Bill Status of HB3273  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERANS MONUMENT PROTECTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Kay Hatcher - Renée Kosel - Michael W. Tryon - Esther Golar and Sandra M. Pihos

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kirk W. Dillard , Mike Jacobs and Dave Syverson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0384

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Veterans' Monument Protection Act. Prohibits any business or recyclable metal dealer, as defined in the Recyclable Metal Purchase Registration Law, to purchase, accept, or give anything of value in exchange for any metal taken from the grave marker of a veteran. Provides that a business or recyclable metal dealer who commits a violation of the Act is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined a maximum of $1,000 per grave marker. Provides that upon discovering that metal from the grave marker of a veteran is missing, a cemetery official shall notify the local law enforcement agency and, if possible, the family of the deceased veteran. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/24/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/24/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  2/24/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  2/24/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/24/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2011HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/10/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 019-000-000
  3/10/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 103-000-000
  4/5/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  4/5/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/5/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/6/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/6/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  4/7/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/7/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/6/2011SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 008-000-000
  5/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/18/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  5/18/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  5/18/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/18/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/16/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/15/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/15/2011HouseEffective Date August 15, 2011
  8/15/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0384