2021 Senate Bill 458

Require governor notify legislature when traveling out of state

Introduced in the Senate

May 19, 2021

Introduced by Sen. Tom Barrett (R-24)

To require the governor notify legislative leaders when leaving the state and upon return.

Referred to the Committee on Oversight

May 26, 2021

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

June 2, 2021

Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-18)

To make an exception to the proposed requirement for the governor's successor to notify legislative leaders of a governor's absence from the state, for any of them who "presents a security risk to this state because of his or her affiliations with a domestic terrorist organization".

The amendment failed 16 to 20 (details)

Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D-2)

To replace the bill's original provisions with a very similar version; see Senate-passed version.

The amendment failed 16 to 20 (details)

Passed in the Senate 20 to 16 (details)

To require that when leaving the state and returning the governor notify the person who fills-in for him or her while absent, and require this person to notify legislative leaders in writing within 12 hours.

Received in the House

June 2, 2021

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations