The following action was taken on May 10 in the House on Senate bill SB145 ("elec cd-president-tax returns"): "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. Antonio Muñoz (D-1) on Jan. 29, "amends the Election Code," according to the General Assembly website.
The following senators also co-sponsored the bill: Omar Aquino (D-2), Scott M. Bennett (D-52), Cristina Castro (D-22), Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16), Bill Cunningham (D-18), Laura Ellman (D-21), Laura Fine (D-9), Michael E. Hastings (D-19), Mattie Hunter (D-3), Emil Jones, III (D-14), Iris Y. Martinez (D-20), Julie A. Morrison (D-29), Laura M. Murphy (D-28) and Robert Peters (D-13).
The following house representatives co-sponsored the bill: Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40), Kambium Buckner (D-26), Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14), Deb Conroy (D-46), Mary Edly-Allen (D-51), Sara Feigenholtz (D-12), Robyn Gabel (D-18), Will Guzzardi (D-39), Gregory Harris (D-13), Barbara Hernandez (D-83), Frances Ann Hurley (D-35), Theresa Mah (D-2), Celina Villanueva (D-21) and Ann M. Williams (D-11).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through May 10.
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
Assigned to Executive Committee
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
Referred to Rules Committee
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March
Do Pass as Amended Executive
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Antonio Muñoz
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Antonio Muñoz