Legislative Session Update from the Governor’s Office 6/2/22

June 02, 2022 -Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed bills into law and vetoed bills either entirely or partially using his line-item veto authority.

Gov. Edwards signed the following bills into law:

ACT 94—HB 5 Provides relative to group insurance expenses for certain clerks of court.

ACT 95—HB 10 Provides relative to qualifications for participation in the Employee Insurance Fund for the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

ACT 96—HB 19 Provides relative to membership in the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System’s Hazardous Duty Services Plan.

ACT 97—HB 24 Provides relative to transfers of service credit and deferred retirement within the District Attorneys’ Retirement System.

ACT 98—HB 36 Provides relative to the jurisdictional limits for the City Court of Houma.

ACT 99—HB 59 Repeals fees and mileage rates for certain witnesses.

ACT 100—HB 61 Extends the Fishermen’s Gear Compensation Fund and extends payments into the Underwater Obstruction Removal Fund.

ACT 101—HB 69 Provides relative to photographic evidence for instances of violations of litter laws.

ACT 102—HB 119 Re-creates the Louisiana Workforce Commission and re-authorizes the Incumbent Worker Training Program.

ACT 103—HB 143 Provides for development and implementation by state agencies of policies, training, and reporting relative to compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ACT 104—HB 147 Provides relative to the naming of facilities that are part of St. George Fire Protection District No. 2

ACT 105—HB 148 Creates the Bouligny Improvement District in Orleans Parish. 

ACT 106—HB 151 Creates the Old Jefferson Crime Prevention and Improvement District in East Baton Rouge Parish.

ACT 107—HB 152 Provides relative to the civil service status of employees of the Colfax Housing Authority.

ACT 108—HB 154 Provides relative to the authorization of the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District to prohibit the operation of certain motor vessels on Lake D’Arbonne when the lake is above flood stage.

ACT 109—HB 163 Creates the “Sickle Cell Disease Association” specialty license plate. 

ACT 110—HB 186 Provides for the standard of knowledge of a false statement in the provisions relative to unethical election practices.

ACT 111—HB 187 Provides for the powers of the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority.

ACT 112—HB 189 Provides for settings in which medication attendant services may be provided.

ACT 113—HB 197 Provides relative to the comprehensive sports injury management program for student athletics.

ACT 114—HB 198 Provides for group life insurance.

ACT 115—HB 164 Provides relative to electronic filing of documents. 

ACT 116—HB 192 Provides for the unemployment compensation procedure to be applied by the administrator for 2023 calendar year.

ACT 117—HB 2 Provides for the comprehensive Capital Outlay budget.

ACT 118—HB 3 Provides for the Omnibus Bond Act.

ACT 119—HB 81 Provides relative to the Occupational Licensing Review Commission.

ACT 120—SB 40 Provides relative to protections for foster children.

ACT 121—SB 102 Provides for cotutorship of child in that either parent acting alone can act on behalf of the child.

ACT 122—SB 371 Establishes an individual income tax refund checkoff donation for the University of New Orleans Foundation.

ACT 123—SB 411 Provides relative to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network.

ACT 124—SB 448 Provides relative to civil penalties for restitution of value of wildlife and aquatic life.

ACT 125—SB 449 Authorizes the Natchitoches Parish Council to call a referendum election to allow video draw poker gaming in Natchitoches Parish.

ACT 126—SB 53 Provides certain exceptions to the crime of illegal carrying of weapons.

ACT 127—SB 70 Creates the crime of theft of a catalytic converter or engine control module and provides for dealer registration.

ACT 128—SB 98 Provides relative to the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf.

ACT 129—SB 136 Provides relative to protections for emergency room personnel, emergency services personnel, and healthcare professionals.

ACT 130—SB 148 Provides for post-conviction relief for victims of human trafficking.

ACT 131—SB 161 Increases penalty for crime of carjacking.

ACT 132—SB 366 Prohibits certain health insurance cost-sharing practices.

ACT 133—HB 201 Adds contract attorneys of district public defender offices to group health insurance coverage offered by parish governments.

ACT 134—HB 203 Provides relative to the timeline for the issuance of death certificates.

ACT 135—HB 208 Changes the definition of political committee.

ACT 136—HB 211 Provides relative to the membership of the board of directors of the Special School District.

ACT 137—HB 212 Provides relative to the definition of drug paraphernalia.

ACT 138—HB 217 Provides relative to the transfer of certain state property in Cameron Parish.

ACT 139—HB 236 Requires the East Feliciana Parish assessor to pay the cost of certain insurance premiums for certain retirees of the assessor’s office.

ACT 140—HB 265 Provides relative to victim notification.

ACT 141—HB 275 Re-creates the Department of Children and Family Services. 

ACT 142—HB 283 Provides relative to timber harvest season permits.

ACT 143—HB 286 Provides relative to healthcare provider credentialing in the Medicaid managed care program.

ACT 144—HB 304 Provides relative to health coverage plan benefits for physical therapy services delivered via telehealth.

ACT 145—HB 305 Provides relative to the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. 

ACT 146—HB 307 Provides relative to coverage for a living organ donor.

ACT 147—HB 310 Provides exceptions for the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education with respect to certain capital outlay projects and public contract procurements.

ACT 148—HB 318 Re-creates the Department of the Treasury and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law.

ACT 149—HB 325 Removes provision terminating authority of the State Bond Commission to hold periodic meetings via electronic means.

ACT 150—HB 327 Provides relative to the assessment levied on soybeans grown in the state.

ACT 151—HB 334 Provides relative to employment with behavioral health services providers of peer support specialists.

ACT 152—HB 347 Provides relative to factors which qualify hospitals for major teaching hospital status.

ACT 153—HB 446 Authorizes the Red River, Atchafalaya, and Bayou Beouf Levee District to exchange property in Avoyelles Parish.

ACT 154—HB 497 Exempts certain facilities that provide home dialysis drugs or devices from the provisions of the La. Pharmacy Practice Act.

ACT 155—HB 501 Provides for sale of certain state property in St. Tammany Parish.

ACT 156—HB 515 Provides relative to succession involving limited liability company. 

ACT 157—HB 521 Provides for catastrophe response plans.

ACT 158—HB 528 Re-creates entities transferred to or placed within the office of the governor.

ACT 159—HB 529 Provides for the organization of the Department of Insurance

ACT 160—HB 571 Provides relative to the State Uniform Construction Code. 

ACT 161—HB 210 Provides for technical corrections to certain provisions affecting mutual insurance holding companies.

ACT 162—HB 243 Authorizes city court judges to serve as the attorney member of a medical review panel.

ACT 163—HB 267 Provides relative to the existing right of a storage facility operator to expropriate property for the purpose of drilling through a storage facility in Caldwell Parish.

ACT 164—HB 276 Exempts certain video programming from franchise fees.

ACT 165—HB 331 Provides relative to the application of the timber severance tax.

ACT 166—HB 339 Provides relative to coordination of benefits requirements.

ACT 167—HB 406 Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds. 

ACT 168—HB 437 Appropriates funds for the expenses of the judiciary for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

ACT 169—HB 465 Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government.

ACT 170—HB 592 Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.