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LABI Bill Positions.

Bill LABI Position

HB609: SALES & USE TAX

Removes 2018 sunset date for certain exclusions and exemptions from state sales and use tax making the effectiveness of those exclusions and exemptions permanent.

Oppose

HB610: TRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES

Provides relative to the licensing of the use of the name or symbol of a public postsecondary education institution in association with alcoholic beverages.

Neutral

HB599: TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY

Imposes an additional $5 per night fee on certain hotel stays.

Neutral

HB588: BUDGET/ADMINISTRATION

Provides for reductions to revenues into certain statutory funds.

Neutral

HB590: BUDGET/ADMINISTRATION

Provides for a review of and recommendation on certain dedicated funds.

Support

HB584: FUNDS/FUNDING

Creates a special fund for the purpose of funding early childhood education in Louisiana.

Support

HB557: CHILDREN/CARE

Provides for criminal background checks relative to early learning centers, school employees, registered family child care providers and in-home providers.

Neutral

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