2014 Legislative Process and Deadlines

Today marks the last day for legislators to introduce new bills for the 2014 Legislative Session, which signals the start of the next phase of the session: committee hearings.  Bills must be in print for 30 days before they can be heard in a committee.  Once the bills are referred to a committee, the author must get their bills passed, while working within the set of legislative deadlines outlined below.

Deadline

Rule

May 2

Last day for policy committees to meet and report to fiscal committees the fiscal bills introduced in their house

May 9

Last day for policy committees to meet and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house

May 16

Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 2

May 23

Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report to the floor the bills introduced in their house and for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 2

May 30

Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house

As you can see, March, April and May will be a very busy time for the legislature, and for ACHD’s Legislative Team.  The Legislative Team’s time will be spent between policy and fiscal hearings, representing ACHD on various bills, and advocating on your behalf.  During this time, we may need your help sending letters or making calls to your legislators, so please be sure to check your email consistently for Legislative Alerts. 

You may monitor ACHD’s legislative positions here, and obtain more detailed information on ACHD’s positions and letters by accessing MY ACHD

Furthermore, be sure to attend ACHD’s Annual Legislative Day.  During this event you will hear from the Legislative Team regarding high priority bills in greater detail.  This year’s Legislative Day is on April 7-8, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here

Please contact the Legislative Department if you have any questions.

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