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2013 House Bill 5193: Restrict closed-door local government lawsuit meetings
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 11, 2013, to prohibit government legislative bodies from holding closed-door sessions to discuss trial or settlement strategies, unless the matter being discussed is already being litigated.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Oversight Committee on December 11, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 25, 2014, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 20, 2014.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014.
    1. Passed 96 to 12 in the House on May 21, 2014, to prohibit government legislative bodies from holding closed-door sessions to discuss trial or settlement strategies, unless the matter being discussed is already being litigated.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 27, 2014.

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