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LABI Bill Positions.

Bill LABI Position

HB528: HIGHER EDUCATION

Creates and provides for the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Board of Trustees as the successor of the Board of Regents.

Neutral

HB522: RAILROADS

Modifies the Freight Railroad Intermodal Grant Program within the DOTD.

Neutral

HB526: MALPRACTICE/MEDICAL

Provides for time frames in the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.

Oppose

HB518: BUDGET/ADMINISTRATION

Provides for a review of special funds and dedications and requires certain recommendations by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.

Support

HB453: NOTARIES

Provides relative to the annual notary public filing fee.

Neutral

HB444: PROPERTY TAX

(Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes a property tax exemption for property subject to a cooperative endeavor agreement requiring the property owner to make Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT).

Support

HB208: SCHOOLS

Provides relative to foods and beverages sold to students in public schools.

Neutral

HB384: EMPLOYMENT/WAGES

Exposes private employers to risk of lawsuits and damages for unequal pay between genders when the act was unintentional, which would change the standard for these discrimination claims from what exists for other forms of discrimination. Existing state and federal laws appropriately ensure that wage discrimination in the private sector is prohibited and provide remedies for such discrimination when it occurs. 

Oppose

HB202: TAX/INCOME TAX

Repeals certain educational tax expenditures.

Neutral

HB194: TOPS

Raises the minimum GPA required for initial eligibility for a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Opportunity Award and provides for exceptions granted with respect to enrollment requirements for initial and continuing eligibility.

Support