General Assembly leaders announced their plans to abridge the legislative session on Wednesday, March 18. They formed a joint coronavirus work group, and made plans for a late session Special Session.
The plan announced includes an adjournment sine die on Wednesday, meaning pending legislation not completed by that time will expire. A special session would require re-introduction of any pending issues, and a re-start of the consideration process.
Legislative leaders expressed their intention to focus on several priority legislative items in the days ahead. The General Assembly has already closed their meetings and grounds to outside stakeholders, and non-essential staff have been asked to work remotely, limiting the completion of paperwork and procedures accompanying the typical legislative process.
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