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2016 Legislative Calendar

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January

Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). 
Jan. 4 Legislature Reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(1)). 
Jan. 10 Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)).
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed.
Jan. 22 Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel.

February

Feb. 15 Presidents' Day observed.
Feb. 19 Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4)), (J.R. 54(a)).

March

Mar. 17 Spring Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(1)).
Mar. 28 Legislature Reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)).

April

Apr. 1 Cesar Chavez Day observed.
Apr. 22 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(5)).

May

May 6 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their (J.R. 61(b)(6))
May 13 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 6 (J.R. 61(b)(7))
May 27 Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 6 (J.R. 61(b)(9)).
May 30 Memorial Day observed.
May 31-June 3 Floor Session Only. No committee may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(10)). 

June

June 3 Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(b)(11)).
June 6 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)).
June 15 Budget must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)(3)).

July

July 1 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(13)). Summer recess begins at the end of this day’s session, provided the Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
July 4 Independence Day observed. 

August

Aug. 1 Legislature Reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). 
Aug. 12 Last day for Fiscal Committees to meet and report bills to Floor (J.R. 61(b)(14)).
Aug. 15-31 Floor Session Only. No Committees, other than conference committees and Rules committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(15)).
Aug. 19 Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(b)(16)).
Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Final Recess begins at the end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(3)).

September

Sept. 30 Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(2)).