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Legislative committees face deadlines at the Capitol

Lawmakers have gathered from around the state for this current legislative session, and Tuesday is a looming deadline.

The deadline for committees to report general bills and constitutional amendments originating from one’s own chamber was set for January 31.

Appropriation, revenue, and local and private bills, and bills to restore voting rights for felons are excluded from these deadlines.

Revenue bills are only those bills whose primary purpose is to increase or decrease taxes or to authorize the issuance of bonds or the borrowing of money. Bills which are primarily for regulatory purposes which have revenue provisions included shall not be considered as revenue bills for deadline purposes. The deletion from a bill of the features which made it a revenue bill shall render the bill a general bill for deadline purposes.

Committee reports and conference reports are due to the Secretary or Clerk by 8:00pm.

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