Apr 23, 2013 22:42 Thursday at the Legislature Thursday at the Legislature capitol news bureau April 23, 2013 Comments House convenes at 9:00 a.m. Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Agriculture. At adjournment in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes: HB72 Provides with respect to the impoundment of livestock found at large. HB200 Provides relative to the licensing of landscape architects. HB202 Provides with respect to applications for licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. HB473 Provides relative to the frequency of meetings of the Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission. HB510 Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Animal Health. HB633 Provides relative to preventing the spread of disease through the unlawful transportation of diseased animals, livestock, or adulterated meat. HB664 Provides relative to the sweet potato industry. Judiciary. At adjournment in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes: HB9 Increases the jurisdictional amount in dispute in the City Court of Shreveport. HB93 Authorizes an increase in court costs for the Opelousas City Court. HB112 Authorizes any mayor’s court within certain municipalities to increase court costs. HB117 Authorizes the 11th JDC to provide for a reentry division of court. HB127 Provides with respect to the La. Code of Military Justice. HB195 Provides with respect to payment of insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office. HB212 Provides relative to the creation of a statewide mapping and planning system for certain schools. HB244 Provides with respect to release of personal information of law enforcement officers. HB282 Provides relative to appeals of certain administrative adjudication hearings in Jefferson Parish. HB295 Authorizes an increase in court costs in the mayor’s court for the town of Mansura. HB307 Provides for stays during appeals of certain decisions of the Department of Environmental Quality. HB312 Provides with respect to time limitations for the renewal of licenses under the Military Service Relief Act. HB313 Provides for the assessment of a cost to reimburse the office of the constable of the city of Baton Rouge in the execution of certain bench warrants. HB332 Provides for an increase in court costs for justice of the peace courts. HB448 Authorizes the designation of specialized divisions or sections in city or municipal courts. HB462 Provides relative to citizenship and residency requirements for manufacturer’s permits. HB489 Provides for the expansion of certain permit authority for areas designated as local historic landmark districts. HB561 Provides relative to the coroner of St. Tammany Parish. Labor & Industrial Relations. At adjournment in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes: Joint meeting with Senate Labor for presentation from Louisiana Workforce Commission; study results pursuant to HR 149 of 2012 Regular Session HB303 Provides for notice requirements in unemployment compensation. HB566 Relative to reciprocal overpayment recovery arrangements with federal and state agencies. Municipal, Parochial & Cultural Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes: HB18 Provides relative to meetings of the Sulphur Industrial Development District. HB70 Authorizes an increase in the per diem paid to the governing board members of the Bienville Parish Ward 4 and 5 Fire Protection District. HB96 Provides relative to the selection and terms of fiscal agents of waterworks districts. HB99 Repeals provisions relative to the Garyville Timbermill Museum. HB107 Changes the boundaries of the McKendall Estates Neighborhood Improvement District in Orleans Parish. HB140 Provides relative to the Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission. HB204 Provides relative to the governing board of the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District. HB229 Increases the amount of per diem authorized to be paid to board members of Concordia Parish Hospital Service District No. 1. HB259 Provides relative to the membership on the board of commissioners of the Hopkins Street Economic Development District. HB285 Creates the Alexandria Urban Renewal Authority. HB323 Creates the Eastover Neighborhood Improvement and Security District in Orleans Parish. HB327 Provides relative to the powers and duties of the Algiers Development District. HB389 Provides relative to the parcel fee imposed within the Twinbrook Security District in Orleans Parish. HB603 Provides relative to the parcel fee imposed within the Hurstville Security and Neighborhood Improvement District. HB667 Provides relative to the appointment and removal of commissioners of local housing authorities located in certain parishes. Retirement. At adjournment in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes: HB22 Provides relative to the calculation of final average compensation in the Sheriffs’ Pension and Relief Fund. HB25 Provides for the conversion of unused sick and annual leave to retirement credit for members of the Firefighters’ Retirement System. 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. HB54 Provides relative to the collection and enforcement of ad valorem tax proceeds due to the Registrar of Voters Employees’ Retirement System. HB56 Provides for a divided benefit for members of the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System when certain earnings increases occur. HB58 Provides relative to the definition of “employee” for the Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System. SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS Education. At adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes: SB73 Constitutional amendment to grant the Southeast Baton Rouge community school system in East Baton Rouge Parish the same authority granted parishes relative to MFP funding and raising revenue for schools. SB130 Creates the Early Childhood Care and Education Network and the Tiered Kindergarten Readiness Improvement System. SB176 Requires certain local public school boards to obtain BESE approval before making certain changes in the status of a failing school. SB199 Creates and provides for the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School Board and school system in East Baton Rouge Parish. Local & Municipal Affairs. At adjournment in Committee Room F. Agenda includes: 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. SB42 Provides relative to the New Orleans Regional Business Park. SB140 Provides for legislation which increases the maximum fine and imprisonment for a violation of an Orleans Parish ordinance. SB160 Identifies which Department of Public Works is referenced in certain groundwater conservation districts. SB207 Provides relative to civil service for cities with over 100,000 in population. SB210 Authorizes a political subdivision to execute design-build contracts in the construction or repair of any public building or structure or other public work in an area where a gubernatorial declared state of emergency exists. SB237 Provides for legislation relative to the BioDistrict New Orleans’ board general powers. Natural Resources. At adjournment in Committee Room A. Agenda includes: 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. SB216 Authorizes the transfer of certain state property in Ouachita Parish. 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. SB161 Provides $1,000,000 annual limit on work performed by a public entity with its own employees and resources to restore or rehabilitate certain levees and extends the termination date. SB173 Provides for management, control, and maintenance of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. SB215 Provides for ferries on the Mississippi River. SCR5 Requests the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Health and Hospitals, and the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, public safety services, office of motor vehicles, to promote statewide the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Where’s baby? Look before you lock.” campaign..