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CS/SB 1608: Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Bean

Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud; Defining the term “personal protective equipment”; prohibiting dissemination of false or misleading information relating to personal protective equipment under certain circumstances with specified intent; providing criminal penalties; prohibiting dissemination of false or misleading vaccine information under certain circumstances with specified intent, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/24/2021 Senate • Filed
    3/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 153
    • Introduced -SJ 153
    3/11/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/16/21, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
    3/16/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 272
    3/17/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary
    • Remaining references corrected to Rules -SJ 280
    • Now in Rules
    3/18/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 278
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Rules

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  • CS/SB 1608, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/17/2021 at 11:43 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 9 (er) Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud Judiciary Committee Identical Last Action: 4/27/2021 H Ordered enrolled

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    817.418 Page 1 (pdf)
    817.504 Page 3 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 4 (pdf)

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  • SB 1608, Original Filed Version Posted 2/24/2021 at 11:17 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice (Pre-Meeting) 3/15/2021 (pdf)
    Criminal Justice (Post-Meeting) 3/16/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 9 (c1) Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud Judiciary Committee Similar Last Action: 4/27/2021 H Ordered enrolled

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    230774 - Amendment
    Delete lines 34 - 91 and insert:
    Criminal Justice
    (Bean)
    3/15/2021
    12:17 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/16/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/16/2021 12:30 PM Criminal Justice 7 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    817.418 Page 2 (pdf)
    817.504 Page 3 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 4 (pdf)

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