The 2014 Regular Legislative Session

has adjourned Sine Die.
Speaker Kleckley thanks all members
for their hard work and dedication to making
the legislative process go as smoothly as
possible.
Overall, 1,969 bills were filed; 848
bills have been passed and adopted.
The governor has signed 291 bills into
law.
A brief description of a few of the bills
that generated public interest during this
session follow. The bills are hyperlinked to
the current posted version of the instrument.
To search the full listing of all bills
and their status, visit our legislative website.
ABORTION
House Bill 305, which awaits the
governor's pen, prohibits "abortion providers"
from providing health education in public
schools.
* House Bill 1262, which awaits
gubernatorial consideration, requires patients
seeking abortions to be provided information
on emotional and psychological impacts and
also information about coercion abuse and
human trafficking.
House Bill 1274, which awaits the
governor's pen, requires physicians to provide
life-sustaining procedures to a pregnant
woman in order to preserve the life of her
unborn child.

AGRICULTURE
* House Bill 878 (Act 205) removes the
voting criteria and referendum vote for the
imposition and extension of assessments on
soybeans, wheat, corn and grain sorghum.
* House Bill 119 (Act 27) prohibits
livestock at large on Louisiana Highway 29
from Bunkie to Louisiana Highway 115.
BUDGET/REVENUE
* House Bill 1, the $24.6 billion
appropriations bill, which provides for the
ordinary operating expenses of state
government for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, has
completed the legislative process.
* House Bill 177 (Act 33) provides for
the annual reporting of all professional,
personal, consulting and social services
contracts awarded without the necessity of
competitive bidding or competitive
negotiation.
* House Bill 262, which provides for
ancillary expenses of state government, was
sent to the governor's desk.
House Bill 832 (Act 92) provides for
the investment of offshore revenues into the
Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund.
* House Bill 1026, which provides for
the transfer and deposit of monies among state
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funds, has completed the legislative process.
* House Bill 1095, which has been sent
to the governor, appropriates funds to defray
the expenses of the Louisiana Judiciary
including the Supreme Court, Courts of
Appeal, District Courts, Criminal District
Court of Orleans Parish and other courts.
* House Bill 1096, which has completed
the legislative process, provides for the annual
allocation and distribution of the state revenue
sharing fund in the amount of $90,000,000,
required by the Constitution, for
FY2014-2015.
* House Bill 1194, which was sent to the
governor's desk, appropriates funds for the
expenses of the Louisiana Legislature for FY
2014-2015.
CAPITAL OUTLAY
* House Bill 2, which provides for the
comprehensive Capital Outlay budget, has
completed the legislative process.
COMMERCE
* House Bill 448 (Act 67) authorizes the
Louisiana Cemetery Board to impose fines for
certain violations.
* House Bill 771 (Act 88) requires
resigning trustees of a cemetery board to file
financial reports within certain time limits.
* House Bill 1048, which passed both
houses of the legislature, requires the
Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code
Council to adopt the International Plumbing
Code, the International Building Code,
Chapter 29-Plumbing Systems, and the
International Residential Code, Part
VII-Plumbing, instead of the Louisiana
Plumbing Code.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
* House Bill 96 would remove the
mandatory retirement age of judges.
* House Bill 111 would authorize the
governing authority of Orleans Parish (City of
New Orleans) to increase millage rates for fire
and police protection.
* House Bill 488, which has completed
the legislative process, would authorize agents
of the tax collector to sell property for
delinquent taxes and requires the fee of the
authorized agent to be included within the
costs recoverable in the tax sale.
* House Bill 489, which has completed
the legislative process, would authorize the
City of New Orleans to sell or donate certain
property in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city.
* House Bill 628, which has completed
the legislative process, would allow public
funds to be used to capitalize a state
infrastructure bank.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
* House Bill 196 (Act 37) allows
habitual offenders to be eligible to participate
in a work release program during the last 12
months of their terms if the offender has
obtained a low-risk level designation.
* House Bill 210 (Act 153) changes
eligibility criteria for medical parole.
* House Bill 212 (Act 40) adds the
S c h e d u l e I V c o m p o u n d s
4-anilino-N-phenethyl-4-piperidine (ANPP) as
an immediate precursor to fentanyl to
Schedule II, adds Perampanel, Methasterone,
and Prostanozol to Schedule III, and adds
Lorcaserin and Alfaxalone to the Uniform
Controlled Dangerous Substances Law.
* House Bill 229 (Act 43) adds fifteen
substances to the list of Schedule I of the
Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance
Law.
* House Bill 308 (Act 50) increases the
term of imprisonment for the crime of
aggravated flight from an officer.
House Bill 326 (Act 52) provides
relative to a district attorney's participation in
parole hearings.
* House Bill 330 (Act 53) authorizes the
use of electronic means for the delivery of an
order for protective custody and transportation
to law enforcement.
* House Bill 414 (Act 61) amends
responsive verdicts for theft and attempted
theft.
* House Bill 417 (Act 62) creates the
crime of residential contractor fraud.
* House Bill 752 (Act 17) expands the
crime of filing a false lien against a law
enforcement or court officer to include liens
against any clerk of court, deputy clerk of
court and recorder of mortgages.
* House Bill 732, which has been sent to
the governor, authorizes a waiver of minimum
mandatory sentences for felonies or
misdemeanor offenses that specify a sentence
with a minimum term of confinement or
minimum fine.
* House Bill 741 (Act 85) provides for a
contradictory hearing for a motion to
withdraw a guilty plea.
* House Bill 743 (Act 86) provides for
membership, voting procedures and proxies of
the Louisiana Sentencing Commission.
* House Bill 751 (Act 87) provides for
the reinstatement of good time credit in
certain circumstances.
* House Bill 1025 creates the crime of
unlawful purchase of commercial sexual
activity and sets forth penalties.
* House Bill 1037, which has completed
the legislative process, adds criminal penalties
for second and subsequent convictions for a
violation of law regarding Peeping Toms.
1.) For a second conviction - a $750
fine, six months imprisonment or both.
2.) For a third or subsequent
conviction - a 1,000 fine, one year
imprisonment or both.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
* House Bill 747 (Act 194) adds the
crime of “domestic abuse aggravated assault”
to the enumerated list of crimes of violence.
Additionally, HB747 requires the offender to
participate in a court-monitored domestic
abuse intervention program.
* House Bill 753 (Act 195), known as
the Pixie Geaux Act, provide for the
possession of firearms as it relates to persons
convicted of domestic abuse battery or subject
to a protective order.
* House Bill 1052 creates the Domestic
Violence Prevention Commission.
* House Bill 1142 (Act 318), known as
Gwen's Law, provides for bail restrictions for
offenses committed against a family or
household member or dating partner.
EDUCATION/HIGHER ED/TOPS
* House Bill 142 which has been sent to
the governor's desk, calls for a 10% reduction
of all state professional, personal and
consulting service contracts and creates the
Higher Education Financing Fund.
* House Bill 1033, which has been sent
to the governor's desk, creates the Workforce
and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund
(WISE) to fund degree and certificate
production and research priorities in high-
demand fields through programs offered by
Louisiana's public post-secondary education
institutions.
* House Bill 433 (Act 13) authorizes the
Board of Regents to enter into interstate
reciprocity agreements related to online
instruction.
* House Bill 953, which has completed
the legislative process, provides that the state
Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education (BESE) shall collect statewide
results from the assessments administered to
students in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
school years in order to define the basis for
student achievement expectations to be used
in the school and district accountability
system.
SCHOOLS
* House Bill 1271, which has been sent
to the governor, dedicates local sales and
property tax revenue to provide for a facilities
preservation program for the Recovery School
District in New Orleans.
* House Bill 144 (Act 28) authorizes the
West Baton Rouge Parish School Board to
exchange immovable property including
sixteenth section lands.
* House Bill 180 (Act 34) authorizes
Montessori programs to extend through high
school.
* House Bill 1016 (Act 99) provides for
the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high
school graduates who meet certain academic
eligibility criteria relative to language
proficiency.
* House Bill 1076, which has completed
the legislative process, prohibits local public
schools from collecting certain student
information without parental consent and
provides penalties for violations.
Beginning June 1, 2015, school
officials shall not provide student information
to any school board, person, entity or agency
with exceptions for providing aggregated data
using a unique student identification number
for reporting requirements; and for providing
Department of Education information for the
purpose of satisfying state and federal
assessments, auditing, funding, monitoring,
and school and district accountability
requirements.
* House Bill 1283, which has completed
the legislative process, requires the
Department of Education to post on its
website, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, information
on the type and use of student data collected,
profiles of authorized recipients and copies of
the signed agreements with those recipients,
department contact information and a process
by which parents may register a complaint
related to the unauthorized transfer of student
information.
ELECTIONS/VOTING
* House Bill 193 (Act 152) provides that
a person who is not affiliated with any
political party is designated as "independent"
instead of "no party" on voter registration
records, a notice of candidacy and a ballot.
* House Bill 226 (Act 42) removes the
requirement to re-open qualifying when no
candidate qualified for an office or when the
number of candidates who qualified for an
office is less than the number of positions to
be filled.
* House Bill 365 (Act 59) authorizes the
secretary of state to enter into certain
agreements to share certain voter information
or data.
* House Bill 383 (Act 60) makes
multiple technical changes to the election
code.
* House Bill 428 (Act 63) repeals
provisions of law that allow for a refund of
qualifying fees under certain circumstances
when a candidate files multiple notices of
candidacy.
* House Bill 432 (Act 64) re-creates the
Department of State.
* Senate Bill 208, which awaits the
governor's signature, prohibits a public officer
who has been removed from office pursuant to
a recall election from qualifying for the same
office at a special election to fill the position.
ENVIRONMENT/COAST
* House Bill 1075 (Act 100) adds
cigarettes, cigarette butts, cigars, cigarillos,
cigar or cigarillo tips to the definition of litter,
and creates increased litter penalties as
follows:
1.) A first offense violation increases
from $250 to $300 and eight hours of
community service in a litter abatement
program.
2.) A second offense violation
increases from $500 to $700 with 16 hours of
community service in a litter abatement
program.
3.) Third and subsequent offense
violations increase from $1,250 to $1,500
with 80 hours of community service in a litter
abatement program and suspension of driver’s
license for one year.
* Senate Bill 75, on its way to the
governor's desk, requires the Department of
Health and Hospitals to develop regulations
for minimum chlorine levels for public and
private waters systems in Louisiana.
* Senate Bill 425, which has completed
the legislative process, requires private water
supply or sewer system companies to comply
with health standards and regulations,
including standards related to chlorination of
a private water supply or sewer system and
disinfection of waste water discharged in
compliance with the sewer system company's
permit, rules, regulations and laws governing
the operation of the sewer system provider,
and requires iron and manganese controls.
The provisions of SB425 shall apply to
political subdivisions within a parish having a
population of 200,000 to 230,000, according
to the latest federal census.
SB425 further provides for penalties
and remediation charges.
FIREARMS
* House Bill 72 (Act 147) provides for
the possession of firearms by concealed
handgun permit holders and law enforcement
officers in certain alcoholic beverage
establishments.
* House Bill 186 (Act 229) allows
hunting game birds or wild quadrupeds with a
firearm fitted with a sound suppressor.
House Bill 325 (Act 163) provides the
use of force or violence as justifiable when it
is used to prevent a person from unlawfully
entering a home, business or motor vehicle.
It also allows the use of force or
violence to compel an intruder to leave once
he has entered.
House Bill 753 (Act 195) creates the
crime of possession of a firearm or carrying of
a concealed weapon by a person convicted of
domestic abuse battery.
* House Bill 1066 (Act 221) provides
for qualifications for concealed handgun
permits.
* Senate Bill 651, which has completed
the legislative process, allows members of the
Legislature to carry concealed weapons
anywhere a peace officer can, provided the
legislator is Peace Officer Standards and
Training-qualified annually in the use of
firearms, and has proof of such certification
and has valid identification showing proof of
status as a legislator.
HEALTH/HOSPITALS
* House Bill 513 (Act 72) requires the
Department of Health and Hospitals to
pr ovi de i nf or mat i on concer ni ng
velocardiofacial syndrome and 22q11.2
deletion syndrome to each early intervention
services provider in the state.
* House Bill 833 (Act 93) creates the
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
account for financing certain qualified
expenses of persons with disabilities.
* House Bill 1062, which has completed
the legislative process, creates the 12-member
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) Task Force to study and make
recommendations to the Department of
Children and Family Services concerning the
electronic issuance of SNAP benefits.
* House Bill 1176 provides restrictions
on the use of cash assistance benefits
electronic transfer cards issued through the
Family Independence Temporary Assistance
and the Kinship Care Subsidy Programs.
* Senate Concurrent Resolution 48,
which has completed the legislative process,
expresses the legislative approval of and
support to the Board of Supervisors of LSU
for the strategic collaboration with the state
related to the closure of Huey P. Long
Medical Center to facilitate a new model of
health care delivery in the Alexandria and
Pineville area.
INSURANCE
* House Bill 23 (Act 142) provides
relative to expenses and funds of the
Municipal Employees’ Retirement System.
* House Bill 39 (Act 143) provides for
the Back-Deferred Retirement Option Plan in
the Louisiana Assessors' Retirement Fund.
* House Bill 61 (Act 146) makes
changes to the Livingston Parish Retired
Employees’ Insurance Fund.
* House Bill 286 (Act 47) requires life
insurers to notify insureds relative to the
conversion option.
* House Bill 476 (Act 70) provides for
the denial, non-renewal or revocation of an
insurance producer license.
* House Bill 660 (Act 82) provides for
property residual value insurers.
* House Bill 721 (Act 83) provides
relative to continuing education requirements.
* House Bill 796 (Act 90) makes
membership changes to Louisiana Health Care
Commission.
* House Bill 820 (Act 91) provides that
valued policy clause provisions apply to all
policies providing fire coverage.
* Senate Bill 682, which has completed
the legislative process, requires the state to
seek available federal funds to create a state
health insurance program for individuals with
pre-existing conditions and low income
individuals.
JUDICIARY/CIVIL LAW
* House Bill 16 (Act 7) authorizes the
15th Judicial District Court to provide for a
re-entry division of court.
* House Bill 46 (Act 144) requires
judges to sign and print their names on all
judgments.
* House Bill 102 (Act 26) removes the
title "A Mentally Retarded Person" from the
title of proceedings for continuing tutorships.
* House Bill 131 (Act 4) authorizes
payment of witness fees to retired law
enforcement officers or former law
enforcement officers in certain cases.
* House Bill 156 (Act 30) provides for
the transfer and deposit of surplus monies in
special funds of each parish within the
Twenty-First Judicial District to the
Twenty-First Judicial District Court's criminal
court fund.
* House Bill 218 (Act 41) allows courts
to hold expedited hearings necessary to make
declaratory judgments determining the
constitutionality of expenditures.
* House Bill 345 (Act 57) defines a
broker who may solicit, receive, or transmit
orders for beverages with alcohol content
greater than 6% and creates a permit for
brokers.
* House Bill 346 (Act 12) prohibits the
transfer of tobacco permits for certain legal
entities and provides for notification
requirements.
* House Bill 460 (Act 69) provides for
the delivery of official correspondence from
the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco
control.
* House Bill 480 (Act 71) designates
"Louisiana Collector Car Appreciation"
weekend the second weekend in July.
* House Bill 544 (Act 74) provides
penalties for fire prevention interference.
* House Bill 752 (Act 17) expands the
crime of filing a false lien against a law
enforcement or court officer to include liens
against any clerk of court, deputy clerk of
court and recorder of mortgages.
* House Bill 830 (Act 18) provides
relative to size limitations on containers of
beverages of high alcoholic content.
* House Bill 1206, which has completed
the legislative process, provides for the
consolidation of the New Orleans Traffic and
Municipal Courts.
LABOR
* House Bill 164 (Act 32) re-creates the
Louisiana Workforce Commission.
* House Bill 206 (Act 39) re-creates the
Department of State Civil Service.
MUNICIPAL
* House Bill 201 (Act 38) provides
relative to the powers granted to the mayor pro
tempore in a Lawrason Act municipality.
* House Bill 238 (Act 44) provides that
the position of assistant chief of police in
Plaquemine shall be in the unclassified
service.
* House Bill 253 (Act 155) authorizes
the St. Tammany governing authority to create
a geographic information system district.
* House Bill 361 (Act 54) provides for
the authority to transfer or lease certain state
property in St. Mary Parish.
* House Bill 456 (Act 68) provides that
the position of police chief for the City of
Covington is in the unclassified service.
* House Bill 518 (Act 73) provides for
the transfer of certain state property in St.
Martin Parish.
* House Bill 576 (Act 77) exempts
Mandeville from certain laws regarding wages
and hours of police officers.
* House Bill 579 (Act 78) grants the
governing authority of the city of Sulphur the
power to grant certain powers and duties to
the city's zoning commission.
* House Bill 642 (Act 79) authorizes an
increase in court costs for the Oberlin
Municipal Court.
* House Bill 728 (Act 84) provides for
the transfer of certain sixteenth section land in
Ouachita Parish.
* House Bill 784 (Act 89) provides for
the exhibition of a ship by the Kenner Naval
Museum.
* House Bill 918 (Act 97) authorizes
redevelopment authorities to create public
benefit corporations and their powers and
duties.
NATURAL RESOURCES
* House Bill 297 (Act 48) adds
electronic funds transfer to the list of
acceptable methods of payment for mineral
lease bids on state lands.
* House Bill 447 (Act 66) prohibits
waterskiing on a portion of Lake Louie.
REAL ID
* House Bill 907 , which has completed
the legislative process, provides for REAL ID-
compliant drivers licenses and special
identification cards.
RETIREMENT
* House Bill 27, which has been sent to
the governor, makes substantial changes to the
Deferred Retirement Option Plan for members
of the Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund in
the City of New Orleans.
* House Bill 42 (Act 23) provides for
funds remaining in the La. School Employees’
Retirement System’s Experience Account,
after payment of a permanent benefit increase
to eligible retirees and beneficiaries, be used
to offset specified debt of the system.
* House Bill 77, which has been sent to
the governor, provides for the conversion of
unused leave to service credit in the
Firefighters' Retirement System.
* House Bill 94, which has completed
the legislative process, provides for retirement
benefits provisions that apply only to New
Orleans firefighters first employed on or after
January 1, 2015.
* The governor has signed House Bill
1225, which give retirees a cost of living
adjustment and makes changes to the four
state retirement systems to make them
financially stable for future retirees.
* House Bill 1278, which has completed
the legislative process, would merge the
Harbor Police Retirement System into the
Louisiana Employees’ Retirement System and
provides for the enrollment of new hires of the
Harbor Police in the Hazardous Duty Services
Plan.
SEX OFFENDERS
* House Bill 885, which has been sent to
the governor, provides for the procedure to
determine a convicted sex offender's or child
predator's registration and notification period
end date.
TAXES
* House Bill 97 (Act 24) provides for a
sales and use tax for the Union Parish School
Board.
* House Bill 162 (Act 31) creates an
income tax checkoff for The Louisiana Youth
Leadership Seminar Corporation, also known
as Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership.
TAX AMNESTY
* House Bill 663, which has completed
the legislative process, authorizes installment
agreements for the payment of delinquent
taxes, interest, penalties and fees for which a
taxpayer applies for amnesty.
The proposed law changes the waiver
of the penalties and interest for the 2014 and
2015 amnesty programs
TAX EXEMPTIONS/ INCENTIVE
EXPENDITURES
* Senate Bill 543, which has been sent to
the governor, requires specified incentive
expenditures to be forecast by the Revenue
Estimating Conference (REC) separately from
the forecasts of revenue available for
appropriation, and requires these expenditure
forecasts to be stated in the executive budget
and appropriation bills, beginning Fiscal Year
2016.
TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC SAFETY
* House Bill 9 (Act 21) provides for
liability for damages caused by an excluded
driver.
* House Bill 136 (Act 150) creates the
Flyway Byway and the Creole Nature Trail
All-American roadway.
* House Bill 257 (Act 46) creates the
"Louisiana Golf Association" special prestige
license plate.
* House Bill 284 (Act 9) recreates the
Department of Transportation and
Development.
* House Bill 303 (Act 49) provides for
the size of front and rear overhang for trucks
and trailers hauling heavy equipment.
* House Bill 304 (Act 10) creates the
"Louisiana Cattlemen's Association" special
prestige license plate.
* House Bill 317 (Act 51) creates the
"U.S. Army Ranger" military honor license
plate
* House Bill 323 (Act 11) creates the
"Down Syndrome Awareness" special prestige
license plate.
* House Bill 450 (Act 16) designates a
portion of La. Highway 21 in St. Tammany
Parish as "South Tyler Street."
* House Bill 893 (Act 19) provides for
physical inspections of a vehicle by a P.O.S.T.
certified law enforcement officer.
* House Bill 146 (Act 29) creates the
"Hunters for the Hungry Louisiana" license
plate.
* House Bill 183 (Act 36) requires
disclosure of fees related to the Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act.
* House Bill 364 (Act 58) provides for
suspension and seizure of a person's driver's
license.
* House Bill 563 (Act 76) creates the
"Mount Carmel Academy" special prestige
license plate.
* House Bill 647 (Act 80) provides
relative to vehicle mechanical breakdown
insurers.
* House Bill 655 (Act 81) requires a
person applying for a commercial driver's
license to provide a current medical
examiner's certificate.
* House Bill 860 (Act 94) provides for
the registration of certain commercial vehicles
and trailers.
* House Bill 896 (Act 95) prohibits local
authorities from using automated speed
enforcement devices on interstates within their
corporate or territorial limits.
* House Bill 902 (Act 96) creates the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
special license plate.
* House Bill 935 (Act 98) creates the
"Lung Cancer Alliance" special prestige
license plate.
* House Bill 979 provides for the
creation of the Louisiana Transportation
Infrastructure Bank within the State Treasury
to make loans and provide other assistance to
public entities for transportation projects with
Bond Commission and Department of
Transportation and Development approval.
* Senate Bill 417, pending gubernatorial
consideration, provides that a vehicle whose
power train, computer or electrical system has
sustained water damage, but does not meet the
criteria for a salvaged vehicle or a certificate
of destruction, shall be issued a branded title
indicating the vehicle has sustained water
damage.
* House Concurrent Resolution 91,
which has completed the legislative process,
urges the Department of Public Safety and
Corrections to study safety implications and
the practicality of requiring vehicles in
adjacent lanes to stop for all city buses loading
or unloading passengers.
* Senate Bill 289, pending the
governor's approval, clarifies that a person's
vehicle operating record cannot include an
arrest for a first or second violation of any
state, local, parish, city, municipal, or other
government ordinance, statute or legal
provision making criminal the operating of a
motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the
influence of alcohol if the Department of
Safety and Corrections receives notice that the
person achieved a final dismissal.
A suspended sentence and probation
are to be considered as convictions for
purposes of requiring suspension of the
person's driver's license.
* House Bill 18, signed by the governor,
(Act 2) repeals the statutory authorization for
the Department of Public Safety and
Corrections to conduct certain pilot programs
involving alternative methods of incarceration
and electronic monitoring.
* House Bill 56, signed by the governor,
(Act 3), recreates the Department of Public
Safety and Corrections.
* House Bill 131 (Act 4) requires
witness fee payments to former or retired law
enforcement officers who serve as a witness in
any criminal case or delinquency adjudication
in any court exercising juvenile jurisdiction.
* House Bill 188, signed by the
governor, (Act 5) repeals antiquated and
obsolete statutes related to prisons and
correctional institutions.
* House Bill 8 (Act 6) reduces the length
of time certain applicants are required to wait
before filing a subsequent application with the
Board of Pardons.
VETERANS
* House Bill 11 (Act 22) designates the
seventh day of August as "Purple Heart
Recognition Day."
* House Bill 344 (Act 56) provides that
any resident of Louisiana who is the surviving
spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed
Forces, the Louisiana Army National Guard or
the Louisiana Air National Guard who was
killed while in action in a combat zone shall
be issued all hunting licenses and permits for
a total fee of $2.50 and recreational and
saltwater fishing license for a total fee of
$2.50.
* The governor has signed House Bill
654 (Act 252), which expands provisions to
rights and procedures relative to the
termination of residential leases for military
personnel and their spouses.
* House Bill 1072 (Act 222) provides
for the issuance of a retired military hunting
and fishing license to a person who is a retired
member of the United States Armed Forces,
the Louisiana Army National Guard or the
Louisiana Air National Guard and was either
born in Louisiana or is a bona fide Louisiana
resident.
* House Bill 1128, which has been sent
to the governor's desk, authorizes higher
education employees who are veterans to take
paid leave on Veterans' Day to attend
Veteran's Day activities.
* Senate Bill 538 (Act 312) establishes
a voluntary registry for veterans who were
exposed to open-air burn pits and provides for
access to treatment
WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
* House Bill 241 (Act 8) makes a
technical correction to remove the effective
date reference contained in the ballot language
for the proposed constitutional amendment
that would specify certain geographical
qualifications for members of the Wildlife and
Fisheries Commission.
* House Bill 440 (Act 14) provides for
the size and configuration of shrimping
skimmer nets.
* House Bill 1046 (Act 217) requires all
shucked oysters to be labeled and packaged as
required under the National Shellfish
Sanitation Program and the National Institute
of Standards and Technology. Further,
HB1046 requires that all licensed oyster
captains, harvesters and certi fi ed
wholesale/retail dealers of shell stock and
shucked oyster products verify that oysters
being sold are in compliance with these
standards.
FAILED TO PASS
* HB12, amending the crime against
nature and aggravated crime against nature
relative to certain provisions held to be
unconstitutional.
* HB45, providing relative to
membership in state retirement systems for
certain new hires.
* HB125, providing for a statewide
election of the state superintendent of
education.
* HB127, making the office of state
superintendent of education an elective rather
than an appointed office and provides for
election of the superintendent beginning with
the 2015 election of statewide elected
officials.
* HB128, requiring review and oversight
of state contracts that privatize services
provided by state government.
* House Bill 187, establishing a legal
framework for surrogacy contracts.
* HB159, reducing the length of time
that must be served by certain offenders
before becoming parole eligible.
* HB307, providing for Tulane
University scholarships for students
nominated by legislators, relative to
requirements, procedures, limitations and
publication of information.
* HB320, requiring notice of rejection to
an employee when an employer has declined
certain insurance coverage.
* HB454, providing that a payment
under the uninsured motorist or property
damage provisions of a motor vehicle liability
policy shall not be construed as an
acknowledgment of liability.
* HB47, authorizing the sale of wine ice
cream.
* HB490, prohibiting fund transfers
through the Coastal Protection and
Restoration Fund or the Budget Stabilization
Fund.
* HB565, providing for the disposition
of court costs and administrative fees for
certain citations issued for exceeding the
posted speed limit.
* HB801, prohibiting the issuance of
traffic citations from an automated speed
enforcement system for a violation less than
ten miles over the posted speed limit.
* HB961, providing for the labeling of
speed traps.
* HB989, removing the mandatory
retirement age of justices of the peace.
* HB1178, providing for the
membership of the East Baton Rouge Parish
School Board.
* HB1184, allowing city court judges in
the City of Monroe to practice law.
* HB1185, limiting the content of
legislation re-creating statutory entities.
* HB1232, providing for the powers of
local public school boards and local
superintendents of schools.
* HB1242, authorizing the use of
kayaks, canoes, and pirogues at the
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge.
* HB1281, providing for pipeline
disclosures and registrations.

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