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CS/SB 1504: Initiative Petitions

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Simmons

Initiative Petitions; Limits the validity of a signed initiative petition to 30 months. Specifies qualifications for a person to act as a paid petition circulator. Subjects a petition circulator or an initiative sponsor to criminal penalties for violating specified restrictions or requirements. Specifies a deadline to commence a legal challenge to an amendment proposed by the Legislature to the State Constitution, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1355 (Ch. 2011-40)
Location: In committee/council (BC)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Rules (RC)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/2/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Rules; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 170
• Introduced -SJ 170
3/10/2011 Senate • Subreferred to Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections -SJ 200
• Now in Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections
3/16/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections, 03/21/11, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/21/2011 Senate • Favorable by Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections; YEAS 7 NAYS 5 -SJ 236
3/22/2011 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 236
3/24/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/29/11, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/29/2011 Senate • CS by Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -SJ 323
3/31/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/1/2011 Senate • Now in Criminal Justice -SJ 323
4/5/2011 Senate • CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 346
4/7/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/12/11, 1:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
4/29/2011 Senate • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice -SJ 605
• Now in Budget
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1355 (Ch. 2011-40)