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How Do the Final Two Weeks of the 2021 Legislative Session Look?

740 total measures between the two houses next two weeks

By Chris Micheli, August 27, 2021 2:32 pm

As the California Legislative Session wraps up in two weeks to conclude in 2021 Session, we wanted to look at the pending legislation and the timing of final bill actions. The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn on Friday, September 20. The Governor will have until October 10 to act on legislation that reaches his Desk.

Remaining Bills

The following is an overview of pending legislative measures between the two houses:

Assembly Floor – Monday 8/30/2020 at 1pm:

                Asm 2nd – 1

                Sen 2nd – 172

                Concurrence – 13

                Asm 3rd – 3

                Sen 3rd – 51

                Consent – 5

                TOTAL: 245

Senate Floor – Monday at 2pm

                Sen 2nd – 1

                Asm 2nd – 129

                Concurrence – 21

                Sen 3rd – 14

                Asm 3rd – 262

                Consent – 68

                Total: 495

Total measures between the two houses: 740

Calendar and Deadlines

The following is a calendar for both the Senate and Assembly during the final two weeks of the Session, along with applicable deadlines:

Monday, August 30 Assembly Floor Session at 1 p.m. / Senate Floor Session at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 31 Senate and Assembly check-in sessions

Wednesday, September 1 Senate Floor Session at 10 a.m. / Assembly check-in session and upon call of the Speaker Last day to notice intent to remove a bill from the Inactive File for the purpose of amending the bill by the September 3 amendment deadline.

Thursday, September 2 Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions at 10 a.m. Last day in the Assembly to submit amendments to the Desk (by 5 p.m. or upon adjournment, whichever is later) if an author wishes to amend by Friday, September 3.

Friday, September 3 Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions at 9 a.m. — Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Last day to adopt resolutions on the Third Reading File (Assembly); Last day to submit the one-day File notice for a conference committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 7.

Monday, September 6 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, September 7 Senate Floor Session at 12 noon / Assembly Floor Session at 1 p.m. Last day to receive a conference report at the Senate or Assembly Desk.

Wednesday, September 8 Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions at 10 a.m. Last day to notice intent to remove a bill from the Inactive File to be returned to the Third Reading File on September 10.

Thursday, September 9 Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions at 10 a.m. Concurrence bills may be taken up without the one-day waiting period. No reconsideration on bills that pass on the last two legislative days preceding the Interim Recess.

Friday, September 10 Assembly at 10am and Senate Floor Sessions at 9am Concurrence bills may be taken up without the one-day waiting period. No reconsideration on bills that pass on the last two legislative days preceding the Interim Recess. Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)).

Oct. 10 — Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sep. 10 and in the Governor’s possession after Sep. 10 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1)).

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