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 Bill Status of HB2917  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELEC-LOCAL GOVT VOTING RIGHTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner - Elizabeth Hernandez - Linda Chapa LaVia, Cynthia Soto and Will Guzzardi

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Government Voting Rights Act. Provides that neither an at-large method of election nor a district-based method of election may be imposed or applied in a manner that impairs the ability of a protected group or class to elect candidates of its choice as a result of the dilution or the abridgment of the rights of voters who are members of a protected group or class. Sets forth procedures and evidentiary burdens for proving a violation of the Act. Sets forth certain remedies for violations of the Act and provisions concerning standing and notice. Allows the recovery of attorney's fees. Contains severability provisions.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Finance Committee
  3/8/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/8/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/10/2017HouseTo Ballot Access Subcommittee
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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