The deadline to consider revenue and appropriations bills that originated in the Senate occurred last week. Among other things, these bills detail how much money will be appropriated to a number of different state boards and departments.
Wednesday of last week marked the deadline for the House to discuss general bills that passed through the Senate earlier this session. The deadline to discuss appropriations and revenue bills passed by the Senate will occur this week.
The deadline for House committees to pass Senate bills occurred last Tuesday. Any Senate bills that did not make it out of these committees died. Throughout the rest of last week, the House met to discuss Senate bills as a whole.
The House met as a whole throughout last week to discuss bills that made it out of committees and onto the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 9, was the deadline for representatives to discuss House Bills. Any bills that were not discussed by Thursday died on the calendar.
The state legislature had a full schedule during the third week of the 2017 legislative session, which began last Monday with a joint Education and Appropriations committee meeting, where the consulting group EdBuild presented their recommendations to revamp the state’s educa