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BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -

Several local legislators have filed bills for the 2014 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, which will be held from March 10 to June 2. Below is a complete list of bills filed, organized by the senator or representative filing the bill or bills:

Rep. James K. Armes (D-Leesville):
HB 241: Corrects the effective date in ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment that would set geographical qualifications for members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
HB 242: Addresses compensation for school support personnel for substitute teaching.
HB 256: Establishes battery of emergency room personnel, emergency services personnel and healthcare professionals as a criminal offense.
HB 344: Addresses hunting and fishing licenses paid for by surviving spouses of military KIA.
HB 399: Addresses the prevention of workplace violence in healthcare facilities.

Rep. Michael E. Danahay (D-Sulphur):
HB 87: Provides shared employment and restrictions on creditable services between Vinton Public Power Authority and another employer in the Municipal Employees Retirement System.
HB 206: Recreates the Department of State Civil Services and its departments.
HB 226: Eliminates the requirement to reopen qualifying when the number of qualifying candidates for an office is less than the number of positions to be filled.
HB 318: Provides a public records exemption for certain documents by or in the possession of the Board of Tax Appeals.
HB 355: Authorizes the secretary of the Department of Revenue to waive certain penalties associated with the payment of taxes on certain alcoholic beverages.
HB 579: Gives the City of Sulphur authority to grant certain powers and duties to the city's zoning commission.
HB 863: Addresses certain state and local tax disputes by the Board of Appeals.
HB 896: Prohibits the use of photo speed enforcement devices on interstates.

Rep. A.B. Franklin (D-Lake Charles):
(No bills filed to date for 2014 session.)

Rep. Brett F. Geymann (R-Lake Charles):
HB 50: Appropriates funds for the payment of judgment in Nicole Higgins v. Gilchrist Construction Company, LLC and State of Louisiana DOTD.
HB 207: Appropriates funds for the payment of judgment in Chester Barrilleaux, et al v. State of Louisiana DOTD.
HB 263: Provides applicability of regulations relative to water supplies.
HB 273: Abolishes State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), transfers BESE duties, functions and responsibilities to the state Superintendent of Education and related persons.
HB 276: Makes the position of State Superintendent of Education elected rather than appointed.
HB 277: Provides additional ethical standards for members of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the State Superintendent of Education and related persons.
HB 374: Provides for the election of all members of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
HB 375: Minimizes the percentage of teachers' evaluations based on student achievement and growth.
HB 376: Requires state curriculum standards to be made known in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
HB 377: Makes the implementation of state curriculum standards subject to legislative approval.
HB 378: Sets limitations on the collection and sharing of student data and provides penalties for violations.
HB 379: Allows local school boards to set their own curriculum standards in the place of state standards.
HB 380: Prohibits use of state funds for certain assessments without legislative authority.
HB 381: Creates the Student Standards Commission to develop state standards for required subjects for public school students.
HB 490: **Constitutional amendment: prohibits transfer of monies through the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund or the Budget Stabilization Fund.
HB 580: Limits powers of the waterworks district authorities in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parishes.
HB 939: Addresses driver's licenses and ID cards not in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.
HB 966: Addresses required documentation for the issuing of a driver's license or ID card.

Rep. Mickey J. Guillory (D-Eunice):
HB 511: Addresses OWI laws.

Rep. John E. Guinn (R-Jennings):
HB 136: Provides for the designation of the Flyway Byway in Jeff Davis Parish as a Louisiana Byway.
HB 151: Increases court costs in criminal cases for the 31st Judicial District Court. 

Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill (D-Dry Creek):
HB 304: Creates the "Louisiana Cattlemen's Association" prestige license plate.
HB 642: Increases court costs for the Oberlin Municipal Court.
HB 717: Addresses extended sick leave for teachers and school employees.

Rep. Frank A. Howard (R- Many):
HB 73: Appropriates funds for payment in the judgment of Robert L. Knippers and Lessie T. Knippers v. State of Louisiana DOTD et al.
HB 169: Dedicates a portion of the state tax on beverages with low alcoholic content to the La. Wounded Warriors Fund.

Sen. Ronnie Johns (R-Lake Charles):
SB 258: Addresses the state Sanitary Code.
SB 259: Addresses Louisiana health care consumer's "right to know."
SB 260: Addresses insurance producer license reinstatement.
SB 261: Addresses the Port of Lake Charles.
SB 289: Addresses DWI convictions.
SB 290: Addresses safety plan order for children in need of care.
SB 333: Addresses crimes against nature and incest.
SB 373: Provides relative to motions for summary judgments.

Speaker of the House/Rep. Chuck Kleckley (R-Lake Charles):
HB 91: Appropriates funds for payment in the judgment of Maurianne Oliver v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, State of Louisiana DOTD Christina Winn and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.
HB 120: Appropriates funds for payment in the judgment against the State of Louisiana DOTD in Calvin Lefrere et al v. BNSF Railway Company et al.
HB 899: Appropriates funds for payment in the judgment of Murphy Cormier General Contractor, Inc. v. State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, et al.
HB 1023: Addresses TOPS award payments and eligibility criteria.

Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish (R-Jennings):
SB 10: Prohibits recovery of penalties in class action suits against La. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
SB 32: Provides criminal penalties for the manufacture, sale, importation and installation of counterfeit air bags.
SB 33: Addresses the payment of insurances premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.
SB 34: Establishes a cap on TOPS awards.
SB 35: Repeals accreditation requirements for facilities providing housing or temporary residence to individuals referred by judicial agencies.
SB 38: Automobile expenses for clerks of court in Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, East Carroll, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Pointe Coupee, Union and Vernon parishes.
SB 73: Provides limitations upon civil jury trials in suits arising from vehicular accidents.
SB 76: Creates the Cameron Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal District.
SB 122: Provides an exception to the Code of Governmental Ethics regarding contractual or other relationships by certain municipal elected officers.
SB 178: Addresses health care sharing organizations.
SB 179: Addresses the Course Choice Program.
SB 181: Addresses the Louisiana Citizens Insurance Corp. policy take-out program.
SB 188: Addresses the state Sanitary Code.
SB 189: Provides route designation for the Flyway Byway in Jeff Davis Parish.
SB 190: Establishes a cap on TOPS award amounts.
SB 191: Provides for equal recognition of International baccalaureate, AP and dual enrollment courses.
SB 192: Allows ready-mix concrete trucks to exceed certain weight limits under certain conditions until 2016.
SB 243: Addresses the Insurance Fraud Investigation Unit.
SB 244: Addresses rate filings with the commissioner of insurance.
SB 245: Prohibits parish or municipal governing authorities from appointing more than one immediate family member to the same board or commission.
SB 246: Changes the line of demarcation for shrimping waters.
SB 247: Addresses insurance fraud.
SB 248: Requires certain factors to be considered when a court orders visitation between an incarcerated parent and a child who is a minor.
SB 253: Increases criminal court costs in the 31st Judicial District. 
SB 254: Addresses travel insurance.
SB 299: Addresses civil justice funding companies.
SB 306: Addresses prescriptive periods and civil jury thresholds for delictual actions stemming from vehicular accidents.
SB 331: Addresses insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office. 
SB 332: Claims public record requirements do not apply to bidding documents prior to opening of bids.
SB 436: Changes the end date of the Sledge Jeansonne Louisiana Insurance Fraud Prevention Act.

Sen. John R. Smith (R-Leesville):
SB 48: Authorizes an increase in court costs for the mayor's court in Rosepine.
SB 52: Authorizes an increase in court costs for municipal ordinance violations in the mayor's court in Anacoco.
SB 59: Repeals special provisions relative to Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi).
SB 152: Increases the number of members of the War Memorial Civic Center Board in DeRidder.
SB 206: Designates the mayhaw as the state fruit tree.
SB 207: Addresses the Incumbent Worker Training Program.
SB 234: Provides remission to the Indigent Defender Fund for certain court costs in the mayor's court in New Llano.
SB 471: Addresses the office and duties of the coroner.
SB 538: Establishes the Military Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

For bills filed by other state senators and representatives, search the Louisiana State Legislature's web site.

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Rep. John E. Guinn (R-Jennings):

·         HB 136: Provides for the designation of the Flyway Byway in Jeff Davis Parish as a Louisiana Byway.

·         HB 151: Increases court costs in criminal cases for the 31st Judicial District Court. 

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