HB17-1191

HB17-1191 - Demographic Notes For Certain Legislative Bills

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a requirement that staff of the legislative council prepare demographic notes on certain legislative bills, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill requires the staff of the legislative council to prepare demographic notes on legislative bills in each regular session of the general assembly. The speaker of the house of representatives, the minority leader of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the minority leader of the senate are authorized to request 5 demographic notes each, or more at the discretion of the director of research of the legislative council.

The bill requires the staff of the legislative council to meet with the member of leadership requesting the demographic note and with the sponsor of the legislative bill to discuss whether a demographic note can practically be completed for that legislative bill. If not, the member of leadership may request a demographic note, within the limits specified in the bill, on a different legislative bill that might be more conducive to a demographic note's analysis.

A demographic note is defined as a note that uses available data to outline the potential disparate effects of a legislative measure on various populations within the state. Populations may be identified by race, gender, disability, age, geography, income, or any other relevant characteristic for which data are available.

The bill requires the director of research to develop the procedures for requesting, completing, and updating the demographic notes and to memorialize the procedures in a letter to the executive committee of the legislative council.

Finally, the bill requires each state department, agency, or institution to cooperate with and provide information for a demographic note of a legislative bill in the manner requested by the staff of the legislative council.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 4, 2017
05/04/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
05/01/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/01/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/28/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/13/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/17/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance