January 24, 2020
The Capitol has been busy the last few weeks as legislators have been finalizing bill language and preparing to file their legislation by the deadline, which was Jan. 16. The final count tallied 840 Senate bills and 19 Senate joint resolutions filed. When added to measures filed by the House, we will have more than 2,200 bills to consider this legislative session.
While this is a large volume of legislation, it is important to note that not all bills will make it to the governor’s desk to be signed into law or vetoed. After proposed laws are filed, they must be assigned to a committee an...