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Senate Legislative Deadlines & Significant Dates

2023-2024 Session Legislative Deadlines & Significant Dates
 

First Annual Session
 

 

JANUARY 4, 2023

— 1st Wednesday in January of Each Year —

House and Senate convene.

 

JANUARY 20, 2023

— 3rd Friday in January of 1st Annual Session —

Deadline for Submitting Petitions (5:00 p.m.).

 

By March 1, 2023

— Within 3 Weeks of Convening of the General Court; except 1st year of a term of a new

Governor --within 8 weeks

Governor submits General Appropriation Bill

 

By -------, 2023

4 Weeks after Appointment of Committees in 1st Annual Session

Deadline for Submitting Committee Rules.

 

APRIL 26, 2023

— 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 subsequent to Last Wednesday in April of 1st Annual Session).

 

MAY 10, 2023

— 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 10, 2023

— 2nd Wednesday in May —

Last day for the House committee on Ways and Means

to report the General Appropriation Bill.

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2023

— 3rd Wednesday of November —

in First Annual Session

Last day for Formal Sessions.

 

JANUARY 2, 2024

Tuesday preceding the

—1st Wednesday in January of 2nd year —

Last day of Session of the 1st Annual Session.

 

 

  Second Annual Session (2024)

 

JANUARY 3, 2024

— 1st Wednesday in January of Each Year —

House and Senate convene.

 

JANUARY 24, 2024

— Within 3 weeks of convening of the General Court —

Governor submits General Appropriation Bill.

 

February 7, 2024

— 1st Wednesday in February in 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 before the first day

of the second annual session).

 

March 27, 2024

— Last Wednesday in March of the 2nd Annual Session —

Joint Rule 10 Day for committee on Health Care Financing referred to them on or before the

fourth Wednesday of February and within 30 days on all matters referred after the fourth

Wednesday in February of the second annual session.

 

APRIL 24, 2024

— 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 the last Wednesday in April of 1st Annual Session).

 

APRIL 30, 2024

— Tuesday preceding first Wednesday in May —

Last day to enact Initiative Petitions for changes in Laws.

 

MAY 8, 2024

— 2nd Wednesday in May of Each Year —

Last day to call up a late filed Proposal for an Amendment to the Constitution.

 

MAY 8, 2024

— 2nd Wednesday in May —

Last day for the House committee on Ways and Means

to report the General Appropriation Bill.

 

JULY 31, 2024

— Last day of July of the 2nd Annual Session —

Last day for Formal Sessions.

 

 NOVEMBER 6, 2024

— 1st Wednesday in November —

Agency Filings Due by 5:00 P.M. for
consideration in the 191st General Court.

 

Tuesday,

DECEMBER 31, 2024

Tuesday preceding the convening of a new General Court

— on the 1st Wednesday in January of the 3rd year —

 Last day of Session of the 2nd Annual Session.