Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HB 503-512

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

I am posting summaries of the Louisiana state bills in simple, easy to understand language.

This post covers House Bills 503- 512

House Bill 503 (HB503)– (Armes) Adds 3 members to the wildlife and fisheries commission who must be from specific segments of North Louisiana. Increases the terms of members of the commission from 6 to 9 years. (Same as HB426)

House Bill 504 (HB504)- (Moreno) Allows the clerk of the New Orleans Municipal Court collect additional fees of : $1 per page for uncertified copies; $2 per page for certified copies; $2 per page for uncertified computer generated chronologies; $3 per page for certified computer-generated chronologies; and $20 for file retrievals.

House Bill 505 (HB505)– (Seabaugh) Starting in 2016, this bill would faze out individual income tax over ten years with 90% of present rates in 2016, 80% in 2017 and so on until there is no more individual income tax in the state by 2025.  (Check out my article on Jindal’s tax swap)

House Bill 506 (HB506)– (James) Authorizes expansion of the e-filing system to allow local taxes imposed by various political subdivisions to be handled through it.

House Bill 507 (HB507)- (Ivey) Same as HB505, Starting in 2016, this bill would faze out individual income tax over ten years with 90% of present rates in 2016, 80% in 2017 and so on until there is no more individual income tax in the state by 2025.  (Check out my article on Jindal’s tax swap)

House Bill 508 (HB508)– (Cromer) Creates a state tax credit for income and corporate franchise taxes of 100% of the federal excise taxes paid on the sale of a medical device by a manufacturer, producer, or importer of medical devices.

House Bill 509 (HB509)– (Carter) Creates a new core curriculum for TOPS (The state scholarship program) requirements which will go into effect for students graduating in 2017-2018. Also removes dated sections of the law which have expired (like clauses that say for the 1999-2000 school year)

House Bill 510 (HB510)– (Chaney)  Removes one stipulation from the requirements for the state veterinarian. (which had required 3 years of experience in the regulatory control of livestock disease) Lays out 5 powers for the state veterinarian.

House Bill 511 (HB511)- (J. Thompson)  Exempts up to $500 of overtime wages from the state individual income tax for taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of no more than $44,000. Requires records of overtime wages to be kept by employers (for 3 years) and supplied to employees on request.

House Bill 512 (HB512)- (Moreno) For time limits for the commencement of a criminal trial, if a defendant fails to appear in court, the time limit shall not begun to run again until the defendant appears in court.

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