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2015 House Bill 4522: Expand legislative subpoena power
Introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 28, 2015
To give the legislature the same power to subpoena and investigate records of local governments, authorities, school districts and community colleges that it now has for records of state departments, boards, institutions, and agencies. See also House Bill 4523.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight and Ethics Committee on April 28, 2015
Reported in the House on May 14, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed McBroom (R) on May 27, 2015
To move back the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed McBroom (R) on May 27, 2015
To change the title of the statute to reflect the changes made by the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on May 27, 2015
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4283, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4283 would extend the state Freedom of Information Act to the legislature.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2015
Passed 69 to 39 in the House on June 2, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To give certain committees of the legislature the explicit authority to subpoena and investigate records of local governments, authorities, school districts and community colleges. At least one member of the minority party would have to agree. Under current law committees can subpoena state agency personnel and private citizens. See also House Bill 4523.
Received in the Senate on June 3, 2015
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 3, 2015

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