Volume 25, Issue 9

Week eight of the 66th Legislative Session and “transmittal” has come and gone; that means we have completed 45 days and have 45 left to go!  This particular transmittal requires that all “general bills” to be heard in their first House and be transmitted to the other House (Senate bills transmit to the House and House bills transmit to the Senate).  The bills that don’t transmit to the other house can be considered to have died in the process.  The next transmittal is for revenue-estimating joint resolutions on March 23rd, but the next BIG transmittal is April 1st, which is the transmittal of appropriation bills, revenue bills, and bills proposing referenda.

The House and Senate are now out on short and much needed break.  The Senate will reconvene on the evening of Thursday, March 7th with committees meeting on Friday, March 8th; and the House will reconvene on Monday, March 11th (the Appropriations Committee will meet  on both Thursday March 7th and Friday, March 8th).

To help keep you apprised of what’s happening on the hill, we continue to release a new issue of the MACo Legislative Update weekly until Sine Die.

This week’s issue features the session calendar, as well as the bill hearings scheduled thus far for March 7th – 15th. The schedule is highlighted with MACo’s priorities. Don’t forget to check out the bills section; we’ve listed MACo bills as well as bills we were watching—the MACo bills, as well as various other bills, include some additional information to better inform our readers.  (We have separated out our watch list into categories.)

For other pertinent information regarding the legislative session, check out the policy section of our website.

If you would like to be notified when our updates are released, please contact us and let us know.

See you on the hill and in the halls!

(The Legislative Update is linked below.)