House, Senate seem to be in no rush
With many bills pending, both branches adjourn until Monday
THE HOUSE ELECTED a new speaker on Wednesday, but otherwise the two legislative branches did little of consequence and adjourned until Monday.
That leaves just Monday and Tuesday for lawmakers to take action on a slew of pending bills, some of which have been stuck in conference committee trying to resolve differences between the two branches for months.
Here’s what’s pending:
Conference committees: Three panels set up to resolve differences between House and Senate bills have reached no agreements yet.
Economic development – Sent to conference July 30, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Climate change – Sent to conference August 6, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Ping-ponging between the branches:
Unemployment insurance legislation – Would ease impact on businesses about to be hit by a roughly 60 percent increase in assessments. H5206 is in Labor and Workforce Committee. To learn more, click here.
What’s on the governor’s desk?