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12/28/20 Legislative Update

28 Dec 2020 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

2021 Session Timetable

January 11 - First day of the Legislative Session

February 12 - Last day for individual lawmaker requests for bills and resolutions to the Legislative Services Agency

March 5 - The so-named “First Funnel.”  The date by which a bill must be approved by a standing committee of its house of origin to remain eligible for further consideration that year.

April 2 - The so-named “Second Funnel.” The date by which a bill must be approved by a standing committee in the opposite house of its origin.

April 30 - The end of per diem payments to lawmakers (the last scheduled day of the 2021 Legislative Session.)

Legislation Drafts Begin To Roll In

The Bill Request Log is starting to fill up with inquiries.   So far nearly 100 requests for non confidential bill drafts have been submitted to the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency.  The requests come from individual lawmakers, state departments and the judicial branch.

Below is a sampling of “interesting” requests.

Bill title followed by the requester:

Bicycle Lights - Sen. Zach Whiting

Deaf Children, Language and Literacy Development - Rep. Jon Jacobsen

Death Penalty - Sen. Julian Garrett

Dentists to Administer Vaccines - Dental Board

Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans - Sen. Giddens

Road Salt - Rep. Jon Thorup

Youth Hormone Usage - Rep. Sandy Salmon

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