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CS/HB 7017: Foreign Influence

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Public Integrity and Elections Committee ; Grall ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Andrade ; Beltran ; Byrd ; Fabricio ; Fischer ; Gregory ; Robinson, W. ; Zika

Foreign Influence; Requiring any state agency or political subdivision to disclose certain gifts or grants received from any foreign source to the Department of Financial Services within a specified timeframe; requiring any entity that applies for a certain grant or proposes a certain contract to disclose to a state agency or political subdivision any current or prior interest of, contract with, or grant or gift received from a foreign country of concern under certain circumstances; requiring institutions of higher education to semiannually report to certain entities regarding certain gifts they received directly or indirectly from a foreign source; authorizing a whistle-blower to report an undisclosed foreign gift to the Attorney General or the Chief Financial Officer; authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to incur expenditures to provide such reward from the penalty recovery; requiring certain state universities and other entities to screen certain foreign applicants seeking employment in specified research positions; requiring certain state universities and other entities to establish an international travel approval and monitoring program, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/26/2021 House - Ordered enrolled
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/5/2021 House • Filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/9/2021 House • Referred to Education & Employment Committee
• Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Referred to State Affairs Committee
• Now in Education & Employment Committee
3/15/2021 House • Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda
3/17/2021 House • Favorable by Education & Employment Committee
• Reported out of Education & Employment Committee
• Now in Appropriations Committee
3/18/2021 House • Added to Appropriations Committee agenda
3/22/2021 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee
• Reported out of Appropriations Committee
• Now in State Affairs Committee
4/2/2021 House • Added to State Affairs Committee agenda
4/6/2021 House • Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee
4/7/2021 House • Reported out of State Affairs Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
4/8/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/13/2021)
4/9/2021 House • Amendment 207711 filed
4/13/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Amendment 207711 adopted
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
4/14/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117, NAYS 0
4/15/2021 House • Message sent to senate
4/15/2021 Senate • In Messages
4/19/2021 Senate • Referred to Appropriations -SJ 506
4/20/2021 Senate • Received -SJ 505
4/26/2021 Senate • Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 713
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 2010 -SJ 714
• Read 2nd time -SJ 713
• Read 3rd time -SJ 714
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 714
4/26/2021 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled