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2020 Legislative Deadlines

2020 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (pdf version)
2020 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (ics version)
2019 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (pdf version)
2019 Legislative Calendar and Deadlines (ics version)

COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSEMBLY CHIEF CLERK
Revised 10-18-19

January
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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
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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
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wk. 4 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk. 1 29 30 31

March Deadlines

Mar. 27 Cesar Chavez Day observed. (add to calendar)

April
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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

Apr. 2 Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). (add to calendar)
Apr. 13 Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). (add to calendar)
Apr. 24 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(5)). (add to calendar)

May
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wk. 4 1 2
wk. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
wk. 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
wk. 3 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
No Hrgs. 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
wk. 4 31

May Deadlines

May 1 Last day for policy committees to meet and report to the floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). (add to calendar)
May 8 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). (add to calendar)
May 15 Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). (add to calendar)
May 25 Memorial Day. (add to calendar)
May 26-May 29 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)
May 29 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(b)(11)). (add to calendar)

June
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wk. 4 1 2 3 4 5 6
wk. 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk. 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk. 3 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk. 4 28 29 30

June Deadlines

June 1 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). (add to calendar)
June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). (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)
June 26 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). (add to calendar)

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

July Deadlines

July 2 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)).
Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)).(add to calendar)
July 3 Independence Day observed. (add to calendar)

August
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Summer
Recess
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No
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No
Hrgs.
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No
Hrgs.
30 31

August Deadlines

Aug. 3 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 14 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 17-31 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committes (J.R. 61(b)(16)). (add to calendar)
Aug. 21 Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). (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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