ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Rules-Ethics, Lobbying, Votiong
05-05-2021 - 16:18:32

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Track: Rules-Ethics, Lobbying, Voting   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1202   
Collins, Andrew (D)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Imposes additional publication requirements on the county boards of election commissioners with regard to election information.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-15-21 H Filed
01-19-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-21 H Passed over on calendar
01-26-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-27-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-27-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H [H] 20210128/-1/21046 (13:09:30)
01-28-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-02-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-10-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 128 )


HB 1252   
Penzo, Clint (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires the city or town council to request the county party committees to conduct party primaries for municipal offices with a new resolution for each forthcoming election year.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-31-21 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 6)


HB 1328   
Bryant, Joshua (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Changes the terms of office of county officials from two to four years. Makes alternative county organization effective on January 1 following the next general election in which the altered or consolidated county offices appeared on the ballot.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-28-21 H Filed
01-28-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H [H] 20210223/-1/21171 (13:25:01)
02-23-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-23-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-04-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-21 S On floor for consideration
03-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-10-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 314 )


HB 1338   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Increases the number of signatures required of political groups and independent candidates desiring to place names on the ballot for President and Vice President from 1,000 to 5,000 names of qualified electors.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-28-21 H Filed
01-28-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H [H] 20210204/-1/21086 (13:34:50)
02-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-04-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-03-21 S On floor for consideration
03-03-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 3)
03-03-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 273 )


HB 1354   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
English, Jane (R)
Prohibits gifts from lobbyists to cabinet-level department secretaries, state government directors, senior executives and administrative heads of agencies; authorizes the Ethics Commission to implement related rules.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1368   
Ray, David (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Sets the date for most special elections as the presidential preferential primary date or the general election date in a year in which those elections are held, otherwise on the third Tuesday in May or the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Companions:
SB 635 Hester, Bart (Same As)
  4-14-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H [H] 20210204/-1/21086 (13:20:12)
02-04-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 49/Y: 40)
02-08-21 H Notice of reconsideration filed by Rep. Barker
02-10-21 H Motion to reconsider carried (Vote: Y: 47/N: 39)
02-10-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 46/Y: 46)


HB 1436   
Collins, Andrew (D) Requires electors selected by a political party or independent candidate to execute a pledge to agree to serve and to mark their ballots for the nominees for President and Vice President of the party or independent candidate that selected them.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 H Filed
02-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1530   
Ray, David (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Adds a nonprofit organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code to the list of entities to which a candidate must turn over surplus campaign funds.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-23-21 H Filed
02-23-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1568   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Requires the House State Agency and Senate State Agency Committees to meet jointly at the call of the Chairs to conduct a study of election technology, including without limitation the use of biometric data and ballot tracking.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Filed
02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H [H] 20210304/-1/21283 (13:28:49)
03-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-04-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-23-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 421 )


HB 1615   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Makes changes to the eligibility requirements of election officials and the establishment of polling places; mandates that all ballots exhibit a warning to persons who have submitted an absentee ballot; requires verification of absentee ballot requests.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-03-21 H Filed
03-03-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-31-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-07-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H [H] 20210408/-1/21522 (13:42:07)
04-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
04-08-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
04-21-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-23-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-28-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1063 )


HB 1655   
Penzo, Clint (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires county party committees to conduct party primaries for municipal offices unless the municipal governing body passes a resolution for nonpartisan elections for the forthcoming year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Filed
03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 7/N: 9)
03-31-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-07-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 12)


HB 1675   
Evans, Brian (R)
English, Jane (R)
Removes the definition of 'carryover funds' and all related expenditure reporting requirements from provisions involving campaign finance. Removes requirement that candidates turn over surplus funds, instead treating those as remaining funds.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-09-21 H Filed
03-09-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-29-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-31-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...H-Rules
04-01-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (13:48:17)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 3)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 4)
04-14-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 737 )


HB 1720   
Dotson, Jim (R) Makes changes to the process of the adoption of rules required by newly enacted laws; requires the Bureau of Legislative Research to file a report after a session identifying required rules; authorizes exemption of agencies from promulgation of a rule.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Filed
03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:10:53)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
04-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-06-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 595 )


HB 1899   
Collins, Andrew (D)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Requires disclosure of noncandidate contributions and noncandidate expenditures in races for the offices of Judge of the Court of Appeals or Justice of the Supreme Court to be filed with the Secretary of State with Ethics Commission oversight.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-09-21 H Filed
04-12-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
04-13-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Rules
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-14-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 50/Y: 29)


HB 1927   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Amends the law concerning the conducting of primary elections to address issues resulting from the late receipt of redistricting data. (Shell bill)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Filed
04-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1928   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Amends the law concerning the establishment of the four congressional districts in Arkansas upon the receipt of redistricting data necessary for the redistricting process. (Shell bill)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Filed
04-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1929   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Establishes the four congressional districts in Arkansas upon the receipt of redistricting data necessary for the redistricting process. (Shell bill)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Filed
04-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1930   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Amends the law regarding the conducting of primary elections to address issues resulting from the late receipt of redistricting data. (Shell bill)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Filed
04-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HJR1005   
Ray, David (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires sixty percent approval in each chamber to refer a constitutional amendment to the ballot and sixty percent approval by the electors to adopt a referred amendment or an amendment submitted through the initiative process.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 H Filed
02-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-26-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-01-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies
03-29-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. ...H-State Agencies
04-14-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (13:13:03)
04-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 18)
04-15-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Committee motion to suspend rules carried
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Adopted (Vote: Y: 22/N: 8)
04-22-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-22-21 S Adopted (Vote: Y: 23/N: 6)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HJR1006   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R) A constitutional amendment to create a petition process for demanding the recall of an elected official at special election.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 H Filed
02-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


HJR1016   
Dotson, Jim (R) A Constitutional Amendment relating to courts including rules of pleading, practice, procedure and evidence. (shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HJR1017   
Dotson, Jim (R) A Constitutional Amendment relating to certain public officials being elected on a partisan basis. (shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HJR1019   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
A Constitutional Amendment providing that Supreme Court Justices, Court of Appeals Judges, Circuit Judges, and District Judges shall be elected on a partisan basis.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


HJR1022   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) A Constitutional Amendment relating to court rules and their compliance with the Federal Enabling Act. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


SB 12   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Suspends or changes procedures for elections held under emergency declarations, including notice requirements for changes in polling sites and vote centers, and absentee ballot requests and handling.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SB 82   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Requires that all campaign funds be returned to contributors within 30 days when a person files as a candidate for a specific office and subsequently withdraws and files as a candidate for a different specific office.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-11-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-19-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-20-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-08-21 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 138   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Requires a candidate or the committee working on the candidate's behalf to disclose specified financial information for each financial institution used for the purposes of receiving contributions or making expenditures within the state.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-21 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-21 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S On floor for consideration
02-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H [H] 20210225/-1/21226 (13:53:38)
02-25-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 2)
03-01-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-04-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 254 )


SB 141   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Determines procedures for conducting an election during an emergency disaster declaration; defines the responsibilities of the Secretary of State during an emergency and limits any emergency rule to 120 days in duration.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-10-21 S Meeting cancelled for 02/11/21 ...S-State Agencies
02-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 183   
Ingram, Keith (D)
McCullough, Tippi (D)
Prohibits a candidate or office holder from using campaign funds or carryover funds to pay a fine imposed by the Arkansas Ethics Commission; use of such funds to pay an ethics fine shall be deemed as taking campaign funds as personal income.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-29-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-State Agencies
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S On floor for consideration
02-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 2)
02-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-24-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Rules
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H [H] 20210301/-1/21233 (14:04:55)
03-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-01-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...S-State Agencies
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-10-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 324 )


SB 188   
Clark, Alan (R) Allows electioneering in proximity to a polling place when private property is selected by the county board of election commissioners to be a polling site, with specific exceptions; allows the property owner to put in place further exceptions.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 2)
02-08-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-21 H [H] 20210315/-1/21342 (14:11:43)
03-15-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 37/Y: 39)


SB 217   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Simplifies the process of obtaining absentee ballots; states deadlines for hand delivered and mailed absentee ballots; requires that absentee ballots be tabulated or counted no earlier than 8:30 am on election day; states verification procedures.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-21 S Filed
01-26-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Carried (Vote: Y: 5/N: 2)
04-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...S-State Agencies
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-21-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 383   
Tucker, Clarke (D) Requires the Ethics Commission to establish the maximum maximum contribution that may be accepted by a candidate during an election using current adjustment procedures, from a base amount of $2,000 as of January 1, 2015.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-24-21 S Filed
02-24-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-04-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (13:59:27)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 3)
03-15-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 384 )


SB 384   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Limits the total aggregate amount of contributions made to a candidate during an election and applies the limitation to a candidate seeking more than one office or one who concludes or otherwise withdraws from a campaign.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-24-21 S Filed
02-24-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-04-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (14:01:01)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 3)
03-15-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 385 )


SB 404   
Leding, Greg (D) Sets the maximum filing fees a political party may assess and collect from state legislative candidates at $250 for candidates for the House of Representatives and $375 for candidates for the Senate; prohibits fees for independent candidates.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-25-21 S Filed
02-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SB 453   
Johnson, Mark (R) Changes the dates on which various special elections are held.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-02-21 S Filed
03-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SB 496   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Makes various changes to election law with regard to the dates special elections are held.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-08-21 S Filed
03-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S On floor for consideration
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 1)
03-18-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H [H] 20210401/-1/21460 (14:23:12)
04-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 9)
04-05-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-08-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 610 )


SB 508   
Leding, Greg (D) Creates a state holiday on election day in November of every even-numbered year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-09-21 S Filed
03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SB 516   
Leding, Greg (D) Revises criminal background check requirements for paid canvassers, requiring they apply for a check at least 30 days prior to collecting signatures but repealing the requirement that the criminal record search be obtained 30 days prior.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 S Filed
03-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-18-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-17-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-State Agencies


SB 614   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Requires paid canvassers to be residents of the state and U.S. citizens; prohibits compensation for canvassers that is based on the number of signatures collected.
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-30-21 S Filed
03-30-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
04-05-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S On floor for consideration
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 7)
04-07-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-07-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-12-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-State Agencies
04-13-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (15:39:41)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 72/N: 18)
04-14-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-14-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 5)
04-22-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-23-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 951 )


SB 618   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical changes to the law concerning acceptance of certain federal benefits promoting vocational education.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-31-21 S Filed
03-31-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S On floor for consideration
04-19-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-19-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-22-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
04-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-26-21 H [H] 20210426/-1/21678 (14:01:10)
04-26-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1027 )


SB 635   
Hester, Bart (R)
Ray, David (R)
Sets the date for most special elections as the presidential preferential primary date or the general election date in a year in which those elections are held, otherwise on the third Tuesday in May or the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Companions:
HB 1368 Ray, David (Same As)
  2-10-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 46/Y: 46)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-05-21 S Filed
04-05-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-09-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-State Agencies
04-14-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed


SJR 6   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
A Constitutional Amendment establishing an election process with the names of all candidates for a primary election, special primary election or election for nonpartisan office to be listed on a single ballot, regardless of political party; more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SJR 12   
Leding, Greg (D) A constitutional amendment allowing persons who are 17 years of age to vote in a primary election if they will be 18 years of age on or before the date of the general election and are otherwise eligible to vote.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-06-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S Amendment 1 adopted


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