The following action was taken on May 10 in the House on Senate bill SB1579 ("prop tx-veterans"): "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee."
The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.
In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.
The bill, as it was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52) on Feb. 15, "amends the Property Tax Code," according to the General Assembly website.
The following senators also co-sponsored the bill: Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49), Rachelle Crowe (D-56), Thomas Cullerton (D-23), Napoleon Harris, III (D-15), Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4), Julie A. Morrison (D-29), Antonio Muñoz (D-1), Laura M. Murphy (D-28) and Chapin Rose (R-51).
The following house representatives co-sponsored the bill: Jonathan Carroll (D-57), Dan Caulkins (R-101), Andrew S. Chesney (R-89), John Connor (D-85), Norine K. Hammond (R-93), Sonya M. Harper (D-6), Natalie A. Manley (D-98), Michael T. Marron (R-104), Joyce Mason (D-61), Bob Morgan (D-58), Martin J. Moylan (D-55), Dave Severin (R-117), Daniel Swanson (R-74), Michael D. Unes (R-91), Tom Weber (R-64), David A. Welter (R-75), Maurice A. West, II (D-67) and Patrick Windhorst (R-118).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through May 10.
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
To Property Tax Subcommittee
Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Joyce Mason
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Dan Caulkins
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Daniel Swanson
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett