Advocating for Business
Legislature Approaches Second Lateral Filing Deadline
As we approach tomorrow’s Second Lateral Filing deadline for the legislative session, the Chamber has begun to get a better picture of which bills are continuing to move throughout the session and appear to be headed to conference.
The Business Advocacy Department continues to provide testimony throughout the week on a number of bills.
Proposals to increase the minimum wage continue to be among our top priorities. These bills had their initial hearings in the Senate and House Labor Committees this past week, where members of both committees had the opportunity to hear from a number of business owners about their concerns with increasing the minimum wage. Unfortunately, both committees passed the bills, which now head to the House Committee on Finance and the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
The Chamber will continue to keep our members informed about when these hearings will take place, and we highly encourage our members to be sure to sign up for our action alerts
if you don’t already receive them. These next hearings will be one of the last opportunities for the public to provide testimony on these important pieces of legislation.