Greetings from your state Capitol. It is hard to believe that we are already one third of the way through this year's legislative session. Friday, February 21 closed our sixth week under the Gold Dome. Last week brought the passage of several bi-partisan measures within our Senate body.
We are also pleased to report that the House successfully passed
House Bill 792
, also known as the House version of the Amended Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This action brings us one step closer in fulfilling our only constitutional obligation of passing a balanced budget.
We are anxious to begin reviewing their version in our Senate body, where we will either agree with their recommendations or make revisions to be discussed in further detail.
Per our state Constitution, all revenue bills must originate in the House and we appreciate their diligence and hard work in working to meet session deadlines. We are also expecting their version of the full Fiscal Year 2021 budget, set to begin in July, the start of our state's fiscal year.
We also managed to get a number of measures passed in the Senate, including a bill which I co-sponsored in support of our Veterans. You can read more about this bill and others which were up for floor votes in my full report below.