The legislative session is heating up. This week saw the last opportunity to submit bills and capital funding requests. Memorials can still be submitted, but as time grows short it becomes more unlikely that a memorial will pass.
Some 373 bills were submitted in the House, along with 23 House Joint Memorials that require action by both House and Senate, 28 House Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the State Constitution, and 47 House Memorials that are intended to give a sense of the House.
There are a similar number of bills, resolutions, and memorials on the Senate side. About 50 bills on each side (House and Senate) are labeled “Public Peace, Health, Safety and Welfare.”