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2011 Legislative Session Calendar

 

2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar

as of December 19, 2011

 State

 Regular
 Session Convened

 Regular Session Adjourned

 Comments

 Special Session Convened

 Special Session Adjourned

 Comments

 Alabama

March 1

June  9

 

 

 

Possible special session – coastal insurance

 Alaska

January 18

April 17 

 

 April 18

 May 14

 

FY'2012 budget, funding for education scholarship, extension of boards and commissions

 Alaska

     

 June 27

 

 June 28

 

Coastal Management

 Arizona

January 10

April 20

 

 January 19

 January 20

Medicaid waiver

Arizona

     

February 14

February 16

Econmic Development

Arizona

      June 10 June 13

Extending unemployment benefits

Arizona

      November 1 November 1

Remove chair from redistricting commission

 Arkansas

January 10

 April 27

Session extended from March 10th

 

 

 

 California

December 6, 2010

 September 9

Organizational session is
Dec. 6, 2010

December 6, 2010

 

 Budget shortfall

 Colorado

January 12

May 11 

 

 

 

 

 Connecticut

January 5

June 8 

 

June 30

 

Budget deficit 

 Delaware

January 11

June 30 

 

 

 

 

 Florida

March 8

May 6 

Organizational session is
Nov. 16, 2010

 

 

 

 Georgia

January 10

April 20

 

 August 15

 August 31

 Redistricting

 Hawaii

January 19

May 5

 

 

 

 

 Idaho

January 10

 April 7

Organizational session is
Dec. 2, 2010

 

 

 

 Illinois

January 12

*

 

 

 

 

 Indiana

January 5**

April 29 

Organizational session is
Nov. 16, 2010

 

 

 

 Iowa

January 10

 June 30

 

 

 

 

 Kansas

January 10

June 1

Organizational session is
Dec. 6, 2010 (House only).

 

 

 

 Kentucky

January 4

 March 9

 

March 14

April 6

Medicaid budget, Graduation

 Louisiana

April 25

June 23 

 

 March 20

 April 13

 Redistricting

 Maine

December 1, 2010

June 29

Organizational session is
Dec. 1, 2010

 September 27

 September 27

 Redistricting

 Maryland

January 12

April 11

 

 October 17

 October 20

 Redistricting

 Massachusetts

January 5

*

Joint rules prohibit formal sessions after the third Wednesday of November. Informal sessions are permitted throughout the year

 

 

 

 Michigan

January 12

*

 

 

 

 

 Minnesota

January 4

 May 23

 

July 19

July 20

FY'2012 Budget

 Mississippi

January 4

April 7

 

 

 

 

 Missouri

January 5

May 30 

 

September 6

 October 25

 Job creation, tax incentives and credits, presidential primary election

 Montana

 January 3

April 28

 

 

 

 

 Nebraska

January 5

May 26

 

 November 1

 

 Keystone XL pipeline

 Nevada

 February 7

June 6 

 

 

 

 

 New Hampshire

January 5

July 1 

 Organizational session is
Dec. 1, 2010

 

 

 

 New Jersey

January 12

*

 

 

 

 

 New Mexico

January 18

March 19 

 

September 6

September 24

Redistricting, unemployment insurance, department consolidations, driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

 New York

January 5

*

 

 

 

 

 North Carolina

January 26

early July

Reconvenes on Nov 7, 2011 

 

 

 

 North Dakota

 January 4

April 28

Organizational session is
Dec. 6, 2010

 November 7

 November 11

 Redistricting, disaster relief, health insurance exchange, nickname

 Ohio

January 3

*

 

 

 

 

 Oklahoma

February 7

 May 20

Organizational session is
Jan. 4, 2011

 

 

 

 Oregon

 February 1

 June 30

Organizational session is
Jan. 10, 2011

 

 

 

 Pennsylvania

January 4

*

 

 

 

 

 Rhode Island

January 4

July 1

 

 

 

 

 South Carolina

January 11

June 29

Session can be extended by 2/3 vote

 July 26

 July 26

Redistricting

 South Dakota

January 11

March 28

 

 October 24

 October 24

 Redistricting

 Tennessee

January 11

May 21

 

 

 

 

 Texas

 January 11

May 30 

 

 May 31

 June 29

 

School funding, healthcare cost containment, Medicaid

 Utah

January 24

March 10 

 

 March 25

 March 25

Repeal government records bill

 Utah

     

July 20

July 20

Judicial, alcohol regulation, bond, prison relocation

 Utah

     

October 3

 

 October 17

 

Redistricting

 

 Vermont

January 5

 May 6

 

 

 

 

 Virginia

January 12

February 27

 

 February 27

 

 Redistricting

 Washington

January 10

April 22

 

 April 26

May 25

Budget

 Washington

     

 November 28

 December 14

2011-2013 Operating budget

 West Virginia

January 12

March 18

 

 August 1

 August 5

Redistricting, taxes, supplemental appropriations 

 West Virginia

     

August 18

 

August 21

 

Redistricting

 

West Virginia

     

November 13

 November 15

Certifying results of Gubernatorial election

 Wisconsin

January 11

*

 

January 4

 

Economic Development

Wisconsin

     

September 29

 

Employment Incentives

 Wyoming

January 11

March 3

 

 

 

 

 American Samoa

January 10

 

 

 

 

 

 District of Columbia

January 3

*

 

 

 

 

 Guam

January 10

*

 

 

 

 

 Northern Mariana Islands

January 10

 

 

 

 

 

 Puerto Rico

January 10

 June 30

Second part runs from
Sept. 15 to Nov. 15.

 

 

 

 U.S. Virgin Islands

January 10

*

 

 

 

 

 

Key
* = Legislature meets throughout the year.

** = Constitutional opening date; may be changed during the organizational session.

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Legislative Management Program
NCSL--Denver
303-364-7700

 

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