states session information

STATE SESSIONS INFORMATION

Overview

December 3, 2022

Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio are in regular session. The District of Columbia Council and the U.S. Congress are also in session.

 

North Carolina was scheduled to adjourn on July 1; however, the adjournment resolution calls for the regular session to reconvene for monthly mini sessions through December. The legislature completed their most recent session on November 17. The next and last mini session of the year is scheduled for December 13.

 

California and Pennsylvania adjourned their 2022 legislative sessions sine die on November 30.

 

The following are scheduled to adjourn their 2022 legislative sessions sine die on the dates provided: the District of Columbia, Michigan and Ohio (December 31).

 

Connecticut lawmakers extended the state’s gas tax holiday through December 31 in a special session on November 28, reports The Hartford Courant. The $200 million package also allocated funding for free buses, one-time bonuses for essential workers during the pandemic and heating oil assistance programs.

 

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to call the legislature into a special session on December 5 to pass a new tax on oil industry profits, reports PBS.

 

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that state legislators have agreed to hold a special session to address the state’s deteriorating property insurance market and provide property tax rebates to areas affected by Hurricane Ian, reports Politico. On November 22, the Senate issued a press release setting the dates of the special session from December 12-16.

 

Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has until December 30 to act on legislation or it will become law without signature. Delaware Democratic Gov. John Carney has 10 days from presentment, Sundays excepted, to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has five days from presentment to act on legislation or it is pocket vetoed. New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has 10 days from presentment, Sundays excepted, to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has 10 days from presentment to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature.

 

Interim Committees/Prefiles

 

The following states are currently holding 2022 interim committee hearings: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida House and Senate, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois House and Senate, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi House and Senate, Missouri House and Senate, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire House and Senate, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma House and Senate, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina House and Senate, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas House and Senate, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 

The following states are currently posting 2023 bill drafts, prefiles and interim studies: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri House, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina Senate, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.

 

Special Elections

 

Utah Senate District 13 held a special election on November 20, reports KSL. Democrat Nate Boulin, a first-time candidate who defeated longtime incumbent Sen. Gene Davis by over 70 percent in the primary, won the seat over Republican Roger Stout with 72 percent of the vote, reports Elections Utah.

 

The following seats will be filled by special elections on the dates provided: Louisiana Senate Districts 15 and 17 (December 10), Georgia House District 129 (December 20) and Virginia Senate District 7 and House District 35 (January 10).

 

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