2020 State Legislative Session Calendar

10/30/2020

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 Sine Die | Not Yet Convened

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

Adjourned, Suspended or Postponed Related to COVID-19

 

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Alabama

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 4 May 18  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments  
     

Alaska

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 21 May 19  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     

Arizona

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 May 26  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Arkansas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
April 8 April 24  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 26 Mar. 28

Budget

California

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 Aug. 31  

COVID-19: Reconvened May 4.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Colorado

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 June 15  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Connecticut

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 5 April 21  

COVID-19: Adjourned sine die May 6.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 23
Sept. 29
Sept. 30

July 28
Oct. 2
Oct. 2

Voting, police, health
Judges
Eversource Utility Co.

Delaware

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Jun. 30  

COVID-19: Reconvened May 26.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 1 December 31

Unfinished business

Florida

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Mar. 19  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Georgia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 June 26  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
March 16 March 16

Public health emergency

Hawaii

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 15 July 10  

COVID-19: Reconvened June 22.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Oct. 5 Oct. 6

(Senate) Judicial appointments

Idaho

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 Mar. 20  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
August 24 August 26

Election, COVID-19 liability issues

Illinois

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8       *  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
May 20 November 17

Budget, health emergency

Indiana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 Mar. 11  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Iowa

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 June 14  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Kansas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 May 21  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jun. 3 Jun. 4

COVID-19 Economic Security

Kentucky

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 April 15  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Louisiana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 9 Jun. 1  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jun. 1
Sept. 28
Jun. 30
Oct. 23

Budget
Health emergency powers/voting

 

Maine

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Mar. 17  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
August 24 August 24

Senate appointment confirmations

Maryland

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Mar. 18  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Massachusetts

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

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Michigan

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Minnesota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 11 May 18  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments

June 12
July 13
Aug. 12

Sept. 11
Oct. 12

June 19
July 21
Aug.12

Sept. 18
Oct. 15

Police reform, economy
Police reform
Extend COVID-19 emergency
Peacetime emergency extension
COVID-19 peacetime emergency

Mississippi

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 Oct. 10  

COVID 19: Reconvened May 7.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Missouri

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 May 17  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 27 Sept. 16

Rise in violent crime

Montana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
    No regular session in 2020
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Nebraska

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 August 13  

COVID-19: Reconvened July 20.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 23 Mar. 25

Emergency funding

Nevada

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
    No regular session in 2020
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 8
July 31
July 19
August 6
COVID-19; Budget
COVID-19; Black Lives Matter

New Hampshire

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 June 30 Veto session: 09/16/2020 -09/16/2020

COVID-19: House reconvenes June 11. Senate reconvenes June 16.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New Jersey

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

 

New Mexico

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 21 Feb. 20  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jun. 18 June 22

Budget

New York

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8      *  

COVID-19: Resumed session May 26.

   

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

North Carolina

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
April 28 Sept. 3  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     
     

North Dakota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
    No regular session in 2020
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Ohio

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 15   *

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Oklahoma

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 3 May 29  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
April 6 May 30

Health emergency

Oregon

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 3 Mar. 8  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
June 24

Aug. 10
June 26

Aug. 10

Police accountability, Coronavirus pandemic
Rebalance state budget

Pennsylvania

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7   *  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Rhode Island

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7      *  

COVID-19: Reconvening week of July 13.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

South Carolina

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14      *  

COVID-19: Reconvenes June 17.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

South Dakota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 Mar. 30  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Oct. 5 Nov. 5

COVID-19 fund use

Tennessee

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14 June 19  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Aug. 10 Aug. 12

COVID-19, demonstration rights

Texas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
    No regular session in 2020
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Utah

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 27 Mar. 12  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
April 16
April 23
June 18
August 20
April 23
April 30
June 18
August 20

Health emergency
Unfinished business
COVID-19, other business
2021 Budget adjustment

Vermont

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 7 Sept. 25  

COVID-19: Quorum April 8 on remote voting.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     

Virginia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 8 Mar. 12 Virginia House veto session April 22.
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Apr.11, 2018
Aug. 20, 2018
July 9, 2019
Aug. 18

Oct. 10

Oct. 10
 

Oct. 10
Oct. 16

Budget

House of Delegates Districts

Gun violence
Budget, criminal justice, police reform

Washington

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 Mar. 12  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

West Virginia

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

Wisconsin

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 14
 
May 7   

 

   

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 28
Feb.11
April 4
April 7

August 31
April 14 
Feb. 25
April 4
April 8

Sept. 30
Dairy crisis
School aid/property tax
Election delay
In person voting 4/7 election
Police accountability

Wyoming

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 10 Mar. 12   
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
May 15 May 16

Federal funding distribution

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
Jan. 13 Dec. 31

COVID-19: Reconvened.

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Sept. 14 TBD

Budget Bill

Northern Mariana Islands

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
TBD    
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Puerto Rico

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 June 30  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 21
Sept. 16
Aug. 9
Oct. 5

Unfinished business
Unfinished business

Virgin Islands

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 * Legislature meets throughout the year.

COVID-19: Reconvened May 7.

 

 

 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
August 25 August 28

Matching fund securitization