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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 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 03/29/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Alaska 2018 Legislative Session 01/16/2018 04/20/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Arizona 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 04/27/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
2018 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 01/22/2018 01/25/2018 No carryover (special session)
Arkansas 2018 Legislative Session 02/12/2018 03/12/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
2018 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 03/13/2018 03/15/2018 No carryover (special session)
California 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 11/30/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Colorado 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 05/09/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Connecticut 2018 Legislative Session 02/07/2018 05/09/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
2017 Spec Session 2 (Special Session)
Recess: 12/30/2017
11/15/2017 01/18/2018 (est.) No carryover (special session)
Delaware 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 07/01/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
District of Columbia 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Florida 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 03/11/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Georgia 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 03/29/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Guam 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Hawaii 2018 Legislative Session 01/17/2018 05/03/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Idaho 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 03/28/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Illinois 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 01/09/2019 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Indiana 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 03/14/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
2018 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 05/14/2018 05/21/2018 (est.) No carryover (special session)
Iowa 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 04/24/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kansas 2018 Legislative Session
Recess: 04/07/2018
01/08/2018 05/01/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kentucky 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 04/13/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Louisiana 2018 Legislative Session 03/12/2018 06/04/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
2018 Spec Sesison 1 (Special Session) 02/19/2018 03/05/2018 No carryover (special session)
Maine 2018 Legislative Session
Recess: 04/18/2018 (est.)
01/03/2018 04/27/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Maryland 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 04/09/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Massachusetts 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 01/02/2019 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Michigan 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Minnesota 2018 Legislative Session 02/20/2018 05/21/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Mississippi 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 03/28/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Missouri 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 05/31/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
MontanaNo Session
Nebraska 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 04/18/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
NevadaNo Session
New Hampshire 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 06/30/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
New Jersey 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 01/07/2019 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year
New Mexico 2018 Legislative Session 01/16/2018 02/15/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
New York 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 01/02/2019 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
North Carolina 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 07/01/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
North DakotaNo Session
Ohio 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oklahoma 2018 Legislative Session 02/05/2018 05/25/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
2017 Spec Session 2 (Special Session) 12/18/2017 04/22/2018 No carryover (special session)
Oregon 2018 Legislative Session 02/05/2018 03/03/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Pennsylvania 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 11/30/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Puerto Rico 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) First year to second, third, and fourth years
Rhode Island 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 06/30/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Carolina 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 05/10/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Dakota 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 03/26/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Tennessee 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 04/27/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
TexasNo Session
U.S. Virgin Islands 2018 Legislative Session 01/15/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Utah 2018 Legislative Session 01/22/2018 03/08/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
Vermont 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 05/04/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Virginia 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 03/10/2018 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year (limited)
2018 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 04/11/2018 04/18/2018 (est.) No carryover (special session)
Washington 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 03/08/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
West Virginia 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 03/10/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Wisconsin 2018 Legislative Session
Recess: 03/23/2018
01/16/2018 01/07/2019 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
2018 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 01/18/2018 02/27/2018 No carryover (special session)
2018 Spec Session 2 (Special Session) 03/15/2018 03/22/2018 No carryover (special session)
2018 Spec Session 3 (Special Session) 04/04/2018 04/04/2018 No carryover (special session)
Wyoming 2018 Legislative Session 02/12/2018 03/15/2018 No carryover (annual sessions)
United States 2018 Legislative Session - 115th Congress 01/05/2018 10/30/2018 (est.) 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 StatesNo Session

Last Year

State Session Convenes Adjourns Carry-over
Alabama 2017 Legislative Session 02/07/2017 05/19/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Alaska 2017 Legislative Session 01/17/2017 05/17/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Arizona 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 05/10/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Arkansas 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 05/01/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
California 2017 Legislative Session 12/01/2016 09/15/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Colorado 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 05/10/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Connecticut 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 06/07/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Delaware 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 07/02/2017 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 05/08/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Georgia 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/31/2017 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 05/04/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Idaho 2017 Legislative Session 01/08/2017 03/29/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Illinois 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 08/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Indiana 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 04/21/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Iowa 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 04/22/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kansas 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 06/26/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kentucky 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 03/30/2017 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 No carryover (special session)
Maine 2017 Legislative Session 12/07/2016 08/02/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Maryland 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 04/10/2017 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 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Mississippi 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 03/29/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Missouri 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/30/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Montana 2017 Legislative Session 01/02/2017 04/28/2017 No even year session
Nebraska 2017 Legislative Session 01/04/2017 05/23/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Nevada 2017 Legislative Session 02/06/2017 06/06/2017 No even year session
New Hampshire 2017 Legislative Session
Recess: 07/01/2017 (est.)
01/04/2017 11/02/2017 (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 No carryover (annual sessions)
New York 2017 Legislative Session
Recess: 06/21/2017 (est.)
01/04/2017 12/31/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
North Carolina 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 10/17/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
North Dakota 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 04/27/2017 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 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oregon 2017 Legislative Session 02/01/2017 07/07/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Pennsylvania 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 12/11/2017 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
Recess: 09/19/2017 (est.)
01/03/2017 10/30/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Carolina 2017 Legislative Session
Recess: 06/06/2017
01/10/2017 06/09/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Dakota 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 03/27/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
Tennessee 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 05/10/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Texas 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 05/29/2017 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 No carryover (annual sessions)
Vermont 2017 Legislative Session
Recess: 06/22/2017
01/04/2017 10/23/2017 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Virginia 2017 Legislative Session
Recess: 02/26/2017
01/11/2017 04/05/2017 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year (limited)
Washington 2017 Legislative Session 01/09/2017 04/23/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
2017 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 04/23/2017 05/23/2017 No carryover (special session)
West Virginia 2017 Legislative Session 01/11/2017 04/08/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
2017 Extended Budget Session (Special Session) 04/09/2017 04/09/2017 No carryover (special session)
Wisconsin 2017 Legislative Session 01/03/2017 12/31/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
2017 Spec Session 1 (Special Session) 01/05/2017 06/14/2017 No carryover (special session)
Wyoming 2017 Legislative Session 01/10/2017 03/03/2017 No carryover (annual sessions)
United States 2017 Legislative Session - 115th Congress 01/03/2017 11/30/2017 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year

In Session

State Session Convenes Adjourns Carry-over
Arizona 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 04/27/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
California 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 11/30/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Colorado 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 05/09/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Connecticut 2018 Legislative Session 02/07/2018 05/09/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Delaware 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 07/01/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
District of Columbia 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Guam 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Hawaii 2018 Legislative Session 01/17/2018 05/03/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Illinois 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 01/09/2019 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Kansas 2018 Legislative Session
Recess: 04/07/2018
01/08/2018 05/01/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Louisiana 2018 Legislative Session 03/12/2018 06/04/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
Maine 2018 Legislative Session
Recess: 04/18/2018 (est.)
01/03/2018 04/27/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Massachusetts 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 01/02/2019 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Michigan 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Minnesota 2018 Legislative Session 02/20/2018 05/21/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Missouri 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 05/31/2018 (est.) No carryover (annual sessions)
New Hampshire 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 06/30/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
New Jersey 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 01/07/2019 Even-numbered year to odd numbered year
New York 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 01/02/2019 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
North Carolina 2018 Legislative Session 01/10/2018 07/01/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year (limited)
Ohio 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Oklahoma 2018 Legislative Session 02/05/2018 05/25/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Pennsylvania 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 11/30/2018 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Puerto Rico 2018 Legislative Session 01/08/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) First year to second, third, and fourth years
Rhode Island 2018 Legislative Session 01/02/2018 06/30/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
South Carolina 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 05/10/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Tennessee 2018 Legislative Session 01/09/2018 04/27/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
U.S. Virgin Islands 2018 Legislative Session 01/15/2018 12/31/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Vermont 2018 Legislative Session 01/03/2018 05/04/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
Wisconsin 2018 Legislative Session
Recess: 03/23/2018
01/16/2018 01/07/2019 Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year
United States 2018 Legislative Session - 115th Congress 01/05/2018 10/30/2018 (est.) Odd-numbered year to even-numbered year