Legislative Update for 05/14/19

Last Thursday was the General Assembly’s crossover deadline, the date by which bills without a financial element must move from one chamber to another in order to stay alive for the session. Usually, this is a week filled with late nights and craziness, but this...

Legislative Update for 05/08/19

Last week was extremely intense as up to 17 committee meetings happened each day with 30-50 bills being considered in those committees. As members and lobbyists tried to get their bills through one chamber before the cross-over deadline, we heard some similar phrases....

Legislative Update for 04/26/19

This week has felt like the calm before the storm or maybe the eye of a hurricane! The House and Senate were both out on “spring break” for the first part of the week and then the House came in on Thursday and started releasing their budget proposal. The House...

Legislative Update for 04/19/19

Well, it has been quite an interesting couple of weeks. We have been under an avalanche of bills that have been filed over the last few weeks, many of them making major policy changes. Meanwhile, committees are meeting with a renewed level of intensity as they try to...

Legislative Update for 04/16/19

The General Assembly had a busy legislative week, with the Senate marking its bill filing deadline on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The Senate has filed a total of 676 bills this session, and the House has filed a total of 626 bills, with its bill filing deadlines coming up...

Legislative Update for 04/09/19

It’s been a busy time at the General Assembly as hundreds of bills were rushed to be filed to meet the Senate’s bill filing deadline on April 2nd.  The House will have a few more weeks to prepare for their bill filing deadline on Tuesday, April 16th (bills not related...