12 June 2021

Regular legislative session through Jun. 12, 2021

Louisiana is safe again with the Legislature out of session. For what bills made it through the legislative process, it’s all up to the governor now.

Two bad bills disappeared, one new one appeared. HB 514 was amended into a different form to get rid of a permanent tax increase. HB 292 paired with other bills becomes a tax swap. HB 183 created a new spending commitment into perpetuity.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 was vetoed by the governor; HB 103 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 149 with major amendment passed the Senate, was not concurred in, had conference report accepted by both houses, and was sent to the governor; HB 167 was sent to the governor; HB 211 with minor amendment passed the Senate, was concurred in, and was sent to the governor; HB 256 with major amendment passed the Senate, was concurred in, and was sent to the governor; HB 278 was not concurred in, had conference report accepted by both houses, and was sent to the governor; HB 349 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 352 with major amendment passed the Senate and was not concurred in; HB 388 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 423 with minor amendment passed the Senate, was not concurred in, had conference report accepted by both houses, and was sent to the governor; HB 438 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 498 with minor amendment passed the Senate, was not concurred in, had conference report accepted by both houses, and was sent to the governor; HB 712 with minor amendment passed the Senate, was concurred in, and sent to the governor; SB 8 was concurred in; SB 63 passed the House and was concurred in. SB 64 was signed by the governor; SB 91 was sent to the governor; SB 118 was sent to the governor; SB 124 was sent to the governor; SB 159 had conference report accepted by both houses; SB 194 was sent to the governor; SB 220 passed the House and was concurred in; SB 224 with major amendment passed the House, was concurred in, and sent to the governor.

05 June 2021

Regular legislative session through Jun. 5, 2021

HB 180 became substituted for by HB 712. Whether this makes any difference as it’s very late in the process is another matter. HB 293 essentially was read into HB 292, so it has been removed from the list of bad bills since standing alone it doesn’t have deleterious effects.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 was sent to the governor; HB 103 passed Senate committee; HB 154 passed Senate committee and passed the Senate; HB 167 was sent to the governor; HB 199 had conference report adopted by both chambers; HB 256 passed Senate committee; HB 278 with major amendment passed Senate committee and with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 280 was sent to the governor; HB 349 passed Senate committee; HB 352 with major amendment passed Senate committee; HB 388 passed Senate committee; HB 393 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 423 passed Senate committee; HB 438 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 498 with major amendment passed Senate committee; HB 581 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 596 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 704 passed Senate committee; HB 712 passed House committee; SB 4 was sent to the governor; SB 8 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 64 was sent to the governor; SB 91 was concurred in; SB 118 was concurred in; SB 124 was concurred in; SB 194 passed the House and was concurred in; SB 221 with minor amendment passed the House and concurrence was rejected;

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 7 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 84 was sent to the governor; HB 286 was sent to the governor; HB 292 with major amendment passed Senate committee; HB 315 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 378 was sent to the governor; HB 391 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 514 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 635 passed Senate committee; HB 702 passed Senate committee; SB 24 was signed by the governor; SB 116 was concurred in; SB 148 concurrence was rejected; SB 203 was sent to the governor.

29 May 2021

Regular legislative session through May 29, 2021

HB 514 became a bad bill with a vengeance as a result of a Senate floor amendment that made the 2016/2018 temporary sales tax increase permanent.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 was sent to the governor; HB 149 passed Senate committee; HB 167 passed the Senate; HB 276 passed the House; HB 280 passed the Senate, HB 352 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 581 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 650 was deferred involuntarily; SB 8 passed House committee; SB 63 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 64 passed the House; SB 91 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 118 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 124 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 156 passed the House; SB 159 had the Senate reject House amendments; SB 220 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 224 passed House committee.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 7 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 84 passed the Senate; HB 113 passed Senate committee; HB 248 passed the Senate; HB 286 passed the Senate; HB 378 passed the Senate; HB 391 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 514 with major amendment was recommitted in the Senate; HB 659 failed to pass the House; HB 709 failed to pass the House; SB 24 passed the House and was sent to the governor; SB 116 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 148 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 163 with major amendment passed House committee; SB 203 passed the House.

22 May 2021

Regular legislative session through May 22, 2021

Amendments to HB 158 remove it from the list of bad bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 passed the Senate; HB 40 passed the House; HB 103 with major amendment passed House committee and with minor amendment passed the House; HB 138 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 149 passed the House; HB 211 passed Senate committee; HB 274 passed the House; HB 278 with major amendment passed the House; HB 280 passed Senate committee; HB 388 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 428 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 438 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 498 with minor amendment passed House committee and with minor amendment passed the House; HB 556 with minor amendment passed House committee and with minor amendment passed the House; HB 578 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 597 with major amendment passed the House; HB 704 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 4 passed House committee; SB 64 passed House committee; SB 118 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 159 passed the House; SB 194 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 221 with minor amendment passed House committee.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 84 passed Senate committee; HB 113 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 248 passed Senate committee; HB 286 passed Senate committee; HB 315 passed the House; HB 615 failed to pass the House; SB 24 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 163 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 203 passed House committee.

15 May 2021

Regular legislative session through May 15, 2021

Substitute bills keep coming, with HB 83 becoming HB 708 and HB 637 became HB 709. The text of HB 707, finally posted as a substitute for HB 480, caused its removal from the list of bad bills as it removes

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 passed Senate committee; HB 40 passed House committee; HB 149 with major amendment passed House committee; HB 154 passed the House; HB 199 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 213 passed House committee; HB 280 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 352 passed House committee; HB 393 passed the House; HB 423 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 428 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 438 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 487 with major amendment passed House committee; HB 578 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 581 passed Senate committee; HB 597 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 650 with major amendment passed the House; HB 653 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 708 passed House committee; SB 91 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 124 passed House committee; SB 156 passed House committee; SB 159 with major amendment passed House committee; SB 220 with minor amendment passed the Senate; SB 224 with minor amendment passed the Senate.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 113 with major amendment passed House committee; HB 286 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 315 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 378 passed Senate committee; HB 391 passed Senate committee; HB 635 passed the House; HB 702 passed the House; HB 709 passed House committee; SB 116 passed House committee; SB 148 with minor amendment passed House committee.