Louisiana

2018 Regular Session

HB1

SYNOPSIS: Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

STATUS: Referred to Committee on Appropriations 3/12, Reported 18-6 with amendments on 4/16,   Amended and passed the House 55-47 & ordered to the Senate 4/19, read for 2nd time in senate and referred to Committee on Finance 4/24

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB79

SYNOPSIS: Creates the crime of abuse of persons with infirmities through electronic means and provides for criminal penalties and exception.

STATUS: Pre-filed 2/16, Read by title and referred to Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice 3/2, Reported 15-0 with amendments, Passed House 96-0 on 4/10, Referred to Senate 4/11, Referred to Committee on Judiciary 4/12. Reported with amendments 4/24, Referred to legislative bureau 4/25, Read by title and passed to 3rd reading & final passage 4/26. Rules suspended & passed in the Senate 35-0, Received in the House with Amendments 5/1, Scheduled for concurrence 5/8. House concurred with senate amendments 96-0 on 5/8, Enrolled and signed by the Speaker & President of the Senate 5/9,Sent to Governor for approval 5/10.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB258

SYNOPSIS: Provides for a limited exception to the moratorium on additional nursing facilities.

STATUS: Pre-filed 2/28, Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB281

SYNOPSIS: Authorizes nursing home residents or their qualified surrogates to have monitoring devices installed in those residents' rooms.

STATUS: Pre-filed 2/28, Referred to Health & Welfare Committee. 3/12, Reported out of committee 9-1 on 3/28, Passed House 95-0 on 4/4, Received in Senate 4/5. Referred to committee on Health and Welfare 4/9. Rules suspended reported favorably 4/25, referred to legislative bureau 4/26. Read by title & passed to 3rd reading 4/30, Recommitted to the Senate Committee on Finance 5/3.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB334

SYNOPSIS: Provides for implementation of a Medicaid managed long-term services and supports system.

STATUS: Pre-filed 3/1, Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare 3/12.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB362

SYNOPSIS: Provides relative to the state's system of Medicaid-funded long-term care.

STATUS: Pre-filed 3/1, Referred to House Health and Welfare 3/12.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB503

SYNOPSIS: Protects certain individuals from financial exploitation.

STATUS: Pre-filed 3/2, Referred to Committee on Commerce 3/12, Reported out 17-0 w/ Amendments 3/20, Scheduled for floor debate 3/27. Passed House 98-0 on 3/27, Received in Senate 3/28, Read for 2nd time and released to Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs 4/2. Rules suspended and reported with amendments 4/25, Read by title and referred to legislative bureau. Read by title and referred to legislative bureau, Read by title & passed to 3rd reading & final passage. Amended bill was read by title & passed the Senate 30-0 & ordered to House 5/7,Scheduled for concurrence 5/14.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB594

SYNOPSIS: Creates the crime which would prohibit telemarketing targeted at the elderly population.

STATUS: Pre-filed 3/2, Referred to Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice 3/1w2.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB109

SYNOPSIS: Provides relative to the prescription monitoring program.

STATUS: Pre-filed 2/28, Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare 3/12, Reported favorably 3/14, Passed Senate 37-0 and sent to House 3/19, Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare. Reported without legislative bureau amendments 4/18, Read by title, passed to 3rd reading. Read 3rd time, amended, passed the House 95-0, Ordered to the Senate. Signed by the Speaker, Ordered to the Senate 5/3, Rules suspended, Amendments proposed in House approved in the Senate 30-0, Senate to Governor by Secretary of Senate 5/11.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB357

SYNOPSIS: Provides relative to Medicaid managed care for individuals receiving long-term services and supports.

STATUS: Pre-filed 3/2, Referred to Committee on Health & Welfare.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB407

SYNOPSIS: Authorizes three separate additional lottery games with proceeds from each dedicated to veterans, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.

STATUS: Pre-filed 3/2, Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Judiciary 3/12.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB507

SYNOPSIS: Provides relative to Medicaid managed care organizations.

STATUS: Introduced in Senate 3/2, Read for 2nd time and referred to Committee on Health & Welfare 4/3. Reported out of  with amendments 4/11, Committee amendments read and adopted. Ordered engrossed and passed to third reading and final passage. Reported with amendments 11-0 & Referred to legislative bureau 4/26. Reported without Legislative Bureau amendments 4/27, Scheduled floor debate 5/10. Read 3rd time by title, amended & passed House 85-1, ordered to the Senate 5/10.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB531

SYNOPSIS: Provides relative to the reimbursement methodology for nursing homes.

STATUS: Introduced in the Senate 4/3, Referred to Committee on Health & Welfare 4/4.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB532

SYNOPSIS: Establishes an informed choice in long-term care pilot program at the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority for Louisiana citizens vulnerable to nursing home admission.

STATUS: Introduced in the Senate 4/3, Referred to Committee on Health & Welfare 4/4.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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2018 1st Extraordinary Special Session

HB9

SYNOPSIS: Reduces the amount of the individual income tax deduction for excess federal itemized personal deductions.

STATUS: Referred to committee on Ways & Means 2/19. Dead.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB11

SYNOPSIS: Co-payment requirements for Medicaid program.

STATUS: Referred to Committee on Health & Welfare 2/15, read by title, rules suspended & referred to Health & Welfare Committee 2/18. Dead.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB5

SYNOPSIS: Provides relative to opportunities to promote work and community engagement among Medicaid recipients.

STATUS: Referred to Health & Welfare committee. Dead.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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