With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that key legislation continues to stay alive. The legislative “funnel” is a rule that requires bills to receive approval from at least one committee to remain eligible for consideration. If a bill fails to advance out of committee, it is considered dead until next session begins. I’ll have more information on bills that survived the funnel in next week’s newsletter.
Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws. On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law.