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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: 4/20/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-6
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Appropriations (AP)

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  • 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
    4/20/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-6

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  • CS/HB 1, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/15/2021 at 7:09 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 484 Combating Public Disorder Burgess Similar Last Action: 3/2/2021 S Introduced -SJ 69

    Citations - Statutes (20)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    166.241 Fiscal years, budgets, and budget amendments. Page 5 (pdf)
    316.2045 Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads. Page 7 (pdf)
    768.28 Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs. Page 11 (pdf)
    784.011 Assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.021 Aggravated assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.03 Battery; felony battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.045 Aggravated battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.0495 Page 15 (pdf)
    784.07 Assault or battery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers; reclassification of offenses; minimum sentences. Page 16 (pdf)
    806.13 Criminal mischief; penalties; penalty for minor. Page 18 (pdf)
    806.135 Page 19 (pdf)
    810.02 Burglary. Page 21 (pdf)
    812.014 Theft. Page 24 (pdf)
    836.115 Page 29 (pdf)
    870.01 Affrays and riots. Page 30 (pdf)
    870.02 Unlawful assemblies. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.03 Riots and routs. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.07 Page 32 (pdf)
    872.02 Injuring or removing tomb or monument; disturbing contents of grave or tomb; penalties. Page 33 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 35 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 1, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/25/2021 at 10:14 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 4/8/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 4/9/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 484 Combating Public Disorder Burgess Similar Last Action: 3/2/2021 S Introduced -SJ 69

    Committee Amendments (14)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    901508 - Amendment
    Delete lines 102 - 152.
    Appropriations
    (Rouson)
    4/8/2021
    9:07 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    788596 - Amendment
    Delete lines 111 - 784 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Gibson)
    4/8/2021
    8:31 AM
    Withdrawn
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 965052 - Substitute Amendment (788596)
    Delete lines 111 - 784 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Gibson)
    4/8/2021
    2:46 PM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    646196 - Amendment
    Delete lines 153 - 259.
    Appropriations
    (Powell)
    4/8/2021
    9:06 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    895456 - Amendment
    Delete lines 260 - 306.
    Appropriations
    (Rouson)
    4/8/2021
    9:07 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    564306 - Amendment
    Delete line 296 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Gibson)
    4/9/2021
    6:54 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
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    PDF
    343996 - Amendment
    Delete lines 316 - 1040 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Farmer)
    4/8/2021
    9:08 AM
    Withdrawn
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 627558 - Substitute Amendment (343996)
    Delete lines 316 - 1040 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Farmer)
    4/9/2021
    6:47 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    622818 - Amendment
    Delete lines 375 - 389.
    Appropriations
    (Farmer)
    4/8/2021
    9:07 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
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    PDF
    209248 - Amendment
    Delete lines 518 - 718.
    Appropriations
    (Farmer)
    4/8/2021
    8:31 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    802470 - Amendment
    Delete lines 803 - 812.
    Appropriations
    (Stewart)
    4/8/2021
    8:31 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
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    PDF
    136990 - Amendment
    Delete lines 814 - 831.
    Appropriations
    (Farmer)
    4/8/2021
    9:08 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    530040 - Amendment
    Between lines 1040 and 1041 insert:
    Appropriations
    (Powell)
    4/8/2021
    9:06 AM
    Withdrawn
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    882942 - Amendment
    Delete lines 1041 - 1042 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Powell)
    4/8/2021
    9:07 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/12/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Amendments (16)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    484354 - Amendment
    Delete lines 111 - 784 and insert:
    Gibson 4/13/2021
    1:49 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    701782 - Amendment
    Delete lines 153 - 259.
    Farmer 4/13/2021
    1:57 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    280910 - Amendment
    Delete lines 153 - 259.
    Powell 4/13/2021
    5:17 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    822806 - Amendment
    Delete lines 260 - 306.
    Jones 4/14/2021
    8:23 AM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    577848 - Amendment
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    Gibson 4/13/2021
    1:50 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    766236 - Amendment
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    Jones 4/14/2021
    8:22 AM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    442172 - Amendment
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    Farmer 4/13/2021
    1:28 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    526562 - Amendment
    Delete lines 375 - 389.
    Berman 4/13/2021
    12:36 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    432142 - Amendment
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    Polsky 4/13/2021
    12:53 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    842162 - Amendment
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    Jones 4/14/2021
    8:24 AM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    751634 - Amendment
    Delete lines 518 - 718.
    Farmer 4/13/2021
    1:44 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    674492 - Amendment
    Delete lines 803 - 812.
    Jones 4/14/2021
    8:22 AM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    450464 - Amendment
    Delete lines 814 - 831.
    Farmer 4/13/2021
    5:16 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    866454 - Amendment
    Between lines 1040 and 1041 insert:
    Powell 4/13/2021
    4:46 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    374104 - Amendment
    Between lines 1040 and 1041 insert:
    Pizzo 4/13/2021
    9:41 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    650056 - Amendment
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    Powell 4/13/2021
    5:17 PM
    Senate: Failed
    4/14/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/9/2021 8:30 AM Appropriations 11 Yeas - 9 Nays

    Floor Votes (3)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/26/2021 2:04 PM House 76 Yeas - 39 Nays
    4/14/2021 3:56 PM Senate - Amendment 374104 17 Yeas - 22 Nays
    4/15/2021 5:40 PM Senate 23 Yeas - 17 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (20)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    166.241 Fiscal years, budgets, and budget amendments. Page 5 (pdf)
    316.2045 Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads. Page 7 (pdf)
    768.28 Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs. Page 11 (pdf)
    784.011 Assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.021 Aggravated assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.03 Battery; felony battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.045 Aggravated battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.0495 Page 15 (pdf)
    784.07 Assault or battery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers; reclassification of offenses; minimum sentences. Page 16 (pdf)
    806.13 Criminal mischief; penalties; penalty for minor. Page 18 (pdf)
    806.135 Page 19 (pdf)
    810.02 Burglary. Page 21 (pdf)
    812.014 Theft. Page 24 (pdf)
    836.115 Page 29 (pdf)
    870.01 Affrays and riots. Page 30 (pdf)
    870.02 Unlawful assemblies. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.03 Riots and routs. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.07 Page 32 (pdf)
    872.02 Injuring or removing tomb or monument; disturbing contents of grave or tomb; penalties. Page 33 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 35 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 1, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/10/2021 at 8:07 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 484 Combating Public Disorder Burgess Similar Last Action: 3/2/2021 S Introduced -SJ 69

    Floor Amendments (16)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    081267 - Amendment
    Between lines 97 and 98, insert:
    Hinson 3/19/2021
    4:16 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/22/2021
    PDF
    365305 - Amendment
    Between lines 97 and 98, insert:
    Hinson 3/19/2021
    4:16 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/22/2021
    PDF
    676083 - Amendment
    Between lines 97 and 98, insert:
    Hinson 3/19/2021
    4:41 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/22/2021
    PDF
    694491 - Amendment
    Remove lines 98-148
    Jenne 3/19/2021
    3:12 PM
    House: Failed
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    298547 - Amendment
    Remove lines 256-300
    Rayner 3/19/2021
    3:02 PM
    House: Failed
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    175541 - Amendment
    Remove lines 291-298 and insert:
    Fernandez-Barquin 3/19/2021
    3:01 PM
    House: Adopted
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    869807 - Amendment
    Remove line 292 and insert:
    Hinson 3/19/2021
    4:42 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/22/2021
    PDF
    078765 - Amendment
    Remove line 377 and insert:
    Eskamani 3/19/2021
    3:48 PM
    House: Failed
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    580221 - Amendment
    Remove lines 447-502 and insert:
    Fernandez-Barquin 3/19/2021
    3:01 PM
    House: Adopted
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    791293 - Amendment
    Remove lines 730-736 and insert:
    Hinson 3/19/2021
    4:42 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/22/2021
    PDF
    491535 - Amendment
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    Fernandez-Barquin 3/19/2021
    3:01 PM
    House: Adopted
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    469361 - Amendment
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    Hinson 3/19/2021
    4:16 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/22/2021
    PDF
    960979 - Amendment
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    Eskamani 3/19/2021
    3:54 PM
    House: Failed
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    567371 - Amendment
    Remove lines 798-815
    Driskell 3/19/2021
    3:04 PM
    House: Failed
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    155255 - Amendment
    Between lines 858 and 859, insert:
    Eskamani 3/19/2021
    3:49 PM
    House: Ruled Out of Order
    3/25/2021
    PDF
    423835 - Amendment
    Remove lines 875-989 and insert:
    Fernandez-Barquin 3/19/2021
    3:01 PM
    House: Adopted
    3/25/2021
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (20)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    166.241 Fiscal years, budgets, and budget amendments. Page 5 (pdf)
    316.2045 Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads. Page 7 (pdf)
    768.28 Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs. Page 11 (pdf)
    784.011 Assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.021 Aggravated assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.03 Battery; felony battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.045 Aggravated battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.0495 Page 15 (pdf)
    784.07 Assault or battery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers; reclassification of offenses; minimum sentences. Page 16 (pdf)
    806.13 Criminal mischief; penalties; penalty for minor. Page 18 (pdf)
    806.135 Page 19 (pdf)
    810.02 Burglary. Page 21 (pdf)
    812.014 Theft. Page 24 (pdf)
    836.115 Page 29 (pdf)
    870.01 Affrays and riots. Page 30 (pdf)
    870.02 Unlawful assemblies. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.03 Riots and routs. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.07 Page 32 (pdf)
    872.02 Injuring or removing tomb or monument; disturbing contents of grave or tomb; penalties. Page 33 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 35 (pdf)

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  • HB 1, Original Filed Version Posted 1/6/2021 at 7:40 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/22/2021 (pdf)
    Justice Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/22/2021 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/22/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 484 Combating Public Disorder Burgess Identical Last Action: 3/2/2021 S Introduced -SJ 69

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    201629 - Amendment
    Remove line 379 and insert:
    Chambliss 1/26/2021
    6:07 PM
    Withdrawn
    1/27/2021
    PDF
    392955 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Williams 3/2/2021
    4:24 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/4/2021
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (20)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    166.241 Fiscal years, budgets, and budget amendments. Page 5 (pdf)
    316.2045 Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads. Page 6 (pdf)
    768.28 Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs. Page 11 (pdf)
    784.011 Assault. Page 12 (pdf)
    784.021 Aggravated assault. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.03 Battery; felony battery. Page 13 (pdf)
    784.045 Aggravated battery. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.0495 Page 15 (pdf)
    784.07 Assault or battery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers; reclassification of offenses; minimum sentences. Page 16 (pdf)
    806.13 Criminal mischief; penalties; penalty for minor. Page 18 (pdf)
    806.135 Page 19 (pdf)
    810.02 Burglary. Page 21 (pdf)
    812.014 Theft. Page 24 (pdf)
    836.115 Page 29 (pdf)
    870.01 Affrays and riots. Page 29 (pdf)
    870.02 Unlawful assemblies. Page 31 (pdf)
    870.03 Riots and routs. Page 32 (pdf)
    870.07 Page 32 (pdf)
    872.02 Injuring or removing tomb or monument; disturbing contents of grave or tomb; penalties. Page 33 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 35 (pdf)

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