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2020 Legislative Deadlines

2020 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (pdf version)
2020 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (ics version)
2020 Assembly Holiday Schedule (ics version)

COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSEMBLY CHIEF CLERK
Revised 07-24-20

January
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4
Wk. 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Wk. 2 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Wk. 3 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Wk. 4 26 27 28 29 30 31

January Deadlines

Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (add to calendar)
Jan. 6 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (add to calendar)
Jan. 10 Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). (add to calendar)
Jan. 17 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in the odd-numbered year (J.R. 61(b)(1)). (add to calendar)
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (add to calendar)
Jan. 24 Last day for any committee to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year. (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. (add to calendar)
Jan. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house in the odd- numbered year (J.R. 61(b)(3)) (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)). (add to calendar)

February
S M T W Th F S
Wk. 4 1
Wk. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Wk. 2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Wk. 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Wk. 4 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

February Deadlines

Feb. 17 Presidents' Day. (add to calendar)
Feb. 21 Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4), J.R. 54(a)). (add to calendar)

March
S M T W Th F S
Wk. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Wk. 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Wk. 3 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Wk. 4 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Wk. 1 29 30 31

March Deadlines

Mar. 3 Primary Election (add to calendar)
March 20. Joint Recess begins upon adjournment (A.C.R. 189, Resolution Chapter 15, Statutes of 2020). (add to calendar)
Mar. 27 Cesar Chavez Day observed. (add to calendar)

April
S M T W Th F S
Wk. 1 1 2 3 4
Spring Recess 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Wk. 2 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Wk. 3 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Wk. 4 26 27 28 29 30

April Deadlines

May
S M T W Th F S
Wk. 4 1 2
Wk. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Wk. 2 10 11 12 13 14 22 16
Wk. 3 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Wk. 4 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Wk. 1 31

May Deadlines

May 4 Assembly reconvenes from Joint Recess (A.C.R. 189, Resolution Chapter 15, Statutes of 2020). (add to calendar)
May 22 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in the Assembly (J.R. 61(b)(5)). (add to calendar)
May 25 Memorial Day. (add to calendar)
May 29 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor nonfiscal bills introduced in the Assembly (J.R. 61(b)(6)). (add to calendar)

June
S M T W Th F S
Wk. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
Wk. 2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
No Hrgs. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Summer Recess 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Summer Recess 28 29 30

June Deadlines

June 5 Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in the Assembly (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). (add to calendar)
June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). (add to calendar)
June 15 - 19 Assembly Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). (add to calendar)
June 19 Last day for the Assembly to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(b)(11)). (add to calendar)
Summer Recess begins for the Assembly upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). (add to calendar)
June 25 Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). (add to calendar)

July
S M T W Th F S
Summer Recess 1 2 3 4
Summer
Recess
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Wk.3 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Wk. 4 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Wk. 1 26 27 28 29 30 31

July Deadlines

July 3 Independence Day observed. (add to calendar)
July 27 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). (add to calendar)

August
S M T W Th F S
Wk. 1 1
Wk. 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Wk. 3 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
No
Hrgs.
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
No
Hrgs.
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
No
Hrgs.
30 31

August Deadlines

Aug. 14 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 21 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 25 Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 27 Last day to adopt chaptering out amendments. (add to calendar)
Aug. 24-31 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). (add to calendar)


IMPORTANT DATES OCCURRING DURING FINAL RECESS

2020
Sept. 30 Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor's possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). (add to calendar)
Oct. 1 Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
(add to calendar)
Nov. 3 General Election. (add to calendar)
Nov. 30 Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). (add to calendar)
Dec. 7 2021-22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). (add to calendar)

2021
Jan. 1 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (add to calendar)

* Holiday schedule subject to final approval by Rules Committee.

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