Legislative Sessions and the Coronavirus

4/3/2020

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NCSL is tracking the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have on state legislatures, including suspension or postponement of legislative sessions. As of April 3, 2020, at least 26 legislatures (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin) have postponed their legislative session. 

This information will be updated regularly. For information on regular legislative session dates click here. In addition, NCSL is also tracking the postponement or suspension of committee meetings, reduced public access or temporary closure of state capitols and remote participation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

State Session Status 
Alabama Postponed until April 28.
Alaska Recessed on March 29 until further notice.
Arizona Adourned until April 13.
Arkansas Special session March 26-28 on budget. Adjourned until April 8.
California Suspended until April 13. 
Colorado Adjourned until April 13.
Connecticut Adjourned until April 13.
Delaware Postponed until further notice.
Florida Adjourned sine die March 19.
Georgia Special session March 16. Adjourned until a future date.
Hawaii Suspended indefinitely.
Idaho Senate adourned sine die on March 19. House adjourned sine die March 20.
Illinois House adjourned until futher notice. Senate adjourned until April 28.
Indiana Adjourned sine die on March 11.
Iowa Suspended until April 15. 
Kansas Adjourned until April 27.
Kentucky Adjourned until April 13.
Louisiana Reconvened March 31. Adjourned until further notice.
Maine Adjourned sine die on March 17.
Maryland Adjourned sine die March 18.
Massachusetts No suspension or postponement of the legislative session has been announced.
Michigan Adjourned until April 7.
Minnesota Suspended legislative floor sessions and committee hearings until April 14.
Mississippi Adjourned until further notice.
Missouri Senate adjourned until April 3. House adjourned until April 7 for a technical session.
Montana Not in session in 2020; interim committee meetings canceled. 
Nebraska Adjourned until further notice.
Nevada Not in session in 2020; most interim committee meetings have been canceled through March.
New Hampshire Adjourned until May 4.
New Jersey Assembly convened via teleconference March 25. Assembly adjourned until May 4. Senate adjourned until a date and time to be announced. 
New Mexico Adjourned sine die Feb. 20.   
New York Assembly last convened March 18. Senate adjourned until further notice.
North Carolina Not currently in session. Next session April 28.
North Dakota Not in session in 2020. A couple of committee meetings have been canceled.
Ohio Next voting session on April 28.
Oklahoma House and Senate closed through April 6. Special session convening April 6.
Oregon Adjourned sine die March 8.
Pennsylvania House and Senate convened floor sessions using remote participation and voting week of March 23.
Rhode Island Canceled session and committees through April 10.
South Carolina Adjourned until April 8.
South Dakota Adjourned sine die March 30.
Tennessee Will recess until June 1 following week of March 16. All legislative offices will be closed for two weeks beginning March 23.
Texas  Not in session in 2020; Senate interim committees postponed.
Utah Adjourned sine die March 12.
Vermont Session and committee meetings held week of March 23. 
Virginia Adjourned sine die March 12.
Washington Adjourned sine die March 12.
Washington, D.C. No suspension or postponement of the legislative session has been announced.
West Virginia Adjourned sine die March 7.
Wisconsin Postponed Senate's March floor period. May call extraordinary session this spring. Assembly adjourned in February. 
Wyoming Adjourned sine die March 12.
Puerto Rico  
American Samoa  
Guam Postponed indefinitely. 
Northern Mariana Islands Suspended as of March 16.
Virgin Islands Convened emergency session on March 27.