THE HOUSE ELECTED a new speaker on Wednesday, but otherwise the two legislative branches did little of consequence and adjourned until Monday.
That leaves just Monday and Tuesday for lawmakers to take action on a slew of pending bills, some of which have been stuck in conference committee trying to resolve differences between the two branches for months.
Here’s what’s pending:
Conference committees: Three panels set up to resolve differences between House and Senate bills have reached no agreements yet.
Transportation bond – Sent to conference July 23, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Economic development – Sent to conference July 30, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Climate change – Sent to conference August 6, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Ping-ponging between the branches:
Unemployment insurance legislation – Would ease impact on businesses about to be hit by a roughly 60 percent increase in assessments. H5206 is in Labor and Workforce Committee. To learn more, click here.
What’s on the governor’s desk?
Legislation restricting the use of flame retardants. (House 4900)