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Legislative Deadlines

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COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSEMBLY CHIEF CLERK
Revised 9-20-17

January
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1   1 2 3 4 5 6
wk.2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk.3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk.4 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk.1 28 29 30 31      

January Deadlines

  • Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
  • Jan. 3 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)).
  • Jan. 10 Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)).
  • Jan. 12 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in the odd-numbered year. (J.R. 61(b)(1)).
  • Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed.
  • Jan. 19 Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year. (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel.
  • Jan. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house in the odd- numbered year (J.R. 61(b)(3)), (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)).
 
February
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1         1 2 3
wk.2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk.3 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk.4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk.1 25 26 27 28      

February Deadlines

  • Feb. 16 Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4), J.R. 54(a)).
  • Feb. 19 Presidents’ Day.
 
March
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1         1 2 3
wk.2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk.3 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk.4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Spring Recess 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

March Deadlines

  • Mar. 22 Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)).
  • Mar. 30 Cesar Chavez Day observed.
 
April
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wk.2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
wk.3 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
wk.4 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk.1 29 30          

April Deadlines

  • Apr. 2 Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51 (b)(1)).
  • Apr. 27 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(5)).
 
May
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1     1 2 3 4 5
wk.2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
wk.3 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
wk.4 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
No Hrgs. 27 28 29 30 31    

May Deadlines

  • May 11 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)).
  • May 18 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R. 61(b)(7)).
  • May 25 Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)).
  • May 28 Memorial Day observed.
  • May 29-June 1 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)).
 
June
  S M T W Th F S
No Hrgs.           1 2
wk.1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
wk.2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
wk.3 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
wk.4 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

June Deadlines

  • June 1 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(b)(11)).
  • June 4 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)).
  • June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)).
  • June 28 Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. (Elec. Code Sec. 9040).
  • June 29 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13).
 
July
  S M T W Th F S
wk.1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Summer Recess 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Summer Recess 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Summer
Recess
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Summer
Recess
29 30 31        

July Deadlines

  • July 4 Independence Day.
  • July 6 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). Summer Recess begins on adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
 
August
  S M T W Th F S
Summer
Recess
      1 2 3 4
wk.2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
wk.3 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
No Hrgs. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
No Hrgs. 26 27 28 29 30 31  

August Deadlines

  • Aug. 6 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
  • Aug. 17 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)).
  • Aug. 20-31 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)).
  • Aug. 24 Last day to amend on Floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)).
  • Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins on adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)).

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES OCCURRING DURING FINAL RECESS

2018

  • Sept. 30 Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor's possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(2)).
  • Oct. 1 Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2019 (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
  • Nov. 6 General Election.
  • Nov. 30 Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)).
  • Dec. 3 2019-20 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)).

 

2019

  • Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).

* Holiday schedule subject to final approval by Rules Committee.

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