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Legislative Calendar

The California State Legislature has released its tentative legislative calendar for 2022.  Important dates include the following:

  • January 3 – Legislature Reconvenes
  • January 10 – Budget must be submitted by Governor
  • January 14 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in the odd-numbered year
  • January 21 – Last day for any committee to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year. Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel
  • January 31 – Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year
  • February 18 – Last day for bills to be introduced
  • April 7 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment
  • April 18 – Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess
  • April 29 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house
  • May 6 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house
  • May 13 – Last day for policy committees to meet prior to May 31
  • May 20 – Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house
  • May 23-27 – Floor session only
  • May 27 – Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house
  • May 31 – Committee meetings may resume
  • June 15 – Budget Bill must be passed by midnight
  • June 30 – Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the November 8 General Election ballot
  • July 1 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills; Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed
  • August 1 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess
  • August 12 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills
  • August 15-31 – Floor session only
  • August 25 – Last day to amend bills on the floor
  • August 31 – Last day for each house to pass bills. Final Recess begins upon adjournment

Important Dates Occurring During Final Recess:

  • September 30 – Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before September 1 and in the Governor's possession on or after September 1
  • October 2 – Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2023
  • November 8 – General Election
  • November 30 – Adjournment

Visit the California State Legislature's website for a complete, up-to-date calendar and schedule.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

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