Louisiana State House 2013 Session – HCR 1-10

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

Summaries of the 2013 Louisiana State House’s House Concurrent Resolutions 1-10.

House Concurrent Resolution 1 (HCR1)– (Lopinto)  Clarifies the meaning of “licensee” in Act 725 of the 2004 legislative session.  Clarifies that the licensee can be either the original or subsequent employer of the “non-key gaming employees” addressed in the act.

House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2)– (Harrison) Suspend the law to switch some members of the state retirement plan to a cash balance plan until either July 2014 or certain conditions are met – resolving the questions surrounding the switch. The questions the resolution raises pertain to social security exemption and tax qualified status of the new plan versus the old.

House Concurrent Resolution 3 (HCR3)- (Huval) This is to have the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice and Senate Committee on Judiciary B meet to investigate the practicality and feasibility of legalized online gaming in the state with the joint committee to report on their findings.

House Concurrent Resolution 4 (HCR4)– (Norton) Directs the Dept of Health and Hospitals to take actions needed to expand medicaid (to the affordable care act level)

House Concurrent Resolution 5 (HCR5)- (Foil) Creates a commission to research the possibility of calling a state constitutional convention and to report their findings to the legislature.

House Concurrent Resolution 6 (HCR6)– (Jim Morris) Would direct the commissioner of the administration to change the 2013-2014 expenditure limit. It would be changed from $15,686,646,424 to $12,916,140,954.

House Concurrent Resolution 7 (HCR7)– (Barrow) Suspends R.S. 40:1300.321 through 1300.323 which relates to resource allocation models for Medicaid-covered home- and community-based longterm care services until 60 days after the 2014 Legislative session ends.

House Concurrent Resolution 8 (HCR8)- (Edwards)  Amends the Medicaid eligibility rules of the dept of health and hospitals to conform to those established in the Affordable Care Act.  Directs the secretary of DHH to submit  any Medicaid state plan amendment necessary to implement the expansion.

House Concurrent Resolution 9 (HCR9)- (Guinn) Alters DOTD rules pertaining to shared access entry points for adjacent properties.

House Concurrent Resolution 10 (HCR10)– (Leger)  Invited Jindal to speak before a joint session on April 8th at 1 PM. (At which speech he admitted the death of his tax swap)