The fun begins again on January 12th, 2016. This is when the Delaware General Assembly reconvenes for Part 2 of their 148th General Assembly. It will be a raucous ride this session, with huge budget issues taking the forefront of any discussion. Followed by education, death penalty, and right to die bills that are pending bills.
The General Assembly typically meets from Tuesdays to Thursdays with rare exceptions out of those days of the week (usually Joint Finance Committee). The various committees meet during these days as well, but there is no clear schedule for all of them. Here are the dates:
January 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th
February-1st week of March: General Assembly in Recess all month for Joint Finance Committee and Joint Finance Committee/Bond meetings.
Here are the dates for the JFC Hearings:
February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th
And for the JFC/Bond Committee Hearings:
February 29th, March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th
Back in Legislative Session:
March 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
In recess for a few weeks, then back for:
April 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st
Then more JFC/Bond Hearings:
April 26th, 27th, 28th
Back In Legislative Session:
May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th
And then the JFC Mark-Up Session:
May 23rd, 24th, 25th, 31st, June 1st, 2nd
And then the final stretch back in Legislative Session:
June 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, and if need be, the hours going into July 1st if the General Assembly does not pass the budget for Fiscal Year 2017. The General Assembly is required by law to keep meeting until the budget is passed.