districts.

HB647 Provides conditions for the establishment of new school systems.

HB671 Authorizes the LSU Board of Supervisors to impose certain tuition and fee amounts at certain institutions.

SB31 Enacts Board Scholarship Reporting Act relative to scholarships awarded by members of higher education management boards.

SB117 Provides for the creation of the Outcomes-Based Funding Task Force.

SB118 Provides relative to the use, expenditure, or allocation of funds appropriated to public postsecondary education management boards.

SB130 Creates the Early Childhood Care and Education Network and the Tiered Kindergarten Readiness Improvement System.

SB202 Revises core curriculum requirements and the method of calculating the grade point average for TOPS awards.

SB229 Provides that the Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund shall be known as the “Kevin P. Reilly, Sr. Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund.” (gov sig).

Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:

HB233 Provides that eligibility standards for the La. Medicaid program shall conform to those established by the Affordable Care Act and requires reporting of program outcomes.

HB429 Provides relative to prohibiting mandatory participation in a health care system.

HB449 Provides for a time-limited expansion of Medicaid eligibility standards in La. to conform such standards to those provided in the Affordable Care Act until Dec. 31, 2016.

HCR4 Directs the secretary of DHH to expand eligibility standards for the La. Medicaid program to conform to those established in the Affordable Care Act.

HCR8 Amends administrative rules to provide that La. Medicaid eligibility standards conform to those established in the Affordable Care Act.

House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2. Agenda includes: Overview of emergency rules adopted by the Department of State relative to voter registration at mandatory voter registration agencies

HB101 Provides for the duties of the treasurer in certain circumstances.

HB102 Limits the power of an appropriation bill to effect change in other laws.

HB264 Excludes persons whose public service is limited to certain professional services from the provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics.

HB352 Provides relative to elderly affairs; creates the Department of Elderly Affairs, places the Louisiana Executive Board on Aging in the department, and provides for allocation of funds for programs for the elderly.

HB387 Protects public employees from reprisal for providing information to a legislator or legislative committee upon request.

HB479 Provides an exception to annual ethics training requirements for certain hospital employees.

HB531 Provides relative to increasing the financial burden of public school systems.

HB538 Provides relative to security and the allocation and use of space within the state capitol complex.

HB592 Provides for the adequacy, accessibility, and quality of health care services offered by a health insurance issuer in its health benefit plan networks.

HB614 Provides for licensing and regulation of individuals and entities as health insurance navigators for a health benefit exchange.

HB621 Provides for calling a limited constitutional convention for fiscal purposes and preparations therefor.

HCR5 Creates a commission to study the feasibility of a constitutional convention and make recommendations relative thereto.

Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:

HB552 Provides relative to authorized payroll withholdings for public employees.

HB606 Provides with respect to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law.

HB651 Provides for age and work-status verification in sexually oriented business employment to prevent human trafficking.

Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: Presentation by Mr. John Bourque, inventor of the Water Mower, a device designed to remove Giant Salvinia from water bodies

SB39 Provides that a nonexclusive geophysical permittee will pay the permit fee to the office of mineral resources.

SB84 Authorizes a checkoff for a donation to Hunters for the Hungry when purchasing a fishing or hunting license.

SB85 Exempts the Sabine River Authority from the requirement that property acquired by the state or a political subdivision which is to be transferred to a third party must first be offered to the person from whom it was originally transferred.

SB154 Authorizes a cooperative endeavor agreement for use of certain state property situated in Orleans Parish.

SB170 Authorizes and provides for the transfer of certain state property in St. Tammany Parish.

SB171 Provides for certain limitations relative to actions or rules requiring modification of certain existing community water systems.

SB216 Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Ouachita Parish.

Retirement. At adjournment in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:

HB20 Provides for a five-year Deferred Retirement Option Plan for certain members of the Firefighters’ Retirement System.

HB35 Provides for retirement eligibility of employees of state hospitals under certain conditions.

HB53 Removes certain members from eligibility for membership in the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana and provides for a refund of employee contributions to those members.

HB56 Provides for a divided benefit for members of the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System when certain earnings increases occur.


Education. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: Discussion of methodology used to calculate School Performance Scores

HB99 Repeals provisions relative to the Garyville Timbermill Museum.

HB207 Authorizes each public postsecondary education management board to name a building at an institution under its supervision and management in honor of a living person.

HB224 Provides for the removal of a school bus driver convicted for certain offenses relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

HB298 Provides relative to the membership of the La. Commission on Civic Education.

HB718 Provides relative to school crisis management and response plans.

HCR16 Requests that the Board of Regents, in consultation with the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, study the feasibility of offering community college services in Livingston Parish.

SCR45 Requests the LCTCS Board of Supervisors to open the new Baton Rouge Community College Workforce Training Center as soon as possible..

SCR48 Requests the Board of Regents to consider articulation and transfer efforts of public postsecondary educational institutions when allocating funds through the funding formula for public postsecondary education..

SCR49 Requests the Board of Regents to develop a uniform policy regarding the acceptance of college credit hours earned through Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams..

SR59 Requests the Board of Regents to study the feasibility of requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to use the Common Application as part of the admission process.

Labor & Industrial Relations. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:

HB303 Provides for notice requirements in unemployment compensation.

HB566 Relative to reciprocal overpayment recovery arrangements with federal and state agencies.

SB181 Provides for the qualifications and duties of the medical director within the office of workers’ compensation.

Natural Resources. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:

HB16 Provides for transfer of certain state property in Rapides Parish to the city of Pineville.

HB142 Provides for an exemption from the requirement that crab traps have escape rings.

HB236 Increases penalties for certain oyster harvesting violations.

HB246 Provides for the transfer of certain state property in Lafourche Parish.

HB345 Extends the oyster seed ground vessel permit program.

HB376 Provides for fees to be charged for mooring access in the Atchafalaya Delta WMA and creates the Atchafalaya Delta WMA Mooring account in the Conservation Fund.

HB378 Increases certain fees related to the charter boat fishing industry.

HB719 Provides relative to a possession limit for crappie taken from Toledo Bend Reservoir on a recreational fishing license.

HCR73 Requests the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute to study and make recommendations relative to timely payment of mineral royalties.

SB157 Prohibits the sale, possession, or importation of red snapper in the state or in the waters of the state.

SCR43 Requests the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources to document the costs of complying with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act in public infrastructure projects in the state of Louisiana..

SCR53 Nominates Bear Bayou, Bayou Chevreu, Big Bayou Jessie, Bayou Grosbeak, Bayou Cocodrie, and Bayou Cane for inclusion in the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System..

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

HB171 Designates portions of certain state highways.

HB186 Provides for a route designation change for the transportation of hazardous materials.

HB239 Designates a portion of Highway 33 in Union Parish as the “James Peyton Smith Bridge”.

HB386 Provides relative to sponsorship of signs on certain state assets.

HB396 Provides relative to traffic signals.

HB419 Names a bridge located on U.S. 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish as the “Nickie Gene Voinche Memorial Bridge”.

HB443 Relative to the payment of sales and use tax on four-wheel electric vehicles or golf carts for purposes of receipt of an off-road decal.

HB486 Designates a portion of Interstate 20 in honor of Sergeant Joshua Tomlinson.

HB491 Permits the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development to issue permits to vehicles hauling hay during times of disaster.

HB703 Requires unclassified employees to register motor vehicles registered in their name in Louisiana.

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