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Legislative Deadlines

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COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSEMBLY CHIEF CLERK
Revised 11-16-16

January
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wk.2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
wk.3 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
wk.4 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk.1 29 30 31        

January Deadlines

  • Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
  • Jan. 4 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(1)).
  • Jan. 10 Budget Bill must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)).
  • Jan. 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Jan. 20 Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel.
 
February
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1       1 2 3 4
wk.2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
wk.3 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
wk.4 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
wk.1 26 27 28        

February Deadlines

  • Feb. 17 Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1), J.R. 54(a)).
  • Feb. 20 Presidents’ Day observed.
 
March
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1       1 2 3 4
wk.2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
wk.3 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
wk.4 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
wk.1 26 27 28 29 30 31  

March Deadlines

  • Mar. 31 Cesar Chavez Day.
 
April
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1             1
wk.2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Spring Recess 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
wk.3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
wk.4 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
wk.1 30            

April Deadlines

  • Apr. 6 Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)).
  • Apr. 17 Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)).
  • Apr. 28 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills for referral to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(2)).
 
May
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1   1 2 3 4 5 6
wk.2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk.3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk.4 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
No Hrgs. 28 29 30 31      

May Deadlines

  • May 12 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor nonfiscal bills (J.R. 61(a)(3)).
  • May 19 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 5 (J.R. 61(a)(4)).
  • May 26 Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report bills to the floor (J.R. 61 (a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 5(J.R. 61 (a)(6)).
  • May 29 Memorial Day observed.
  • May 30-June 2 Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee and Conference Committees(J.R. 61(a)(7)).
 
June
  S M T W Th F S
No Hrgs.         1 2 3
wk.1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk.2 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk.3 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk.4 25 26 27 28 29 30  

June Deadlines

  • June 2 Last day to pass bills out of house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)).
  • June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)(3)).
 
July
  S M T W Th F S
wk.4             1
wk.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
wk.2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
wk.3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Summer
Recess
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Summer
Recess
30 31          

July Deadlines

  • July 4 Independence Day.
  • July 14 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills for referral to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10).
  • July 21 Last day for policy committees to hear and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51 (a)(3)).
 
August
  S M T W Th F S
Summer
Recess
    1 2 3 4 5
Summer
Recess
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Summer
Recess
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
wk.4 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
wk.1 27 28 29 30 31    

August Deadlines

  • Aug. 21 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51 (a)(3)).
 
September
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1           1 2
No Hrgs. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
No Hrgs. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Interim
Recess
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Interim
Recess
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

September Deadlines

  • Sept. 1 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(12)).
  • Sept. 4 Labor Day.
  • Sept. 5-15 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(13)).
  • Sept. 8 Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)).
  • Sept. 15 Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins on adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)).

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES OCCURRING DURING INTERIM RECESS

2017

  • Oct. 15 Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 15 and in the Governor’s possession after Sept. 15 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)).

 

2018

  • Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
  • Jan. 3 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)).

* Holiday schedule subject to final approval by Rules Committee.

 

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