STATE SESSIONS INFORMATION

States In Session - Updated 12/06/2021

Overview

Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are in regular session. The District of Columbia Council and U.S. Congress are also in session.

North Carolina is scheduled to go into recess on December 10 and reconvene on December 30.

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan called the legislature into a special session on December 6 to adopt newly drawn and controversial legislative maps and to consider more than 20 veto overrides, reports The Washington Post.

New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the legislature into a special session on December 6 to finalize and approve new legislative district maps, as well as appropriate outstanding federal COVID-19 relief funds, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to call the legislature into a special session on December 7 to consider income tax cuts, reports Arkansas Online.

Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to call lawmakers into a special session on December 13 to replenish the state’s rental assistance fund and extend eviction protections, reports OPB.

Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little had until November 29 to act on legislation or it became law without signature.

Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has 20 days after delivery, Sundays excepted, to sign or veto legislation or it becomes law without signature. Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has 60 days from presentment to sign or veto legislation or it becomes law without signature. Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills must act on legislation presented within 10 days of adjournment or it becomes law unless returned within three days after the next meeting of the same legislature. Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts has five days from presentment to sign or veto legislation, Sundays excepted, or it becomes law without signature. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has five days from presentment, Sundays excepted, to sign or veto legislation or it is pocket vetoed. New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has 45 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, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida House, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi House and Senate, Missouri House and Senate, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire House and Senate, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma House and Senate, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina House and Senate, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

The following states are currently posting 2022 bill drafts, prefiles and interim studies: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri House and Senate, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

Special Elections

New Hampshire House District 6 will hold a special election on December 7. Connecticut House District 116 and Iowa Senate District 1 will hold special elections on December 14.

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