State Relations

April 14, 2021

Session news: Final days of legislative session; State Relations to hold recap

The 2021 legislative session is nearing the finish line with Apr. 25 scheduled to be the last day. The only bills still being considered are those deemed “necessary to implement the budget” or those that need to be reconciled between the chambers. All bills must pass out of both chambers on or before Apr. 25 to be sent to the Governor for consideration.

Since the release of the House and Senate budget proposals earlier this month, legislators in both chambers have been fervently negotiating toward compromise budgets. The compromise budgets are expected to be released next week and will be voted on by both chambers shortly thereafter.

The Office of State Relations will hold a legislative session recap on Apr. 30 from 1–1:45 p.m. State Relations Director Joe Dacca will share highlights from session, review the compromise budgets, and answer questions. To register for the meeting, click here (UW NetID is required). Due to the expected number of attendees, questions are encouraged to be submitted in advance to extrnaff@uw.edu.