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Legislative Deadlines

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COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSEMBLY CHIEF CLERK
Revised 10-7-15

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

January Deadlines

  • Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
  • Jan. 4 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)).
  • Jan. 10 Budget Bill must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)).
  • Jan. 15 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in the odd-numbered year. (J.R. 61(b)(1)).
  • Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed.
  • Jan. 22 Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house in 2015 (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel.
  • Jan. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house in the odd- numbered year (J.R. 61(b)(3)), (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)).
 
February
  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
wk.1 28 29          

February Deadlines

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

March Deadlines

  • Mar. 17 Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)).
  • Mar. 28 Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)).
 
April
  S M T W Th F S
wk.4           1 2
wk.1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
wk.2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
wk.3 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
wk.4 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

April Deadlines

  • Apr. 1 Cesar Chavez Day observed.
  • Apr. 22 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(5)).
 
May
  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
No Hrgs. 29 30 31        

May Deadlines

  • May 6 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)).
  • May 13 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 6 (J.R. 61(b)(7)).
  • May 27Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 6 (J.R. 61(b)(9)).
  • May 30 Memorial Day observed.
  • May 31-June 3 Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10), J.R. 61(h)).
 
June
  S M T W Th F S
No Hrgs.       1 2 3 4
wk.1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
wk.2 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
wk.3 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
wk.4 26 27 28 29 30    

June Deadlines

  • June 3 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house
  • June 6 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)).
  • June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)(3)).
  • June 30 Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 8 General Election ballot (Elections Code Section 9040).
 
July
  S M T W Th F S
wk.4           1 2
Summer Recess 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Summer Recess 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Summer
Recess
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Summer
Recess
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
wk.1 31            

July Deadlines

  • July 1 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(13)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
  • July 4 Independence Day observed.
 
August
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1   1 2 3 4 5 6
wk.2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
No Hrngs. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
No Hrngs. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
No Hrngs. 28 29 30 31      

August Deadlines

  • Aug. 1 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
  • Aug. 12 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)).
  • Aug. 15-31 Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(15), J.R. 61(h)).
  • Aug. 19 Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(b)(16)).
  • Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills, except bills that take effect immediately or bills in Extraordinary Session (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(17)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)).

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES OCCURRING DURING FINAL RECESS

2016

  • Sept. 30 Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor's possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(2)).
  • Oct. 2 Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2017 (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
  • Nov. 8 General Election.
  • Nov. 30 Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)).
  • Dec. 5 2017-18 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)).

 

2017

  • Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).

* Holiday schedule subject to final approval by Rules Committee.

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