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2014 House Bill 5610: Revise legislative journal printing detail
  1. Introduced by Rep. Cindy Denby (R) on May 28, 2014, to no longer require the legislature to print and bind up to 500 copies of the official House and Senate journals for the year and distribute these to members, state departments, colleges, universities, and other specified recipients. Instead, the clerk of the House and secretary of the Senate could decide how many copies to print. The journals would still have to be made available to the public on the internet.
    • Referred to the House Oversight Committee on May 28, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on June 3, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 104 to 4 in the House on June 5, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 10, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 10, 2014.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on September 30, 2014. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 30, 2014.