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Session Schedules

Which states are in and which states are out.

The legislative session schedules show when each state convenes and adjourns so that you can plan ahead. At a glance, you can see where and when you'll need to target your attention. This page gives start and end dates for regular sessions and special sessions, and indicates which states carry over bills from one year to the next. Let StateScape keep you informed about the comings and goings of the sessions by signing up for our "The Week Ahead" newsletter.

This Year

State Session Convenes Adjourns Carry-over
Alabama 2017 Legislative Session 02/07/2017 05/22/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Alaska 2017 Legislative Session 01/17/2017 04/28/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Arizona 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 04/07/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Arkansas 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/09/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
California 2017 Legislative Session 12/01/2016 09/15/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Colorado 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/10/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Connecticut 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 06/05/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Delaware 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 06/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
District of Columbia 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Florida 2017 Legislative Session 03/07/2017 05/05/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Georgia 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Guam 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Hawaii 2017 Legislative Session 01/18/2017 05/05/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Idaho 2017 Legislative Session 01/08/2017 03/31/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Illinois 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Indiana 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 04/29/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Iowa 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 06/09/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kansas 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 06/23/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kentucky 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/30/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Louisiana 2017 Legislative Session 04/10/2017 06/08/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
2017 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 02/13/2017 02/22/2017 (est.) No carryover (special session)
Maine 2017 Legislative Session 12/07/2016 06/27/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Maryland 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/11/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Massachusetts 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Michigan 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Minnesota 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 05/22/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Mississippi 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 04/02/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Missouri 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/30/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Montana 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 04/28/2017 (est.) No even year session
Nebraska 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/26/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Nevada 2017 Legislative Session 02/06/2017 06/06/2017 (est.) No even year session
New Hampshire 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 06/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
New Jersey 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 01/09/2018 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year
New Mexico 2017 Legislative Session 01/17/2017 03/18/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
New York 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
North Carolina 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 07/01/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
North Dakota 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 04/28/2017 (est.) No even year session
Ohio 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oklahoma 2017 Legislative Session 02/06/2017 05/26/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oregon 2017 Legislative Session 02/01/2017 07/10/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Pennsylvania 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 11/30/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Puerto Rico 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) First year to second, third, and fourth years
Rhode Island 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 06/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Carolina 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 06/01/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Dakota 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 03/27/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Tennessee 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 04/21/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Texas 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 05/29/2017 (est.) No even year session
U.S. Virgin Islands 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Utah 2017 Legislative Session 01/23/2017 03/09/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Vermont 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/19/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Virginia 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 02/25/2017 (est.) Even-numbered year to odd numbered year (limited)
Washington 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 04/21/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
West Virginia 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 03/10/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Wisconsin 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 12/31/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Wyoming 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 03/03/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
United States (Federal) 2017 Legislative Session - 115th Congress 01/03/2017 11/30/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Black - In Session
Red - Out of Session

Next Year

State Session Convenes Adjourns Carry-over
AlabamaNo Session
AlaskaNo Session
ArizonaNo Session
ArkansasNo Session
CaliforniaNo Session
ColoradoNo Session
ConnecticutNo Session
DelawareNo Session
District of ColumbiaNo Session
FloridaNo Session
GeorgiaNo Session
GuamNo Session
HawaiiNo Session
IdahoNo Session
IllinoisNo Session
IndianaNo Session
IowaNo Session
KansasNo Session
KentuckyNo Session
LouisianaNo Session
MaineNo Session
MarylandNo Session
MassachusettsNo Session
MichiganNo Session
MinnesotaNo Session
MississippiNo Session
MissouriNo Session
MontanaNo Session
NebraskaNo Session
NevadaNo Session
New HampshireNo Session
New JerseyNo Session
New MexicoNo Session
New YorkNo Session
North CarolinaNo Session
North DakotaNo Session
OhioNo Session
OklahomaNo Session
OregonNo Session
PennsylvaniaNo Session
Puerto RicoNo Session
Rhode IslandNo Session
South CarolinaNo Session
South DakotaNo Session
TennesseeNo Session
TexasNo Session
U.S. Virgin IslandsNo Session
UtahNo Session
VermontNo Session
VirginiaNo Session
WashingtonNo Session
West VirginiaNo Session
WisconsinNo Session
WyomingNo Session
United States (Federal)No Session

Last Year

State Session Convenes Adjourns Carry-over
Alabama 2016 Legislative Session 02/02/2016 05/04/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Alaska 2016 Legislative Session 01/19/2016 05/18/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Arizona 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 05/07/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Arkansas 2016 Legislative Session 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
California 2016 Legislative Session
Recess: 09/01/2016
01/04/2016 11/30/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
2015 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 06/19/2015 08/31/2016 No carryover (special session)
2015 Spec Session 2 (Special Session) 06/19/2015 03/10/2016 No carryover (special session)
Colorado 2016 Legislative Session 01/13/2016 05/11/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Connecticut 2016 Legislative Session 02/03/2016 05/04/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Delaware 2016 Legislative Session 01/12/2016 07/01/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
District of Columbia 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 12/31/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Florida 2016 Legislative Session 01/12/2016 03/11/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Georgia 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 03/24/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Guam 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 12/31/2016 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Hawaii 2016 Legislative Session 01/20/2016 05/05/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Idaho 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 03/25/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Illinois 2016 Legislative Session
Recess: 12/01/2016 (est.)
01/13/2016 01/11/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Indiana 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 03/10/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Iowa 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 04/29/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kansas 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 06/01/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kentucky 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 04/15/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Louisiana 2016 Legislative Session 03/14/2016 06/02/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
2016 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 02/14/2016 03/09/2016 No carryover (special session)
Maine 2016 Legislative Session 01/06/2016 04/29/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Maryland 2016 Legislative Session 01/13/2016 04/11/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Massachusetts 2016 Legislative Session 01/06/2016 01/04/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Michigan 2016 Legislative Session 01/13/2016 12/28/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Minnesota 2016 Legislative Session 03/08/2016 05/23/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Mississippi 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 04/20/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
2016 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 02/04/2016 02/04/2016 No carryover (special session)
Missouri 2016 Legislative Session 01/06/2016 05/30/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
MontanaNo Session
Nebraska 2016 Legislative Session 01/06/2016 04/20/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
NevadaNo Session
New Hampshire 2016 Legislative Session 01/06/2016 06/01/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
New Jersey 2016 Legislative Session
Recess: 11/23/2016
01/12/2016 01/10/2017 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year
New Mexico 2016 Legislative Session 01/19/2016 02/18/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
New York 2016 Legislative Session
Recess: 06/18/2016
01/06/2016 01/03/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
North Carolina 2016 Legislative Session 04/25/2016 07/01/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
2016 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 02/18/2016 02/19/2016 No carryover (special session)
North DakotaNo Session
Ohio 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 12/28/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oklahoma 2016 Legislative Session 02/01/2016 05/27/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oregon 2016 Legislative Session 02/01/2016 03/03/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Pennsylvania 2016 Legislative Session
Recess: 09/30/2016
01/05/2016 11/30/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Puerto Rico 2016 Legislative Session 01/14/2013 12/31/2016 (est.) First year to second, third, and fourth years
Rhode Island 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 06/18/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Carolina 2016 Legislative Session 01/12/2016 06/02/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Dakota 2016 Legislative Session 01/12/2016 03/29/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Tennessee 2016 Legislative Session 01/12/2016 04/22/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
TexasNo Session
U.S. Virgin Islands 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 12/31/2016 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Utah 2016 Legislative Session 01/25/2016 03/10/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
Vermont 2016 Legislative Session 01/05/2016 05/07/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Virginia 2016 Legislative Session 01/13/2016 03/11/2016 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year (limited)
Washington 2016 Legislative Session 01/11/2016 03/10/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
West Virginia 2016 Legislative Session 01/13/2016 03/12/2016 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Wisconsin 2016 Legislative Session
Recess: 03/15/2016 (est.)
01/12/2016 01/01/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Wyoming 2016 Legislative Session 02/08/2016 03/04/2016 No carryover (annual sessions)
United States (Federal) 2016 Legislative Session - 114th Congress 01/05/2016 10/30/2016 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year

In Session

State Session Convenes Adjourns Carry-over
Alabama 2017 Legislative Session 02/07/2017 05/22/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Alaska 2017 Legislative Session 01/17/2017 04/28/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Arizona 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 04/07/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Arkansas 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/09/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
California 2017 Legislative Session 12/01/2016 09/15/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Colorado 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/10/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Connecticut 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 06/05/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Delaware 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 06/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
District of Columbia 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Georgia 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Guam 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Hawaii 2017 Legislative Session 01/18/2017 05/05/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Idaho 2017 Legislative Session 01/08/2017 03/31/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Illinois 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Indiana 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 04/29/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Iowa 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 06/09/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kansas 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 06/23/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kentucky 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/30/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Louisiana 2017 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 02/13/2017 02/22/2017 (est.) No carryover (special session)
Maine 2017 Legislative Session 12/07/2016 06/27/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Maryland 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/11/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Massachusetts 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Michigan 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Minnesota 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 05/22/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Mississippi 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 04/02/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Missouri 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/30/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Montana 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 04/28/2017 (est.) No even year session
Nebraska 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/26/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Nevada 2017 Legislative Session 02/06/2017 06/06/2017 (est.) No even year session
New Hampshire 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 06/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
New Jersey 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 01/09/2018 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year
New Mexico 2017 Legislative Session 01/17/2017 03/18/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
New York 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
North Carolina 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 07/01/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
North Dakota 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 04/28/2017 (est.) No even year session
Ohio 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oklahoma 2017 Legislative Session 02/06/2017 05/26/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oregon 2017 Legislative Session 02/01/2017 07/10/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Pennsylvania 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 11/30/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Puerto Rico 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) First year to second, third, and fourth years
Rhode Island 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 06/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Carolina 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 06/01/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Dakota 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 03/27/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Tennessee 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 04/21/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Texas 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 05/29/2017 (est.) No even year session
U.S. Virgin Islands 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Utah 2017 Legislative Session 01/23/2017 03/09/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Vermont 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/19/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Virginia 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 02/25/2017 (est.) Even-numbered year to odd numbered year (limited)
Washington 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 04/21/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
West Virginia 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 03/10/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Wisconsin 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 12/31/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Wyoming 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 03/03/2017 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
United States (Federal) 2017 Legislative Session - 115th Congress 01/03/2017 11/30/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year