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The deadline to consider revenue and appropriations bills that originated in the Senate occurred this past week. Among other things, these bills detail how much money will be appropriated to a number of different state boards and departments.
Wednesday of this past week marked the deadline for the House to discuss general Senate bills. The deadline to discuss Senate appropriations and revenue bills will occur this week.
The deadline for House committees to pass Senate bills occurred Tuesday, Feb. 27. Any Senate bills that did not make it out of these committees died. Throughout the rest of the week, the House met to discuss these bills. Representatives passed a number of Senate bills, including the following:
Friday, Feb. 23, marked the deadline for House appropriations and revenue bills to be introduced and passed. The House Appropriations Committee finished considering bills regarding budgets for state entities last week, but the Ways and Means Committee still needed to approve a few bills to meet the deadline.
With general House bills out of the way, we began working on House appropriations bills, which will determine how much money is given to various state organizations.
The House met as a whole throughout this past week to discuss bills that made it out of committees and onto the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 8, was the deadline for representatives to discuss House general bills. Any bills that were not discussed by Thursday died on the calendar.
Committee meetings to discuss House bills wrapped up on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and the House convened as a whole Wednesday through Friday to discuss the legislation that made it to the calendar. Bills considered dealt with a variety of topics on different subjects.
Because it is early in the session, most legislative work is currently happening in committees where bills must be approved before they are introduced to the House as a whole. The deadline for bills to be filed requested was las