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SB 596: Regional Rural Development Grants

GENERAL BILL by Albritton ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry

Regional Rural Development Grants; Specifying that the concept of building the professional capacity of a regional economic development organization includes the hiring of professional staff to perform specified services; increasing the maximum percentage of total infrastructure project costs for which the department may award a grant; providing that deploying broadband Internet service to certain areas may be included in a project that is eligible for rural infrastructure grant funds, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/29/2019 Senate • Filed
2/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Appropriations -SJ 75
2/12/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/19/19, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2/19/2019 Senate • Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 158
• Now in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 74
3/7/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Innovation, Industry, and Technology, 03/12/19, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/12/2019 Senate • Favorable by Innovation, Industry, and Technology; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 194
3/13/2019 Senate • Now in Appropriations
3/22/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/27/19, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/25/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/28/19, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Meeting cancelled
3/27/2019 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -SJ 283
3/28/2019 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/8/2019 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19 -SJ 342
4/10/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 341
• Amendment(s) adopted (177406) -SJ 341
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 341
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/17/2019 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 363
• Passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 363
4/23/2019 Senate • Immediately certified -SJ 404
4/23/2019 House • In Messages
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages