The fifth week of the 2020 Legislature is well under way. Yesterday was the deadline for bills in the Senate’s fiscal committees (Ways and Means, and Transportation) to advance in order to remain eligible for passage this session. There’s an exception for those bills that are necessary to implement one of the state’s budgets. Those measures are always in play until the Legislature adjourns for the year.
There are now just four and half weeks left until the last scheduled day of the session, which is March 12.
We will spend the majority of the next couple of weeks on the floor of the Senate chamber voting on bills. I highlight several good bills that are still in play (and a few missed opportunities) below.