February 1, 2022 to February 3, 2022
The session resumed on Tuesday, February 1st and completed days nine through 11 of the session. While the House and Senate were only in session three days this week, nearly two hundred bills were introduced and assigned to committee. Most of these measures are local legislation.
Even as the congressional and state redistricting process makes headlines, local commission and school board districts must also be reapportioned following the census. In post-census sessions, local legislation typically accounts for about 55% of all bills passed.
Thankfully, these measures are not debated and voted on individually, but rather grouped and considered each day as part of the local calendar. “Local courtesy” typically prevails – so long as the legislative delegation from the impacted city or county agrees on the need for the measure, other members will generally defer to them and support passage.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations