Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Status

July 25, 2011 - as of 3:15 p.m. Mountain Standard Time

Forty-six states and Puerto Rico begin fiscal year (FY) 2012 on July 1, 2011.[1] In developing their FY 2012 budgets, states face a cumulative budget shortfall of $86 billion.[2] Resolving these massive gaps can complicate, and often lengthen, state budget deliberations.

To date, 50 states and Puerto Rico have enacted budgets for FY 2012. So far this year, five states have needed to extend their sessions or meet in special sessions to deliberate further on the budget.

The table below details the current status of FY 2012 budgets in the states.

FY 2012 Budget Status

State

FY 2012 Budget Enacted

Scheduled Regular Session Adjournment Date[3]

Session Extended or Special Session called to Deal with the
FY 2012 Budget

Actual Regular/Special Session Adjournment Date

Budget Not Enacted by the Start of the New Fiscal Year

Alabama (A)

 x

mid June

 

 

 

Alaska (A)

x

April 17, 2011

 x

May 14, 2011 (Special Session)

 

Arizona (A)

 x

late April

 

April 20, 2011

 

Arkansas (A)

 x

March 10, 2011

 

April 27, 2011

 

California (A)

x

September 9

 

 

 

Colorado (A)

 x

May 11, 2011

 

May 11, 2011

 

Connecticut (B)

 x

June 8, 2011

 

 

 

Delaware (A)

 x

June 30, 2011

 

 

 

Florida (A)

 x

May 6, 2011

 

May 6, 2011

 

Georgia (A)

 x

mid April

 

April 20, 2011

 

Hawaii (B)

x

mid May

 

May 5, 2011

 

Idaho (A)

 x

late March

 

April 7, 2011

 

Illinois (A)

x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Indiana (B)

 x

April 29, 2011

 

April 29, 2011

 

Iowa (A)

 x

late April

 x

 

 

Kansas (A)

 x

late May

 

May 13, 2011

 

Kentucky (B)

 x*

March 22, 2011

 

March 9, 2011

 

Louisiana (A)

x

June 23, 2011

 

 

 

Maine (B)

 x

June 15, 2011

 

 

 

Maryland (A)

 x

early April

 

April 11, 2011

 

Massachusetts (A)

x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

x

Michigan (A)

 x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Minnesota (B)

x

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

 x

Mississippi (A)

 x

early April

 

April 7, 2011

 

Missouri (A)

 x

May 30, 2011

 

May 30, 2011

 

Montana (B)

 x

late April

 

April 28, 2011

 

Nebraska (B)

 x

early June

 

May 26, 2011

 

Nevada (B)

 x

June 6, 2011

 

June 6, 2011

 

New Hampshire (B)

 x

July 1, 2011

 

 

 

New Jersey (A)

x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

New Mexico (A)

 x

March 19, 2011

 

March 19, 2011

 

New York (A)

 x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

North Carolina (B)

 x

early July

 

 

 

North Dakota (B)

 x

late April

 

April 28, 2011

 

Ohio (B)

x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Oklahoma (A)

 x

May 27, 2011

 

May 20, 2011

 

Oregon (B)

 x

late June

 

 

 

Pennsylvania (A)

 x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Puerto Rico (A)

 x

June 30, 2011

 

 

 

Rhode Island (A)

 x

late June

 

 

 

South Carolina (A)

 x

June 2, 2011

 

 

 

South Dakota (A)

 x

mid March

 

March 28, 2011

 

Tennessee (A)

 x

mid May

 

May 21, 2011

 

Texas (B)

 x

May 30, 2011

 x

 

 

Utah (A)

 x

March 10, 2011

 

March 28, 2011

 

Vermont (A)

 x

mid May

 

May 6, 2011

 

Virginia (B)

 x*

February 26, 2011

 

February 27, 2011

 

Washington (B)

 x

April 24, 2011

 x

April 22, 2011

 

West Virginia (A)

 x

mid March

 

March 18, 2011

 

Wisconsin (B)

x

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Legislature meets throughout the year.

 

Wyoming (B)

 x*

early March

 

March 3, 2011

 

Totals

51

 

5

 

2

Key: (A) = annual budget; (B) = biennial budget; (*) biennial budget passed during 2010 legislative session.

Source: NCSL and State Legislative and Executive websites.

[1] For more information on state budget cycles please visit http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=12645.

[2] For more information on state budget gaps please see NCSL’s State Budget Update: March 2011. http://www.ncsl.org/?TabId=22549.

[3] For more information on 2011 legislative sessions please see http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=21346