Legislative Calendar

The most innovative, impactful ideas and initiatives are often born when we congregate and communicate with each other. Housing California creates opportunities and space for education, connection, exploration, and collaboration in several ways.

  • Stay abreast of upcoming legislative events and meetings where lawmakers interact with constituents and discuss initiatives tackling homelessness and housing insecurity.
  • Visit the Residents United Network (RUN) page to learn about our weekly RUN events where members participate in grassroots activism through our Lobby Day, regional convenings, annual summit, and other activities.
  • Attend our annual conference where attendees representing virtually every aspect of affordable housing in our state exchange ideas, make connections, receive updates, and learn what’s new in our field today.

Spring 2022

Participate in educational sessions and group events at our annual conference. Learn the latest developments and trends affecting affordable housing development, support programs and services. Get the information you need to help your organization thrive in this complex, ever-changing environment.

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The Legislative Session

  • Legislature reconvenes (Jan)
  • Last day for bills to be introduced (Feb)
  • Budget must be passed (June)
  • Summer recess begins (June)
  • Legislature reconvenes (July)
  • Last day to pass bills, final recess begins (August)
  • Last day for Governor to sign/veto bills (September)

2021 Legislative Calendar

January

  • Jan 1 – Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c))
  • Jan 10 – Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (a))
  • Jan 11 – Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(1))
  • Jan 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Jan 22 – Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel

February

  • Feb 15 – Presidents’ Day
  • Feb 19 – Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1)), (J.R. 54(a))

March

  • Mar 25Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2))
  • Mar 31 – Cesar Chavez Day

April

  • Apr 5 – Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2))
  • Apr 30 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2))

May

     

  • May 7 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3))
  • May 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 7 (J.R. 61(a)(4))
  • May 21 – Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 7 (J.R. 61 (a)(6))
  • May 31 – Memorial Day

June

  • Jun 1-4Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7))
  • Jun 4 – Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8))
  • Jun 7 – Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9))
  • Jun 15Budget bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3))

July

  • Jul 2 – Independence Day observed
  • Jul 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10))
  • Jul 16Summer Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session, provided
    Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3))

August

  • Aug 16 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3))
  • Aug 27 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(11))
  • Jun 7 – Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9))
  • Aug 30 – Sept 10Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12))

September

  • Sept 3 – Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13))
  • Sept 6 – Labor Day
  • Sept 10 – Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4))

October

  • Oct 10 – Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 10 and in the Governor’s possession after Sept. 10 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1))