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CS/SB 236: Public Records and Public Meetings

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Book

Public Records and Public Meetings; Providing an exception to the expiration of certain public records and public meetings exemptions under specified circumstances; prohibiting the disclosure of the personal identifying information of an alleged victim of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, or information that could assist an individual in determining the identity of such alleged victim, in any portion of a proceeding conducted by the Commission on Ethics, a commission on ethics and public trust, or a county or a municipality that has established a local investigatory process which is open to the public; providing for future legislative review and repeal; providing statements of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2019 Senate • Filed
1/22/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 50
2/4/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/11/19, 2:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
2/11/2019 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 159
2/12/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/13/2019 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
3/1/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/06/19, 10:30 am, 301 Senate Building
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 50
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 152
3/6/2019 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 186
• Now in Rules
4/18/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/23/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
4/23/2019 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 451
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/19 -SJ 496
4/25/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 476
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2019 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 572
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 572
4/26/2019 House • In Messages
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages