HB16-1077 - Recreate Statutory Revision Committee

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Recreation Of The Statutory Revision Committee.

The statutory revision committee (committee), created in 1977 and repealed in 1985, was a standing body tasked with making an ongoing investigation into statutory defects and anachronisms. The bill recreates the committee.

The recreated committee is comprised of 8 members, with the majority and minority party leaders of each chamber of the general assembly appointing 2 members of those bodies. The committee is staffed by the office of legislative legal services, and is charged with:

  • Making an ongoing examination of the common law and statutes of the state and current judicial decisions for the purpose of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms;
  • Receiving, soliciting, and considering proposed changes in the law from legal organizations, public officials, lawyers, and the public generally as to defects and anachronisms in the law;
  • Recommending legislation, from time to time, to effect such changes in the law as it deems necessary in order to modify or eliminate antiquated, redundant, or contradictory laws; and
  • Reporting its findings and recommendations from time to time to the committee on legal services and annually to the general assembly.
Latest update: June 10, 2016
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/09/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/03/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/03/2016 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/02/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/29/2016 House Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/15/2016 House Committee on Refer Amended to Legislative Council
01/20/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs