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2017 House Bill 4431: Expand legislative subpoena power
Introduced by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on March 29, 2017
To give legislative committees the power to subpoena and investigate records of local governments, authorities, school districts and community colleges, rather than just state departments, boards, institutions, and agencies. One member of the party in the minority would have to agree. The bill would also limit committee subpoena power to the agencies or entities whose audits are directed to a particular committee. The full legislature would retain the more expansive subpoena powers though.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on March 29, 2017
Reported in the House on May 4, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D) on May 23, 2017
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2017
Received in the Senate on May 30, 2017
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 30, 2017

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