State Legislative Snapshot
For the week of 11/23/2014

STATES IN SESSION

  • The legislative bodies of the following jurisdictions are meeting in regular session this week: District of Columbia, Massachusetts (informal), and Ohio. Michigan and New Jersey are in recess this week.
  • Illinois ended regular floor sessions May 31. Lawmakers returned November 19 for a veto session, which is scheduled to adjourn December 4. The legislature officially adjourns sine die in January, 2015.
  • Virginia convened March 24 for a special session to finalize the state budget. The General Assembly returned from recess September 18 to close a spending gap. Lawmakers may return in November to fill judicial vacancies.

STATES OUT OF SESSION (OR SOON TO BE OUT)

  • Florida convened its 2015 organizational session November 18.
  • Indiana convened its 2015 organizational session November 18.
  • Pennsylvania will officially adjourn sine die November 30.
  • Wisconsin ended regular floor sessions May 20. The legislature officially adjourns sine die in January, 2015.
  • New York ended regular floor sessions June 20. The legislature officially adjourns sine die in January, 2015.
  • Massachusetts ended regular floor sessions August 1. The legislature officially adjourns sine die in January, 2015.
  • The following states have completed their 2014 regular sessions: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
  • The legislative bodies of the following states do not meet in 2014, unless called into special session: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas.

UPCOMING ORGANIZATIONAL SESSIONS

  • California convenes its 2015 organizational session December 1.
  • North Dakota convenes its 2015 organizational session December 1
  • Maine convenes its 2015 regular session December 3.
  • New Hampshire convenes its 2015 organizational session December 3.
  • Idaho convenes its 2015 organizational session December 4.

UPCOMING GUBERNATORIAL INAUGURATIONS

  • Alaska Governor-elect Bill Walker (I) will be inaugurated December 1.
  • Hawaii Governor-elect David Ige (D) will be inaugurated December 1.