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New Lawmakers Becoming Familiar with Legislative Deadlines

Last day to introduce new legislation Feb. 22

Some 39 new lawmakers have to meet the challenges faced by new "employees." They are becoming familiar with an unfamiliar physical environment and finding out exactly what they have to do to get the job done.  One of their first challenges is meeting the Feb. 22 deadline for introducing new legislation.

CTA Legislative Advocates report that the process this year is a little bit slower than in the past – but given the fact more than 25% of the legislature consists of first-time lawmakers, the pace is understandable.

There are other key legislative deadlines every year – including the approval of the state budget on June 15 and getting bills through various committees and out onto the floor of each house.

To stay updated continue to check this section on the website.

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