Activity in the General Assembly is building this week up to Thursday’s midnight deadline for bills to survive the balance of the session.
Nicknamed crossover day, the 30th day of the session is the deadline for bills to have passed the chamber where they originated and crossed over to the other chamber or fail. The House has considered few Senate bills and vice versa because leadership in each chamber is racing to consider as many of their colleagues bills before the deadline.
That means legislators are going to be working into the night this week. Nine Senate and 16 House committee meetings are already scheduled for Monday. Hundreds of bills must first win approval in the committees they were assigned to before heading to the floor for votes by the full House or Senate.