The 2016 Regular session starts Tuesday, February 2. State legislators will have 30 calendar days (within 105 total days, or somewhere in mid-May) to complete the people’s business.
If you want to keep up with legislation being considered by your elected state lawmakers, check out our 2016 Regular Session page, linked in the main menu above.
That page will keep track of bills that have been filed, and what the status of the bill is, updated at the end of each week. So far, only eight education-related bills are on the radar.
If you want to keep up on your own, here’s a look at how to navigate the legislature’s web site, known as ALISON.
Of the 35 state Senators, there are eight Democrats, 26 Republicans, and one Independent.
[Pssst: The website LegiScan is an awesome free tool to keep up with legislation you want to follow. Create an account….it’s free….tell it which bills you want to track, and tell it how often you want to be notified of the status of the bills. I’m using it this year….]