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May 09, 2017

Looming Deadlines


Two impending deadlines continue to add tension during floor discussions. Tonight is the deadline for the last House Daily Calendar with HBs/HJRs to be distributed and Thursday, May 11th, will be the last day House-originated bills can be considered on 2nd reading.

Combined with the pressure to get bills on calendars or taken up before deadlines pass, certain maneuvers today further strained House relationships. The House Local and Consent Calendar taken up not only took longer than usual to move through but over 20 bills were also “knocked off” or withdrawn.


Many HBs/HJRs missing the midnight deadline on May 11th means those House bills may be considered in large part dead, however; the bill language could hitch a ride on another bill as an amendment.

As deadlines loom, HillCo will continue to watch the progress of legislation and provide key updates. It should also be noted that the first half of the deadlines below will occur in the House chamber.


Upcoming Deadlines:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, by 10 p.m. (120th day)

  • Deadline for the house to distribute its last House Daily Calendar with house bills and house joint resolutions

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, by 9 a.m. (121st day)

  • Deadline for the house to distribute its last House Local & Consent Calendar with consent house bills

Thursday,May 11, 2017 (122nd day)

  • Last day for the house to consider house bills and house joint resolutions on 2nd reading on the Daily or Supplemental Calendar
  • During the 84th Session, before the midnight deadline, the House passed over 50 bills on 2nd reading but over 200 HBs remained on the calendar when the deadline arrived.

Friday,May 12, 2017 (123rd day)

  • Last day for the house to consider consent house bills on 2nd and 3rd reading and all 3rd reading house bills or house joint resolutions on the Supplemental Calendar

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, by 9 a.m. (128th day)

  • Deadline for house to distribute its last House Local & Consent Calendar with local house bills

Friday,May 19, 2017 (130th day)

  • Last day for the house to consider local house bills on 2nd and 3rd reading
  • First day the senate can consider bills and resolutions the first day they are posted on the Senate Intent Calendar

Bill Stats from the Legislative Reference Library for the period of Nov. 14, 2016 - May 7, 2017 below:

House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR)

Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)

Filed

4,443

2,351

Reported out of committee

1,885

967

Passed by chamber of origin

769

747

Referred to committee in opposite chamber

355

446

Reported out of committee in opposite chamber

42

144

Passed opposite chamber

13

38

Sent to the Governor

1

7

Signed by the Governor

1

3


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