ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Rules-Ethics, Lobbying, Votiong
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HB 1004   
Blake, Charles (D) Creates the Voter Integrity and Security Act, requiring automatic voter registration and establishing systems of outreach and voter education; amends Arkansas Constitution Amendment 51 and prohibits voter intimidation.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 11-16-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1104   
Lowery, Mark (R) Reschedules the date on which runoff general elections will be held from four weeks following the date of the general election to three weeks following the date of the general election.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-04-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-17-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-17-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-17-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1246   
Lowery, Mark (R) Changes the dates for runoff elections for municipal or county offices from three weeks following the date of the general election to four weeks after the date of the general election.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-30-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (13:52:20)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
02-04-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S [S] 20190218/-1/16822 (14:11:21)
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 207 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1302   
Cozart, Bruce (R) Provides for proposed state agency rules resulting from legislation that affects multiple agencies to be grouped together for purposes of providing notice, holding joint hearings, and moving the rules through the legislative review process.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:17:46)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S On floor for consideration
03-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 319 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1330   
House, Douglas (R) Prohibits a public employee from soliciting or receiving a prize, donation, gift or other compensation.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Rules


HB 1374   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Places a two-year ban former members of the General Assembly taking employment as the director of an educational cooperative or as the director of an area agency on aging.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Filed
02-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-06-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H [H] 20190225/-1/16868 (14:39:07)
02-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
02-25-19 H Emergency clause adopted
02-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S On floor for consideration
04-01-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 4)
04-01-19 S Emergency clause adopted
04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 661 )
04-02-19 G Effective date


HB 1393   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Authorizes the Ethics Commission to extend investigations an additional 60 days if the Commission notifies the person who is being investigated or who is the subject of the hearing or action.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-04-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H [H] 20190307/-1/16951 (14:54:26)
03-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 0)
03-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 2)
03-18-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:40:02)
03-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 0)
03-20-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 547 )
03-21-19 G Effective date


HB 1395   
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Prohibits elected and appointed county officials from serving in specified civil offices during their terms.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H [H] 20190218/-1/16813 (14:26:17)
02-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-18-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S Passed over on calendar
03-11-19 S Re-referred to committee S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S On floor for consideration
03-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
03-25-19 S Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAc Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (14:16:14)
03-28-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 639 )
04-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1402   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Requires any special elections in years with a preferential primary or general election to be held on those election dates; provides dates in May and November for special elections in off-cycle years.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-19 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment ...H-State Agencies
03-18-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 6)
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 110:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-08-19 H Meeting cancelled for 04/08/19 ...H-State Agencies
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1420   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Changes the time period for candidate filing and petition circulations for school district board elections to coincide with party filing periods in both even- and odd-numbered years; extends petition circulation period.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Filed
02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H [H] 20190307/-1/16951 (14:44:21)
03-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 0)
03-07-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-26-19 S On floor for consideration
03-26-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-26-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-27-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 597 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1489   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Requires the State Board of Election Commissioners, rather than the Attorney General, to determine whether a submitted ballot title and popular name are sufficient; amends the signature approval process of the Secretary of State, more.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-19-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-20 H Placed on the House calendar
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-State Agencies
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H [H] 20190225/-1/16868 (14:44:16)
02-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 13)
02-25-19 H Emergency clause adopted
02-25-19 H Clincher adopted
02-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


HB 1705   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Requires disclosure of the sources for independent expenditures that advocate the election or defeat of judicial candidates, or attempt to influence votes for or against a specific candidate or set of judicial candidates.
Position: Amend-Monitor
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (14:12:54)
03-13-19 H Postponed in third reading
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Judiciary
04-04-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1893   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Amends various reporting requirements for independent expenditure committees.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Filed
03-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (14:52:16)
03-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 2)
04-01-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


HR 1041   
Dotson, Jim (R) Amends House Rules with regard to the selection of committee members, empowering members to populate committees based on seniority; prohibits more than nine members from a minority party from serving on a standing committee.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
04-10-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Rules


SB 158   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Requires that vote totals from any special or annual school election be filed with the county board of commissioners in the county in which the school district is domiciled; requires the commission to deliver duplicates to the county clerk.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-11-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-12-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-12-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:50:48)
03-20-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:51:19)
03-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 1)
03-25-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 552 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 159   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Provides that when a voter uses a provisional ballot utilizing a ballot making device that the poll worker is not required to collect the stub or sign the back of the ballot.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
01-30-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-19 S On floor for consideration
01-30-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-30-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:32:59)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 7)
02-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 109 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 160   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires that if a polling site has 15 ballot styles, and sample ballots have been provided, that at least two bound copies that include all sample ballots or two electronic devices for voters to access all ballot styles be provided.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 2)
01-31-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-30-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S On floor for consideration
02-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-19-19 H [H] 20190219/-1/16820 (14:24:19)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 199 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 163   
Garner, Trent (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Changes petition requirements to form a new party from collecting at least 10,000 signatures to a number of signatures that meets or exceeds three percent of the total votes cast in the preceding gubernatorial election.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 S Filed
01-24-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
01-30-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-19 S On floor for consideration
01-30-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 7)
01-30-19 S Emergency clause adopted
01-30-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-07-19 H On floor for consideration
02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H [H] 20190213/-1/16770 (15:00:03)
02-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 61/N: 21)
02-13-19 H Emergency clause adopted (Vote: Y: 70/N: 16)
02-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 164 )
02-18-19 G Effective date


SB 205   
Hester, Bart (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Applies various ethics reporting requirements specifically to unopposed candidates whose name and position did not appear on a ballot. Requires any enforcement of local limits on contributions to be the responsibility of that local government.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-30-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-07-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S On floor for consideration
02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:11:09)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 240 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 233   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Amends notice requirements for certain elections, constricting the provisions for publication of notices in newspapers.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (15:06:26)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 473 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 249   
Hendren, Jim (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Increases the fine for ethics law violations from $2,000 to $3,500.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-07-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S On floor for consideration
02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
02-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-Rules
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (13:38:07)
02-21-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:23:14)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-26-19 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
03-05-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 2)
03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 341 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 256   
Ingram, Keith (D)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Prohibits elected state officials from registering as a lobbyist, including the time period between the election and the date they take office.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-11-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-13-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-19 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended no. 1 ...H-Rules
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (13:38:46)
02-21-19 H Amendment adopted
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:25:32)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-26-19 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
03-05-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 342 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 257   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Allows credit unions that are insured by the National Credit Union Association to serve as depositories of public funds provided that they have a principal office in the state or are legally operating a branch in the state.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Insurance and Commerce
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 258   
Bond, Will (D)
Maddox, John (R)
Clarifies uses of campaign funds that are considered to be the taking of campaign funds as personal income and increases penalties for prohibited uses.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-20-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-26-19 S On floor for consideration
03-26-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-26-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
04-03-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
04-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-19 H [H] 20190405/-1/17246 (12:05:07)
04-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 879 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 259   
Hester, Bart (R) Prohibits a person elected or appointed to a constitutional office from forming or registering more than one political action committee (PAC), and from holding office on more than one PAC or acting as the resident agent for more than one PAC.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 260   
Hester, Bart (R) Prohibits an “approved political action committee” from receiving direct contributions from another political action committee, exempting the purchase of a ticket to a ticketed event as a “direct contribution.”
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 262   
Irvin, Missy (R) Requires financial interest reporting for public servants and candidates to identify income sources of amounts that are more than $50,000. Adds specifically that income sources include profits, commissions, and consulting fees.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-05-19 S Filed
02-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 1)
03-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 265   
Garner, Trent (R)
Capp, Sarah (R)
Authorizes municipal or county precinct elections following a countywide election that prohibited the sale of alcohol, when the municipality, district or precinct is adjacent to an intracounty district in which the sale of alcohol is legal.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-05-19 S Filed
02-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-07-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S On floor for consideration
02-11-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-11-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-11-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 276   
Garner, Trent (R) Changes the date of the general primary election from the third Tuesday in June to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March, changes filing periods for elections and extends the deadline for certification of candidates for inclusion on ballots.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-06-19 S Filed
02-06-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 346   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Requires the State Board of Election Commissioners, rather than the Attorney General, to determine whether a submitted ballot title and popular name are sufficient; amends the signature approval process of the Secretary of State, more.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 02-18-19 S Filed
02-18-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-19 S On floor for consideration
02-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 5)
02-25-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-25-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:25:29)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 13)
03-05-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 376 )
03-08-19 G Effective date


SB 445   
Garner, Trent (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Moves election dates for general primary elections, preferential primary elections, and annual school elections, changing in even- and odd-number years and based on whether the office of the President of the United States appears on the ballot.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-26-19 S Filed
02-26-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 7)
03-07-19 S Motion to sound ballot carried
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H [H] 20190319/-1/17058 (15:49:11)
03-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 8)
03-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 545 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 463   
Johnson, Mark (R) Creates multiple regulations for paid canvassers and the method of collecting signatures, requires canvassers obtain a license for each specific issue, requires licensing of canvassing organizations, limits types of issues that may be certified.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Motion for immediate consideration carried
04-08-19 S Failed (Vote: N: 7/Y: 17)
04-08-19 S Clincher motion failed
04-08-19 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-09-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-09-19 S Failed (Vote: N: 8/Y: 15)
04-10-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 611   
Leding, Greg (D) Changes reporting requirements for paid canvassers so that they must provide only a permanent domicile address and not a current residential address.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-20-19 S Filed
03-20-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
04-02-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-City, County and Local Affairs


SJR 9   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
A Constitutional Amendment to revise the process for submitting initiatives, referenda and Constitutional Amendments to the voters for approval.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
03-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-05-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


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