State Legislative Snapshot
STATES IN SESSION
- The legislative bodies of the following jurisdictions are meeting in regular session this week: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia (Extended Budget Session), and Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin convened a special session January 23 -- concurrent with the regular session -- to consider Governor Scott Walker's (R) property and income tax cut proposal.
- Louisiana convened its 2014 regular session March 10.
STATES OUT OF SESSION (OR SOON TO BE OUT)
- New Mexico adjourned sine die February 20. Governor Susana Martinez (R) -- who possesses a pocket veto -- has until March 12 to sign or veto legislation that reaches her desk.
- Wyoming adjourned sine die March 6. Governor Matt Mead (R) -- who does not possess a pocket veto -- has until March 21 to sign or veto legislation that reaches his desk.
- Oregon adjourned sine die March 7. Governor John Kitzhaber (D) -- who does not possess a pocket veto -- has until April 18 to sign or veto legislation that reaches his desk.
- Virginia adjourned sine die March 8. Lawmakers return March 24 for a special session to finalize the state budget. Lawmakers also return April 23 for the reconvened session.
- West Virginia adjourned sine die March 8. Lawmakers reconvene March 10 for this week's Extended Budget Session. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) -- who does not possess a pocket veto -- has 15 days upon adjournment of the EBS (excluding Sundays) to sign or veto legislation that reaches his desk.
- North Carolina is in mid-term (2013-14) recess.
- The legislative bodies of the following states do not meet in 2014, unless called into special session: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas.
NEXT TWO WEEKS (March 16 - March 29, 2014)
- Utah is scheduled to adjourn sine die March 13.
- Washington is scheduled to adjourn sine die March 13.
- Indiana is slated to adjourn sine die March 15.
- Arkansas is slated to conclude floor sessions March 19; returning March 26 to consider gubernatorial vetoes and adjourn sine die.