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2017 Legislative Calendar

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There are rumors that legislators may try to save money by ending session earlier than expected.  That means they may consider moving legislative deadlines up.  Below are a few dates you might want to know for this upcoming legislative session - but they are subject to change.  We'll let you know final dates once session begins.

January 9, 2017
Session begins

January 10, 2017
Governor gives "Condition of the State" speech & releases fiscal year 2018 budget recommendations

February 10, 2017
Last day for legislators to request and sponsor bills (committee bills can still be requested by committee chairs)

March 3, 2017
First "Funnel" Deadline
House bills must be voted out of House committees & Senate bills must be voted out of Senate committees 

March 31, 2017
Second "Funnel" Deadline 
House bills must be voted out of Senate committees & Senate bills must be voted out of House committees 

April 5, 2017
Advocating for Change Day 2017 - click here to register or learn more.

April 28, 2017
110th Day - "Last Day" of Session
Last day legislators are paid expenses for their work