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From: Susie L.
Sent on: Friday, April 26, 2013 12:42 PM

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From: Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association <[address removed]>
To: Susie Labry <[address removed]>
Sent: Friday, April 26,[masked]:03 AM
Subject: LFEA Legislative Update
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2013 Regular Session Update
We are in the third week of the Louisiana regular legislative session. Legislation has been filed that could have a dramatic impact on the entertainment industry in Louisiana. Please continue to contact your legislators and explain to them why the industry is important to you.
We are currently tracking 26 bills on behalf of Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association. It is important that you take the time to review these bills that may have an impact on your profession. We will continue to communicate with LFEA members on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of what is going on at the Capitol during the Legislative Session.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact LFEA. We are your representatives in this process and at the Capitol. Thank you in advance for you time and effort.
LFEA Legislative Tracking
HB 131, James
Requires legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements to be introduced or considered only during sessions convening in odd-numbered years
HB 161, James
Reduces the amount of the income tax credit for state-certified productions and removes authority to transfer or sell motion picture investor tax credits
HB 283, Leger
Provides relative to tax credits for state-certified musical or theatrical productions and state-certified infrastructure projects
HB 316, Jackson, K.
Requires state agencies which administer tax credits and rebates to report certain information

HB 358, Abramson
Removes the Jan. 1, 2015, sunset date for issuance of sound recording investor tax credits and provides a threshold for Louisiana residents
HB 377, Leger
Establishes a registry for tax credits and provides relative to the period of time to report claims or a transfer to the registry
HB 422, Talbot
Makes changes to the unified economic development budget report and requires report to be annual
HB 444, Burrell
Requires the termination of certain tax credits

HB 483, Landry, N.
Extends authority to grant tax credits for certain state-certified musical or theatrical facility infrastructure projects
HB 499, Burrell
Requires state agencies which administer tax credits and rebates to annually report certain information

HB 501, Moreno
Extends the sunset of the musical and theatrical production base investment income tax credit

HB 571, Robideaux
Provides relative to rebates and rebate programs
HB 587, Robideaux
Requires the termination of certain tax credits

HB 616, Robideaux
Provides relative severance tax exemptions
HB 653, Robideaux
Changes the state sales and use tax rate and provides for the taxability of sale and services

HB 656, Robideaux
Repeals deductions, exemptions, and credits for individual income tax

HB 679, Ponti
Authorizes the use of motion picture investor tax credits against severance tax

HB 689, Richard
Provides with respect to individual income tax rates, exemptions, credits, and deductions
HB 693, Leger
Authorizes the use of motion picture investor tax credits against corporation franchise and severance taxes

HB 695, Henry
Provides relative to the motion picture investor tax credit program

HB 696, Montoucet
Reduces the amount of certain tax credits beginning January 1, 2014, for income tax credits and January 1, 2015, for corporate franchise credits
HB 710, Hunter
Phases-in a reduction in the amount of certain income tax credits over six years
HB 714, Stokes
Provides for the taxability of the sale, use, consumption, distribution, or storage of tangible personal property and the sale of services

HB 716, Richard
Decreases the state sales and use tax rate and repeals exclusions and exemptions from state sales and use tax
SB 165, Martiny
Requires a qualified cost report prior to issuance of a motion picture investor tax credit

SB 219, Donahue
Prohibits expenditures to refund tax credits, pay rebates, or repurchase or grant transferable tax credits granted through incentive contracts unless budgeted and appropriated
Track Your Own Bills
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Legislative Testimonials
Our Industry needs your help!
Got an iPhone? Android? Blackberry? Then you can help us explain how the entertaiment industry has made a positive impact on your life.
Send us your videos. We’ll edit them together to create a message to the legislature. Lend your voice and help the entertainment industry continue to thrive in Louisiana.
- Create a video and tell us how much the industry means to you, how it’s positively impacted your life or how it’s impacted your community.
- Submit a .mov file or link for download (via DropBox or YouSendIt) to [address removed]
- Please, no YouTube/Vimeo submissions
- Submission deadline is May 1, 2013
It’s time for action! Help us show the positive impact the entertainment industry has on Louisiana's business and its people.
Your Government Relations Team
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Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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