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CS/SB 196: Office of Public Counsel

GENERAL BILL by Innovation, Industry, and Technology ; Powell

Office of Public Counsel; Providing term limits for the Public Counsel; requiring the Committee on Public Counsel Oversight to receive applications, conduct interviews, and appoint a Public Counsel by a specified date every 4 years; providing for the filling of vacancies, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/4/2019 Senate • Filed
    3/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 196
    3/13/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 196
    3/14/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Innovation, Industry, and Technology, 03/19/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    3/19/2019 Senate • CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 256
    3/20/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    3/21/2019 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/26/19, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
    3/26/2019 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 280
    • CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology read 1st time -SJ 267
    • Now in Rules
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Rules

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  • CS/SB 196, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/20/2019 at 12:35 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Pre-Meeting) 3/25/2019 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Post-Meeting) 3/26/2019 (pdf)

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/26/2019 1:30 PM Governmental Oversight and Accountability 5 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    350.061 Public Counsel; appointment; oath; restrictions on Public Counsel and his or her employees. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • SB 196, Original Filed Version Posted 3/4/2019 at 10:26 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Pre-Meeting) 3/18/2019 (pdf)
    Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Post-Meeting) 3/20/2019 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    554202 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Innovation, Industry, and Technology
    (Powell)
    3/18/2019
    2:03 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/20/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 503648 - Amendment to Amendment (554202)
    Delete line 20 and insert:
    Innovation, Industry, and Technology
    (Farmer)
    3/19/2019
    9:44 AM
    Withdrawn
    3/20/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/19/2019 4:00 PM Innovation, Industry, and Technology 9 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    350.061 Public Counsel; appointment; oath; restrictions on Public Counsel and his or her employees. Page 1 (pdf)

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