Legislative lineup card: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings

Note: During the writing of this post, the “Farley Report” , a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Capitol from State Sen. Steve Farley hit my email inbox; per his report, Wednesday may be the last day of the session.

Because things are so fluid at the Capital this week, expected to be the final week of the session, I’ll post on a daily basis regarding the legislative calendars posted for the following day.

Be aware, however, that things may move very quickly at the lege and all calendars are subject to change without notice.

Some of the more colorful measures up for consideration on Wednesday:

On the Senate Third Read calendar

HB2663, a back-door way of enacting permanent restrictions on the state’s budget by requiring that budget proposals use revenue forecasts designed to low-ball revenue estimates.


On the House COW calendar

SB1237 (yet again; it keeps being “retained” on the COW calendar, which is lege-speak for they aren’t bringing to a vote until they are sure they have the votes to pass it), expanding school vouchers “empowerment scholarship accounts”.


On the House Third Read calendar (here, here, and here) – Amazingly, looks quiet so far.  Emphasis on “so far”.


Three Senate committees are meeting to consider a slew of executive nominations:

Education, SHR1, 9:45 a.m.

Government and Environment, SHR3, 10 a.m.

Judiciary, SHR1, 10 a.m.

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