Bill Status of HB1959  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Raymond Poe - Jack D. Franks - Rich Brauer - William B. Black - Susana A Mendoza

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Larry K. Bomke)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the State Employees Residency Act. Requires that State executive branch officeholders, appointees, and employees, and others working on the State's behalf, in positions that include supervision, management, or direction of or authority over State employees located in the State capital must establish and maintain a primary residence in the State capital or within 60 miles of the State capital within 60 days after election, appointment, employment, or acceptance of the position. Prohibits the use of State funds or State-compensated time for travel by those persons to or from their State capital work site. Requires that the person be present at the State capital work location at least 80% of the work year.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the State Travel Expense Reimbursement Act. Prohibits the use of State funds and State-compensated time for travel to or from the State capital work location of a person elected to, appointed to, acting on behalf of, or employed in a State executive branch position.

DateChamber Action
  2/23/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Raymond Poe
  2/23/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  3/7/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  3/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  3/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in State Government Administration Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/14/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 008-001-000
  3/15/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  3/15/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  3/15/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/15/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. William B. Black
  3/15/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  4/17/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/20/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  4/20/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/20/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  4/20/2007SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die