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Appropriations Deadline

     Friday September 1st brought the big Appropriations Deadline, J.R. 61(a)11, requiring all bills leave their Fiscal Committees and reach the floor. Bills which failed to reach the floor and remained in Appropriations after this deadline have been marked 2-Year in CapitolTrack. Here’s a comparison of how many bills failed this deadline in 2019, 2021 and 2023:


     More bills seem to fail this deadline each session creating a fairly steep trend. Though the last two sessions may have been a-typical.

     Sort your reports by Deadline and you can find how many of your own bills failed this deadline. Give us a call or send us an email if you’d like any help!

Note: Bills which are ‘Held under Submission’ aren’t marked ‘Dead’ in CapitolTrack. From the legislature’s Glossary of Legislative Terms:

     HELD UNDER SUBMISSION– An action taken by a committee when a bill
is heard in committee and there is an indication that the author and the committee
members want to work on or discuss the bill further, but there is no motion for the
bill to progress out of committee. This does not preclude the bill from being set
for another hearing.

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