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CS/CS/CS/HB 815: County and Municipal Public Officer Transparency

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee ; Avila ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) La Rosa

County and Municipal Public Officer Transparency; Requires that requests for travel authorization by county or municipal public officers be approved by governing body of county or municipality at regularly scheduled meeting; requires county, county constitutional officer, or municipality to adopt travel policy & include travel expenses as separate budget item.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/28/2017 House • Filed
12/8/2017 House • Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 72
1/8/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 01/10/18, 3:30 pm, 12 HOB
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 71
1/10/2018 House • CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 2 -HJ 321
1/11/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 308
1/16/2018 House • Now in Public Integrity and Ethics Committee -HJ 345
2/6/2018 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Public Integrity and Ethics Committee, 02/08/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/8/2018 House • CS/CS by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 560
2/12/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee read 1st time -HJ 555
2/13/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 562
2/20/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/22/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
2/22/2018 House • CS/CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 4 -HJ 671
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 670
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
• CS/CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 665
2/28/2018 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 706
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
3/2/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 811
• Amendment(s) adopted (651975) -HJ 811, 812
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 865
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 97 NAYS 15 -HJ 865
3/5/2018 Senate • In Messages
3/6/2018 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 774
• Received -SJ 774
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Ethics and Elections