2020 House Bill Introductions

HB 1049: A bill limiting the length of ballot measure pamphlets of proponents and opponents to 300 words.
Status: Introduced 1/14/2020; referred to House Local Government. Passed committee unanimously, placed on consent calendar 1/21/2020; Passed House (65-2) 1/22/2020. Referred to Senate Local Government; set for hearing 1/27/2020. Passed Local Government (6-0) 1/27/2020; referred to House floor. Passed House (65-2) 1/22/20; referred to Senate Local Government. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-0) 1/2720; referred to Senate Floor. Passed Senate (34-0) 1/29/20. Sent to Governor 2/4/20. Signed by Governor 2/6/20.

HB 1051: A bill clarifying that dates of birth of voters on voter registration lists are NOT public information.
Status: Introduced 1/14/20. Referred to House Local Government. Passed House (68-0) 1/27/20; referred to House Local Government. Local Government recommends Do Pass (11-2) 2/4/20. Sent to House floor. Passed House (44-22) 2/5/20. Referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 2/10/20. Committee recommendation of Do Pass failed (3-3); deferred to another day by motion (6-0). Rescheduled for hearing 2/12/20. Committee recommends Do Pass (4-3) 2/12/20. Referred to Senate floor.

HB 1053: A bill clarifying that EACH version of an initiated measure or initiated amendment to the Constitution must be submitted to the Legislative Research Council for review and comment prior to circulation for signatures.
Status: Introduced 1/14/2020; referred to House Local Government. Passed Local Government (12-0) 1/23/2020. Referred to House floor. Passed House (69-0) 1/27/20. Referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 2/5/20. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-0) 2/5/20. Referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (33-0) 2/6/30. Sent to Governor.

HB 1180: A bill to allow cities with municipal electric utilities to set minimum electric infrastructure standards for annexed areas.
Status: Introduced 1/30/20; referred to House State Affairs.

HB 1199: Requiring municipalities with an electric utility to give notice of annexation to adjacent utilities.
Status: Introduced 1/30/20; referred to House State Affairs.

HB 1226: A bill to extend the time allowed to file a challenge vis referendum to various city actions.
Status: Introduced 2/4/20; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/19/20.

HB 1229: A placeholder bill from Rep. Brunner regarding service territory.
Status: Introduced 2/4/20; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/19/20

HB 1234: Exempting political subdivisions from the definition of “operator” under the one call rule when involving a underground sewer or water line on private property.
Status: Introduced 2/5/20. Referred to House Commerce and Energy. Withdrawn at request of Prime Sponsor 2/10/20

HB 1262: A bill to require meeting and negotiating service territory rights prior to annexation.
Status: Introduced 2/6/20. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/19/20.


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