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									R A L P H                   BILL STATUS                    March 27, 2002
                            REPORT OF LAST DAY'S ACTION - SENATE

SB   3      DUPRE           PORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS
            Provides for the appointment of certain members of the
            Terrebonne Parish Port Commission.
               Read by title, recommitted to the Committee on
               TRAN, HWY & PUBL WKS.

SB   5      CAIN            FUNDS/FUNDING
            Provides for the allocation and use of monies in the Beauregard
            Parish Community Development Fund.
               Read by title and finally passed, 31 yeas and 0 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   7      DUPRE           PUBLIC LANDS
            Authorizes the Terrebonne Parish School Board to lease certain
            property in Terrebonne Parish to the Department of Wildlife and
            Fisheries.
               Read by title and finally passed, 31 yeas and 0 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   8      HOYT            MUNICIPALITIES
            Provides for annexation of property by the city of Crowley.
            (gov sig)
               Read by title and finally passed, 31 yeas and 0 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   9      JOHNSON         TAX/TAXATION
            Constitutional amendment to require two-thirds vote to enact
            exemptions or exclusions from local sales and use taxes.
            (2/3-CA13s1(A))
               Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SB   10     HOYT            ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
            Establishes a right-to-know law for medical waste storage.
            (2/3-CA7s2.1(A)) (gov sig)
               Read by title and finally passed, 30 yeas and 1 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   14     THEUNISSEN      FUNDS/FUNDING
            Reestablishes a dedicated fund to set aside funds for providing
            rewards to schools earning rewards pursuant to the
            accountability system. (gov sig)
               Read by title and finally passed, 28 yeas and 2 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   16     THEUNISSEN      PORTS/HARBORS/TERMINALS
            Provides for per diem for members of the West Calcasieu Port,
            Harbor, and Terminal District. (gov sig)
               Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SB   17     THOMAS          SPECIAL DISTRICTS
            Increases the membership of the board of commissioners of the
            Washington Parish Hospital Service District Number One.
               Read by title and finally passed as amended 30 yeas and 1
               nays. Title read and adopted, bill ordered to the House.
               Motion to reconsider tabled.

SB   18     DUPRE           SPECIAL DISTRICTS
            Authorizes the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District Commission
            to establish limits relative to per diem and mileage for
            members.
               Read by title and finally passed, 30 yeas and 1 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   19     HOYT            TUITION
            Revises START to provide for the payment of earnings
            enhancement on equities' accounts and to define fully funded as
            including all qualified educational expenses rather than only
            tuition. (gov sig)
               Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
               read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
               reconsider tabled.

SB   20     DARDENNE        ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
            Establishes an executive committee of the board of directors
            for the Research Park Corporation. (gov sig)
               Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
            read and adopted and bill ordered to the House.   Motion to
            reconsider tabled.

SB   21   SCHEDLER        PUBLIC SFTY/CORRECT DEPT
          Eliminates cap of ten dollars on fees for civil applicant
          processing. (gov sig)
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   22   SCHEDLER        COURTS
          Provides relative to fees for court reporters in the 22nd
          Judicial District Court. (gov sig)
             Reported favorably, rules suspended, read by title, ordered
             engrossed and passed to a third reading.

SB   23   CRAVINS         PRIVATE SECURITY
          Authorizes private security officers licensed by the Louisiana
          State Board of Private Security Examiners who have been Peace
          Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified to detain a
          person suspected of certain criminal activity.
             Rules suspended, reported with amendments. Rules suspended,
             read by title. Committee amendments read and adopted.
             Ordered engrossed and passed to a third reading.

SB   30   HAINKEL         MOTOR VEHICLES
          Creates the breast cancer awareness special prestige license
          plate.
             Read by title and finally passed as amended 33 yeas and 0
             nays. Title read and adopted, bill ordered to the House.
             Motion to reconsider tabled.

SB   32   B JONES         JUVENILES
          Adds a judicial district to the truancy and assessment and
          service center pilot program.
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   33   B JONES         EARLY CHILDHOOD ED
          Revises program for early childhood development classes for
          four-year-olds. (gov sig)
             Rules suspended, recalled from committee.
             Rules suspended. Read by title and passed to a third
             reading.

SB   34   THEUNISSEN      SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Provides for the merger of the Cameron Parish Sewerage District
          No. 1 and the Cameron Parish Waterworks District No. 1.
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   35   THEUNISSEN      SCHOOLS
          Reinstates provisions providing for the probationary period of
          a school employee who is promoted in a school system with a
          population of 425,000 or more. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 31 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   37   HAINKEL         COURTS
          Provides for a commissioner for the Twenty-Second Judicial
          District Court.
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   38   MCPHERSON       PUBLIC LANDS
          Authorizes the Board of Commissioners of the Red River,
          Atchafalaya, and Bayou Boeuf Levee District to exchange title
          to certain properties in Rapides Parish with the Hemphill Star
          Church and Hemphill Star Cemetary.
             Read by title and finally passed, 32 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   40   BAJOIE          SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Relative to the Garden District's Security Special Taxing
          District, changes the name of the district and the
          qualification of board and authorizes renewal of district's
          special tax/fee. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 34 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.
SB   42   MCPHERSON       PUBLIC LANDS
          Provides for the transfer of certain lands in Catahoula Parish
          from the office of state lands to the Department of Wildlife
          and Fisheries for inclusion into the Dewey W. Wills Wildlife
          Management Area.
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   44   HEITMEIER       NOTARIES
          Authorizes the appointment of Crescent City Connection police
          officers as ex officio notaries public for matters limited to
          certain official functions of law enforcement relative to the
          Crescent City Connection. (gov sig)
             Reported favorably, rules suspended, read by title, ordered
             engrossed and passed to a third reading.

SB   45   FONTENOT        SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Provides relative to the board of commissioners of Hospital
          Service District Number One of East Baton Rouge Parish,
          increases the membership and provides for terms. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed as amended 33 yeas and 1
             nays. Title read and adopted, bill ordered to the House.
             Motion to reconsider tabled.

SB   46   FONTENOT        LIABILITY
          Provides with respect to limitation of liability for damages
          from food donated by restaurants or food service establishments.
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   47   BARHAM          HOSPITALS
          Changes certain criteria for defining rural hospitals. (gov
          sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   48   SCHEDLER        SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Provides relative to the East Florida Parishes Retirement
          District.
             Read by title and finally passed as amended 32 yeas and 0
             nays. Title read and adopted, bill ordered to the House.
             Motion to reconsider tabled.

SB   53   MOUNT           SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Provides relative to the per diem of the members of the board
          of commissioners of the Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Service
          District. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 1 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   54   M SMITH         SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Increases the membership of the board of commissioners of the
          DeSoto Parish Industrial District and provides for appointment
          of a treasurer. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 32 yeas and 1 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   56   HOLLIS          COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS
          Exempts authorized e-file providers from the definition of loan
          broker. (gov sig)
             Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SB   58   M SMITH         COURTS
          Increases the civil jurisdictional amount for the City Court of
          Natchitoches.
             Reported favorably, rules suspended, read by title, ordered
             engrossed and passed to a third reading.

SB   60   BAJOIE          COURTS
          Authorizes the judges of the Civil District Court for the
          Parish of Orleans and the First and Second City Courts of the
          city of New Orleans to utilize money in the judicial expense
          fund to construct a new courthouse.
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   61   BAJOIE          COURTS
          Creates and provides for the qualifications, compensation,
          offices, and duties of the first appearance hearing officer of
          the Municipal Court of New Orleans.
             Reported favorably, rules suspended, read by title, ordered
             engrossed and passed to a third reading.

SB   63   BARHAM          MUNICIPALITIES
          Authorizes the governing authority of the village of Lisbon to
          provide for an appointed police chief or to abolish the office
          and obtain law enforcement services. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 34 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   68   SCHEDLER        HEALTH CARE
          Establishes the Louisiana Health Works Commission.
             Rules suspended, recalled from committee.
             Read by title and passed to a third reading.
             Rules suspended.
             Read by title and finally passed as amended 33 yeas and 1
             nays. Title read and adopted, bill ordered to the House.
             Motion to reconsider tabled.

SB   69   SCHEDLER        MUNICIPALITIES
          Provides for annexation by municipalities. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   72   HAINKEL         SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Provides for the creation of the Audubon Area Security District
          in Orleans Parish. (gov sig)
             Read by title and finally passed, 33 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   75   BOISSIERE       SPECIAL DISTRICTS
          Excludes electricity and gas service from the authority to
          develop infrastructure on a tax exemption basis through a
          community development district.
             Read by title and finally passed, 32 yeas and 0 nays. Title
             read and adopted and bill ordered to the House. Motion to
             reconsider tabled.

SB   80   C D JONES       CONTROL DANGER SUBSTANCE
          Corrects retroactively the penalty for distribution or
          possession with intent to distribute marijuana and revises the
          crime of possession of gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). (gov
          sig)
             Rules suspended; reported favorably, rules suspended, read
             by title; ordered engrossed and passed to a third reading.

SB   81   BAJOIE          TAX/TAXATION
          Dedicates a portion of the revenues from one cent of the state
          sales tax on hotel occupancy levied in Orleans.
             Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SB   82   ELLINGTON       FARMING
          Provides relative to the direct sale of farm products. (gov
          sig)
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   83   ELLINGTON       FARMING
          Provides for the sale of farm products sold by catfish farmers.
          (gov sig)
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   84   IRONS           COURTS
          Authorizes the judges of the Civil District Court for the
          parish of Orleans and the First and Second City Courts of the
          city of New Orleans to utilize money in the judicial expense
          fund to construct a new courthouse.
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
             committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed
             and passed to a third reading.

SB   89   CAIN            CRIME/PUNISHMENT
          Creates the crime of operating a motor vehicle without lawful
          presence in the United States and provides for the issuance and
          revocation of driver's license to alien students and
          nonresident aliens.
             Reported with amendments. Rules suspended, read by title,
              committee amendments read and adopted.   Ordered engrossed
              and passed to a third reading.

SB    94    HOLLIS          FUNDS/FUNDING
            Increases funds for West Napoleon Ave. TIMED project, provides
            for cooperative endeavor agreements with city of Kenner and
            Jefferson Parish, with the parish as project manager, for the
            repayment of advanced funding. (gov sig)
               Rules suspended, recalled from committee.
               Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SB    95    HOLLIS          FUNDS/FUNDING
            Authorizes DOTD to enter into cooperative endeavor agreements
            with city of Kenner and Jefferson Parish for completion of the
            West Napoleon Avenue TIMED project, with parish as project
            manager, and for repayment of parish of advanced funding. (gov)
               Rules suspended, recalled from committee.
               Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SB    97    CAIN            CAMPAIGN FINANCE
            Prohibits the expenditure, transfer, or other use of campaign
            funds for federal office. (gov sig)
               Introduced in the Senate, rules suspended, read first and
               second time by title and referred to the committee on
               SENATE & GOV AFFAIRS.

SB    98    HOLLIS          TAX/SALES
            Provides for a state sales and use tax exclusion for certain
            custom software to be phased in over a four-year period and
            allows political subdivisions to exempt sales of certain custom
            computer software. (7/1/02)
               Introduced in the Senate, rules suspended, read first and
               second time by title and referred to the committee on
               REV & FISCAL AFFAIRS.

SB    99    HOLLIS          TAX/SALES
            Provides for a state and local sales tax exclusion for certain
            custom computer software to be phased in over a four- year
            period. (7/1/02)
               Introduced in the Senate, rules suspended, read first and
               second time by title and referred to the committee on
               REV & FISCAL AFFAIRS.

SB    100   B JONES         FIREFIGHTERS RETIREMENT
            Provides for an equal cost-sharing relationship between the
            employee and employer with regard to employee and employer
            contributions and provides for possible supplement funding.
            (gov sig)
               Introduced in the Senate, rules suspended, read first and
               second time by title and referred to the committee on
               RETIREMENT.

SR    15    CAMPBELL        CONDOLENCES
            Expresses condolences upon the death of James E. Bolin.
               Rules suspended; introduced in the Senate. Read by title,
               rules suspended, adopted.

SR    16    LAMBERT         CONDOLENCES
            Expresses condolences upon the death of Mr. Crawford A. Bishop.
               Rules suspended; introduced in the Senate. Read by title,
               rules suspended, adopted.

SCR    3    B JONES         CONDOLENCES
            Expresses condolences upon the death of Mr. William Andrew
            Jackson Lewis, II.
               Enrolled and signed by the President of the Senate.

SCR    4    SCHEDLER        COMMITTEE STUDIES
            Requests the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and the
            House Committee on Health and Welfare to meet jointly to study
            and make recommendations regarding Medicaid reimbursement for
            well baby nursery days.
               Committee amendments read and adopted.
               Read by title, amended, adopted by the vote of 29 yeas and
               1 nays. Ordered engrossed and sent to the House.

SCR    5    SCHEDLER        HEALTH/HOSPITALS DEPT
            Requests DHH to promulgate rules affording residents of private
            Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded
            opportunities for moving to a more integrated setting.
               Read by title, adopted by the vote of 31 yeas and 0 nays
               and ordered to the House.

SCR    6    HAINKEL         CONDOLENCES
            Expresses condolences on the death of former legislator,
           insurance executive and civic leader, Laurance Eustis.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   7    HAINKEL         CONDOLENCES
           Expresses condolences on the death of Raymond Joseph Salassi,
           Jr.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   8    HAINKEL         COMMENDATIONS
           Expresses condolences on the death of world renowned decorator,
           Melanie Pulitzer Feldman.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   9    HAINKEL         COMMENDATIONS
           Commends Edward Walker Herlitz on being selected as Fort Gordon
           Post Soldier of the Year.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   10   MCPHERSON       TELEPHONES
           Requests BellSouth to reconsider relocating its Alexandria call
           center.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   11   HAINKEL         CONDOLENCES
           Extends condolences upon the death of Charles Y. McClendon.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   12   DUPRE           U S DEPARTMENTS
           Requests the secretary of the Army to extend the rotation cycle
           of the district engineer of the New Orleans district of the
           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the normal two-three year
           cycle to a minimum cycle of five years.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   13   BAJOIE          COMMITTEE STUDIES
           Creates a subcommittee of the Senate Local and Municipal
           Affairs Committee and the House of Representatives Municipal,
           Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee to study the
           feasibility of selling or leasing the Louis Armstrong Internatio
              Read by title. Returned to the calendar subject to call.

SCR   14   C D JONES       BANKS/BANKING
           Commends certain Louisiana banks for outstanding performance
           rating pursuant to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   15   HOLLIS          LEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS
           Proclaims April 1through 7, 2002 as "American Business Women's
           Week".
              Received from the House without amendments.

SCR   18   MOUNT           LEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS
           To proclaim March 30, 2002, Doctors Day in Louisiana.
              Rules suspended; introduced in the Senate. Read by title.
              Rules suspended; adopted by the vote of 31 yeas and 0 nays
              and ordered to the House.

HCR   1    HUTTER          SPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH
           Recognizes annually the week of September 11 as a week of
           prayer and remembrance
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   3    DOWNER          COMMENDATIONS
           Commends Louis Toups upon being named Louisiana State Police
           Uniformed Trooper of the Year
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   7    M STRAIN        SPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH
           Recognizes the Reserve Peace Officers of the state of Louisiana
           and declares the first full week of April as "State Reserve
           Peace Officer Recognition Week"
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   8    SCHNEIDER       COMMENDATIONS
           Commends the LSU Fighting Tigers upon the culmination of the
           historic 2001 football season
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   9    McDONALD        CONDOLENCES
           Expresses the condolences of the Louisiana Legislature upon the
           death of Tony Cascio of Monroe
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   10   ANSARDI         COMMENDATIONS
           Commends the American Society of Civil Engineers upon the
           occasion of its one hundred fiftieth anniversary
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   11   FLAVIN          CONDOLENCES
           Expresses condolences upon the death of Judge Edwin F. Hunter,
           Jr. of Lake Charles
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   12   FLAVIN          CONDOLENCES
           Expresses condolences upon the death of former District
           Attorney Frank T. Salter, Jr. of Calcasieu Parish
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   17   JOHNS           CONDOLENCES
           Expresses condolences upon the death of Eugene "Gene" Allen of
           Sulphur
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   20   BAYLOR          SPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH
           Recognizes annually the first Tuesday in May as National High
           School Seniors' Voter Registration Day
              Signed by the President of the Senate.

HCR   22   CAZAYOUX        CONDOLENCES
           Expresses condolences upon of death of Donald Anthony "Donnie"
           Andre of Rosedale
              Received in the Senate. Rules suspended, read by title and
              concurred in by the vote of 28 yeas and 0 nays and ordered to
              the House.

HCR   23   CAZAYOUX        CONDOLENCES
           Expresses condolences upon the death of Freddie H. Pitre, Sr.
           of Plaquemine
              Received in the Senate. Rules suspended, read by title and
              concurred in by the vote of 26 yeas and 0 nays and ordered to
              the House.

HCR   24   FAUCHEUX        HUNTING/DEER
           Requests the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to allow hunting
           with dogs in the Maurepas WMA
              Received in the Senate. Rules suspended read first and
              second time by title and referred to the committee on
              NATURAL RESOURCES.

HCR   25   FAUCHEUX        WILDLIFE/MGT AREAS
           Requests the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the
           Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to allow use of camps in
           the Maurepas WMA
              Received in the Senate. Rules suspended read first and
              second time by title and referred to the committee on
              NATURAL RESOURCES.

								
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