2021 State Legislative Session Calendar

11/22/2021

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.

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Alabama

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 2 May 17  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments  
Sept. 27
Oct. 28
Oct. 1
Nov. 5
New prison
Redistricting

Alaska

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 19 May 19  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
May 20
June 23
Aug. 16
Oct. 4

June 18
June 28
Sept. 14
Nov. 2

State operating budget
Budget
Appropriations
Fiscal plan

Arizona

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 June 30  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
June 15 June 17

Wildfire funding

Arkansas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 Oct. 15 In recess beginning 4/28/21; Reconvenes in Sept. TBA
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Aug. 4 Aug. 6

COVID, unemployment

California

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 4 Sept. 10 Organizational session 12/07/20
Ceremonial opening 12/07/20; Regular session reconvene date delayed from 01/04/21 to 01/11/21
Summer recess 07/16/21 - 08/16/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Colorado

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 June 8 Session paused due to COVID 01/15/21; Reconvened 02/16/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Connecticut

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 June 9  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
June 15
July 14
Sept. 27

June 17
July 14
Sept. 27

Legalization of marijuana
COVID-19 Health Declaration
Public health emergency renewal 

Delaware

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12 June 30  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 1 Jan. 11, 2022

Unfinished business, redistricting

Florida

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 2 Apr. 30 Organizational session 11/17/20
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
May 17
Nov. 15
May 21
Nov. 19

Gaming compact
Vaccine mandates

Georgia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 Mar. 31  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Nov. 3 Nov. 24

Redistricting

Hawaii

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 20 Apr. 29  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 6
July 28
Oct. 27
July 8
Aug. 27
Oct. 29

Veto overrides
Senate confirmations
Confirmations

Idaho

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 Dec. 31 Organizational session 12/03/20
Session paused 03/19/21 due to COVID; Reconvened 04/06/21
Senate adjourned sine die; House recessed 5/12/21; House reconvened 11/15/21
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Illinois

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13  *

House session days canceled through end of February, except 02/10/21 to adopt new rules; Senate meets 02/9/21
Adjourned to the call 03/18/21
Projected veto session: 10/19/21 - 10/28/21
Adjourned to the call 06/16/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments

Aug. 31
Sept. 9

Aug. 31
Sept. 13
 

Redistricting
Energy policy

Indiana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 4 Nov. 15 Organizational session 11/17/20
Recessed 05/10/21; Expected to resume in Nov.; adjourns sine die by 11/15/21
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Iowa

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 May 19  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Oct. 5
Oct. 28
Oct.. 5
Oct. 28

Redistricting
Redistricting

Kansas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 May 26 Organizational session 12/07/20
Recess 05/07/21 – 05/26/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Nov, 22 Dec. 3

COVID-19 Vaccine mandates

Kentucky

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 5 Mar. 30 Organizational day 01/05/21
Recess 01/06/21 - 02/01/21
Part 2 of session begins 02/02/21; Veto recess 03/17/21 - 03/29/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Sept. 7 Sept.9 Legislatures Response to COVID

Louisiana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Apr. 12 June 10 Veto session 07/20/21 – 07/21/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

 

Maine

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Dec. 2 Mar. 30 Organizational session 12/02/20
Recess 12/02/20 - TBD
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Apr. 28
Sept. 29
July 19
Sept. 29

Unfinished business
Special session recess 06/18/21 - 06/30/21
Redistricting

Maryland

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

 

Massachusetts

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 * Legislature meets throughout the year
Formal session ends 11/17/21
Informal session 11/18/21 - 01/04/22
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Michigan

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

 

Minnesota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 5 May 17  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments

June 14

July 7

Unfinished budget business

Mississippi

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 5 Apr. 1  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Missouri

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 May 30 House session canceled week of 01/18/21 due to COVID
Veto session 09/15/21
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
June 23 June 30

Medicaid funding

Montana

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 4 Apr. 29  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Nebraska

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 May 27  

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Sept. 13 Sept. 30

Redistricting

Nevada

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 1 June 1  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Nov. 12 Nov. 16 Redistricting

New Hampshire

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 July 1

Organizational session December 2, 2020
Recess 06/10/21-06/24/21
Adjourned to the call 07/01/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New Jersey

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12 * Legislature meets throughout the year.
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

New Mexico

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 19 Mar. 20  
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Mar. 30 Mar. 31

Cannabis legalization

New York

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6      * In recess 06/10/21

 

   

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Sept. 1 Sept. 10

Eviction Moratorium Extension

North Carolina

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 Nov. 30 Organizational session 01/13/21
Session convenes 1/27/21
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     
     

North Dakota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 5 Apr. 30 Organizational session 12/01/20
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Nov. 8 Nov. 12

Redistricting

Ohio

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 4   *

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Oklahoma

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 1 May 27 Organizational session 01/05/21
Recess 01/06/21-02/01/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Nov. 15 Dec. 15

Redistricting

Oregon

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 21 June 26 Organizational session 01/11/21
Session start pushed back 2 days from 01/19/21 due to security concerns
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Sept. 20 Sept. 27

Redistricting

Pennsylvania

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 5   *

Recess 04/28/21 – 05/24/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Rhode Island

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 5      * Adjourned to the call 07/01/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

South Carolina

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12      * Organizational session 12/01/20
Senate meeting virtually for committees until 01/21/21. House meeting virtually for committees until 01/26/21.
In recess 06/10/21-06/21/21
Budget session 06/08/21 - 06/29/21
Adjourned 06/29/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Dec. 6 TBD

Redistricting

South Dakota

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12 Mar. 29 Recess 03/12/21 - 03/28/21; Veto consideration 03/29/21
 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Nov. 8
Nov. 9
Nov. 11
Nov. 9
Redistricting
Atty. Gen. impeachment

Tennessee

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12 May 5 Organizational session 01/12/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 19
Oct. 18
Oct. 27
Jan. 22
Nov. 17
Oct. 30

Education 
Economic development
COVID mandates

Texas

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12 May 31  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
July 8
Aug. 7
Sept. 20
Aug. 6
Sept. 2
Oct. 19

Unfinished business
Bail, Elections, COVID-19
Unfinished business

Utah

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 19 Mar. 5  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
May 19
Nov. 9
May 19
Nov. 10

Restricted unfinished business
Redistricting

Vermont

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 6 May 21 Recess week of 03/01/21 for Town Meeting Day 03/02/21
Veto session, re: S107, possible 06/23/21; possibly reconvenes 10/19/21

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
     

Virginia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 13 Feb. 8  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 10
Aug. 2

Mar. 1
Nov. 1

Unfinished business
Federal funding distribution - adjourned to the call 08/16/21

Washington

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 Apr. 25  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

Special session possible in September, re: transportation package

West Virginia

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 10 Apr. 10 Organizational session 01/13/21
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
June 7
June 24
Oct. 11
June 7
July 24
Oct. 20
Budget surplus
Appropriations
Redistricting
     

Wisconsin

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 4
 
* Organizational session 01/04/21

 

   

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 19

May 25

July 27
May 18

May 25

July 28
Unemployment insurance system
Medicaid and BadgerCare
University of Wisconsin funding

Wyoming

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 12 Apr. 7 Session paused until 8-day virtual session 01/27/21 - 02/05/21; Reconvened in-person 03/01/21 if health metrics allow
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Oct. 26 Nov. 3 Covid-19 vaccine mandates

American Samoa

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 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. 11 *

 

Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Northern Mariana Islands

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Feb. 11 TBD Organizational session 01/11/21
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Puerto Rico

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 Nov. 16  
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
   

 

Virgin Islands

Regular Session
Convene Adjourn Comments
Jan. 11 * Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

 

 

 
Special Session
Convene Adjourn Comments