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Now that the two-year deadline has passed, legislators have until February 24th to introduce bills for consideration in 2012. All measures, with the exception of budget and tax, must be in print for 30 days before they can be heard in a policy committee. This means most committee hearings will not begin until the end of February and/or early March.
The policy committees then have until April 27th to report all fiscal bills to the respective Appropriations Committees. For non-fiscal bills, the deadline to pass policy committee is May 25th. From May 29th to June 1st, it is Floor session only. June 1 marks the deadline for bills to be passed out of their house of origin. The budget must be passed by June 15th.