Legislative Sessions and the Coronavirus

9/25/2020

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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 September 25, 2020, no legislatures 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, changes in legislative procedures and operations, and remote participation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

State Session Status 
Alabama Adjourned sine die May 18.
Alaska Adjourned sine die May 20.
Arizona Adjourned sine die May 26.
Arkansas Special session March 26-28 on budget. Adjourned sine die April 24.
California Assembly resumed regular session on July 27. Adjourned sine die August 31.
Colorado Adjourned sine die June 15.
Connecticut Adjourned sine die May 6. Special session July 23.
Delaware Reconvened May 26. Special session July 1.
Florida Adjourned sine die March 19.
Georgia Reconvened June 15.
Hawaii Reconvened June 22.
Idaho Senate adourned sine die March 19. House adjourned sine die March 20. Special session August 24 on election, COVID-19 liability issues.
Illinois Special session May 20.
Indiana Adjourned sine die March 11.
Iowa Adjourned sine die June 14.
Kansas Special session June 3-4.
Kentucky Adjourned sine die April 15.
Louisiana Adjourned sine die June 1. Special session June 1-30 on Budget.
Maine Adjourned sine die March 17. Senate special session August 24.
Maryland Adjourned sine die March 18.
Massachusetts Convened April 30.
Michigan Convened April 7. Canceled session week of August 3. Session to resume August 12.
Minnesota Adjourned sine die May 18. Special session June 12. Special session July 13. Special session August 12.
Mississippi Reconvened May 7. 
Missouri Adjourned sine die May 17. Special session July 27. 
Montana Not in session in 2020. Some interim committee meetings cancelled in March and April. Interim resumed in June with conference and video calls and hybrid committee meetings.
Nebraska Reconvened regular session July 20. Adjourned sine die August 13.
Nevada Not in session in 2020. Special session July 8 on COVID-19, budget. Special session July 31 on COVID-19, Black Lives Matter.
New Hampshire House reconvened June 11. Senate reconvened June 16.
New Jersey Assembly convened via teleconference March 25. Assembly and Senate scheduled quorum April 9. Senate remote voting session April 13.
New Mexico Special session June 18.   
New York Resumed session May 26.
North Carolina Convened April 29. Adjourned sine die September 3.
North Dakota Not in session in 2020. A couple of committee meetings have been canceled.
Ohio Next voting session April 28.
Oklahoma Adjourned sine die May 29.
Oregon Adjourned sine die March 8. Special session on August 10 on rebalancing state budget.
Pennsylvania House and Senate convened floor sessions using remote participation and voting week of March 23.
Rhode Island Reconvening week of July 13.
South Carolina Adjourned sine die on May 14. Reconvenes June 23, re: federal CARES Act. 
South Dakota Adjourned sine die March 30.
Tennessee Adjourned June 19. Special session August 10 on COVID-19, demonstration rights.
Texas  Not in session in 2020; Senate interim committees postponed.
Utah Adjourned sine die March 12. Special sessions April 16, April 17 and April 23. Adjourned special session sine die April 23. Special session June 18. Special session August 20.
Vermont Quorum on April 8. 
Virginia Adjourned sine die March 12. Veto session on April 22. Special session August 18.
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 Adjourned sine die May 13. Special session August 31.
Wyoming Adjourned sine die March 12.
Puerto Rico Adjourned sine die June 30. Special session July 21. Special session Sept. 16.
American Samoa  
Guam Reconvened April 16. Special session Sept. 14.
Northern Mariana Islands Reconvened April 21.
Virgin Islands Reconvened May 7. Special session August 25.