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Legislative Calendar

  • January 9, 2019
    General Assembly convenes
  • January 17, 2019
    Inaguration of Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford for a second, four-year term
  • January 18, 2019
    10th Day — Final date for Governor to introduce budget bill
  • January 18, 2019
    Final date for Governor to introduce budget bill
  • January 18, 2019
    10th Day — Final date for the Governor to introduce capital budget bill
  • January 21, 2019
    13th Day — Final date for submission of Executive Orders reorganizing the Executive Branch of State Government; either Chamber may disapprove by resolution within 50 days Administration bills introduced in the Senate after this date referred to Senate Rules Committee
  • January 23, 2019
    14th Day — SENATE AND HOUSE BILL REQUEST GUARANTEE DATE
  • January 30, 2019
    Governor delivers State of the State Address (noon)
  • February 4, 2019
    27th Day — SENATE BILL INTRODUCTION DATE Senate bills introduced after this date referred to the Senate Rules Committee
  • February 7, 2019
    Day before House Bill Introduction Date; “Hopper” will close at 5:00 P.M.
  • February 8, 2019
    31st Day — HOUSE BILL INTRODUCTION DATE House bills introduced after this date referred to the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
  • February 17, 2019
    40th Day — “Green Bag” appointments submitted by Governor (Delivered on Friday, February 17)
  • March 4, 2019
    55th Day — Final date for introduction of bills without suspension of Rules
  • March 12, 2019
    63rd Day — Committee Reporting Courtesy Date Each Chamber’s committees to report their own bills by this date
  • March 18, 2019
    69th Day — Opposite Chamber Bill Crossover Date Each Chamber to send to other Chamber those bills it intends to pass favorably Opposite Chamber bills received after this date subject to referral to Rules Committees (Senate Rule 32(c), House Courtesy Date)
  • April 1, 2019
    83rd Day — Budget bill to be passed by both Chambers
  • April 8, 2019
    90th Day — ADJOURNMENT “SINE DIE” (Monday)
  • April 28, 2019
    20th Day after adjournment — Final date for presentment of bills to Governor
  • May 28, 2019
    30th Day after presentment — Governor to sign/veto bills by this date
  • June 1, 2019
    Other than emergency bills and as otherwise provided, earliest date for bills to take effect
  • July 1, 2019
    Budgetary, tax, and revenue bills to take effect
  • October 1, 2019
    Usual effective date for bills
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