A House concurrent resolution
adopting deadlines for the 2012 regular session.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the State of Minnesota, the Senate
In accordance with Joint Rule 2.03, as modified by this resolution, the deadlines in this
resolution apply to the 2012 regular session.
(1) The first deadline, Friday, March 16, 2012, at 11:59 p.m., is for committees to act
favorably on bills in the house of origin.
(2) The second deadline, Friday, March 23, 2012, at 11:59 p.m., is for committees to act
favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other house.
(3) The third deadline, Friday, March 30, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., is for committees with
jurisdiction over omnibus appropriation bills to act favorably on the bills in the house of origin
and refer them to the Committee on Ways and Means for house bills and the Committee on
Finance for senate bills.
When a committee in either house acts favorably on a bill after a deadline established in this
resolution, the bill must be referred in the House of Representatives to the Committee on Rules
and Legislative Administration or in the Senate to the Committee on Rules and Administration for
disposition. Either rules committee, when reporting a bill referred to the committee in accordance
with Joint Rule 2.03 and this resolution, may waive the application of the rule and resolution to
subsequent actions on that bill by other committees.