Friday, June 26th marks day 40 and the end of the 2020 legislative session, and it also represents the last day of a two-year legislative cycle. What a session it has been! During this session, the legislature has been faced with a unique set of circumstances much like the rest of the state and nation. COVID-19 and the state of emergency that we have been a part this year have made this 40 day legislative session more prolonged than usual. Legislators returned to the Capitol wearing masks, facing protests and riots, and making hard decisions to accommodate budget cuts that were required as a result of the pandemic. When all was said and done, the legislature came together and got a lot accomplished in the last eleven days of the session. From a bankers perspective, the priority bills that CBA was monitoring all passed and made it through the process.
Upon adjournment, legislators will return to their homes and full-time jobs. What is ahead? Run-off elections for the primary will be held on August 11, 2020. Then, the General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. There are 23 open positions in both the House and Senate that will be filled in the upcoming general election.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations