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CS/SB 344: Courts

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Bradley

Courts; Specifying that certain exemptions from court-related fees and charges apply to certain entities; requiring the court to waive any court costs or filing fees for certain proceedings involving public guardians; providing that certain examinations may be performed and reports prepared by a physician assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 6/24/2020 - Chapter No. 2020-73
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/18/2019 Senate • Filed
    10/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 27
    10/28/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 11/05/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    11/5/2019 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 133
    11/6/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    11/7/2019 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    12/2/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 12/10/19, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
    12/10/2019 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 132
    • Now in Rules
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 27
    • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 123
    2/14/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/19/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
    2/19/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    2/20/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/26/20 -SJ 346
    2/26/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 341
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/3/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 372
    • CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 372
    3/3/2020 House • In Messages
    3/9/2020 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 997
    • Received -HJ 997
    3/10/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20
    • Read 2nd time -HJ 1041
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/11/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1082
    • CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 1082
    3/11/2020 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 725
    6/15/2020 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/23/2020 • Approved by Governor
    6/24/2020 • Chapter No. 2020-73

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  • CS/SB 344, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/11/2020 at 2:26 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 211 (c1) Courts Civil Justice Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 344 passed -HJ 1070
    H 7053 (e2) Direct Care Health Market Reform Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Appropriations

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.345 State access to records; exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 1 (pdf)
    744.2008 Costs of public guardian. Page 2 (pdf)
    744.3675 Annual guardianship plan. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 344, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 11/6/2019 at 12:00 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 12/9/2019 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) 12/10/2019 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 2/18/2020 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 2/19/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 211 (c1) Courts Civil Justice Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 344 passed -HJ 1070
    H 607 (e1) Health Care Practitioners Health Quality Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/12/2020 Chapter No. 2020-9
    H 7053 (e2) Direct Care Health Market Reform Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Appropriations

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    12/10/2019 2:00 PM Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/19/2020 10:00 AM Rules 17 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/3/2020 10:31 AM Senate 40 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/11/2020 11:19 AM House 114 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.345 State access to records; exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 1 (pdf)
    744.2008 Costs of public guardian. Page 2 (pdf)
    744.3675 Annual guardianship plan. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • SB 344, Original Filed Version Posted 9/18/2019 at 12:35 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 11/4/2019 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 11/6/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 211 Courts Civil Justice Subcommittee Identical Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 344 passed -HJ 1070

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    386350 - Amendment
    Delete lines 42 - 69 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Bradley)
    11/4/2019
    1:52 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    11/5/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    11/5/2019 2:00 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.345 State access to records; exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 1 (pdf)
    744.2008 Costs of public guardian. Page 2 (pdf)
    744.3675 Annual guardianship plan. Page 2 (pdf)

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