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CS/CS/SB 1618: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections ; Diaz de la Portilla

Elections; Allows a respondent who is alleged by the Elections Commission to have violated the election code or campaign financing laws to elect as a matter of right a formal hearing before the Division of Administrative Hearings. Authorizes an administrative law judge to assess civil penalties upon the finding of a violation. Authorizes an administrative law judge to assess civil penalties upon a finding of a violation of the election code or campaign financing laws, etc.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
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. Judiciary (JU)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Rules; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 179
• Introduced -SJ 179
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 • CS by Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 237
3/22/2011 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 237
• CS by Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections read 1st time -SJ 261
3/24/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/29/11, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/29/2011 Senate • Favorable by Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 308
3/30/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/31/2011 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 308
4/7/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/12/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/8/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/13/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Received
4/12/2011 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 470
4/13/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/14/2011 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 470
• On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/14/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
• On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/15/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
4/26/2011 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 489
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)