In a week or so we will be up against Crossover, the time when bills originating in one house go to the other signifying the end of the first period. If they survived, of course. Most of the bills have been heard in policy committees so they need now to get them to the floor for voting. The committees that are backlogged are usually Appropriations because they deal with bills that have bigger money attached (aka Fiscal Notes) and that is again the situation this session.
With the total days allowed at 80, Friday, April 28 is the drop-dead date. So, there will be the month of March to begin to wrap up the second period and then any bills amended after Crossover need to agree exactly and have the last two weeks or so (the third period) to get there. It happens in what are called Conference Committees. The most common number of days used in the last twenty years has been 76 or so, but I served once when we used all 80. Sixty-six were the fewest days lately (1997).
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