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 Bill Status of HB2917  100th General Assembly


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

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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 a severability provision.

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
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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