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Legislative Schedule

2017 Legislative Calendar (Subject to Change)

New Year's (State House Closed)

January 2, 2017

 

First Day of Session

House convenes at 10:00 a.m.
Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m.

 January 4, 2017

Governor Shumlin's Farewell Address (Joint Assembly at 2:00 p.m.)     

January 4, 2017

Canvassing Committee (Joint Assembly at 10:00 a.m.)

January 5, 2017

Governor's Inaugural Message (Joint Assembly at 1:30 p.m.)

January 5, 2017

Martin Luther King Day - State House Closed

January 16, 2017

Governor's Budget Message (Joint Assembly at 2:00 p.m.)

January 24, 2017

House Bill Drafting Request Deadline - standard form (House Rule 40(a))*

January 31, 2017

Presidents' Day - State House Closed

February 20, 2017

Town Meeting Week - General Assembly on break all week

March 6 - 10, 2017

Town Meeting Day - State House Closed

March 7, 2017

Crossover Deadline**

March 17 & 24

Judicial Retention (Joint Assembly at 4:00 PM)

March 23, 2017

 

* Drafting requests from members must be submitted to the Office of Legislative Council by the deadline date.

 **  Bills must be reported out of the last committee of reference (including the Committees on Appropriations and on Finance/Ways and Means) on or before Friday, March 17, 2017 . Bills referred pursuant to Senate Rule 31 or House Rule 35(a) to the Committees on Appropriations and on Finance/Ways and Means must be reported out by the last of those committees on or before Friday, March 24, 2017 . Exceptions to the foregoing deadlines include the major money bills (Appropriations “Big Bill,” Transportation Spending Bill, Capital Construction Bill, Fee and Tax Bills).

Floor Times:

  House             Senate
Tuesday: 10:00 am 9:30 am
Wednesday:    1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am 11:30 am