With the 2021 Session just around the corner, we wanted to give you a quick update on some important dates for the Session and some changes we are expecting to be implemented.

2021 Regular Session Important Dates and Deadlines

Pre-Filing Bills and Resolutions November 16, 2020
Pre-Session Budget Hearings October 13, 202 – November 12, 2020
Executive Balanced Budget Prior to November 12, 2020
 Feasibility Study for Certain Health Care Legislation introduced by a member of the General Assembly December 14, 2020
Convening of the 2021 Regular Session January 11, 2021
 Deadline to File Retirement Legislation and certain Health Care Legislation January 25, 2021 *
 Deadline to file Constitutional Amendments February 10, 2021
Deadline to File Appropriation Bills March 1, 2021 *

 (*) This Deadline May be Extended

There is nothing concrete yet regarding rules and guidelines for the upcoming session, however we are hearing that members are being urged to file the bulk of their legislation during the pre-filing period beginning on November 16.

Masks will be required when entering the Capitol and the Multi-Agency Complex.  Space in committee rooms will be limited to committee members, staff and members of the media.  Members of the public will be invited into the committee room when legislation where there is a specific interest is being heard.  But, due to social distancing, space will be limited and allowing testimony by email is being considered.

Although nothing has been finalized, we are planning for a vastly different Session in 2021!

Please let us know if you have any questions.