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Bill LABI Position

HB575: SCHOOLS/BOARDS

Provides with respect to the hiring of special counsel by school boards.

Support

HB578: TAX/GASOLINE TAX

Levies an additional 7 cent per gallon gasoline tax to be deposited in the newly created "21 Century Transportation and Infrastructure Fund" to be used on state and local government transportation and capital infrastructure projects.  Authorizes DOTD to develop rules and regulations to establish a distribution formula for allocations to municipal and parish governing authorities.  Effective from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2037.

Oppose

HB570: PUBLIC CONTRACTS

Provides for a 15% reduction of all state professional, personal, and consulting service contracts and for deposit of the reductions into the TOPS Fund.

Neutral

HB567: SCHOOLS/CHOICE

Provides relative to school choice.

Support

HB561: TAX/SALES-USE, STATE

Levies a 1/2 cent state sales and use tax and dedicates the proceeds to a new transportation and infrastructure fund.

Oppose

HB563: TAX/CORP INCOME

Requires a minimum income tax on economic activity in Louisiana for certain corporations.

Oppose

HB559: SALES & USE TAX

Repeals the state sales and use tax exclusion for manufacturing machinery and equipment and the exemption for business utilities and provides a refund of the state sales and use tax collected on certain manufacturing machinery and equipment and industrial utilities.

Neutral

HB554: PUBLIC CONTRACTS

Provides relative to public procurement methods.

Neutral

HB546: SCHOOLS

Provides relative to exemptions from laws, rules, and regulations applicable to public school boards and the schools and employees under the jurisdiction of each with certain exceptions.

Oppose

HB544: ELECTION CODE

Makes revisions to the LA Election Code.

Neutral