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It's not too early to start thinking about this stuff. The session is coming up and we need to start letting our legislators know that we expect positive family law reform this year.
JANUARY 14 First day of session. ( ) Iowa Code Sec.2.1 JANUARY 25 (Friday of second week) Final day for individual legislator requests for bill drafts to the Legislative Services Agency ( and Senate Rule 27 ) House Rule 29 MARCH 7** (Friday of 8th week) Final date for Senate bills to be reported out of Senate committees and House bills out of House committees. (Joint Rule 20) MARCH 10 - 14 (9th week) Senate considers only Senate bills and unfinished business and House considers only House bills and unfinished business. (Joint Rule 20) MARCH 17 - March 28 (10th and 11th weeks) Debate not limited by rule. March 28** (Friday of 11th week) Final date for House bills to be reported out of Senate committees and Senate bills out of House Committees. (Joint Rule 20) March 31 - April 4 (12th week) Senate considers only House bills and unfinished business and House considers only Senate bills and unfinished business. (Joint Rule 20) APRIL 7 (Beginning of the 13th week) Amendments need not be filed on the day preceding floor debate. (House Rule 31.8) APRIL 7 (Beginning of the 13th week) Only the following bills are eligible for consideration by Joint Rule 20 unless otherwise indicated: Appropriations Bills Ways and Means Bills Government Oversight Bills Legalizing Acts Bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House Companion bills sponsored by Senate and House Majority Leaders Conference Committee Reports Concurrent or Simple Resolutions Bills passed by both Houses in different forms Bills on the Veto Calendar (Joint Rule 23) Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills Committee Bills related to delayed Administrative Rules [ ] Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8 (9) Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules Unfinished Business APRIL 22 100th calendar day of the session (Per diem expenses end) [ ] Iowa Code Sec.2.10(1) **The March 7 and March 28 committee deadlines do not apply to Appropriations Bills, Ways and Means Bills, Government Oversight Bills, bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House, Companion Bills sponsored by the Majority Leaders of both Houses after consultation with the respective Minority Leaders, Conference Committee Reports, Concurrent or Simple Resolutions, Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules, Legalizing Acts, Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills, and Committee Bills related to delayed Administrative Rules [ ]. Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8 (9) Legislative Information Office - October 5, 2007 email@example.com http://www.legis.state.ia.us (515) 281-5129
*This Session Timetable is subject to change, if Rules remain unchanged. __________________ Eric E. Durnan
I don't see the glass as being half full or half empty. I see the glass as being twice as large as it needs to be.