Legislature - Week 6
February 22, 2013 - Legislative Update
Friday, February 22nd. was the Policy Committee cutoff day for Legislature. The cutoff means that House bills that did not pass out of a House Committee and Senate bills that did not pass out of a Senate policy committee are considered "dead". The cutoff deadline for legislation in fiscal committees (Appropriations, Transportation, and Capital Budget) is March 1st. Remember, however, that the Legislature has many ways around these cutoff dates. Still it is a good indicator of which pieces of legislation will die in committee.
- The budget priorities as determined by the governing body;
- Financial and budgetary constraints including the designation of a reasonable operating reserve as established by the governing body; and
- Internal equity within the organization