March 7th is the deadline for bills (other than the budget) to crossover to the other chamber for consideration. It’s a great time to take a look at what’s still alive.
How? Just go to the Legislature’s website (www.capitol.hawaii.gov), click on “Reports and Lists” and under the “First Crossover” section view the Senate Bills Crossed Over to the House or the House Bills Crossed Over to the Senate.
Why? Due to amendments made along the way, the bills alive may be quite different than those introduced at the beginning of session. First Crossover is an excellent time to take a look at what’s up for discussion during this next period.
And Second Decking comes quickly. April 5th is the deadline for bills to be filed for Third Reading in their non-originating chamber.