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2012 Legislative Calendar

Jan. 23: First day of the session.

Feb. 1: Last day for the Legislature to either pass or defeat each base budget bill by noon.

Feb. 2: Last day to request bills or appropriations without floor approval by noon.

Feb. 24: Last day for legislators to prioritize fiscal note bills and identify other programs for new funding.

March 1: Last day for Executive Appropriations Committee to complete all decisions necessary to draft the final appropriations bill.

March 2: Any bond bill shall be made available to legislators by noon and final action must be taken by calendared closing time.

March 2: Last day to pass any bill with a fiscal note of $10,000 or more.

March 5: Last day for a motion to reconsider.

March 5: Last day to consider bills from own house.

March 6: General appropriations bills, supplemental appropriations bills, and school finance bills shall be available to legislators by calendared floor time and final action must be taken on each bill by calendared closing time.

March 8: The final appropriations bill shall be made available to legislators by calendared floor time and final action must be taken by noon.

March 8: Last day of session.

March 28: Last day governor may sign or veto bills.

May 7: Last day a veto-override session may begin.

May 8: Normal effective date for bills.

May 8: First day to file bills for the 2013 General Session.

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