Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bill Filing Deadline Comes and Goes

Things have been quite hectic up here on Beacon Hill the last several weeks as members, new and old, worked to meet the deadline for filing legislation. The deadline was last Friday, and now that the dust has settled, we now know that nearly 5,400 bills were filed. That’s according to State House News Service. SHNS says the Senate filed 1,866 while the House filed 3, 522. Of the 3, 522 filed in the House, more than 500 were filed by Republican lawmakers.

Now that the bills have been filed, members will read and analyze the various pieces of legislation and determine which ones they’d like to co-sponsor. In the meantime, the Republican Caucus is working on packaging its legislative agenda and plans to roll that out to the press and the public very soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!