Sent to Governor
Public officials, ballot measures
PUBLIC OFFICIALS – Amends existing law to provide an exception for certain public officials for the use of public property or resources while advocating for or against an initiative or referendum.

RS31450 / S1376

This proposal will allow legislators to employ public property and resources, such as email and letterhead, when advocating for or against an initiative or referendum in the same ways they advocate for or against any other proposed law.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/26 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/27 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
03/01 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
03/07 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
03/07 Reported out without recommendation, as amended
03/07 Amendments ordered printed; referred for engrossment
03/07 Amendments reported printed
03/07 Reported engrossed, filed for first reading, as amended
03/07 Read first time as amended, filed for Second Reading
03/08 Read second time as amended, filed for Third reading
03/11 Read third time in full as amended – PASSED - 30-5-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Toews(Toews), Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Just, Rabe, Semmelroth, Taylor, Wintrow
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Okuniewicz
Title apvd - to House
03/12 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/12 Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs
03/20 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/21 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/22 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, March 25, 2024
03/25 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/26 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 55-12-3
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill(Brown), Holtzclaw(Johnson), Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber(Weber), Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Burns, Chew(Harada), Galaviz, Gannon, Green, Manwaring, Mathias, Necochea, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – Andrus, Skaug, Wheeler
Floor Sponsor - Blanksma
Title apvd - to Senate
03/27 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/27 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/28 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
03/28 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/29 Reported delivered to Governor at 8:06 a.m. on 03/29/24