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March 11, 2016 - Volume 36 Issue 9

Legislative Record

The less people know about how sausage and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night” – Attributed to Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian prime minister.

 

✓ First Day - January 13, 2016: First day of session. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

✓ Twentieth Day - February 1, 2016: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due. (WV Code §29A-3-12)

✓ Forty-first Day - February 22, 2016: Last day to introduce bills in the Senate. (Senate Rule 14), does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

✓ Forty-second Day - February 23, 2016: Last day to introduce bills in the House. (House Rule 91a), does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

✓ Forty-seventh Day - February 28, 2016: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.

✓ Fiftieth Day - March 2, 2016: Last day to consider bill on third reading in house of origin. Does not include budget or supplementary appropriation bills. (Joint Rule 5b)

Sixtieth Day - March 12, 2016: Adjournment at Midnight. (WV Const. Art. VI, §22)

Source: West Virginia Legislure / http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bulletin_Board/calendar_2015.cfm

 

Rotunda Arches
Photograph West Virginia Legislative photographer Martin Valent

Editor’s Note:  A post-session issue of The Legislature will provide a comprehensive listing of Senate and House of Delegates bills and their disposition during the Second Regular Session – 82nd West Virginia Legislature.