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1 Robert Levy, Chair Joseph Wiley, Vice Chair Joel Dupré Chris Gorman Richard Lipsey Edward Markle Roy Martin, III Representatives from Management Boards LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Uma Subramanian

2 A GENDA I TEM III 1. BoR Bills  SB 16 (Long)  Provides for the definition of “regular retirement plan” for higher education employees participating in the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana  Bill seeks to restore employer contribution levels to avoid an unreasonably low rate that will significantly deter recruitment efforts at all state higher education institutions  Current Status  Dual-referred to Senate Retirement and Senate Finance  Favorably reported by both committees as of April 22, 2013  Pending senate floor action; needs 2/3 vote  favorably reported by 2 2

3 A GENDA I TEM III. 1. BoR Bills (continued)  HB 194 (Leger)  Provides relative to the authority of public postsecondary education management boards to increase tuition and mandatory fee amounts  In discussions with members of House and Senate Education to give sufficient information on aspects of the bill  Current Status  Pending House Education Committee Hearing 3 3

4 A GENDA I TEM III. 1. BoR Bills (continued)  HB 299 (Carmody)  Changes the reporting date for submitting the postsecondary education funding formula to the legislature  Current Status  Pending House Education Committee Hearing 4 4

5 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills  HB 87 (Carmody)  Constitutional Amendment to exempt public postsecondary education tuition and fees from requirements for imposing a new or increasing an existing fee  Current Status  Pending House and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing 5 5

6 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 185 (Cox)  Authorizes a tax credit for donations made to the LA Community and Technical College System  Current Status:  Pending House Ways and Means Committee Hearing 6 6

7 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 207 (Carmody)  Authorizes each public postsecondary education management board to name a building at an institution under its supervision and management in honor of a living person  Current Status  Favorably reported by House Education Committee  Set for floor debate on 4/23/13 7 7

8 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 243 (Carter)  Provides relative to the eligibility of certain student who graduate from certain out-of-state or out-of-country high schools to receive a Taylor Opportunity Program for Student (TOPS) award  Current Status:  Reported favorably by House Education Committee  Set for floor debate on 4/23/13 8 8

9 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 320 (Leger)  Provides relative to the casino support services contract; affects funding for higher education and K-12  Current Status  Reported favorably by House Appropriations.  Current version is under review by Regents and other higher education boards.  We have proposed some changes to ensure proper allocation of funds to education (both higher education and K-12) 9 9

10 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 401 (Carter)  Authorizes the public postsecondary education management boards to increase tuition and fee amounts at institutions that meet the graduation average for SREB peer institutions  Current Status  Pending House Education Committee Hearing 10

11 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 528 (Garofalo)  (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for a single board of colleges and universities that issues baccalaureate degrees or higher  Current Status  Pending House Education Committee Hearing 11

12 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 532 (Kleckley)  (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for a hospital stabilization formula and assessment and creates the Hospital Stabilization Fund and provides for uses of the fund (will constitutionally protect healthcare funding)  Current Status  Reported favorably by Committee on Appropriations  Recommitted to House Civil Law and Procedure  Pending House Civil Law and Procedure Committee Hearing 12

13 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 533 (Kleckley)  (Constitutional Amendment) Creates the Medical Assistance Trust Fund as a constitutional fund, creates accounts for each provider paying fees into the fund, and provides for uses of the fund (will constitutionally protect healthcare funding)  Current Status  Reported favorably by Committee on Appropriations  Recommitted to House Civil Law and Procedure  Pending House Civil Law and Procedure Committee Hearing 13

14 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 549 (Leger)  Establishes the MediFund for statewide advancement of biosciences and medical centers of excellence  Current Status  Pending House Appropriations Committee Hearing 14

15 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 558 (Hollis)  Provides generally relative to the “Course Choice Program” (impacts higher education institutions’ agreement with DOE)  Current Status  Pending House Education Committee Hearing 15

16 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 576 (Broadwater)  Creates a special taxing district to provide a supplemental means of financing higher education  We have discussed the option of “regionalizing” either the taxing district or the distribution of funds, so that local revenues benefit institutions in the region  Current Status  Pending House Ways and Means Committee Hearing 16

17 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 612 (Greene)  Permits use of TOPS awards at eligible Louisiana institutions by otherwise qualified students who graduated from out-of-state colleges or universities  Concerns about the fiscal impact of expanding TOPS  Current Status  Favorably reported by House Education  Scheduled for floor debate on 4/24/13 17

18 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  HB 673 (Adams)  Provides relative to facilities maintenance and repair at public postsecondary education institutions  Seeks to address deferred maintenance needs of higher education institutions through a financing program and a deferred maintenance and use fee  Current Status  Pending House Education Committee Hearing 18

19 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 31 (Claitor)  Enacts Board Scholarship Report Act requiring report to the Legislature of information on scholarships awarded by members of higher education management boards  Current Status  Reported favorably by Senate Education  Passed by the Senate  Referred to House Education Committee 19

20 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 36 (Heitmeier)  Prohibit smoking on the grounds of and inside the facilities or building utilized by the institutions managed and supervised by certain post secondary education management boards  Current Status  Reported favorably by Senate Health and Welfare  Pending Senate floor debate 20

21 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 45 (Dorsey-Colomb and Rep Berthelot)  Merges certain La. Technical College campuses with Baton Rouge Community College  Current Status  Reported with amendments by Senate Education  Recommitted to Senate Finance 21

22 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 59 (Buffington)  Requires the board of supervisors for the Louisiana State University, Southern University, University of Louisiana, and Louisiana Community and Technical College Systems to broadcast the live audio and video of all board meetings  Current Status  Reported with amendments by Senate Education  Pending Senate floor debate 22

23 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 83 (Morrish)  Establishes a cap on TOPS award amounts  Current Status  Pending Senate Education 23

24 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 93 (Nevers)  Provides for the awarding and transfer of college credit for academic content in career and technical and industry-based certification courses  Current Status: Pending Senate Education  04/08 Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Education.  03/27 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Education. 24

25 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 117 (Appel)  Provides for the creation of the Outcomes-Based Funding Task Force (gov sic)  Current Status: Pending Senate Education  04/10 Considered (adjourned)  04/08 Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Education.  03/28 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Education. 25

26 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 118 (Appel)  Provide relative to the use, expenditure, or allocation of funds appropriated to public postsecondary education management boards (gov sic)  Bill Current Status: Pending Senate Education  04/10 Considered (adjourned)  04/08 Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Education.  03/28 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Education. 26

27 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 196 (Donahue)  Provides for the annual reporting to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget by departments and public postsecondary education management boards on enacted legislation with significant fiscal impact  Current Status: Pending Senate Finance  04/08 Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Finance.  03/29 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Finance. 27

28 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 202 (Nevers)  Revises core curriculum requirements and the method of calculating the grade point average for TOPS awards (gov sic)  Current Status: Pending Senate floor action  04/15 Reported with amendments.  04/08 Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Education.  03/29 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Education 28

29 A GENDA I TEM III. 2. Critical Bills (continued)  SB 204 (Adley)  Provides for the issuance of bonds to finance capital improvements for the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System  Current Status: Pending Senate floor action  04/15 Reported with amendments.  04/08 Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs.  03/29 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs. 29

30 A GENDA I TEM III. 3. Bills Being Monitored  HCR 2 (Harrison)  Suspends provisions of law providing for the Cash Balance Plan in certain retirement systems  Current Status: Pending House Retirement  04/08 Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Retirement.  03/08 First appeared in the Interim Calendar on 3/8/2013.  02/22 Under the rules, provisionally referred to the Committee on Retirement.  02/22 Prefiled 30

31 A GENDA I TEM III. 3. Bills Being Monitored  HCR 16 (Pope)  Requests that the Board of Regents, in consultation with the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, study the feasibility of offering community college services in Livingston Parish  Current Status: Pending House Education  04/09 Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Education.  04/08 Read by title. Lies over under the rules. 31

32 A GENDA I TEM III. 3. Bills Being Monitored  HCR 21 (Talbot)  Directs the attorney general to review and report to the legislative governmental affairs committees and requests the governmental affairs committees to study and make recommendations all relative to the use of public funds for lobbying and public relations purposes  Current Status: Pending House and Governmental Affairs  04/09 Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs.  04/08 Read by title. Lies over under the rules. 32

33 A GENDA I TEM III. 3. Bills Being Monitored  SCR 1 (Cortez)  Suspends Chapter 7 of Subtitle II of Title 11 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, comprised of R.S through  Current Status: Pending Senate Retirement  04/08 Rules suspended. Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Retirement.  02/22 Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Retirement. 33

34 RECOMMENDATION Senior Staff recommends that the Committee receive the report. 34


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