Wednesday at the Louisiana Legislature

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House convenes at 4:00 p.m.

Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m.

HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Appropriations. After Joint Budget in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes: Public Testimony regarding HB 1

Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: Presentation by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on “Lessons from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project”; Presentations by representatives of Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning and state Department of Education relative to LA 4 program

Ways and Means. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:

HB69 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.

HB238 Provides relative to the telecommunications tax for the deaf.

HB247 Provides relative to the telecommunication tax for the deaf.

HB256 Provides for the redemption period for blighted, abandoned, uninhabitable, or hazardous property sold at tax sale.

HB274 Provides for the time period in which a homestead exemption may be claimed under certain circumstances.

HB388 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.

HB526 Requires the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay to approve line of credit recommendations for nonstate entity projects.

HB601 Requires the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay to approve line of credit recommendations for non-state entity projects.

SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Education. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:

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

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

SB59 Requires the boards of supervisors for the Louisiana State University, Southern University, University of Louisiana and Louisiana Community and Technical College systems to broadcast the live audio and video of all board and committee meetings conducted in Baton Rouge on the Internet.

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.

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).

SR5 Directs the Department of Education to study public school compliance with state law regarding required physical activity in schools.

Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. At adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:

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.

SB98 Provides for issuance of motor vehicle certificates of title by public license tag agents.

SB103 Provides for issuance of an economic and medical hardship driver’s license in certain situations.

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”.

SB173 Provides for management, control, and maintenance of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

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