Legislature Completes Third Extraordinary Session


The bodies of the Legislature convened today for the final day of the Third Extraordinary Session.

The House convened at 6 p.m. passing several pieces of legislation.

House Bill 301 was made effective from passage. The bill creates 100 single-member House districts based on the population of the 2020 Census.

The House concurred to complete House Bill 335, which requires covered employers to provide religious and health exemptions to mandatory COVID vaccination.

The House amended and passed Senate Bill 3034, which creates Senate districts based on the population of the 2020 Census.

The House passed House Bill 339, which creates the Broadband Development Fund.

Both, House Bills 337 and 338 were tabled. The Senate’s companion bills were taken up and completed. The House suspended rules to take up Senate Bills 3040 and 3042 immediately.

Senate Bill 3040 transfers $10,000,000 from General Revenue to the Department of Economic Development for Broadband Development.

Senate Bill 3041 transfers $90,000,000 from federal money to the Governor’s Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund for Broadband Development Fund.

The House has adjourned sine die.

The Senate convened at 7 p.m.

The Senate concurred and completed Senate Bill 3034. They also passed and completed House Bill 339.

The Senate has adjourned sine die.