Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 163-172

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 163-172.

House Bill 163 (HB163)- (Havard) Changes an exemption to state and parish sales and use tax (in East Feliciana Parish) for charges for repairs to personal property when the repaired property is delivered to a customer in another state from an allowable exemption to a required one.

House Bill 164 (HB164)-  (Schexnayder) Gets rid of the North Bossier Levee and Drainage District and the board which was created along with the district.

House Bill 165 (HB165)- (Cox) This creates an exemption to CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) requirements for the Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Institute employees driving in the course of their employment.

House Bill 166 (HB166)- (Anders) Changes the determination of timber values for tax purposes from being done by the LA Tax commission and LA forestry commission and based solely on timber sales to being done by the LA forestry commission with optional consulting by the LA tax commission and based partly on timber sales.

House Bill 167 (HB167)- (Champagne) Adds to the list of info that the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information must provide to a post-secondary education institution seeking a background check for an employee prior arrests for sex crimes or crimes of violence as well as convictions dismissed through article 893 or 894 of the code of criminal procedure.

House Bill 168 (HB168)-  (Fannin) Appropriates funds for state government expenses including internal service funds, auxiliary accounts, and enterprise funds. Covers a wide range of projects/ funds.

House Bill 169 (HB169)- (Mack) Deals with the abolishing of the G and H division judgeships in the 21st Judicial District Court and replaces them with J and K. These courts handle family and juvenile matters.

House Bill 170 (HB170)- (T. Landry) Prohibits things that stick out from the wheels of a car when viewed from above the car. Says that these projections can pose a danger to pedestrians and cyclists.

House Bill 171 (HB171)- (Chaney) Names part of highway 17 the “West Carroll Veteran Memorial Highway” and part of highway 80 the “Thomas M Alexander Memorial Highway.”

House Bill 172 (HB172)- (Dove) Names the Grand Isle Bivalve Hatchery “Michael C Voisin Hatchery”