2021 Session Timetable
January 11 - First day of the Legislative Session
February 12 - Last day for individual lawmaker requests for bills and resolutions to the Legislative Services Agency
March 5 - The so-named “First Funnel.” The date by which a bill must be approved by a standing committee of its house of origin to remain eligible for further consideration that year.
April 2 - The so-named “Second Funnel.” The date by which a bill must be approved by a standing committee in the opposite house of its origin.
April 30 - The end of per diem payments to lawmakers (the last scheduled day of the 2021 Legislative Session.)
Legislation Drafts Begin To Roll In
The Bill Request Log is starting to fill up with inquiries. So far nearly 100 requests for non confidential bill drafts have been submitted to the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. The requests come from individual lawmakers, state departments and the judicial branch.
Below is a sampling of “interesting” requests.
Bill title followed by the requester:
Bicycle Lights - Sen. Zach Whiting
Deaf Children, Language and Literacy Development - Rep. Jon Jacobsen
Death Penalty - Sen. Julian Garrett
Dentists to Administer Vaccines - Dental Board
Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans - Sen. Giddens
Road Salt - Rep. Jon Thorup
Youth Hormone Usage - Rep. Sandy Salmon