A bill may be sent to interim study in the second year of session only.
- The committee chairman appoints interim study subcommittee members from among the committee membership.
- There is no requirement for how much work is necessary…several subcommittee work sessions on the bill, or none at all.
- The interim study bill subcommittee recommendation deadline is set by the committee chair (usually mid – late October).
- The full committee must come together for an executive session where one of only two options is presented.
- “Recommended for Future Legislation” or
- “Not Recommended for Future Legislation.”
- The final report of the standing committee will be in a House Calendar in late November or early December.
- If the standing committee recommends future legislation, a member will submit an LSR in the following session.
If a bill is “Referred for Interim Study” the bill is disposed of in terms of official docketing purposes.
(Interim study is not the same as a retained bill.)