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House Legislative Deadlines & Significant Dates

 

The 192nd General Court — 2021 — First Annual Session

JANUARY 6, 2021

— 1st FULL FORMAL SESSION — 1st WEDNESDAY OF EACH YEAR —

HOUSE AND SENATE CONVENE.

MEMBERS-ELECT ARE SWORN-IN BY GOVERNOR

 

JANUARY 7, 2021

Councilors take oaths of office

 

By JANUARY 27, 2021

— WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF CONVENING OF THE GENERAL COURT —

GOVERNOR SUBMITS

GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL (BUDGET)

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

3rd FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY OF 1st ANNUAL SESSION (Temporary Joint Rule 12, as amended)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PETITIONS (prior to 5 o'clock P.M.)

 (House petition co-sponsoring deadline not yet determined)

 

UNKNOWN DATE

(PROBABLY LATE FEBRUARY OR EARLY MARCH)

4 weeks after Appointment of Committees in 1st Annual Session

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING JOINT COMMITTEE RULES

 

APRIL 28, 2021

— LAST WEDNESDAY IN APRIL —

 LAST DAY TO REPORT ON PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.

NOTE: In the 2nd year, Reports may be made only on measures referred to Committees subsequent to last

Wednesday in April of the 1st Annual Session

 

MAY 12, 2021

— 2nd WEDNESDAY IN MAY (of each year) —

LAST DAY TO CALL UP A PROPOSAL FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION, and

LAST DAY FOR THE CONVENING OF THE JOINT SESSION TO CONSIDER

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

 

MAY 12, 2021

— 2nd WEDNESDAY IN MAY (of each year) —

 LAST DAY FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

TO REPORT THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

  • 3rd WEDNESDAY OF NOVEMBER IN 1st ANNUAL SESSION —

    LAST DAY FOR FORMAL SESSIONS

     
    JANUARY 4, 2022

    TUESDAY PRECEDING THE 1st WEDNESDAY IN JANUARY OF 2nd YEAR

    LAST DAY OF SESSION OF THE 1st ANNUAL SESSION


    The 192nd General Court — 2022 — Second Annual Session
    JANUARY 5, 2022

    — 1st SESSION OF SECOND ANNUAL SESSION — 1st WEDNESDAY OF EACH YEAR —

    HOUSE AND SENATE CONVENE

      
    JANUARY 26, 2022

    — WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF CONVENING OF THE GENERAL COURT 

    GOVERNOR SUBMITS

    GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL (BUDGET)

     
    FEBRUARY 2, 2022
    — 1st WEDNESDAY IN FEBRUARY OF THE 2nd ANNUAL SESSION —

    JOINT RULE 10 DEADLINE.

    LAST DAY FOR REPORTS TO BE MADE FROM JOINT COMMITTEES (except Health Care Financing)

    on matters referred to them prior to the previous 1st Wednesday of January.

     
    MARCH 30, 2022

    JOINT RULE 10 DEADLINE for the COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE FINANCING

    on matters referred to them prior to the 4th Wednesday of February.

     
    APRIL 27, 2022

LAST WEDNESDAY IN APRIL OF EACH SESSION —

LAST DAY TO REPORT ON PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.


NOTE: In the 2nd year, Reports may be made only on measures referred to Committees subsequent to

last Wednesday in April of the 1st Annual Session

 MAY 3, 2022

TUESDAY PRECEDING 1st WEDNESDAY IN MAY —

LAST DAY TO ENACT INITIATIVE PETITIONS FOR CHANGES IN LAWS
 

MAY 11, 2022

2nd WEDNESDAY IN MAY (of each year) —


LAST DAY TO CALL UP A LATE FILED PROPOSAL FOR AN AMENDMENT

TO THE CONSTITUTION

MAY 11, 2022

2nd WEDNESDAY IN MAY (of each year) —

LAST DAY FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

 TO REPORT THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

 SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022

LAST DAY OF JULY OF THE 2nd ANNUAL SESSION —

LAST DAY FOR FORMAL SESSIONS

 

NOVEMBER 2, 2022

1st WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER —

AGENCY FILINGS DUE (prior to 5 o'clock P.M.) for consideration in the 193rd General Court
 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2023

TUESDAY PRECEDING THE CONVENING OF A NEW GENERAL COURT


(on the 1st Wednesday in January FOLLOWING AN ELECTION)

LAST DAY OF SESSION OF THE 2nd ANNUAL SESSION

  

Updated 1/15/2021