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Hidden Lien Bill on Special Order Calendar for Last Day of Session

03/07/2012 7:27 PM | Anonymous
3/7/12:  SB 670, the Hidden Lien Bill, has been placed on the special order calendar for Friday 3/9/12 -- the last day of the Session.  There is still hope, but always a dangerous place to be on the schedule.  

3/6/12:   SB 670 was "withdrawn" from the Budget committee and placed on the calendar for second reading.  This positions the bill for possible passage by the Senate later this week. 

3/5/12   HB 671, by Rep. John Wood, passed the full house of representatives today by a vote of 101-14.   The Senate Companion SB 670 was not among those withdrawn from the budget committee today, which could indicate troubles. 

3/2/12  HB 671 was read the second time today on the house floor.  The senate companion SB 670, after initial favorable committee reviews has been stuck in a Senate budget subcommittee with no action since January 31.  Efforts are being made to "withdraw" the referral to the final committees so that it may be considered by the full Senate. 

2/8/12   HB 671 passed unanimously out of the House judiciary committee and was placed on the house calendar

SB 670, the hidden liens bill which would require all governmental liens other than ad valorem taxes, special assessments and for utility services to be recorded in the official records before they were binding against a purchaser or lienholder for value, was passed unanimously out of the Senate Community Affairs committee this morning.   It has one remaining committee stop in the Senate. 

It's companion, HB 671 also has one remaining committee stop and an amendment conforming the two versions has been filed. 
 
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