IN SB0198 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 12-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 17 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-03-09 - Representative Young J added as sponsor
Pending: House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Rioting. Grants, until January 1, 2025, the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction with the prosecuting attorney to prosecute an action in which a person is accused of committing a criminal offense while a member of an unlawful assembly. Permits the chief executive officer of a political subdivision to establish a curfew under certain circumstances. Makes refusing to leave a location in violation of a curfew, after having been informed of the curfew and ordered to leave by a law enforcement officer, a Class B misdemeanor. Allows for the civil forfeiture of property that is used by a person to finance a crime committed by a person who is a member of an unlawful assembly. Prohibits a person from being released on bail without a hearing in open court, establishes a rebuttable presumption that money bail shall be required, and requires a court to consider whether bail conditions more stringent than the local guidelines should be imposed. Adds enhanced penalties to the crimes of: (1) rioting; and (2) obstruction of traffic. Allows a conspiracy charge for a misdemeanor committed while a member of an unlawful assembly. Provides that a person may recover actual damages in a civil action against a county, city, or town (unit) for loss of property proximately caused by an unlawful assembly, if the unit recklessly fails to exercise reasonable diligence to prevent or suppress the unlawful assembly.

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Roll Calls

2021-02-16 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 37 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-02-09 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-03-09HouseRepresentative Young J added as sponsor
2021-03-09HouseRepresentative Behning removed as sponsor
2021-03-04HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures
2021-02-17SenateReferred to the House
2021-02-16SenateSenator Tomes added as coauthor
2021-02-16SenateSenator Kruse added as coauthor
2021-02-16SenateSenator Houchin added as coauthor
2021-02-16SenateSenator Crane added as coauthor
2021-02-16SenateSenator Buck added as coauthor
2021-02-16SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Behning
2021-02-16SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 123: yeas 37, nays 8
2021-02-15SenateSenator Sandlin added as coauthor
2021-02-15SenateSenator Messmer added as coauthor
2021-02-15SenateAmendment #2 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
2021-02-15SenateAmendment #1 (Young M) prevailed; Division of the Senate: yeas 36, nays 8
2021-02-15SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2021-02-11SenateSenator Freeman added as coauthor
2021-02-11SenateSenator Koch added as third author
2021-02-11SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2021-01-25SenateSenator Grooms added as second author
2021-01-12SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law
2021-01-12SenateAuthored by Senator Young M

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