By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Legslative session closes; 67 bills introduced in final 3 weeks


The 2020 legislature session that ended on June 15 was unlike any other and not in a good way.

In the session’s final three weeks, 67 bills were introduced in the House and 20 in the Senate. The House’s list included 42 bills tied to the 2020-21 budget plus the School Finance Act.

That meant a lot of rushing and it did not sit well with State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, Sterling. He pointed out that one measure was introduced at 7:45 p.m. one evening, was through its only committee hearing by 8:15 p.m. and with a preliminary vote by 8:30 p.m. That measure, Senate Bill 224, was to pro...

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