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The Rules: Notice Deadlines as of Thursday, April 21, 2011
Beginning today, Thursday, April 21, 2011, House committees and subcommittees will switch from having to notice their meetings two days prior to the event to only one day. More specifically, committees must publish their meeting agendas no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day before the meeting, including Saturdays, Sundays, and official state holidays.
Today is also the deadline for filing resolutions in the House that plan to make it past first reading.
The Senate's committee meeting notice deadlines do not change until Day 50 of Session. At that time, any committee that plans to meet must get special approval from the President, and its notice isn't due until four hours in advance of the meeting.
When the budget conference process begins, conference committees will have to notice their meetings at least one hour in advance of the meeting.
House Rules Governing Day 45
7.11 - Scheduling Committee and Subcommittee Meetings
(e) Notice Deadlines during Sessions. During the first 45 days of a regular session, notice shall be provided no later than 4:30 p.m. of the 2nd day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and official state holidays) before the committee or subcommittee meeting for the purpose of considering legislation. After the 45th day of a regular session and during any extended session, the notice shall be provided no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day (including Saturdays, Sundays, and official state holidays) before the committee or subcommittee meeting. During any special session, the notice shall be provided no later than 2 hours before the committee or subcommittee meeting.
5.2 - Member Bill Filing Deadline
(b) No ceremonial resolution shall be given first reading unless approved for filing with the Clerk prior to the 46th day of regular session.
Senate Rules Governing Day 50
2.6 - Notice of Committee Meetings
(2) After the first fifty (50) days of any regular session, meetings of standing committees, standing subcommittees, and select committees scheduled in accordance with Rule 2.9 may be held following an announcement by the chair of the committee or subcommittee or, in the chair's absence, the vice chair while the Senate is in session. Notice shall be made available in the public corridor leading to the Senate Chamber at least four (4) hours in advance of the meeting.
2.9 - Committee Meetings after Fiftieth Day
(1) Each standing committee, standing subcommittee, and select committee shall consider the public business assigned to it as expeditiously as possible and proper.
(2) The President shall provide a schedule of days, hours, and places for the meeting of committees for the regular session and during the interim, and deliver a copy of same to each Senator. However, no committee shall meet before 7:00 a.m. nor meet or continue to meet after 6:00 p.m. This scheduling shall not limit the powers of the chair of a standing committee or subcommittee as provided in these Rules.
(3) Unless approved by the President, no committee shall meet after the fiftieth (50th) day of any regular session except the Rules Committee.
2.19 - Conference Committee in Deliberation; Reports
(5) When the President appoints a conference committee, a notice of the following meetings to discuss matters relating to the conference, stating the names of the conferees and scheduled participants, and the date, time, and place for the meeting, shall be filed with the Secretary by or at the direction of the person at whose call the meeting is convened, not less than one (1) hour preceding the time for the meeting:
(a) Meetings between the President (or a Senator designated to represent the President), the Governor, and the Speaker (or a Representative designated to represent the Speaker);
(b) Meetings between a majority of the members of any subcommittee of the conference committee;
(c) Meetings between the President or any Senator(s) designated to represent the President and a conferee from the House of Representatives, or any meeting between a conferee from the Senate with the Speaker or any Representative(s) designated to represent the Speaker; and
(d) Meetings of a majority of the Senate conferees; and when the bill that is the subject of the conference committee deals primarily with the general appropriations act or revenue matters, any meeting of three (3) or more conferees on the part of the Senate.