Action Heats Up as General Assembly Moves Toward Final Weeks

Legislative leadership continues to target an early May adjournment as more House and Senate committees announced final calendars this week and with several committees preparing to take up final calendars the week of April 8. Additionally, senators started filing appropriation amendments, a step that represents the beginning of the end of the annual budget process, where lawmakers file amendments to fund a bill or project that is not currently in the budget. Thus in one to two weeks, a majority of the legislation filed for the 2019 session will have had its fate determined. Unsurprisingly, there will be an increase in activity over the next couple of weeks as members rush to put bills on notice before committees shut down. Rest assured, the TBA Government Affairs team will continue to track and monitor all bills affecting the practice of law. 
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