Legislative Days 25-27
March 1, 2021 to March 5, 2021
The legislature was in session three days during week 7, which allowed two full days of committee meetings. This allowed committee-assigned bills to get through their vetting process and to have the opportunity to come to the floor for a vote before Crossover day. The final adjournment schedule (H.R. 264) was passed and Sine Die was set as March 31, 2021.
Under the new adjournment, the schedule sets out that Monday, March 8th (or Day 28 of the session), will be Crossover day. Crossover is the last day that a bill can pass in one chamber and be sent to the next chamber. Bills that fail to do so are no longer in consideration during the current session. Since we are down to the wire to get bills crossed over, the House has instilled a debate rule that limits the amount of time a bill can be debated on the floor. It has been fascinating to watch the legislative process and see how quickly a bill can move through the process and make it to the floor for a vote. There will be a number of bills that are attempting to make it through the process that will not make it to the floor for a vote. Bills that fail to crossover can be carried over and voted on next year.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations