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SB 970: Firefighters’ Bill of Rights


Firefighters’ Bill of Rights; Expanding the rights of firefighters to include informal inquiries; prohibiting firefighters from being threatened with transfer, dismissal, or disciplinary action during an interrogation, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/1/2021 Senate • Filed
    2/10/2021 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 106
    2/26/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/03/21, 9:30 am, 37 Senate Building
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 106
    3/3/2021 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 191
    • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

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  • SB 970, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/1/2021 at 12:20 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Community Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/2/2021 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/3/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 313 (c2) Firefighter Inquiries and Investigations Government Operations Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Rules

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/3/2021 9:30 AM Community Affairs 9 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.81 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    112.82 Rights of firefighters. Page 2 (pdf)

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