Louisiana State House 2013 Session- HB 113-122

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

I am going to be giving a quick 2-3 (sometimes more for more interesting bills) sentence summary of each of the Louisiana State House and Senate 2013 Bills. I will be doing about 10 an entry and a few entries a day until I get caught up. Once I am caught up, I will cover new bills as they are filed. This entry covers House Bills 113-122

House Bill 113 (HB113)- (Schexnayder)For the purpose of the state selling land, broadens the term of “adjoining landowner” to include land within 100 feet of the land to be sold by the state if the separation between the land being sold and the landowners land is a public road.

House Bill 114 (HB114)- (K. Jackson) Repeals a law limiting which financial institutions can receive public funds. The current law does not allow financial institutions that have received two less than satisfactory ratings under the 1977 federal Community Reinvestment Act.

House Bill 115 (HB115)- (James) Allows a system for parents to petition for a school in the recovery school district to be returned to the local school district.

House Bill 116 (HB116)- (Hoffman) Moves all responsibility and authority surrounding public school textbooks (for elementary through high school- not college) from the state to the local level.

House Bill 117 (HB117)- (Howard) Currently the 19th judicial district court, the 22nd judicial district court and the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans are all authorized to set up re-entry divisions (for managing a workforce development sentencing program) and this adds the 11th judicial district court to the courts authorized to set up re-entry divisions.

House Bill 118 (HB118)– (Champagne) A constitutional amendment to require that any money received by the state as a result of legal violations in the Deepwater Horizion oil spill go into the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund.

House Bill 119 (HB119)- (Lorusso) Says that employees of the Housing Authority of New Orleans are not included in the category of state civil service.

House Bill 120 (HB120)- (Pugh) Adds a requirement for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners to approve nursing programs/training which which receive accreditation from certain listed accreditation agencies.

House Bill 121 (HB121)- (Montoucet)  Adds a representative of the La. Physical Therapy Association to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council raising the number of council members (appointed by the governor) from 17 to 18.

House Bill 122 (HB122)– (Thibaut) Allows a tax assessor, on request, to be able to make separate assessments in each tax parcel- in the case of undivided interests (which is when property is held by multiple parties without specification the part for each person by percent or other method)