By Matt Dawkins and Chuck Brackney We’re in the last few days of the 2014 regular legislative session. If it seems to you that things are moving faster—well, it’s not […]
by Julie Pelegrin Just three weeks left in the 2014 regular legislative session and a legislator’s thoughts turn to…conference committees! Following is an overview of the conference committee process.
By Lara Margelofsky When legislators want to make the General Assembly’s feelings known, but don’t need the language passed into statute, they can request a resolution, memorial, or tribute. But […]
By Julie Pelegrin The legislator’s bill has passed the committee of reference, passed the Committee of the Whole on second reading, and is finally calendared for third reading and final […]
By Julie Pelegrin The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “committee of the whole” as “the whole membership of a legislative house sitting as a committee and operating under informal rules.” But […]