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HB 791: Sports Franchises and Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Avila ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Beltran ; Roach

Sports Franchises and Facilities; Deletes provisions authorizing counties to impose specified taxes to pay debt service on bonds related to sports facilities; prohibits county from leasing specified professional sports franchise facilities; prohibits lease of public lands for certain purposes related to sports franchises & their facilities; requires lease of a facility on public lands for certain purposes to be at fair market value; requires sports franchise to repay specified debt incurred by local government related to construction of facilities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2019 House • Filed
2/20/2019 House • Referred to Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Commerce Committee -HJ 84
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 84
• On Committee agenda-- Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee, 03/07/19, 9:15 am, 12 HOB
3/7/2019 House • Favorable by Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 2 -HJ 364
• Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 364
3/8/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 03/12/19, 4:00 pm, Morris Hall
3/12/2019 House • Favorable by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 403
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 403
3/19/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 03/21/19, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/21/2019 House • Favorable by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -HJ 489
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 489
4/4/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
4/10/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 603
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 642
• Passed; YEAS 103 NAYS 13 -HJ 642
4/18/2019 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 397
4/22/2019 Senate • Received -SJ 397
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Commerce and Tourism