Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WV Legislative session begins today, State of the State address tonight

Today is the first day of the state legislative session which ends in March. Tonight at 7p Gov. Tomblin will present the State of the State address which you can watch live on WV Public Broadcasting, or stream live online. If you tweet about it with the hashtag #WVSOTS16 your tweets will be aggregated at https://twitter.com/hashtag/WVSOTS16. For more information about coverage of the event see http://wvpublic.org/post/watch-gov-tomblin-delivers-2016-state-state

2016 LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

First Day - January 13, 2016: First day of session. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

Twentieth Day - February 1, 2016: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due. (WV Code §29A-3-12)

Forty-first Day - February 22, 2016: Last day to introduce bills in the Senate. Senate Rule 14 does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

Forty-second Day - February 23, 2016: Last day to introduce bills in the House. House Rule 91a does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

Forty-seventh Day - February 28, 2016: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.

Fiftieth Day - March 2, 2016: Last day to consider bill on third reading in house of origin. Does not include budget or supplementary appropriation bills. (Joint Rule 5, paragraph b)

Sixtieth Day - March 12, 2016: Adjournment at Midnight. (WV Const. Art. VI, §22)

See the WV Legislative Calendar for 2016 here www.legis.state.wv.us/Bulletin_Board/calendar_2016.cfm

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