Last night at 8 p.m., the deadline for filing legislation requests with the legal staff downstairs passed. In the next few days, they'll deliver our bill proposals to us, where we then try to find legislators who will agree to be co-sponsors (it somewhat resembles yearbook signing parties back in high school), and then we drop them in the "House Bills" box in the front of the House Chamber.
After that, our bills are assigned bill numbers and are referred to the appropriate committee(s).
I ended up getting eight requests in for bills in which I will be the lead sponsor. I'll probably co-sponsor several more.
Tuesday in Public Health we had a report from the Autism Task Force. Today, we'll hear from the Mississippi Trauma Care Task Force.