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Publications : Bar Bulletin : December 2012

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JANUARY

9: General Assembly convenes; swearing in of Members.

16: Final date for Governor to introduce budget bill.

18: (10th Day) Final date for submission of Executive Orders reorganizing the Executive Branch of State Government; either Chamber may disapprove by resolution within 50 days. Administration bills introduced in the Senate after this date referred to Senate Rules Committee.

22: (14th Day) Senate and House bill request guarantee date.

28: (20th Day) Final date for Governor to introduce capital budget bill.

FEBRUARY

1: (24th Day) Senate Bill Introduction Date. Senate bills introduced after this date referred to the Senate Rules Committee.

7: Day before House Bill Introduction Date; “Hopper”

will close at 5:00 p.m.

8: (31st Day) House Bill Introduction Date. House bills introduced after this date referred to the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.

17: (40th Day) “Green Bag” appointments submitted by Governor (delivered on Friday, February 15).

MARCH

4: (55th Day) Final date for introduction of bills without suspension of Rules.

19: (70th Day) Committee Reporting Courtesy Date; each Chamber’s committees to report their own bills by this date.

25: (76th Day) Opposite Chamber Bill Crossover Date; each Chamber to send to other Chamber those bills it intends to pass favorably. Opposite Chamber bills received after this date subject to referral to Rules Committees (Senate Rule 32(c), House Courtesy Date).

APRIL

1: (83rd Day) Budget bill to be passed by both Chambers.

8: (90th Day) Adjournment “Sine Die” (Monday).

MAY

8: Final date for an extended session (Wednesday).

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