2021 Legislative Update

Day 1Tuesday, January 12                                                Session is convened remotely. Certify election

results; elect and swear in leadership; adopt temporary rules; receive address from Governor Gordon; adjourn until January 27, 2021. A limited number of committee bills are introduced and refer to standing committees to work week of January 18.

January 19, 20 & 21 Three days of virtual standing committee meetings to consider and take public testimony on the assigned bills. No physical location for the committee meetings. Bills will be reported out with amendments as determined by the committee.

Day 2 Wednesday, January 27                                                Session reconvenes virtually via Zoom for eight days

to consider the worked committee bills.

Day 4 Friday, January 29                                                  Cross-over Day in eight-day virtual session. NOTE:

If final action is not taken on a bill in house of origin, will be considered at reconvened session.

Day 5 Monday, February 1                                                    Final Rules of the 66th Legislature are adopted in

both houses.

Day 9  Friday, February 5                                       Adjournment of eight-day virtual session. JCCs on

all bills are completed; Presiding officers introduce and refer some bills to standing committees to work the week of February 22.

1 Please Note that Days on which Standing Committees Meet when legislature is not in Session are not included in the total of Legislative Working Days.

2021 General Session Schedule

Week of February 22 Up to three days of standing committee meetings to consider bills referred; DEADLINE: Budget Bill available to the Public no later than February 22nd.

Day 10 Monday, March 1                                                Session is reconvened. Session will be held in

person if health metrics allow.

Day 12 Wednesday, March 3                                                      Last day for Senate Files to be submitted to LSO for

introduction per current Senate Rules. (noon)

Day 15 Monday, March 8                                                 Budget Week; COW 1st Day

Last day for House Bills to be submitted to LSO for introduction per current House Rules. (noon)

Day 16 Tuesday, March 9      Budget Week; COW 2nd Day Day 17 Wednesday, March 10      Budget Week; 2nd Reading Day 19 Friday, March 12      Budget Week, 3rd Reading

Day 20 Monday, March 15                                                      JCC on Budget – All Week, if necessary

Day 22 Wednesday, March 17                                                     Last day for Bills to be reported out of Committee in

house of origin.

Day 23 Thursday, March 18 Last day for Committee of the Whole in house of origin.

Day 24  Friday, March 19 Last day for Second Reading on Bills in house of origin.

2021 General Session Schedule

Day 25 Monday, March 22                                                     Last day for Third Reading on Bills in house of

origin.

Day 27 Wednesday, March 24                                       DEADLINE: Vote on JCC Report on Budget

Day 29 Friday, March 26                                                     Last day for Bills to be reported out of Committee in

second house.

Day 30 Monday, March 29                                                     Last day for Second Reading in the second house.

Day 30 Monday, March 29                                       DEADLINE: Date to send any bill to Governor with

possibility for Veto Override.

Day 31 Tuesday, March 30                                                     Last day for Third Reading in the second house.

Day 32 Wednesday, March 31                                        Concurrence on Amendments/Joint Conference

Committee Reports.

Day 33 Thursday, April 1                                        Concurrence on Amendments/Joint Conference

Committee Reports.Day 34 Friday, April 2   Joint Conference Committee Reports; All JCC Reports due to Front Desk by 2:00 p.m.; Last Day for Veto Override