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CS/CS/CS/HB 267: State Preemption of Seaport Regulations

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee ; Tourism, Infrastructure and Energy Subcommittee ; Roach ; Sirois ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Roth

State Preemption of Seaport Regulations; Prohibits local ballot initiative or referendum from restricting maritime commerce in seaports; provides certain actions are prohibited, void, & expressly preempted to state; prohibits local governments & their political subdivisions & special districts from restricting maritime commerce in seaport located in or adjoining an area of critical state concern with respect to federally authorized passenger cruise vessel; provides certain actions relating to such restrictions are prohibited, void, & expressly preempted to state; clarifies remaining authority of certain local entities.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died on Second Reading Calendar
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/14/2021 House • Filed
2/3/2021 House • Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
3/1/2021 House • Added to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee agenda
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/3/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
3/4/2021 House • Reported out of Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
3/8/2021 House • Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
3/30/2021 House • Added to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee agenda
4/1/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
• Reported out of Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
4/2/2021 House • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
4/5/2021 House • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Commerce Committee
4/18/2021 House • Added to Commerce Committee agenda
• Added to Commerce Committee agenda
4/19/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee
4/21/2021 House • Reported out of Commerce Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 3)
4/22/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/30/2021 House • Died on Second Reading Calendar