Notifying legislators of special sessions goes electronic

session notes logoLegislators would be able to be notified of special sessions via email under legislation that won final passage in the state Senate Wednesday.

Currently, the legislature’s 187 members of the state Senate and House are notified through first-class mail or in-person at the legislator’s home by state police. The cost ranges from $100 to $10,000, depending on how members are notified.

The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.

However, the legislation will not make it to the governor’s desk in time for it to become law before legislators are called back into special session next week to pass the budget.