Apr 15, 2013 22:17 Tuesday at the Louisiana Legislature Tuesday at the Louisiana Legislature capitol news bureau April 15, 2013 Comments House convenes at 3:00 p.m. Senate convenes at 4:00 p.m. HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Agriculture. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes: Joint meeting with Senate Agriculture: Farm Bill Update, Food Safety Act, Funding for Rural Infrastructure, Mississippi River Management, Rural Entrepreneurship, state Farmland Taxation, other Agriculture-related Issues Appropriations. 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes: Consideration of applicants for position of Legislative Fiscal Officer HB130 Changes distribution of the Ascension Parish Visitor Enterprise Fund. Civil Law & Procedure. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: HB219 Provides criteria for prospective adoptive parents. HB223 Provides relative to the timely payment of royalties to a mineral lessor. HB256 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. HB523 Provides relative to civil injunctions and restraining orders. HB581 Provides relative to exemptions from seizure. HCR32 Requests the La. State Law Institute to review child support guidelines and laws regarding custody and visitation relative to children with developmental disabilities. Commerce. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: HB222 Provides relative to qualifications for and enforcement of certificates of certified public accountants. HB408 Revises the business corporation laws. HB544 Allows the commissioner of OFI to promulgate rules to allow for a licensing exemption for certain registered mortgage loan originators. HB567 Provides relative to debt relief services. Transportation, Highways & Public Works. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes: HB17 Provides relative to permits for off-road equipment. HB71 Requires law enforcement officers to check for compliance with the compulsory security law during traffic stops. 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. HB170 Prohibits attachments on motor vehicle wheels from extending past a certain width. HB218 Exempts operators of certain autocycles from requirements to obtain an “M” endorsement or wear a safety helmet. HB286 Provides with respect to the Southeast La. Flood Protection Authorities. HB372 Creates prestige license plates for the Louisiana Republican and Democratic Parties. 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. HB447 Provides parameters for registration of motor vehicles operated by persons who are employed and have a residence in Louisiana. HB470 Prohibits the transportation of dogs in pickup truck beds and utility trailers on certain roadways unless safely crated. HB559 Extends the length of time relative to the utilization of design-build contracts. Ways and Means. 2:00 p.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: HB153 Expands the income tax checkoff applicable to prostate cancer to include all types of cancer. HB193 Provides relative to certain port and harbor activities for purposes of qualifying for the ports of La. tax credit. HB416 Provides for an individual tax return checkoff for donations for the cost of decorative lighting on the Crescent City Connection Bridge. HB536 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 Levies an additional tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products and authorizes the dedication of such monies. HB609 Reduces the rates for individual income tax. HB617 Creates an income tax checkoff for the Louisiana National Guard Honor Guard for Military Funerals. 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. SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Agriculture. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes: Joint meeting with Senate Agriculture: Farm Bill Update, Food Safety Act, Funding for Rural Infrastructure, Mississippi River Management, Rural Entrepreneurship, state Farmland Taxation, other Agriculture-related Issues Finance. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes: Consideration of applicants for the position of Legislative Fiscal Officer; continuation of overview and discussion on FY13-14 Budget Judiciary A. 1:00 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: SB24 Provides limitation of liability for good faith reporting of suspicious activity or behavior. SB46 Provides for the payment of group insurance premiums of certain retirees of the clerk of court’s office in East Baton Rouge Parish. SB62 Provides relative to small tutorship procedures. SB66 Provides for the payment of medical insurance premiums of certain retirees of the clerk of court’s office in St. James Parish. SB149 Provides for online certification of certain electronic records. SB152 Authorizes courts exercising juvenile jurisdiction to designate by rule one or more divisions to which gun and weapon-related offenses may be assigned and to establish a weapon-related offenses probation program. Judiciary B. 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes: SB8 Authorizes sheriffs to use prisoners for manual labor upon churches and other religious buildings. SB30 Creates a justice services commission to analyze, study, and recommend improved methods for managing and coordinating such services in Orleans Parish. SB94 Provides for the use in the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court of a validated risk/needs assessment tool at the pretrial stage. SB107 Provides relative to at-risk youths and development of an integrated case management system. SB113 Provides relative to the LA Public Defender Board and certain employees. SB114 Provides relative to protective custody orders in Jefferson Parish. SB116 Authorizes certain municipalities to conduct local option elections regarding the sale of alcohol in restaurants. SB141 Provides relative to the temporary placement of video poker devices. SB159 Requires income from any detail or secondary employment administered or managed by the city of New Orleans or by the New Orleans Police Department to be included in the employee’s benefits. SB164 Provides relative to the Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law. SB213 Provides relative to benefits for a classified employee of the New Orleans Police Department on temporary or provisional assignment. Judiciary C. 1:30 p.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: SB6 Provides relative to the crime of unauthorized entry of a place of business. 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. SB112 Provides procedure for expungement of certain criminal records. SB179 Provides relative to bail.