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Current Legislative Session

2020 Legislative Bill Status Report (doc)

February 19, 2020

The second half of the 91st biennial session of the Legislature convened on Tuesday, February 11, and is required by law to adjourn no later than May 18th.  This year’s session is commonly the short session, since the state budget is set during the first year of the biennium. The most recent budget forecast showed the show with a $1.3B budget surplus, most of that being one time money. Another budget forecast will be released on February 27th and will dictate what funds are available for new spending or tax relief for the session. The second year of the biennium is also when the Legislature commonly passes bonding legislation to help repair and replace state buildings, infrastructure, waste water treatment facilities, housing, and economic development projects.

If there is a spending bill, the courts are expected to request an additional $3M for court security, and $3.5M for a cybersecurity program. The trial courts will also be requesting an additional 7th District court judge unit.

The first policy committee deadline is only 4 weeks away on March 13th, and the second policy committee deadline is one week later on March 20th.  The Legislature will be taking an Easter/Passover break from April 4-13.

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House and Senate Resources

Senate Information Office
Room 231, State Capitol
651-296-0504 (metro)
1-888-234-1112 (outstate toll free)

House Public Information Office
Room 175 State Office Building
651-296-2146 (metro)
1-800-657-3550 (outstate toll free)

House Chief Clerk
Room 211 State Capitol

House Index
Room 211 State Capitol

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