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HB 1439 - 2017-18
Regulating the institutions of higher education, including for-profit institutions and private vocational schools, to protect students from unfair business practices.
Bill History

2017 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 19
First reading, referred to Higher Education (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Feb 1
Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 14
Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 15
Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 17
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HE - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 24
Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Mar 2
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Mar 3
2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 17). (View 2nd Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Held on third reading.
Mar 6
Returned to second reading for amendment.
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 56; nays, 42; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View 1st Engrossed) (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Mar 8
First reading, referred to Higher Education.
Mar 21
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Mar 28
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HIE - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Mar 29
Referred to Ways & Means.
Apr 3
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 4
Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 23
By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.

2017 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Apr 24
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2017 2ND SPECIAL SESSION

May 23
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2017 3RD SPECIAL SESSION

Jun 21
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2018 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 8
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Higher Education.
Jan 12
Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Rules 3 Consideration.
Feb 6
Placed on third reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 7
Third reading, passed; yeas, 63; nays, 35; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Feb 9
First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development.
Feb 15
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 20
Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 12:00 PM. (Committee Materials)
HEWD - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 22
Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 24
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 26
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s) by Ways & Means. (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Feb 28
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 1
Committee amendment(s) adopted as amended.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 31; nays, 18; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 6
House concurred in Senate amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 50; nays, 48; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
Mar 8
Speaker signed.

IN THE SENATE

Mar 8
President signed.

OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Mar 8
Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Mar 22
Governor signed.
Chapter 203, 2018 Laws. (View Session Law)
Effective date 6/7/2018.
Available Documents
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Fiscal Note
Amendments
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