Special Session News #01: Special session to start this weekend
Feb 4, 2017The 2016 First Extraordinary Session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards will begin at 4 p.m., Sunday, February 14. This special session is limited to topics identified in the governor's session call, which primarily focuses on legislation that impacts state revenue. The 25-day session will adjourn no later than 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 9.
The 2016 Regular Session will convene at noon, Monday, March 14 and adjourn no later than 6 p.m., Monday, June 6. This session is open to broader topics, including retirement-related bills. Twenty-seven bills affecting TRSL have already been filed.
A list of legislation impacting TRSL is available on our website, www.TRSL.org
For your information:Retirement bills are typically heard first in either the House or Senate retirement committees. The chair of the Sen. Retirement Committee is Sen. Barrow Peacock, and the chair of the House Retirement Committee is Rep. J. Kevin Pearson. You can find out more about these committees, including their members, by visiting their websites:
Senate Retirement Committee
House Retirement Committee