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STATE SESSIONS INFORMATION

Overview

April 12, 2024

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin are in regular session. The District of Columbia Council and the U.S. Congress are also in session.

 

Kansas is in recess until April 25.

 

Wisconsin’s Senate adjourned on March 12 but the Assembly is in session.

 

The following states adjourned their 2024 legislative sessions on the dates provided: Maryland (April 8) and Idaho (April 10).

 

The following states are expected to adjourn on the dates provided: Kentucky (April 15) and Iowa (April 16).

 

Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin had until April 8 to act on legislation or it became law without signature. South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem had until April 10 to act on legislation or it became law without signature.

 

Oregon Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek has until April 19 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little has until April 22 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has until May 7 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has 15 days from presentment to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Maryland Democratic Gov. Wes Moore has 30 days from presentment to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature.

 

Interim Committees/Prefiles

 

The following states are currently holding interim committee hearings: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, the Texas House, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. North Dakota is filing bill drafts for the 2025 session.

 

Special Elections

 

Georgia held a special election for House District 139 on April 9. According to 270ToWin, Republican Sean Knox got 42.6 percent and Republican Carmen Rice got 42.1 percent of the vote, meaning these two candidates will head to a runoff election since neither got a majority. They both finished ahead of Independent Robert Mallard and Republican Donald Moeller.

 

The following seats are scheduled to be filled by special election on the dates provided: Michigan House districts 13 and 25 (April 16) and Alabama Senate District 9 and Pennsylvania House District 139 (April 23).

 

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