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CS/SB 1508: Public Records

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Book

Public Records; Citing this law as "Serena's Law"; requiring each county recorder or clerk of the court to make publicly available on an Internet website the identity of a defendant or respondent against whom a protective injunction is entered, as well as the fact that the injunction has been entered; providing for certain persons to request that such information be made available on the public website; requiring county recorders or clerks of the court to post such notices on the website and in the office of each county recorder or clerk of the court; specifying what must be included in notices; requiring that final judgments for injunctions for protection be recorded in official records, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/28/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1229 (Ch. 2021-231) -SJ 793
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/22/2021 Senate • Filed
3/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 146
• Introduced -SJ 146
3/18/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/23/21, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/23/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 313
3/24/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/29/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/25/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 319
3/29/2021 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 324
3/30/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
4/26/2021 Senate • Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 720
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/27/2021 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/28/21 -SJ 843
4/28/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 793
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 1229 -SJ 793
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1229 (Ch. 2021-231) -SJ 793