Over 1,000 bills filed for upcoming state legislative session
January 24, 2021
Thursday, Jan. 21, was the deadline for filing bills to be heard in the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Senate filed 1,035 bills and 26 joint resolutions ahead of the 2021 session that begins on Feb. 1.
Even though we continued to work remotely from our homes last spring, we missed several weeks of floor sessions and votes during the 2020 session due to the Capitol being closed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. That meant when we returned in person, there simply wasn’t enough time to complete action on many of the bills that had been approved in one chamber but were st...