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CS/HB 1: Combating Public Disorder

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Fernandez-Barquin ; Byrd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Andrade ; Barnaby ; Brannan ; DiCeglie ; Drake ; Fine ; Giallombardo ; Gregory ; Harding ; Maggard ; Maney ; McClain ; Plakon ; Roach ; Rommel ; Sabatini ; Sirois ; Snyder ; Yarborough

Combating Public Disorder; Authorizing specified elected officials to file an appeal to the Administration Commission if the governing body of a municipality makes a specified reduction to the operating budget of the municipal law enforcement agency; providing that a municipality has a duty to allow the municipal law enforcement agency to respond to a riot or unlawful assembly in a specified manner based on specified circumstances; reclassifying the penalty for an assault committed in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot; prohibiting cyberintimidation by publication; prohibiting a person from willfully participating in a specified violent public disturbance resulting in specified damage or injury; creating an affirmative defense to a civil action where the plaintiff participated in a riot, etc.

Effective Date: 4/19/2021
Last Action: 4/19/2021 - Approved by Governor
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2021 House • Filed
1/15/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/20/2021 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee, 01/27/21, 4:00 pm, Webster Hall
1/27/2021 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 6
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
3/1/2021 House • Added to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee agenda
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/4/2021 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Reported out of Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
3/8/2021 House • PCS added to Judiciary Committee agenda
3/10/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
• Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
3/11/2021 House • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
3/12/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
3/18/2021 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/25/2021)
3/19/2021 House • Amendment 175541 filed
• Amendment 580221 filed
• Amendment 491535 filed
• Amendment 423835 filed
• Amendment 298547 filed
• Amendment 567371 filed
• Amendment 694491 filed
• Amendment 078765 filed
• Amendment 155255 filed
• Amendment 960979 filed
• Amendment 469361 filed late
• Amendment 081267 filed late
• Amendment 365305 filed late
• Amendment 676083 filed late
• Amendment 791293 filed late
• Amendment 869807 filed late
3/22/2021 House • Amendment 365305 withdrawn
• Amendment 081267 withdrawn
• Amendment 676083 withdrawn
• Amendment 869807 withdrawn
• Amendment 469361 withdrawn
• Amendment 791293 withdrawn
3/25/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Amendment 694491 temporarily postponed
• Amendment 298547 Failed
• Amendment 694491 Failed
• Amendment 175541 adopted
• Amendment 078765 Failed
• Amendment 580221 adopted
• Amendment 491535 adopted
• Amendment 960979 Failed
• Amendment 567371 Failed
• Amendment 155255 ruled out of order
• Amendment 423835 adopted
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
3/26/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 76, NAYS 39
3/31/2021 House • Message sent to senate
3/31/2021 Senate • In Messages
4/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Appropriations -SJ 386
4/6/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/09/21, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/10/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Meeting cancelled
4/7/2021 Senate • Received -SJ 385
4/9/2021 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 11 NAYS 9 -SJ 465
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/21 -SJ 465
4/14/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 418
• Amendment(s) failed (280910, 374104, 432142, 442172, 450464, 484354, 526562, 577848, 650056, 674492, 701782, 751634, 766236, 842162) -SJ 418, 423, 430, 434
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 469
4/15/2021 Senate • CS passed; YEAS 23 NAYS 17 -SJ 470
• Immediately certified -SJ 470
4/15/2021 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled
4/16/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/19/2021 • Approved by Governor