It’s the final stretch of the state Legislature’s lame duck session, and some bills won’t make it to the governor’s desk. Because of a procedural rule, some pieces of legislation are effectively dead.
Before a bill can move from one chamber to another, the Legislature has to wait 5 days. That means any bills in their original chamber that didn’t pass last Thursday, were effectively dead.
Some lawmakers had hoped to change regulations on recreational marijuana. But it was too heavy a lift since changes to measures passed during an election require a 3/4th majority.