2018 State Legislative Session Calendar

11/2/2018

The map below provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory.

Click on any state to find information on regular session dates, and if necessary, special session dates.  If you would like the session calendar in table form or would like to print the information, go to the PDF version.

Organizational Session | Adjourned | Not yet convened

In Special Session | In Session | In Regular/Special Session

* Legislature meets throughout the year

21 states have 1-5 disasters, 20 states have 6-10 disasters and 8 states have 11 or more disasters AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DC* DE FL GA HI IL* IN IA KS KY LA ME MA* MD MI* MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ* NM NY* NC ND OH* OK OR PA* RI SC SD TN TX UT VA WA WV WI* WY VT ID PR AS GU* MP VI*

Alabama

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 5 Jun. 18 Organizational Session Convenes Jan. 8
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     

Alaska

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 15 Apr. 14  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Arizona

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Late April  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Arkansas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Mar. 14  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

California

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Dec. 3 2018 Legislature meets throughout the year. Organization session convenes 12/3/2018
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Colorado

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 4 May 3  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Connecticut

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Jun. 5  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Delaware

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Jun. 30  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Florida

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 5 May 3  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Georgia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Early April  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Hawaii

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 16 May 2  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Idaho

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 Early April  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Illinois

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Indiana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 3 Apr. 29 Organization Day 11/20/18
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Iowa

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 May 3  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Kansas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Mid May  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Kentucky

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Mar. 29  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Louisiana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Apr. 8 Jun. 6  
 

Maine

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 2 June 19  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Maryland

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Apr. 8  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Massachusetts

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 2 * Legislature meets throughout the year
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Michigan

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Minnesota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 May 20  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Mississippi

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Apr. 7  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Missouri

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 May 17  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Montana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 May 1  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Nebraska

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Jun. 6  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Nevada

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 4 Jun. 3  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New Hampshire

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 2 Late June Organization Day 12/05/18
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New Jersey

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New Mexico

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 15 Mar. 16  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New York

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

North Carolina

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Mid July  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     
     

North Dakota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 3 Apr. 26 Organizational Session 12/3/18-12/5/18
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Ohio

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Oklahoma

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 4 May 31  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Oregon

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 22 Jun. 30  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Pennsylvania

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 1 * Legislature meets throughout the year  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Rhode Island

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 1 Mid July  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

South Carolina

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 May 9  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

South Dakota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Mar. 29  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Tennessee

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Late April  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Texas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 May 27  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Utah

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 28 Mar. 14  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Vermont

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Mid May Town Meeting Week March 4-8
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     

Virginia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Mar. 10  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Washington

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Apr. 28  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

West Virginia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 9 Mar. 9  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

     

Wisconsin

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Wyoming

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Early March  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

American Samoa

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
TBD    
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

District of Columbia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 2 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Guam

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
TBD  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Northern Mariana Islands

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
TBD    
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Puerto Rico

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Nov. 30 Summer Recess Jul. 1 - Aug. 11
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Virgin Islands

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments