Last week, the opposite house cutoff was April 12th, which means we’re wrapping up the 2023 session. The last day, Sine Die, will be on April 23rd. We will share a legislative recap after Sine Die, highlighting our top takeaways from session.
Bills will be conferenced between houses, and differences will be negotiated in order to be sent to the Governor’s office. Bills that are delivered to the Governor more than five days before the Legislature adjourns have five days to be acted on. Bills that are delivered fewer than five days before the Legislature adjourns have 20 days to be acted on by the Governor. Two out of the three bills we supported, HB 1181 and HB 1110, have made it past the April 12th cutoff.
Lastly, earlier this month, we shared an analysis of the transportation budget. We will provide updates as soon as the budgets are finalized.
What’s coming up
SB 5466 – Promoting transit-oriented development (TOD)Unfortunately, this bill did not make it past the April 12th cutoff. Thank you for taking action on this bill. Moving forward, we will continue to work towards pro-transit and housing policies.
HB 1110 – Increasing middle housing in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housingThis bill has passed the Senate with a 35 – 14 vote. Now, it will be conferenced between the houses to be sent to the Governor’s office.
HB 1181 – Improving the state’s response to climate change by updating the state’s planning frameworkThis bill passed the Senate with a 29 – 20 vote. It also passed the concurrence vote in the House, and is now headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature.
Session is almost over and we will provide a recap soon. Ride on!