2020 IOWA LEGISLATIVE SESSION TIMETABLE

2020 IOWA LEGISLATIVE SESSION TIMETABLE

(House Rule 31.8)
88th Iowa General Assembly
2020 IOWA LEGISLATIVE SESSION TIMETABLE*

Note: This Session Timetable is subject to change

*See SCR 5, SR 3, and HR 11 (2019)

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JANUARY 13 First day of session (Iowa Code Sec. 2.1)
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JANUARY 24
(Friday of the 2nd week)

Final day for individual Senator and Representative requests for bill and joint

resolution drafts to the Legislative Services Agency (Senate Rule 27 and House Rule 29)

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FEBRUARY 21

(Friday of the 6th week)**

Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of Senate Committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of House committees (Joint Rule 20)

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FEBRUARY 24 – 28 (7th week)

Senate considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business House considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (Joint Rule 20)

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MARCH 2 – MARCH 13 Debate not limited by rule
(8th and 9th weeks)
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MARCH 20

(Friday of the 10th week)**

Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of House committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of Senate committees (Joint Rule 20)

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MARCH 23 – 27

(11th week)

Senate considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business House considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (Joint Rule 20)

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MARCH 30 Only the following bills and resolutions are eligible for consideration: (Joint Rule 20)

(Beginning of the 12th week) ▪ Bills passed by both Houses
▪ Appropriations Bills

▪ Ways and Means Bills
▪ Government Oversight Bills
▪ Legalizing Acts
▪ Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills

▪ Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules [Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8(9)]

▪ Bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House
▪ Conference Committee Reports
▪ Companion Bills sponsored by Senate and House Majority Leaders
▪ Concurrent or Simple Resolutions

▪ Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules
▪ Bills on the Veto Calendar (Joint Rule 23)
▪ Unfinished Business

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APRIL 6 Amendments need not be filed on the day preceding floor debate
(Beginning of the 13th week)
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APRIL 21 100th calendar day of the session [Per diem expenses end – Iowa Code Sec. 2.10(1)]

**The February 21 and March 20 committee deadlines do not apply to Appropriations Bills, Ways and Means Bills, Government Oversight Bills, Legalizing Acts, Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills, Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules [Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8(9)], Bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House, Conference Committee Reports, Companion Bills sponsored by the Majority Leaders of both Houses after consultation with the respective Minority Leaders, Concurrent or Simple Resolutions, and Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules.

Legislative Information Office: 07/03/2019

Date

Jan 13 2020 - Apr 21 2020

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 13 2020 - Apr 21 2020
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