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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)

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  • 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    5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • CS/CS/SB 494, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/22/2019 at 10:34 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 161 Firefighters' Bill of Rights Casello, Willhite Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/25/2019 3:57 PM Senate 36 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.81 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    112.82 Rights of firefighters. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.825 Page 3 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 494, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/13/2019 at 12:12 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 3/20/2019 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/21/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 161 Firefighters' Bill of Rights Casello, Willhite Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    806688 - Amendment
    Between lines 29 and 30 insert:
    Rules
    (Hooper)
    3/18/2019
    6:29 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/21/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/21/2019 1:30 PM Rules 17 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.81 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    112.82 Rights of firefighters. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.825 Page 3 (pdf)

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  • SB 494, Original Filed Version Posted 1/24/2019 at 9:28 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Community Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/4/2019 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/6/2019 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Pre-Meeting) 3/11/2019 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Post-Meeting) 3/13/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 161 Firefighters' Bill of Rights Casello, Willhite Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    858972 - Amendment
    Delete lines 97 - 100 and insert:
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    (Hooper)
    3/11/2019
    10:11 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/12/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    3/5/2019 2:30 PM Community Affairs 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/12/2019 1:30 PM Governmental Oversight and Accountability 3 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.81 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.82 Rights of firefighters. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.825 Page 3 (pdf)

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