2012 Legislative Session Calendar

as of August 3, 2012

 State

 Regular
 Session Convened

 Regular Session Adjourned

 Comments

 Special Session Convened

 Special Session Adjourned

 Comments

 Alabama

February 7

 May 16

 

 May 17

 May 24

 Redistricting, immigration, finances

 Alaska

January 17

April 16

 

 April 18

 April 30

 

Oil & gas production taxes, sex crimes

 Arizona

January 10

May 3

 

     

 Arkansas

February 13

 March 9

Fiscal Session – session may be extended by ¾ votes by both Houses but cannot exceed 15 calendar days

 

 

 

 California

January 4

 August 31

 

 

 

 

 Colorado

January 11

May 9

 

 May 14

 May 16

Water projects, civil unions, driving under the influence, unemployment insurance

 Connecticut

February 8

May 9

 

     

 Delaware

January 10

June 30 

ADJOURNED

     

 Florida

January 10

March 9

 

 March 14

 March 28

 Redistricting

 Georgia

January 9

March 29

       

 Hawaii

January 18

May 3

       

 Idaho

January 9

 March 29

       

 Illinois

January 11

*

       

 Indiana

January 4**

March 10

Organizational session is
November 22, 2011

     

 Iowa

January 9

 May 9

       

 Kansas

 January 9

 June 1

session was extended from
March 31

     

 Kentucky

January 3

 April 12

 

 April 16

 

 April 20

 

Transportation cabinet funding and illegal prescription drug abuse

 Louisiana

March 12

June 4

Organizational session is
January 9, 2012 

     

 Maine

January 4

May 31

       

 Maryland

January 11

April 9

 

 May 14

 May 16

 Tax package

       

Aug 9

 

 

Expanded gaming

 Massachusetts

January 4

*

Joint rules prohibit formal sessions afterJuly 31. Informal sessions are permitted throughout the year

 

 

 

 Michigan

January 11

*

 

 

 

 

 Minnesota

January 24

 May 9

 

     

 Mississippi

 January 3

May 3

 

     

 Missouri

January 4

May 30 

 

     

 Montana

 

 

No regular session in 2012

     

 Nebraska

January 4

 April 18

 

 

 

 

 Nevada

 

 

No regular session in 2012 

 

 

 

 New Hampshire

January 4

July 1 

ADJOURNED

 

 

 

 New Jersey

January 10

*

 

 

 

 

 New Mexico

January 17

February 16

 

     

 New York

January 4

*

 

     

 North Carolina

January 4

 July 3

ADJOURNED

     

 North Dakota

 

 

 No regular session in 2012 

     

 Ohio

January 3

*

 

 

 

 

 Oklahoma

February 6

 May 25

 

 

 

 

 Oregon

 February 1

March 5

 

 

 

 

 Pennsylvania

January 3

*

 

 

 

 

 Rhode Island

January 3

June 13

ADJOURNED

 October

 

 Potential special session: pensions

 South Carolina

January 11

Nov 12

session was extended from June 7

     

 South Dakota

January 10

March 19

 

     

 Tennessee

January 10

May 1

 

     

 Texas

 

 

No regular session in 2012

     

 Utah

January 23

March 8

 

 June 20

 June 20

 Public education budget, alcohol control act, AG issues, 2012 ballot issues, accreditation for nursing education programs

 Vermont

January 3

May 22

 

     

 Virginia

 January 11

 March 10

 

 March 10

 May 15

 Budget

 Washington

 January 9

 March 8

 

 March 12

 April 10

 FY'2013 budget

       

April 11

April 11

FY'2013 budget

 West Virginia

January 11

March 16

 

 March 16

 March 16

Energy/manufacturing tax credit, supplemental appropriations

 Wisconsin

January 10

*

 

     

 Wyoming

 February 13

 March 8

 

 

 

 

 American Samoa

January 10

 

 

 

 

 

 District of Columbia

January 2

*

 

 

 

 

 Guam

January 10

*

 

 

 

 

 Northern Mariana Islands

January 10

 

 

 

 

 

 Puerto Rico

January 10

 June 30

ADJOURNED

 

 

 

 U.S. Virgin Islands

January 10

*

 

 

 

 

Key:
*=Legislature meets throughout the year.

**=Date for convening will be determined during the organizational session.

Contact for More Information
Legislative Management Program
NCSL—Denver
(303) 364-7700