Written complaints; felony offenses to be provided. (HB438)

Introduced By

Del. Jed Arnold (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Written complaints; felony offenses. Provides that a written complaint is required for a felony offense, regardless of whether the complainant is a law-enforcement officer. Current law only requires a written complaint for any offense if the complainant is not a law-enforcement officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102515D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB438)
01/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time
01/31/2024Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB438E
01/31/2024Printed as engrossed 24102515D-E
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB438E)
02/14/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB438ER)
02/22/2024Signed by Speaker
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB438ER)
02/25/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
03/09/2024Placed on Calendar
03/09/2024Passed by until Reconvene, Wednesday, April 17, 2024
04/17/2024House rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 99-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: (100-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024BLOCK VOTE: (100-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB438ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 809 (effective 7/1/24)

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