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CS/CS/SB 494: Firefighters’ Bill of Rights

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Governmental Oversight and Accountability ; Hooper ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Broxson

Firefighters’ Bill of Rights; Requiring that witnesses be interviewed and certain information be provided to a firefighter subjected to interrogation before the interrogation is conducted; prohibiting a firefighter from being threatened with certain disciplinary action during the course of an interrogation; requiring that a firefighter be notified and provided certain information before certain disciplinary actions are taken, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2019 Senate • Filed
2/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 67
2/28/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/05/19, 2:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 67
• Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 186
3/6/2019 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
3/7/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/12/19, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
3/12/2019 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 3 NAYS 0 -SJ 196
3/13/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/14/2019 Senate • Now in Rules
• CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 240
3/18/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/21/19, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/21/2019 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 266
3/22/2019 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/25/2019 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/26/2019 Senate • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 267
4/22/2019 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/19 -SJ 451
4/24/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 429
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/25/2019 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 482
• CS passed; YEAS 36 NAYS 0 -SJ 483
4/25/2019 House • In Messages
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages