Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; school boards and school employees, etc. (SB1491)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school districts; hiring of relatives of superintendent. Allows a school district to hire a relative of the division superintendent if (i) the superintendent certifies that he had no involvement with the hiring decision and (ii) the assistant superintendent certifies to the members of the governing body in writing that the employment is based upon merit and fitness and the competitive rating of the qualifications of the individual and that the superintendent had no involvement with the hiring decision. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103302D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1491)
02/01/2019Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106376D-S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1491S1)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106376D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1491S1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed House (78-Y 22-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1491ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1491ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 641 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0641)