By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings
They lege has “improved” its website, making it considerably more user-unfriendly. As such, the format of this post may change over time as I figure out the best way to utilize the new website.
All committees meetings and agendas are subject to change without notice, and frequently do. If you plan to travel to the Capitol to observe or weigh in on the consideration of a particular measure, check with the lege ahead of time to confirm that the meeting that you are interested in is still on schedule and your item(s) of interest is still on the agenda for that meeting.
Meeting rooms designated “HHR” are in the House of Representatives building. Meeting rooms designated “SHR” are in the Senate building.
When the phrase “looks harmless” is used, it only means that any harm to AZ that would be wrought by the bills on the agenda isn’t apparent to me as of this writing. However, if you notice any nuggets of ugly that I miss, please leave a comment that makes me and other readers aware of the situation.
Most bills are assigned to at least two committees – one standing committee and the chambers’ rules committees. A few are assigned to more than that because they cover areas that fall under the jurisdiction of more than one standing committee. A select few are assigned to three or more standing committees. That’s the way that a chamber’s leadership tells it membership that it doesn’t want a particular bill to pass.
Because of the MLK holiday, many of the committees that meet on Mondays will not meet this week or will meet on days other than Monday.
House side –
Appropriations – Tuesday, 9 a.m., HHR1. House Appropriations and Senate Appropriation will be holding a joint meeting to receive the governor‘s 2017 budget proposal.