House convenes at 1:00 p.m.

Senate convenes at 4:00 p.m.

HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Judiciary. 12:45 p.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:

SB66 Provides for the payment of medical insurance premiums of certain retirees of the clerk of court’s office in St. James Parish.

Labor & Industrial Relations. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:

HCR145 Creates the Louisiana Fair Pay Task Force to study wage disparities between men and women in the workforce in the state.

SB153 Creates the Equal Pay for Women Act.

SB261 Provides for the qualifications and duties of the medical director within the office of workers’ compensation.

Ways and Means. 12:30 p.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:

SB1 Prohibits legislation relative to state tax rebates from being considered during a regular session held in an even-numbered year.

SB37 Makes changes in the state federal income tax deduction and in the net operating loss deduction to provide state income tax relief for both individuals and corporations related to certain disasters.

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.

SB197 Extends income tax credits for the rehabilitation of certain owner-occupied residential structures and provides for applicability.

SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Education. 8:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:

HB115 Provides for parent petitions relative to the transfer of certain schools from the Recovery School District back to the local school system.

HB116 Provides relative to textbooks and other instructional materials for elementary and secondary schools.

HB160 Delays implementation of certain teacher evaluation program requirements and requires legislative approval of the value-added teacher assessment model prior to implementation of the requirements.

HB214 Provides relative to parental involvement in public schools.

HB299 Changes the reporting date for submitting the postsecondary education funding formula to the legislature.

HB368 Provides relative to school crisis management and response plans and school resource officers.

HB466 Provides relative to the assignment of performance-based letter grades to public schools and school districts.

HB618 Provides relative to salary supplements for public school educational diagnosticians.

HB650 Provides relative to the organization of the state Department of Education.

HB659 Provides relative to reporting, instructional, and other requirements for school employees, school governing authorities, and schools.

HB661 Provides relative to charter schools.

HB724 Provides relative to student-initiated prayer gatherings at public schools.

HCR69 Requests that the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reconsider proposed policy changes relative to school libraries.

HCR90 Creates a task force to study and evaluate the effectiveness of sexual health education programs used throughout the state and other states.

HCR91 Creates the Task Force on Bullying Prevention in Public Schools to study the procedures and processes by which incidents of bullying are reported and investigated.

HCR153 Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education study issues relative to the implementation of the Course Choice Program and submit a report to the House and Senate education committees by Sept. 30, 2013.

HCR156 Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education and others study potential funding sources for online courses offered through the Course Choice Program and opportunities for increasing broadband access for students.

HCR161 Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education study the feasibility of implementing a 100-point scale for performance score ranges used to assign school and district letter grades.

HCR166 Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study certain testing requirement options for students pursuing a career diploma.

Finance. 11:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:

HB2 Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget.

HB73 Provides for a 10% reduction of all state professional, personal, and consulting service contracts.

HB92 Provides for authorized positions in the executive budget and appropriation bills.

HB102 Limits the power of an appropriation bill to effect change in other laws.

HB238 Provides relative to the telecommunications tax for the deaf.

HB434 Requires spending due to constitutional or other mandates to be considered in a separate appropriation bill from spending that is not required to be funded if health care or higher education funding is reduced.

HB435 Provides relative to the budget process.

HB436 Provides relative to final passage of the general appropriation bill.

HB437 Provides with respect to the development of the budget.

HB501 Extends the sunset of the musical and theatrical production base investment income tax credit.

HB620 Provides with respect to the development of the state operating budget.

HB636 Changes the oil spill contingency fee both in amount and application and removes limitation on expenditures from the Oil Spill Contingency Fund.

HB705 Provides relative to solar energy systems tax credit and removes wind energy systems tax credit.

HCR6 Reduces the expenditure limit for FY 2013-2014.

HCR122 Directs DHH to submit a Section 1115 demonstration waiver application in order to utilize certain funding for the Medicaid program.

SCR105 Directs DOTD to continue operation of the Edgard/Reserve and White Castle ferries and to prescribe and collect equitable ferry charges..

Labor & Industrial Relations. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room C. Agenda includes:

HB450 Provides with respect to the medical treatment schedule.

HB728 Provides with respect to workers’ compensation.

SCR120 Establishes the Transformation Village Task Force to study the feasibility of repurposing and/or reopening opening the closed amusement park in New Orleans and the development of employment opportunities for Louisiana citizens..

Local & Municipal Affairs. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:

HB382 Creates a Volunteer Firefighter’s Tuition Reimbursement program.

HCR144 Urges and requests HUD and OCD to release funds to displaced residents.

Natural Resources. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:

HB539 Authorizes the Avoyelles Parish School Board to exchange certain sixteenth section lands.

HB593 Authorizes a nonresident student in a Louisiana high school to purchase a nonresident basic hunting license for the cost of a resident hunting license.

HCR150 Urges and requests the office of conservation to study, report, and make recommendations on the availability of qualified water well drillers, water well driller licensing requirements, and their impact on the rates charged for drilling water wells.

SCR115 Requests joint committee study of the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline between the United States and Canada..

Retirement. At Adjournment in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:

HB43 Provides relative to the payment of unfunded accrued liability associated with privatized jobs in local public school systems.

HB55 Provides generally relative to the Harbor Police Retirement System in the city of New Orleans.

HB65 Provides relative to the payment of insurance premiums for certain retirees of the Hazardous Duty Services Plan in the La. State Employees’ Retirement System.

HB727 Provides relative to membership in the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana.

Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. 2:00 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:

HB131 Requires legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements to be introduced or considered only during sessions convening in odd-numbered years.

HB375 Provides for the EarlySteps childhood disability intervention program and authorizes a fee schedule known as cost participation for services of the program.

HB617 Creates an income tax checkoff for the Louisiana National Guard Honor Guard for Military Funerals.

HB653 Changes the state sales and use tax rate and provides for the taxability of sale and services.

HB681 Changes the definition of alternative fuel for purposes of the tax credit for conversion of a vehicle to alternative fuel usage.

HB682 Broadens the sales and use tax exclusion for gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum, gold, or silver bullion.

HB723 Provides requirements for constitutionally authorized millage increases in certain parishes.

HB726 Establishes the New Markets Jobs Tax Credit (EG -$49,500,000 GF RV See Note).

SB248 Provides for sales and use tax exemption on purchases of gold and silver bullion coins.

SCR121 Requests the joint committee to study the issues related to authorizing homeowners, aged sixty-five years or older with financial hardship, to postpone payment of ad valorem taxes on their homestead until death..

Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. 11:30 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:

HCR42 Approves the 2013-2014 annual plan for integrated coastal protection and restoration.

HCR148 To create and form an Overhead Power Line Identification Work Group to study the issues surrounding overhead power lines and construction projects.

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