Week 11 brought a balanced amount of floor and committee work,
with a pause on Wednesday for two special recognitions. The legislature
celebrated Pioneer Lawmakers, those lawmakers and honorary individuals who have
served the legislature 20+ years, and Memorial Lawmakers, recognizing former
legislators who passed away over the last two years.
There are five weeks left until the scheduled last day of
session and one week left until the second funnel deadline. Policy bills
continue to be acted upon at the committee level and on the House and Senate
floors. We are also now seeing budget bills begin to make their way through the
appropriations committee process. Aside from Appropriations and Ways and
Means bills, policy bills must make it through one chamber and out of committee
in the other chamber by the end of next week or they are considered “dead”
until next year.
Senator Giddens Sworn In
At the beginning of the week, Senator Giddens was sworn in
after his Special Election win in Senate District 30 last week. The
Senate is now back to 32-18. Senator Giddens has been assigned the
committee seats that Senator Danielson held prior to his resignation:
Transportation, Education, State Government, Veterans Affairs, and Ways and
Bills Sent to Governor
As of Thursday (3/28), there have been nearly 2000
bills/resolutions introduced, 20 bills/resolutions enrolled, and 11 bills
signed into law.
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