ARTICLE II - BILLS
2.03 The Legislature shall establish by concurrent resolution
deadlines for each regular session. The deadlines do not apply to the House
committees on Capital Investment, Ways and Means, Finance, Taxes, or Rules and
Legislative Administration, nor to the Senate committees on Capital Investment,
Finance, Taxes, or Rules and Administration.
The first deadline is for committees to act favorably on bills in
the house of origin.
The second deadline is for committees to act favorably on bills,
or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other house.
A committee has until the second deadline to act favorably on a
bill, or the companion of a bill, that by the first deadline was referred to a
finance committee. The deadline for a committee of either house to act on a bill
that has been recommended favorably by the Legislative Commission on Pensions
and Retirement is the second committee deadline. The major appropriation bills
are exempt from the first two deadlines.
The third deadline is for committees to act favorably on major
appropriation and finance bills. When a committee in either house acts favorably
on a bill after a deadline established in the concurrent resolution, the bill
must be referred in the Senate to the Committee on Rules and Administration and
in the House of Representatives to the Committee on Rules and Legislative
Administration for disposition. Either rules committee, when reporting a bill
referred to the committee under this rule, may waive application of the rule to
subsequent actions on that bill by other committees.
All bills necessary to implement the governor's budget submitted
by a state agency or department must be made available for introduction within
15 calendar days after the governor's budget was submitted. A bill introduced
after that date must be referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration in
the Senate or the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration in the House
of Representatives and may not be heard without the approval of that committee.