By 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, bills that made it to their second chamber had to pass their assigned policy committees and be sent to either their current chamber floor, or to a deadline-exempt committee, in order to remain alive.
This major hurdle whittles down the list of bills for consideration bills for consideration. Out of the 283 total bills (95 Senate bills and 188 House bills introduced as of February 25), 143 bills remain alive in the mix in deadline-exempt committees, 56 bills await second and third readings on the House and Senate floors, and 17 bills awaiting first readings in either chamber.
Only six bills have cleared both the Senate and House chambers to date.
With quorum challenges remaining in both chambers, the question arises as to how many, or if any additional bills will clear their last hurdles before the Constitutional Sine Die, March 8.
To review bills introduced and committee information, click here.
Contributed by: Megan Chuinard | Public Affairs Associate