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Legislative leaders set 2022 committee deadlines

A House committee room in the State Office Building. (House Photography file photo)

Legislators and the public officially know the timeline for getting bills through the committee process this session.

Here are the three deadlines for the 2022 session:

  • Friday, March 25 — Committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin.
  • Friday, April 1 — Committees must act favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other body.
  • Friday, April 8 — Committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.

The final deadline comes a day before the annual Easter/Passover break, scheduled April 9-18.

Per House Rule 2.03, the deadlines do not apply to the House Capital Investment Division; the House Taxes, Ways and Means, or Rules and Legislative Administration committees; nor the Senate Capital Investment, Finance, Taxes or Rules and Administration committees.

The Legislature must complete its work by May 23.

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