Letters From Your Lawmakers
Jones: Heading into funnel week
February 17, 2022
Feb. 18 is the last day of “Funnel Week.” This is the week the Legislature cuts off debate for bills that have not made enough progress to get out of committee.
This process helps narrow down the scope of bills eligible for debate and moves the legislative session forward. The next funnel week will cut off bills that have not made progress on the floor of either the House or Senate. All tax and appropriations bills are exempt from funnel deadlines.
But this is the time of the year where you start to hear about the wild ideas, bad bills and poorly-thought out concepts. With every bill el...