- Created: Friday, 29 March 2019 11:06
- Written by Elizabeth Glidden and Libby Murphy, MHP Policy Team
We're now past the second legislative deadline at the Capitol, meaning that bills that advanced in the House, for example, must also have advanced in the Senate (or vice versa). (There are some exceptions to this rule.)
Omnibus bills (one large bill made up of many smaller bills) are coming together fast in House and Senate Committees. For example, this week, the House Housing Finance and Policy Division passed out of committee their housing policy omnibus bill (HF 2542). This article from Session Daily provides an overview of the bill, which emphasizes renter protections.
The House is green lighting bills perceived as less controversial for floor votes, such as HF 495 (Noor), which seeks to even the playing field between landlords and tenants and make leases clearer. The bill is set to be heard on the House floor on Monday, April 1.