May 14, 2013 21:08 Monday in the Legislature Monday in the Legislature capitol news bureau May 14, 2013 Comments House convenes at 2 p.m. Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m. HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Appropriations. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes: HB32 Dedicates a portion of mineral income from False River to operations, management, and improvements including aquatic weed management in the lake. HB73 Provides for a 10% reduction of all state professional, personal, and consulting service contracts. HB382 Creates a Volunteer Firefighter’s Tuition Reimbursement program. HB413 Dedicates a certain amount of mineral revenues from oil and gas production in and around Lake Bistineau to the operation and management of the lake. HB421 Adds a fee at license renewal for contractors dedicated to certain schools of construction management or construction technology. HB550 Creates the My Safe Louisiana Home Program within the Louisiana Housing Corporation and provides for funding of the program. SB196 Provides for the annual reporting to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget by departments and public postsecondary education management boards on enacted legislation with significant fiscal impact. Civil Law & Procedure. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: SB62 Provides relative to small tutorship procedures. SB114 Provides relative to protective custody orders in Jefferson Parish. SB149 Provides for online certification of certain electronic records. SB220 Provides for the “Louisiana Has Faith in Families” Act. Commerce. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: SB38 Provides relative to distribution of certain monies as purses. SB166 Provides relative to consumer litigation loans. Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes: HB165 Permits employees of the La. Fire and Emergency Training Institute to drive vehicles without a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in the course and scope of their employment. HCR109 Requests that the United States Army Corps of Engineers maintain a minimum of 9 foot deep by 200 foot wide channel to allow safe and reliable barge transportation on the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway. SB65 Exempts the New Orleans Aviation Board from certain restrictions on the use of construction managers or third-party consultants. SB103 Provides for issuance of an economic and medical hardship driver’s license in certain situations. SB160 Identifies which Department of Public Works is referenced in certain groundwater conservation districts. SB215 Provides for ferries on the Mississippi River. SB218 Prohibits DOTD from collecting fines from persons not paying tolls on the Crescent City Connection. SCR39 Provides for the comprehensive study and evaluation of Louisiana’s levee districts and other water resource boards. Ways and Means. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: HB163 Requires that certain repairs to tangible personal property be excluded from state sales and use taxes and sales and use taxes in East Feliciana Parish. HB268 Authorizes an income tax deduction for taxpayers who employ certain qualified disabled individuals. HB283 Provides relative to tax credits for state-certified musical or theatrical productions and state-certified infrastructure projects. HB331 Provides with respect to the amount of assessed valuation at which the homestead exemption applies. HB431 Provides relative to bonds issued by political subdivisions. HB516 Provides with respect to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority. HB599 Provides relative to the tax credit for rehabilitation of historic commercial structures. HB693 Authorizes the use of motion picture investor tax credits against corporation franchise and severance taxes. HB694 Establishes criteria for participation in the Enterprise Zone Program for the receipt of tax credits and rebate payments. SB28 Provides relative to the inspection of assessment lists and the notification and review of property tax assessments by the board of review in Orleans Parish. SB51 Provides relative to municipal and parish actions, liens, and proceedings for violations of public health, housing and certain other ordinances. SB56 Constitutional amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level. SB144 Provides for renewal of certain tax exemptions once granted. SB169 Provides an exemption from sales tax on the sale of meals to staff and patients of nursing homes and adult residential care providers. SB175 Creates a fund to pay group insurance premiums for retired assessors and employees in Orleans Parish. SB250 Provides for donations from personal income tax for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc., through a checkoff box on state income tax returns. SB255 Limits the solar energy systems tax credit to one for each residence or for each dwelling unit in a residential rental apartment project. SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Retirement. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes: HB22 Provides relative to the calculation of final average compensation in the Sheriffs’ Pension and Relief Fund. HB36 Provides relative to the transfer of service credit into the Sheriffs’ Pension and Relief Fund. HB37 Requires promulgation of actuarial assumptions by the board of trustees for the Registrars of Voters Employees’ Retirement System. HB38 Provides relative to employee contributions in the Registrars of Voters Employees’ Retirement System. HB39 Provides relative to retirement eligibility and benefits for new members of the La. Assessors’ Retirement System. HB46 Authorizes a cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirees of the La. School Employees’ Retirement System and their beneficiaries. HCR2 Suspends provisions of law providing for the Cash Balance Plan in certain retirement systems. SB17 Provides relative to funding of state retirement systems. Finance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room A-B. Agenda includes: Overview and discussion of the FY 13-14 executive budget for the following: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Recovery School District. LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. LSU Agricultural Center. Pennington Biomedical Research Center.