House convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m.
HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Criminal Justice. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6. Agenda includes:
HB82 Limits the sale and purchase of products containing dextromethorphan.
HB103 Provides relative to criminal penalties for possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids and the applicability of the Habitual Offender Law relative to possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid offenses.
HB152 Provides relative to parole eligibility for juvenile offenders convicted of homicide offenses.
HB278 Adds coercion of a female child to undergo an abortion as a defined form of child abuse.
HB297 Limits the release of defendants on their own recognizance in certain circumstances.
HB319 Provides relative to the sentencing and parole eligibility of juvenile offenders convicted of first or second degree murder.
HB371 Provides relative to discovery and inspection of certain types of evidence in criminal cases.
HB385 Amends provisions of law regarding post-conviction relief.
HB397 Provides with respect to discovery in criminal trials.
HB424 Provides relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
HB442 Provides relative to sentencing and treatment of certain offenders convicted of certain violations of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law.
HB482 Provides relative to agency heads of auditees that receive three consecutive disclaimer of opinion audit reports.
Education. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1. Agenda includes:
HB116 Provides relative to textbooks and other instructional materials for elementary and secondary schools.
HB214 Provides relative to parental involvement in public schools.
HB242 Authorizes the state superintendent of education to make certain adjustments to the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program accountability system.
HB267 Prohibits public high school participation in interscholastic athletics regulated by any association that discriminates among schools based on school admissions criteria in classifying schools into divisions for competition.
HB368 Provides relative to school crisis management and response plans and school resource officers.
HB646 Provides relative to student discipline, including suspensions and expulsions, codes of conduct, and bullying.
HB659 Provides relative to reporting, instructional, and other requirements for school employees, school governing authorities, and schools.
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.
Health & Welfare. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room 5. Agenda includes:
HB284 Transfers governance and control of state hospitals from LSU to human services districts and authorities of the state and provides for delivery and financing of health services by such districts and authorities.
HB392 Provides relative to credentialing and claims payment functions of managed care organizations participating in the La. Medicaid coordinated care network program.
HB393 Provides relative to prescription drug benefits of managed care organizations participating in the La. Medicaid coordinated care network program.
HB562 Provides a limited exception to certain licensing requirements for home- and community-based service providers.
HB569 Eliminates restrictions on performance of physical therapy services without a prescription or referral.
HB575 Provides for the definition of a rural hospital for purposes of the Rural Hospital Preservation Act.
HCR75 Requires transparency in Medicaid managed care programs operated by DHH.
House & Governmental Affairs. 9:30 a.m. in Commitee Room 2. Agenda includes:
HB85 Prohibits discrimination in state employment based on sexual identification.
HB88 Provides term limits for certain statewide elected officials.
HB191 Requires the secretary of state to take action necessary to allow certain classes of voters to vote absentee.
HB250 Exempts former public servants who served less than a certain amount of time during a year from mandatory ethics training requirements.
HB264 Excludes persons whose public service is limited to certain professional services from the provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics.
HB318 Provides for the election sections for City Court of Baton Rouge and for the number of judges elected from such sections.
HB387 Protects public employees from reprisal for providing information to a legislator or legislative committee upon request.
HB479 Provides an exception to annual ethics training requirements for certain hospital employees.
HB485 Provides for the qualifying period for congressional elections.
HB490 Provides relative to reports concerning compensation of certain local public officers and employees.
HB538 Provides relative to security and the allocation and use of space within the state capitol complex.
HB553 Provides for election sections in the City Court of Lake Charles.
HB649 Provides relative to federal elections.
HB665 Provides relative to absentee by mail and early voting.
Insurance. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 3. Agenda includes:
HB400 Provides with respect to home service contract providers.
HB414 Authorizes agency fees on health and accident insurance policies.
HB524 Provides relative to group blanket health and accident insurance.
HB614 Provides for licensing and regulation of individuals and entities as health insurance navigators for a health benefit exchange.
Natural Resources & Environment. 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 4. Agenda includes:
HB208 Exempts certain wells from the requirement for a certified water well driller.
HB215 Prohibits hunting deer or outlaw quadrupeds while the animal is swimming or the hunter is in a vessel.
HB245 Provides for the issuance of nonresident recreational hunting and fishing licenses at the same cost as resident licenses.
HB426 Adds members to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
HB445 Creates the La. Beverage Container Law.
HB480 Moves responsibility for regulation of seismic activity from the office of fisheries to the office of wildlife within the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
HB492 Provides for the functions and responsibilities of Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board relative to certain projects.
HB502 Allows night hunting of nuisance animals year-round on private property.
HB503 Adds new members to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
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.
HB627 Changes the name of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board and provides relative to membership on the board.
HCR22 Approves the Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan for FY 2013-2014.
HCR42 Approves the 2013-2014 annual plan for integrated coastal protection and restoration.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Education. 9:00 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room. Agenda includes:
SB26 Repeals the Louisiana Science Education Act.
SB41 Constitutional amendment to require the statewide election of the state superintendent of education.
SB67 Creates the Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Authority.
SB182 Provides relative to cocurricular and extracurricular activities, including interscholastic athletics.
SB205 Provides for the establishment of foreign language immersion programs in local public school districts.
SB206 Provides for empowered community schools.
SCR28 Requests the Department of Education to plan and conduct the Louisiana Teacher Empowerment, Learning and Leading Survey (La TELLS) Initiative..
Local & Municipal Affairs. 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room F. Agenda includes:
SB47 Provides relative to the Sewerage and Water Board of the city of New Orleans.
SB186 Authorizes Grant Parish Economic and Industrial Development District to exempt certain items from the levy of a sales tax.
SB195 Authorizes the Grant Economic Development District to levy a sales and use tax.
SB209 Provides relative to the Evangeline-Ville Platte Recreation District.
SB238 Establishes the Leeville Fishing Village and Cultural Preservation Commission.
SB239 Provides relative to the West Baton Rouge Parish Fire Protection District No. 1.
SB241 Creates an Economic Development District in Leesville, Louisiana.
SB243 Provides for legislation relative to the allocation of funds from the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission.
SB247 Authorizes certain parishes to levy a one-half cent sales tax.
SR39 Requests the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs to study the laws applicable to local public entities in the purchase of vehicles for law enforcement purposes..
Natural Resources. 9:00 a.m. in Committee Room A. Agenda includes:
SB91 Provides relative to certain unsolicited offers for lease or purchase of mineral rights.
SB139 Provides relative to fines levied by the commissioner of conservation for certain violations.
SB157 Prohibits the sale, possession, or importation of red snapper in the state or in the waters of the state.
SB200 Prohibits the issuance of certain permits to construct or operate salt dome caverns until certain conditions are met.
SB203 Establishes withdrawal limits on the use of groundwater.
SCR39 Provides for the comprehensive study and evaluation of Louisiana’s levee districts and other water resource boards..
Transportation, Highways, & Public Works. 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room E. Agenda includes:
HB159 Creates a prestige license plate for the March of Dimes.
HB218 Exempts operators of certain autocycles from requirements to obtain an “M” endorsement or wear a safety helmet.
SB201 Authorizes “I’m a Cajun” on driver’s license and identification cards.
SB223 Creates the Coastal Port Advisory Authority.
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