Now that we’re in the depths of session, take a look at our latest newsletter. We talk about:
The “Second” ChamberResolutions… “Be It Resolved…”Money, Money, MoneyRecommittal — Taking a Step Back
As always, give us a call if you’d like to discuss!
The 2021 session is moving quickly! We’re already coming up on the deadline for bills to be out of their originating chamber’s committees.
March 5 is the First Decking deadline. By this date, a bill needs to:
pass through all of the committees it was referred to in its chamber of origin; andbe submitted (in its final form) to the House or Senate clerk to be considered for passage on…
Read more… First Decking Deadline Fast Approaching
We can finally wrap up the 2020 Regular Session! Find the bills the governor signed, vetoed, and the three still “pending” that became law without his signature (HB361, HB2744, SB2486). Just go to the Reports and Lists page on the Legislature’s website and scroll down to the bottom section. You’ll find the lists (acts, vetoes, pending) there.
The governor has a deadline coming up! Tuesday, September 15th, is the deadline for him to decide which of the bills in his possession he should sign, let become law, or veto. (For any bill enacted, the date that it goes into effect as law can be found in its last section.) Have an opinion? Contact the governor! (808) 586-0034 or use the Contact page on his website (governor.hawaii.gov)
Yesterday was First Crossover. It was the last day for bills in their originating chamber to move to the opposite chamber for further consideration. In order to make this deadline, bills had to move past every committee they were referred to and survive 3-floor votes. Bills that are still left in their originating chamber at this point are dead. See our video below to quickly identify the bills that are…
Read more… Post Crossover- How to find the bills that are still alive
It should be posted in the next few days — the Governor has until Monday, June 25th (that’s 35 days after adjournment sine die, not counting weekends or holidays) to provide the Legislature with his intent-to-veto list.
A bill ON the list won’t definitely be vetoed, but if a bill in Governor’s possession is NOT on the list, we know it will become law with or without his signature. [If…
Read more… Keep your eye out for the list of bills the Governor may veto
Today is the last day for conference committees to find agreement on any bill that did not have a Finance (FIN) or Ways and Means (WAM) referral. The deadline for negotiations to wrap up is 6:00 p.m. (Bills with money referrals have until tomorrow.) After these deadlines, the only way for bills without a conference draft to move forward is if one chamber agrees to the other chamber’s amendments or…
Read more… Wrapping things up
We’re almost at First Crossover — which means successful bills must pass their Third Reading vote in their originating chamber by March 9th, in order to ‘cross over’ and be considered by the other chamber.
On Tuesday, March 7th, there are several hundred bills that are scheduled to be voted on. The legislative broadcast project will be filming the activity — which starts at 9 a.m. in the House…
Read more… Broadcasts as We Approach First Crossover
If the Governor signs the bill early, you’re all set. If not, you may have to wait until after June 27th. On or before then, the Governor will provide the Legislature with a list of the bills he may veto. Note, bills on this list may end up not being vetoed. However, any bill that is not on the list is going to become law – either with the Governor’s…
Read more… Want to know if a bill that passed the Legislature will become law?
The First Lateral deadline for bills (February 19th) has come and gone — bills are still alive if they’ve managed to get into the last committee they were referred to in their originating chamber. The Legislature’s website has a convenient list of the bills that have survived First Lateral.
To navigate to the list: