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House rejects annual 'short session' bill

Apr 7, 2021

The House has killed a bill that would have allowed the Legislature to meet in a short session in the even numbered years.

As the Senate amended SB 2218, it would try a one-time short session to see if it would work.

Bills would have to be approved by a select committee, before they could be taken up in a short session.

Supporters say it was partially born out of frustration with the Legislature not having much of a say in how federal CARES Act money was spent. That decision was in the hands of the state’s Emergency Commission and the Legislature’s Budget Section.