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CS/CS/CS/SB 426: State Preemption of Seaport Regulations

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Community Affairs ; Transportation ; Boyd

State Preemption of Seaport Regulations; Prohibiting a local ballot initiative or referendum from restricting maritime commerce in the seaports of this state; providing that such a local ballot initiative, referendum, or action adopted therein is prohibited, void, and expressly preempted to the state; prohibiting local governments and their political subdivisions and special districts from restricting maritime commerce in a seaport located in or adjoining an area of critical state concern with respect to any federally authorized passenger cruise vessel; providing that certain actions relating to such restrictions are prohibited, void, and expressly preempted to the state; clarifying remaining authority of certain local entities, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died on Second Reading Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2021 Senate • Filed
1/15/2021 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 66
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 66
3/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 03/10/21, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Building
3/10/2021 Senate • CS by Transportation; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 247
3/12/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Community Affairs
3/16/2021 Senate • CS by Transportation read 1st time -SJ 251
3/19/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/24/21, 8:30 am, 37 Senate Building
3/24/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 3 -SJ 313
3/25/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 315
3/29/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
4/9/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/14/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/14/2021 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -SJ 465
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 466
4/19/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/21 -SJ 559
4/21/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 545
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 579
• CS passed; YEAS 25 NAYS 14 -SJ 579
4/22/2021 House • In Messages
4/23/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/26/2021)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 3)
4/26/2021 House • Amendment 840515 filed
• Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/27/2021)
• Amendment 960417 filed
• Amendment 827501 filed
4/27/2021 House • Amendment 186909 filed
• Amendment 713965 filed
• Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/30/2021 House • Died on Second Reading Calendar