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CS/SB 560: Public Meetings and Records/Imminent Litigation

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Steube

Public Meetings and Records/Imminent Litigation ; Expanding an exemption from public meetings requirements to allow specified entities to meet in private with attorneys and technical experts to discuss imminent litigation if certain conditions are met; requiring the transcript of a private meeting concerning imminent litigation to be made public upon the occurrence of a certain circumstance; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/19/2017 Senate • Filed
11/2/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 45
11/6/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 11/14/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
11/14/2017 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 102
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 102
1/5/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 01/10/18, 9:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 45
1/10/2018 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 141
1/11/2018 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 141
1/22/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/25/18, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/25/2018 Senate • CS by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -SJ 228
1/29/2018 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 228
1/30/2018 Senate • CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 231
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died on Calendar