Louisiana Legislature for Monday, April 15, 2013 Louisiana Legislature for Monday, April 15, 2013 CAPITOL NEWS BUREAU April 15, 2013 Comments Louisiana House of Representatives convenes at 3:00 p.m. State Senate convenes at 4:30 p.m. HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS House Committee on Appropriations. 9:00 a.m. Room 5. Agenda includes: HB92 - Provides for authorized positions in the executive budget and appropriation bills. HB118 - (Constitutional Amendment) Requires that monies received by the state from violations of certain federal and state laws associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill shall be deposited into the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund. HB320 - Provides relative to the casino support services contract. HB420 - Redistributes a portion of the monies in the Lafayette Parish Visitor Enterprise Fund. HB532 - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for a hospital stabilization formula and assessment and creates the Hospital Stabilization Fund and provides for uses of the fund. HB533 - (Constitutional Amendment) 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. HB620 - Provides with respect to the development of the state operating budget. House Committee on Ways and Means. 9:00 AM. Room 6. Agenda includes: HB178 - Repeals corporation income and franchise taxes. HB193 - Provides relative to certain port and harbor activities for purposes of qualifying for the ports of La. tax credit. HB235 - Increases the tax on cigarettes and dedicates a portion of the proceeds of the tax HB271 - Provides for a 10-year phase out of the state tax levied on the net income of individuals beginning Jan. 1, 2014. HB304 - Increases the state tax levied on cigarettes. HB333 - Repeals the corporation franchise tax and provisions relative to determining “taxable capital” for purposes of levying the tax. HB338 - Reduces the rates for corporate income tax. HB379 - Repeals the corporation franchise tax and provisions relative to determining “taxable capital” for purposes of levying the tax. HB394 - Reduces the rates for individual income tax. HB405 - Reduces the rate of the state tax levied on the sale, use, consumption, distribution, and storage of certain items of tangible personal property and certain services in La. HB417 - Increases the state tax on certain tobacco products and dedicates the monies. HB505 - Provides for a 10-year phase out of the state tax levied on the net income of individuals beginning Jan. 1, 2016. HB507 - Provides for a 10-year phase out of the state tax levied on the net income of individuals beginning Jan. 1, 2016. HB536 - (Constitutional Amendment) Requires federal income taxes paid as a deductible item in computing state individual income tax and authorizes the deduction in computing state corporate income tax. HB537 - (Constitutional Amendment) Levies an additional tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products and authorizes the dedication of such monies. HB586 - Changes the rates and brackets of the state tax levied on the net income of individuals to a flat tax. HB609 - Reduces the rates for individual income tax. HB610 - Provides relative to services subject to the state sales and use tax. HB623 - Increases the state tax on certain tobacco products. HB626 - Reduces the rate for corporate income tax and repeals corporate franchise taxes and federal deductions allowed on net state corporate income tax. HB632 - Provides for a 5-year phase out of the state tax levied on the net income of individuals and includes special provisions relating to persons age 65 and older. HB634 - Phases out corporation income and corporation franchise taxes over a 10-year period. HB637 - Phases out the state corporation income and franchise taxes over three years. HB640 - Phases-out corporation income and corporation franchise taxes over a 10-year period. HB669 - Provides for a six-year phase out of the state tax levied on the net income of individuals beginning Jan. 1, 2015. House Committee on Commerce. 10:00 a.m. Room 1. Agenda includes: HB76 - Repeals the sunset date for real estate appraisal management company licensing application assessments. HB176 - Provides relative to withdrawals from cemetery merchandise trust funds. HB255 - Change minimums in Enterprise Zone. HB262 - Adds failure to register as a convicted arsonist and violations of a fire marshal’s orders to the list of offenses for which a fire marshal may conduct investigations and make arrests. HB272 - Provides for an application for licensure fee and licensure renewal fee for professional geoscientists and geoscientists-in-training. HB300 - Clarifies definition of lighter and novelty lighter. HB421 - Adds a fee at license renewal for contractors dedicated to certain schools of construction management or construction technology. HB461 - Provides for the identification of unclaimed cremated human remains. HB580 - Provides relative to the state uniform construction code. House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure. 9:30 a.m. Room 4. Agenda includes: HCR32 - Requests the La. State Law Institute to review child support guidelines and laws regarding custody and visitation relative to children with developmental disabilities. HB219 - Provides criteria for prospective adoptive parents. HB223 - Provides relative to the timely payment of royalties to a mineral lessor. HB256 - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the redemption period for blighted, abandoned, uninhabitable, or hazardous property sold at tax sale. HB293 - Allows certain certified records to be used as evidence. HB306 - Provides relative to the bidding process in judicial sales. HB348 - Provides relative to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. HB362 - Provides relative to filing a statement of claim or privilege under the Private Works Act. HB459 - Prohibits DCFS from proceeding in a child support matter absent a paternity test. HB460 - Provides with respect to birth certificates. HB472 - Provides relative to class actions. HB523 - Provides relative to civil injunctions and restraining orders. HB581 - Provides relative to exemptions from seizure. HB589 - Provides a comprehensive revision of the Code of Civil Procedure. SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Senate Committee on Finance. 1:00 p.m. Room A-B. Agenda includes: Budget Update from the Commissioner of Administration on the current fiscal year and the proposed FY14 Executive Budget Legislative Fiscal Office Budget Review: Revenue Projections Major Issues Overview and discussion on the FY13-14 Executive Budget for the following: Preamble Executive Department Department of Veterans Affairs Senate Committee on Retirement. 2:00 p.m. Room E. Agenda includes: Presentations Public-Private Hospital Partnership Update: Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana Legislative Auditor – Paul Richmond Legislation to be considered: SB2 - To provide for board membership of the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System. SB3 - Provides for participation by the West Calcasieu Community Center employees. SB4 - Provides for use of entry age normal valuation method by Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System and Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. SB14 - Provides relative to transfers of service credit between systems. SB16 - Provides for the definition of “regular retirement plan” for higher education employees participating in the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs. 2:00 p.m. John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: SB177 - Creates the Rapid Response to Declared Disasters Income Tax Exclusion Act to exclude from gross income certain monies received for services rendered by nonresidents during a declared disaster or emergency. SB64 - Extends the tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic structures. SB121 - Makes changes to both the Investor Tax Credit and the Import Export Cargo Credit of the Ports of Louisiana Tax Credit Program and provides a new termination date for the credit. SB122 - Makes changes to both the Investor Tax Credit and the Import Export Cargo Credit of the Ports of Louisiana Tax Credit Program and provides a new termination date for the credit. SB204 - Provides relative to the issuance of bonds to finance capital improvements for the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System. SB211 - Provides income tax credits under the Beginning Farmer and Fisherman Income Tax Credit Program.