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2018 Legislative Deadlines

2018 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (pdf version) 
2018 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (ics version)

COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSEMBLY CHIEF CLERK
Revised 9-20-17

January
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wk.1 28 29 30 31

January Deadlines

Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (add to calendar)
Jan. 3 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (add to calendar) 
Jan. 10 Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). (add to calendar) 
Jan. 12 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)). (add to calendar) 
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed. (add to calendar) 
Jan. 19 Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year. (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. (add to calendar) 
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)). (add to calendar)

February
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wk.4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk.1 25 26 27 28

February Deadlines

Feb. 16 Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4), J.R. 54(a)). (add to calendar) 
Feb. 19 Presidents’ Day. (add to calendar)

March
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wk.4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Spring Recess 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

March Deadlines

Mar. 22 Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). (add to calendar)
Mar. 30 Cesar Chavez Day observed. (add to calendar)

April
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wk.1 29 30

April Deadlines

Apr. 2 Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51 (b)(1)). (add to calendar) 
Apr. 27 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(5)). (add to calendar)

May
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wk.3 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
wk.4 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
No Hrgs. 27 28 29 30 31

May Deadlines

May 11 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). (add to calendar) 
May 18 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). (add to calendar) 
May 25 Last 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 4 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). (add to calendar) 
May 28 Memorial Day observed. (add to calendar) 
May 29-June 1 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). (add to calendar)

June
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wk.4 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

June Deadlines

June 1 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(b)(11)). (add to calendar)
June 4 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). (add to calendar)
June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). (add to calendar)
June 28 Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. (Elec. Code Sec. 9040). (add to calendar)
June 29 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). (add to calendar)

July
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Summer Recess 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Summer Recess 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Summer
Recess
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Summer
Recess
29 30 31

July Deadlines

July 4 Independence Day. (add to calendar) 
July 6 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). Summer Recess begins on adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). (add to calendar)

August
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Summer
Recess
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wk.3 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
No Hrgs. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
No Hrgs. 26 27 28 29 30 31

August Deadlines

Aug. 6 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). (add to calendar) 
Aug. 17 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). (add to calendar) 
Aug. 20-31 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)(16)). (add to calendar) 
Aug. 24 Last day to amend on Floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins on adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). (add to calendar)

IMPORTANT DATES OCCURRING DURING FINAL RECESS

2018

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)). (add to calendar)
Oct. 1 Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2019 (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (add to calendar)
Nov. 6 General Election. (add to calendar)
Nov. 30 Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). (add to calendar) 
Dec. 3 2019-20 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). (add to calendar)

2019

Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (add to calendar)

* Holiday schedule subject to final approval by Rules Committee.

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