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Proclamation by His Excellency, M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., Governor of the State of Louisiana, Dated March 19, 2002, Convening the Legislature of Louisiana in Extraordinary Session

STATE OF LOUISIANA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
PROCLAMATION NO. 11 MJF 2002

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Paragraph B of Section 2 of Article III of the Constitution of Louisiana, I, M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., Governor of the state of Louisiana, HEREBY CALL AND CONVENE THE LEGISLATURE OF LOUISIANA INTO EXTRAORDINARY SESSION to convene at the State Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during twenty-six calendar days, beginning at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on Monday the 25th of March 2002, and ending no later than 5:00 o'clock p.m. on Friday the 19th day of April, 2002. The power to legislate at such session shall be limited, under penalty of nullity, to the following specified enumerated objects:

ITEM NO. 1: To legislate relative to the Department of Economic Development; to require the Department of Economic Development to prepare a biennial report on economic development activities, fiscal support for those activities, and performance data regarding the activities; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 2: To amend Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to authorize tax exemptions, exclusions, or credits for capital expenditures for new research equipment purchased by biotechnology businesses, as identified by the specific North American Industrial Classification System codes for biotechnology; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 3: To amend and reenact R.S. 39:1367 to authorize debt incurred to fund the TIMED program to exceed the state debt limit; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 4: To legislate relative to tax credits for the commercialization of patents developed at Louisiana colleges and universities when they locate their research and development facility or the primary "downstream" production of those patents in Louisiana; to legislate relative to tax credits for the commercialization of intellectual property licenses from Louisiana colleges and universities when they locate their research and development facility or the primary "downstream" production of that intellectual property in Louisiana; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 5: To legislate relative to tax credits for private sector research and development based on the federal Internal Revenue Code's research and development tax credit; to allow small businesses to sell such research and development tax credits to other taxpayers; to authorize research and development tax credits to match proportionally any company's claim for federal SBIR grants; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 6: To legislate relative to restructuring the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program Act to induce the creation of jobs at different levels of salaries with employer-paid health care benefits and to permit smaller businesses and companies in a wider variety of fields to create new, higher paying jobs for Louisiana citizens; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 7: To legislate relative to limiting the direct liability of the state of Louisiana and the state's indirect liability for the acts of federal agencies for the impact of coastal restoration projects; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 8: To amend certain provisions of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide state sales and use tax exemptions, exclusions, or credits for certain custom computer software development and to provide for the exemptions, exclusions or credits by political subdivisions for sales and use of certain custom computer software development; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 9: To legislate relative to the revision of the Motion Picture Incentive Act; to provide certain sales and use tax refunds, exemptions, exclusions, or credits; to provide for investor tax credits, and employment tax credits in connection with the production in Louisiana of nationally-distributed motion pictures, television programs and pilots, and television commercials; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 10: To amend the Capital Outlay Bill of the 2001 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature to appropriate for the New Orleans Arena build out project; to appropriate for the New Orleans Saints indoor football practice facility; to provide relative to the Avery Alexander Commission; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 11: To legislate by providing for a supplemental appropriation for Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District professional sports incentives; a supplemental appropriation for control of hydrilla in Henderson Lake; a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Education relative to one-time reductions in the Minimum Foundation Program funding for the 2001-02 fiscal year; a supplemental appropriation of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Supplemental Grant for federal fiscal year 2002; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 12: To legislate relative to providing for taxes on certain operations in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area; to provide for an auto rental tax to be dedicated to the development of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center; to provide a hotel/motel tax increase to support the development of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center; to authorize a tax increase on the food and beverages sold in restaurants to support the New Orleans Morial Convention Center; to create a tax increment financing district for the New Orleans Morial Convention Center; to amend and reenact R.S. 47:322.38, to provide relative to the New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 13: To legislate relative to authorizing the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to grant certain lifetime licenses to Louisiana residents who have joined the military, including their spouses and children; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 14: To amend the Louisiana Mineral Code, Title 31 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to the reservation of mineral rights otherwise subject to the prescription of nonuse on land acquired by any governmental agency, any legal entity with expropriation authority, or any state or national, not for profit land conservation organization or charitable corporation; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 15: To amend and reenact R.S. 15:569.1 to provide for the hours in which the execution of a death sentence must be imposed; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 16: To legislate relative to authorizing the Department of Environmental Quality to increase fees or taxes levied and paid into the Environmental Trust Fund over a two year period beginning in the fiscal year 2003; to provide for changes in the maximum statutory fee caps; to provide for the allowable uses for such revenues; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 17: To amend Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to continuation budgets to repeal or modify certain provisions of that law; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 18: To propose an amendment to Article VI, Section 29(D) of the Constitution of Louisiana relative to local government finance; to provide for certain voting requirements for enacting certain tax exemptions or exclusions from sales and use taxes levied by local governmental subdivisions, school boards, and other political subdivisions; and to specify an election for submission of the proposition to the people and provide a ballot proposition; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 19: To legislate relative to authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to increase certain fees or taxes imposed by the Office of Conservation and the Office of Mineral Resources; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 20: To amend certain provisions of Title 56 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 relative to the terms of oyster leases; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 21: To provide for the Governor's Coastal Advisory Commission within the Office of the Governor; and to enhance user group input in coastal restoration planning and implementation; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 22: To amend certain provisions of Title 15 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the Louisiana Corrections Administrative Remedy Procedures relative to lawsuits and claims filed by prisoners; to provide with respect to the initiation and limitation of administrative remedies; to provide with respect to dismissal of claims; to provide for judicial review; to provide for exclusivity of remedies and limitations on the filing and recovery of certain claims; to provide proper venue for prisoner suits; to provide for the proper party defendant in certain claims; to provide for proceeding in forma pauperis; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 23: To amend and reenact R.S. 11:416 relative to the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System to provide for the reemployment of retirees; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 24: To amend and reenact R.S. 39:98.1 to authorize the treasurer to establish a trust or other fund into which local school districts may invest the windfall portion of their tobacco money generated from the sale of the tobacco settlement; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 25: To amend and reenact R.S. 17:24.10 relative to the Early Childhood Development program; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 26: To amend and reenact R.S. 17:10 relative to institutionalizing the rewards component of the Louisiana School and District Accountability Program ensuring future distribution of reward money; to reestablish a dedicated fund to set aside funds for providing rewards to schools earning rewards pursuant to the accountability system; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 27: To legislate relative to loss prevention; to provide for certain items identified by certain methods of technology, to provide for road and bridge premiums identified by methods of technology; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 28: To amend Title 11 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for eligibility for participation in the optional retirement plan of the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and procedures and time limitations for application for participation in such plan; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 29: To amend and reenact R.S. 39:75, relative to the budget status report and its contents; to provide for end of the year adjustments; to provide for the determination of a deficit or surplus; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 30: To amend and reenact R.S. 39:137, relative to the Deficit Elimination/Capital Outlay Escrow Replenishment Fund; to provide for appropriations from that fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 31: To amend and reenact R.S. 39:100.1 providing for the Sports Facility Assistance Fund, to change the definition of a professional sports association or league; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 32: To amend and reenact R.S. 47:843 to provide for requirements for affixing cigarette stamps on cigarettes to be sold in Louisiana, to provide for the requirements to be met by a tobacco product manufacturer before such stamps may be affixed; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 33: To designate a portion of LA Highway 167 within the town of Jonesboro as the "Richard Zuber Thruway".

ITEM NO. 34: To amend Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to the city court of the city of Alexandria; to provide for an increase in court costs in criminal cases before the court to defray the expenses of the office of city marshal; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 35: To amend and reenact R.S. 46:1053 to provide for the membership and terms of office of the commissioners of the Hospital Service District Number One of East Baton Rouge Parish; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 36: To amend Chapter 8 of Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the creation, powers, and duties, salary and emoluments of a first appearance officer for the municipal court of New Orleans; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 37: To provide for the use of the Judicial Expense Fund of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans to plan for, design, and construct a new court house for the parish of Orleans; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 38: To authorize the Natchitoches Parish School Board to sell, transfer, exchange, or otherwise dispose of certain land to the state or the city of Natchitoches; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 39: To authorize Southeastern Louisiana University to sell or transfer certain land to the city of Hammond; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 40: To amend and reenact R.S. 47:302.24 to provide for the allocation and use of the monies in the Beauregard Parish Community Improvement Fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 41: To legislate relative to the membership of the Bossier City Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 42: To authorize the parish of Jefferson to impose and collect a tax on amusements and to use the proceeds of the tax to fund a performing arts center; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 43: To amend Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to authorize the Jefferson Parish School Board to name a facility in honor of a living person; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 44: To authorize the parish of Jefferson to name a facility in honor of a living person; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 45: To create the Toledo Bend Interstate Compact Commission, to provide for the membership, powers and duties of the commission; and to otherwise provide relative hereto.

ITEM NO. 46: To authorize the governing authority of each parish within the 5th Judicial District to transfer surplus monies from the parish special fund to the criminal court fund of the 5th Judicial District Court to be used to pay off-duty law enforcement officers for court appearances; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 47: To amend Chapter 27 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide relative to the creation of tax increment finance districts and tax increment financing for local governmental subdivisions, including the creation of tax districts, bonding, and uses for revenues; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 48: To amend and reenact R.S. 42:66 to allow a deputy sheriff to hold the office of mayor or alderman of a municipality with a population of 2500 or less; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 49: To dedicate the avails of the state sales tax on the furnishing of sleeping rooms in Concordia Parish to the Concordia Parish Economic Fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 50: To amend and reenact R.S. 39:551.7 to increase the membership of the board of commissioners of the DeSoto Parish Industrial District and to authorize the board to appoint a treasurer; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 51: To amend Title 35 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to authorize the appointment of Crescent City Connection police officers as ex-officio notaries public for matters limited to official functions of law enforcement; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 52: To amend Chapter 23 of Title 34 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to correct references within the law to properly reflect the governing authority of Terrebonne Parish; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 53: To provide for the per diem paid to the board members of the Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Service District.

ITEM NO. 54: To amend Act 2 of the 1998 1st Extraordinary Session to authorize the board of commissioners of the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District to fix the per diem and mileage reimbursement rates for its members.

ITEM NO. 55: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:9092 relative to the Garden District Security Special Taxing District; to provide for the name of the special district; to provide for the qualifications of the members of the board of directors; to provide for the renewal of the district's special taxes or fees; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 56: To provide for the budget for the marshal of the city court of Opelousas; to provide for the funding of the office of marshal; to provide for the salaries and operating expenses of the office; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 57: To amend Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide an additional judgeship for the 22nd Judicial District Court; to provide for the compensation for the judge; to provide for the election and term of office of the judgeship; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 58: To amend Part III of Chapter 13 of Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950; to authorize the Cypress-Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District to prohibit the use of nets and traps on Cypress Bayou Reservoir and Black Bayou Reservoir.

ITEM NO. 59: To authorize the creation of a special taxing district for the Vieux Carre within the parish of Orleans; to provide for the purposes, governance, duties and authority of the district; to provide for the imposition of a tax or fee upon the property of the uses of the revenues; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 60: To authorize the creation of an arts district within the parish of Orleans; to provide for the purposes, governance, duties, and authorities of the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 61: To provide for the annexation of property by the city of Crowley to facilitate a bridge replacement project.

ITEM NO. 62: To authorize the governing authority of Franklin Parish to enact an ordinance requiring the Franklin Parish Clerk of Court to levy and collect additional fees; to provide for the limits on the amount of the fees; to provide the purposes for which the proceeds from the fees may be used; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 63: To amend Chapter 21 of Title 34 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950; to provide the members of the West Calcasieu Port, Harbor, and Terminal District may be paid a per diem; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 64: To authorize the transfer to the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries of state land to be made part of the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area.

ITEM NO. 65: To provide for the merger of the Cameron Parish Waterworks District No. One and the Cameron Parish Sewerage District No. One to create the Cameron Parish Water and Wastewater District No. One; to provide for the assets, debts, employees, and governing bodies of the merged districts; to provide for the district's governing authority and its powers, duties, and functions; to authorize the levy of taxes by election within the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 66: To authorize the creation of the Lake Vista Crime Prevention District within the parish of Orleans; to provide for the purposes, governance, duties, and authorities of the district; to provide for the imposition of a tax or fee upon the property of the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 67: To authorize the Terrebonne Parish School Board to lease a portion of 16th Section Land to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

ITEM NO. 68: To authorize the transfer of land within Washington Parish from the Department of Health & Hospitals to the city of Bogalusa.

ITEM NO. 69: To designate a bridge over Bayou Boeuf between Assumption and St. Mary Parishes as the "Earl 'Tatum' Bergeron" bridge.

ITEM NO. 70: To provide for the powers, duties, authorities, and rights of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.

ITEM NO. 71: To amend Subpart A of Part X of Chapter 26 of Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to authorize the board of directors of the Research Park Corporation to establish an executive committee and to provide for the membership, powers, and functions of the committee; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 72: To authorize the First City Court and the Second City Court for the city of New Orleans to increase the fees for the services provided by the constable of the court to a level not to exceed the fees charged by the criminal sheriff for the parish of Orleans for the same or similar services; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 73: To amend and reenact R.S. 47:302.36 to provide for the distribution of monies in the Allen Parish Capital Improvement Fund.

ITEM NO. 74: To amend and reenact R.S. 46:1053 to authorize the increase in the membership of the board of directors of the Washington Parish Hospital Service District No. One; to provide for the manner of appointments to the board; to provide for the terms of service on the board; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 75: To authorize the city court of the city of Winnfield to transfer unclaimed funds in the court's civil cost and fee account to the court's general operational fund.

ITEM NO. 76: To provide the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office pay for group health insurance for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs with twenty years or more of service.

ITEM NO. 77: To amend and reenact Article 4843 of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure to provide for the civil jurisdiction of the city court of Natchitoches.

ITEM NO. 78: To authorize the school boards of Iberia and Vermilion Parishes to contract with the State Employees Group Benefits Program to provide group insurance benefits for the employees of the school boards; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 79: To amend Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for a commissioner for the 22nd Judicial District Court in civil and criminal matters; to provide for the powers and duties of the commissioner; to provide conduct of proceedings by the commissioner; to provide for signing of rulings and judgments; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 80: To authorize the creation of a special taxing district for the parish of Vermilion; to provide for the governance of the district; to provide for the powers and duties of the district; to provide the district may levy taxes upon approval of the voters of the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 81: To amend and reenact R.S. 18:532.1 and R.S. 18:1903 to authorize the parish of Terrebonne to consolidate election precincts; to provide for the applicable time within which such consolidations are to be effected; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 82: To amend the Children's Code to authorize the creation of truancy and assessment centers in the parishes of Rapides, Lincoln, and Union; to provide for the pilot program for truancy centers; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 83: To amend Part II of Chapter 5 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to authorize the members of the Hammond Fire and Police Civil Service Board to receive per diem.

ITEM NO. 84: To authorize the transfer or lease of state lands within St. Tammany Parish from the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to the St. Tammany Parish School Board.

ITEM NO. 85: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:9075 to provide for the name of the Lake Oaks Subdivision Improvement District; to provide for the plan of the district; to provide for fees imposed by the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 86: To authorize the renaming of the "Lafitte-LaRose Highway" to "Des Familles Parkway".

ITEM NO. 87: To amend and reenact R.S. 46:1053 to provide for the membership of the board of commissioners of the St. James Parish Hospital Service District.

ITEM NO. 88: To amend Part I of Chapter 3 of Title 25 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the membership of the St. James Parish Library Board.

ITEM NO. 89: To authorize the creation of the Allen Parish Reservoir District; to provide for the boundaries of the district; to provide for the governance of the district; to provide for the powers and duties of the district, including the power of taxation; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 90: To amend and reenact R.S. 41:1338 to exempt Caddo Parish from certain preconditions to the sale of public property to a party other than the original transferor or their successors; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 91: To authorize the Baker and Zachary Community School Boards to incur debt sufficient to meet the projected start-up administration and operations costs for the school system; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 92: To amend and reenact R.S. 17:525 to provide for a probationary period in a position to which an employee is promoted; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 93: To amend Part LIII of Chapter 5 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the inclusion of the Morehouse General Hospital within the Rural Hospital Preservation Act; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 94: To legislate relative to the redistricting of the justice of the peace and constable districts in LaSalle Parish; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 95: To amend Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to the village of Lisbon; to authorize the governing body to provide for the filling of the office of chief of police by appointment or to provide for the abolition of the office; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 96: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:2484 to provide that the fire chief and chief of police for the city of DeRidder are part of the unclassified civil service; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 97: To legislate relative to authorizing justices of the peace within certain parishes to perform marriage ceremonies within any of these parishes; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 98: To legislate relative to the undedicated portion of the state sales tax collections on hotel occupancy in Lafourche Parish; to establish a fund in the state treasury; to provide for deposit of monies into the fund and the use of such monies in Lafourche Parish by the Association for Retarded Citizens; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 99: To amend Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide an additional judgeship for the 26th Judicial District Court; to provide for the compensation of the judge; to provide for the election and term of office of the judgeship; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 100: To authorize the creation of a special taxing district for Marksville and Mansura within the parish of Avoyelles; to provide for the purposes, governance, duties, and authorities of the district; to provide for the imposition of a tax or fee upon the property of the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 101: To legislate relative to the Audubon Area Security District in the parish of Orleans; to provide for its powers and duties; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 102: To amend certain provisions in Title 11 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System; to provide with respect to membership of certain employees of the traffic courts for the parish of Orleans; to authorize credit in the judicial retirement plan of the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System for service as a judicial administrator for the traffic courts for the parish of Orleans and each deputy administrator; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 103: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:9039.3 and R.S. 33:9039.4 to provide for rulemaking authority and guidelines for the rebate of local sales and use taxes relative to the East Florida Parishes Retirement District; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 104: To amend Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to justice of the peace courts in Union Parish; to authorize each constable of a justice of the peace court to appoint a deputy constable; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 105: To authorize the Department of Natural Resources to convey any state interest it may have in certain land or water bottoms of Bayou Cypremort in St. Mary Parish to the West St. Mary Port; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 106: To legislate relative to the limitation of liability of the Audubon Nature Institute, Audubon Commission, and Audubon Golf Course for public use of the Hurst Walk in Audubon Park and to provide for public notice requirements; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 107: To amend and reenact R.S. 13:961(F) to provide for the fees which may be charged by court reporters in the 22nd Judicial District Court; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 108: To amend and reenact R.S. 46:460.6 relative to the Individual Development Account Program; to provide for the definition of such accounts; to provide for eligibility; to provide for administration of such accounts; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 109: To legislate relative to a 2% cost of living adjustment for the judges, and their survivors, in the retirement system before 1972; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 110: To amend Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to terrorism; to enact the Louisiana Anti-terrorism Act; to create the crime of terrorism; to create the crime of providing support for an act of terrorism; to create the crime of making a threat of terrorism; to provide for criminal penalties; to direct the Louisiana State Law Institute to redesignate certain provisions of current law; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 111: To amend and reenact R.S. 29:38 and R.S. 29:403(9) relative to reemployment rights of persons called to duty in the national guard of this state and any other state; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 112: To amend and reenact R.S. 32:409.1 relative to acceptable documentation for a driver's license and penalties for false information; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 113: To legislate relative to the enterprise zone tax credit to extend the time period for the tax credits authorized for new jobs created by businesses in the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry through incentive contracts; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 114: To amend Title 44 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide an exemption under the Public Records Law for intellectual property; to insure the research is exempt even if not patentable or licensable; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 115: To amend and reenact R.S. 47:306 to provide with respect to eligibility for, but not the rate of, vendor compensation for sales tax purposes; and to provide that the compensation shall be allowed if the payment of the dealer, manufacturer, wholesaler, jobber or supplier is timely filed; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 116: To amend certain provisions of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to allow state agencies to file an annual tax return for state and local sales taxes; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 117: To legislate relative to calculations of child support obligation for shared custodial arrangements; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 118: To legislate relative to increasing annual report filing fees for limited liability companies; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 119: To legislate relative to requiring the return of certain inmates to the state of conviction, who are housed in Louisiana correctional facilities; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 120: To legislate relative to providing reorganization of the Louisiana Music Commission; to provide that the commission shall be domiciled in the Greater New Orleans area; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 121: To provide for the revision of the fire protection sprinkler system law; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 122: To amend and reenact R.S. 42:1102 and/or R.S. 42:1123, relative to the definition of "thing of economic value"; to exclude fees for education and informational seminars and conferences for members of the legislature and their staff from such definition; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 123: To amend and reenact R.S. 40:967 as amended by Act 403 of the 2001 Regular Session to provide relative to those provisions contained in and related to GHB or the "date rape drug"; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 124: To amend and reenact R.S. 17:1943(12) to clarify the definition of resident for purposes of the Educational Opportunities for Children with Exceptionalities law.

ITEM NO. 125: To legislate relative to the membership of the Attorney Fee Review Board; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 126: To legislate relative to increasing the compensation and reimbursement of expenses for members of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 127: To amend certain provisions of Act 484 of the 2001 Regular Session to authorize land exchanges; to correct legal descriptions; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 128: To amend and reenact R.S. 40:2009.20 and to enact R.S. 14:403.2 relative to reporting incidents of abuse or neglect; to require agencies to notify local law enforcement of certain reports of abuse or neglect; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 129: To legislate relative to an increase in the beer and retail liquor permit fees; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 130: To amend Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to prohibit or limit the use of certain federal campaign funds in a state election; to provide for refund of contributions and coordination of solicitation; to provide for the cost of such solicitations; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 131: To amend certain provisions of Title 44 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to public records to add an existing exemption relative to oyster production to the comprehensive list of exceptions, exemptions and limitations to the Public Records Act; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 132: To amend and reenact R.S. 9:3572.2 relative to the Loan Brokers Act; to exclude and except Deferred Presentment and Small Loan Act lenders from the requirements of licensure and bonding and to clarify that they shall continue to be subject to all other provisions of the Act; to exclude and except from the definition of loan broker, retail businesses and certain tax preparers who refer customers to lenders for a finders fee or referral fee; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 133: To legislate relative to establishment of tuition and fees in the Master of Nursing, Nurse Anesthetist Program of the School of Nursing at the Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 134: To amend and reenact R.S. 17:1952 to provide for due process proceedings for hearings on services to students with exceptionalities; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 135: To amend and reenact R.S. 44:3 relative to public records to provide an exception for criminal intelligence information being subject to disclosure under the state Public Records Act; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 136: To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Louisiana to authorize the legislature to provide for the removal of any state employee upon conviction of a felony; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 137: To amend and reenact R.S. 49:316.1 to authorize the establishment of a fee by the state treasurer for payment of state charges by credit cards, debit cards or similar payment devices; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 138: To legislate relative to creating the Tulane/LSU Cancer Research Center Governance Board, including, but not limited to the powers, duties, and authority of such board; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 139: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:404.1 to authorize a board of aldermen to reduce the compensation of its members during the term for which they are elected; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 140: To amend and reenact R.S. 22:1078 to provide for fees charged by Department of Insurance for filing of insurance policy forms; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 141: To amend and reenact R.S. 48:461.4 and related provisions governing the customary uses of outdoor advertising; to provide relative to outdoor advertising on lands, buildings, and structures owned by public entities; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 142: To amend Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to medical waste; to require landowners who store infectious medical waste to notify the public; to provide for notice to certain public agencies; to provide for penalties for violation of the notice requirement; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 143: To amend certain provisions of Act 403 of the 2001 Regular Session relative to the mandatory 5-year minimum sentence for distribution of marijuana; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 144: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:1565 which will expedite the process of organ harvesting under certain circumstances involving coroners; to require that a coroner be reimbursed his actual costs for being called on to make certain determinations in unusual circumstances; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 145: To amend and reenact R.S. 32:900(L)(2) relative to automobile insurance policies to provide for the originally executed named driver exclusion to remain effective regardless of whether or not additional vehicles or individuals are added to the policy after the execution of the named driver exclusion; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 146: To amend and reenact R.S. 32:414.2 and R.S. 32: 427 relative to railroad crossing violations; to provide for penalties and disqualification violation; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 147: To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Louisiana to authorize certain elected local public officials to reduce their compensation during the term for which they are elected; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 148: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:172 to authorize municipalities to annex property not ninety-percent contiguous to the municipal boundaries, upon the petition of a non-resident property owner; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 149: To legislate relative to the establishment of the Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Enterprise Zone to serve as a pilot economic development program to test the expansion of standard, existing financial and business incentives to provide services, technical assistance, and low interest loans to non-manufacturing small businesses, cottage industries, entrepreneurs, and outdoor recreation ventures; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 150: To amend and reenact R.S. 33:9039.20 relative to revenue producing utilities; to provide that such utilities shall not include electricity and gas services for the purposes of R.S. 9039.11 through 9039.37; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 151: To amend and reenact R.S. 48:461.4 to prohibit stacked configuration of more than one sign if the total area of the signs exceeds 600 square feet; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 152: To amend and reenact R.S. 44:4 to exempt from the disclosure under provisions of the Public Records Act any information relative to supplemental rebates from any drug manufacturer to the Medicaid program; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 153: To amend and reenact R.S. 23:1660 to provide for data sharing agreements among state agencies and their authorized agents for the purpose of performance evaluation, accountability, and reporting in accordance with federal law; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 154: To legislate relative to the direct sale by a farmer to consumers of farm products produced by the farmer; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 155: To legislate relative to prayer or meditation in schools; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 156: To legislate relative to student participation in certain voluntary prayer in Bossier Parish; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 157: To legislate relative to the restoration of the Tax Commission Expense Fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 158: To enact legislation relative to the establishment of a commission on health care workforce training and health care workers availability; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 159: To amend and reenact R.S. 56:1855 to provide for an exception for Bayou Trepagnier allowing remediation and restoration actions to proceed; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 160: To amend and reenact R.S. 9:2799 relative to donation of food from restaurants; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 161: To legislate relative to the Louisiana Election Code to provide as to voting machines, ballots, documents, absentee voting and election data; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 162: To legislate relative to governmental performance and accountability; to provide for implementation and administration of the Exceptional Performance and Gainsharing Incentive Program; to provide with respect to the Incentive Fund; to provide for deposit and use of monies in the Incentive Fund; implementation and administration of the Exceptional Performance and Gainsharing Incentive Program; to provide with respect to the Incentive Fund; to provide for deposit and use of monies in the Incentive Fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 163: To amend certain provisions of Title 48 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to authorizing the creation of the "In God We Trust" prestige license plate; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 164: To legislate relative to economic development; to provide for amendments to the tri-state economic compact; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 165: To legislate relative to the Louisiana Stadium Expedition District; to provide for renovation and improvement of the baseball facility and other facilities of the district; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 166: To amend and reenact R.S. 47:6005 to provide that certain industries may receive 100% of the qualified recycling equipment credit under certain circumstances; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 167: To legislate relative to the permitting of the soliciting of bids and acceptance of bids by way of the Internet and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 168: To legislate relative to exempting from public records any vulnerability assessments and response plans in the possession of publicly owned utilities; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 169: To legislate relative to the reestablishment of the "Animal Friendly" license plate; to recreate the Pet Overpopulation Fund; to provide for deposit and use of monies received from sales of such license plates; to create an advisory council; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 170: To legislate relative to the Office of Public Health, to revise the current Immunization Registry Law to allow historical and current data to be entered into the state immunization registry under the authority of the general consent to treat and release information authorizations that patients or their guardian currently give to health care providers; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 171: To amend and reenact R.S. 17:221 to provide for school attendance eligibility, guidelines, and procedures for student attendance in alternative education programs, vocational-technical programs, or adult education programs that are approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 172: To amend and reenact R.S. 51:911.24 to authorize the director of the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission to receive criminal history information from the Louisiana State Police, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information; to authorize the commission to set a reasonable fee for the criminal history check; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 173: To legislate relative to authorizing private security officers, licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, who have been P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified to use reasonable force to detain a person when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed a misdemeanor; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 174: To legislate relative to limitations on Department of Education withholding of parish Title I funding when substantial economic hardship to the parish results; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 175: To legislate relative to approving increases in tuition and fees at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, the School of Allied Health Professions at Louisiana State University Health Services Center in New Orleans and Shreveport, the School of Medicine in New Orleans and the School of Dentistry at the Louisiana State University Health Services Center in New Orleans; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 176: To amend Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to the authority of the Patient's Compensation Fund Oversight Board; to provide for the authority to enter contracts and establish qualifications for certain professional services and the payment of fees and expenses; and to provide for the deposit of monies in the Patient's Compensation Fund in the state treasury; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 177: To amend certain provisions of Titles 15 and 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to fees charged by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information; to provide for an increase in maximum fees charged for providing criminal history information for non criminal justice purposes and to create the Criminal Identification and Information Fund; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 178: To amend and reenact R.S. 49:967 relative to the Administrative Procedure Act; to provide for a right of appeal from decisions of the Division of Administrative Law for the Department of Environmental Quality; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 179: To amend and reenact R.S. 30:2205 to provide for the use of the hazardous waste site clean up fund according to criteria to be set by rules promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 180: To amend and reenact R.S. 30:2412 and R.S. 30:2418 relative to waste tires; to provide for definitions of program eligible tires and waste tire generation, and to provide for criminal penalties for fraudulent violations of the waste tire program and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 181: To amend Chapter 22-A of Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the use of and investments in the Louisiana Student Tuition and Revenue Trust Program account funds, including for earnings enhancement for accounts invested in equities, and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 182: To amend Subpart C of Part VII of Chapter 1 of Title 11 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, relative to public safety services retirement eligibility; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 183: To amend and reenact R.S. 22:173.1(C)(1)(a) relative to standard nonforfeiture law for individual deferred annuities to provide for the minimum nonforfeiture amount and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 184: To amend and reenact R.S. 15.542 and R.S. 15:542.1 relative to the registration of sex offenders; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 185: To amend Title 48 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 to provide for the maintenance of railroad rights of way including notice for failure to maintain and for penalties; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 186: To amend and reenact R.S. 32:169 to provide relative to requirements for traffic control devices at public railroad grade crossings; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 187: To legislate relative to the establishment of the breast cancer awareness license plate; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 188: To amend and reenact R.S. 29:422 to provide for benefits and rights of persons called to service in the uniform services; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 189: To amend Title 51 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the creation of a strategic plan to combat poverty, to address the needs of the economically disadvantaged citizens of Louisiana; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 190: To amend and reenact R.S. 51:1021 through R.S. 51:1024 providing for the Tri-State Delta Economic Compact; to change the name and mission; to address poverty and high unemployment through economic development; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 191: To legislate relative to the recovery of amounts paid to pharmaceutical manufacturers for sales of drugs to the Department of Health and Hospitals in cases where there has been an overcharge for drugs; to provide for attorney fees to be paid for representation of the department subject to approval by the court, the attorney general, and the governor, and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 192: To amend and reenact Article 1243 of the Louisiana Children's Code to provide for adoption of stepchildren by stepparents and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 193: To amend and reenact certain provisions of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950; to increase the contributions by active members of the Firefighters Retirement System; to increase the employer contributions to the Firefighter's Retirement System, and to adjust the distribution of the taxes dedicated to the retirement system from the insurance premiums.

ITEM NO. 194: To amend and reenact R.S. 22:1401(J) to provide for rate filings before the Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission.

ITEM NO. 195: To amend and reenact R.S. 47:820.5(B)(2) to provide the authority for expenditures for rail improvements in conjunction with the upgrading of Peters Road; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 196: To authorize the governing authority of the parish of Ouachita to enact an ordinance regulating excessive sound and noise levels within the parish, including penalties for violators; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 19th day of March, 2002.

M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
SECRETARY OF STATE

STATE OF LOUISIANA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
PROCLAMATION NO. 12 MJF 2002

By virtue of the authority vested in me I, M. J. "Mike" Foster,Jr., Governor of the state of Louisiana, HEREBY ADD CERTAIN ITEMS TO THE PROCLAMATION ISSUED ON MARCH 19, 2002, TO CALL AND CONVENE THE LEGISLATURE OF LOUISIANA INTO EXTRAORDINARY SESSION at the State Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during twenty-six calendar days, beginning at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday the 25th day of March 2002, and ending no later than 5:00 o’clock p.m. on Friday the 19th day of April 2002, as follows:

ITEM NO. 197: To amend and reenact certain provisions of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the consolidation of election precincts by parish governing authorities; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 198: To amend and reenact R.S. 51:1286, to provide solely for the authorization of appropriating additional funds in excess of the maximum established in R.S. 51:1286 for the promotion of the state’s tourism industry; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 199: To repeal R.S. 11:411(10), relative to the membership of the employees of the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority in the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System retroactively or otherwise; to legislate with respect to the retirement of said employees; and to otherwise provide relative thereto.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 19th day of March, 2002.

M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA
ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
SECRETARY OF STATE

Official Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana March 25, 2002


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