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The final committee hearings on bills took place on Monday in the House. The balance of the week was dedicated to House and Senate floor action on 2nd and 3rd Readings. The Senate completed work on 3rd readings Tuesday and the House finished 3rd readings Thursday. A number of concurrence and dissent motions also progressed, sending a handful of bills to the Governor.
If possible, the Legislature’s pace has quickened even more so than other short sessions in years past with a large amount of committee hearings occurring this week. CAC attended meetings of the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee, the Senate Public Policy Committee and the House Utilities Committee in addition to monitoring legislation moving through the amendment process.
With only two more weeks of committee meetings remaining, calendars filled quickly this week while Committee Chairs worked to clear their schedule of bills. CAC attended meetings of the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee and the House Utilities Committee in addition to monitoring legislation moving through the amendment process on floors of the House and Senate.
With the start of the second half of the legislative session, the Senate started its deliberations on bills that were introduced and passed in the House and conversely, the House started consideration of Senate bills. It was a quiet week with few committee meetings and very little legislative action, which is a normal sequence of evens for the week after a Third Reading deadline.
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