QUICK TIP: The following definitions are presented in chronological order of the steps the bills take as they move through the legislative process. Reverse the order to choose the most recent version of the bill you are researching. For instance, always look for the “enrolled” version first. Failing that, the easiest way to find the latest version is to look for the DATE and choose the most recent date of the bill version.

Introduced (int) – the original language of the bill, as filed by the Principal Author.

Proposed Subcommittee Amendment (subamd), Substitute (subpcs), Recommendation (subrec)

Proposed Committee Amendment (fullamd), Substitute (fullpcs)

Committee Substitute (cs)

HO– USE Floor Version (hflr), Floor Amendment (FA1), Floor Substitute (FA1), Floor Amendment to the                Amendment (FA1-A1)

SENATE Floor Version (sflr), Floor Amendment, Floor Substitute, Floor Amendment to the Amendment

Engrossed (engr) – After the measure passes in one House, all amendments are incorporated into the engrossed bill which will be forwarded to the presiding officer for signature in open session. The bill then goes to the opposite House for consideration.

SENATE Amendments to HO– USE Bills (sahb), HO– USE Amendments to SENATE Bills (hasb)

Conference Committee Report (ccr), Substitute (ccs)

ENROLLED (enr)This is the final version of the bill that is sent to the Governor for signature.

LEGEND FOR FLAGSYou will see the following symbols when researching and tracking legislation.

   # Amended by the House
   @ Amended by the Senate
   x Stricken Title
   $ Appropriation Bill
   c Carryover Bill
   e Emergency Clause
   d Dormant
   s Committee Substitute
   / Stricken Enacting Clause
   a Constitutional Amendment