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Bill deadline: 3rd reading in chamber of origin

All bills must pass the third reading in their chamber of origin by this date in order to move over to the other chamber for consideration.

Typical life cycle of a bill:

  1. Pre-filed.

  2. First reading in chamber of origin (all bills on first day of session).

  3. Assigned to committee in chamber of origin.

    1. Heard in committee.

    2. Passes committee.

  4. Scheduled for floor vote in chamber of origin.

    1. Heard on floor.

    2. Passes floor vote

  5. First reading in opposite chamber

  6. Assigned to committee in opposite chamber.

    1. Heard in committee.

    2. Passes committee.

  7. Scheduled for floor vote in opposite chamber

    1. Heard on floor

    2. Passes floor vote.

  8. If no changes, goes to Governor for signature.

  9. If changes were made in opposite chamber, goes back to chamber of origin to be reconsidered. Must be heard & pass a floor vote again.

    1. If chamber of origin does not accept changes, then bill can go to a conference committee comprised of members of both chambers so they can hash out a compromise.

Later Event: March 21
Capitol Day (Mar 21)