The Legislature just passed a very important deadline: May 2 was the last day for policy committees to hear bills with fiscal implications. Most bills are now pending in the Appropriations Committee in their house of origin and must be passed out of this committee by May 23. Bills are then considered by the full Senate or Assembly and must be passed out of their original house by May 30.
Below is an update on a number of priority bills for which C.A.S.H. has taken a position or that staff is actively monitoring. Note that when bills are heard in the Appropriations Committee, the Committee will often defer action, sending bills to the “suspense file.” This is a mechanism whereby each house collects and prioritizes bills with state fiscal implications, acting upon them at a later date.
The Legislature completed its business and went into interim recess on September 13, and the Governor had until midnight on October 13 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature. The Legislature reconvenes on January 6, 2014, to begin the second year of the 2013-14 legislative session. Below is an update on priority legislation for C.A.S.H.
The Legislature adjourned for interim recess on Friday, September 13, and will re-convene on January 6, 2014. The Governor now has until October 13 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature. Bills that failed passage have become two-year bills and will have a second chance to proceed in January. Below is an update on a number of key bills.