STATE SESSIONS INFORMATION

Overview

May 18, 2022

Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are in regular session. The District of Columbia Council and the U.S. Congress are also in session.

 

North Carolina is in recess until May 18 where the legislature will reconvene to propose adjustments for the 2022-2023 biennial budget in their “Short Session.” According to Willard and Smith, other high-profile topics that will likely be considered are sports wagering legislation, legalization of medical marijuana and the expansion of Medicaid.

 

Kansas is in recess until May 23, reports KSHB. The Kansas Supreme Court is reviewing the Republican’s new congressional and legislative districts and a ruling is expected by May 23. Usually, the legislature would reconvene for a single day set aside for an annual adjournment ceremony, but how long they reconvene this year hinges on the court’s ruling and whether the Republican-controlled legislature will need to once again tackle redistricting.

 

The following states adjourned their 2022 legislative sessions sine die on the dates provided: Hawaii (May 5), Colorado (May 11), the Missouri Senate, South Carolina and Vermont (May 12), and the Missouri House (May 13).

 

The following states are scheduled to adjourn their 2022 legislative sessions sine die on the dates provided: Minnesota (May 16) and Alaska (May 18).

 

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation calling the legislature into a second special session on May 23, reports Fox13 News. The purpose of this special session, Special Session D, is to consider legislation related to property insurance, reinsurance, changes to the Florida Building Code, the Office of Insurance Regulation, civil remedies and appropriations. The special session is scheduled to conclude on May 27.

 

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp had until May 14 to act on legislation or it became law without signature.

 

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has until May 31 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has until June 10 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson has until June 27 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Hawaii Democratic Gov. David Ige has until July 12 to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has 20 days from presentment, Sundays excluded, to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Connecticut Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont has 15 days from presentment 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. Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has 60 days from presentment to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has 10 days from presentment, Sundays excepted, to act on 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. Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has 15 days from presentment to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts has five days from presentment, Sunday’s excepted, to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster has two days after the next meeting of the legislature to act on legislation or it becomes law. Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee has 10 days from presentment, Sundays excluded, to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature. Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott has five days from presentment, excluding Sundays, to act on legislation or it becomes law without signature.

 

Interim Committees/Prefiles

 

The following states are currently holding 2022 interim committee hearings: Arkansas, Connecticut, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

 

Special Elections

 

The following seats will be filled by special elections on the dates provided: Pennsylvania House District 5 and South Carolina House District 97 (May 17), and New York Assembly District 58 and South Carolina House District 18 (May 24).

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