State Budget to be Rushed Through Extraordinary Session
by The Intertubes | June 11, 2011 – 6:18pm
The Assembly Organization Committee has placed the state budget into an “Extraordinary Session” scheduled to begin 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 14th. People are getting prepared to take action and demonstrate at the Capitol on very short notice on Tuesday.
In contrast to a special session, which is called by the governor, an extraordinary session is initiated by the legislature. Extraordinary Sessions are very rare. In fact, since made possible by a joint rule in 1977, the assembly has scheduled extraordinary sessions only ten times, the last in 1993.
Here are some of the special features of the extraordinary session:
- No notice of hearing before a committee shall be required other than posting on the legislative bulletin board, and no bulletin of committee hearings shall be published.