85th Session Status

The Session gaveled in on January 10th, 2017.

The bill filing period will end on March 10, 2017 (except for local and emergency bills)

The Governor identified four emergency items, which means the Legislature can take up and pass this legislation immediately. The four items he identified are Ethics Reform, Sanctuary cities, Child Protective Services, and Convention of the States.

The Lt. Governor has already made committee assignments, (see attached) and the Senate State Affairs Committee and the full Senate have already passed legislation on Sanctuary cities and Ethics Reform.

The Speaker of the House announced committee assignments, (see attached).