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As you may have already seen, the COVID-19 outbreak and preventative public health measures are having a significant impact on legislative schedules and hearings around the country. Schedules are evolving rapidly.  As of (10:09 AM on 3/30/20), here are the latest schedule updates impacting legislation at the state and federal level. Please continue to check back, as we will provide continued updates. For more information, visit AKC’s legislative action center at www.AKCGR.org.

ALABAMA – Committee meetings next week (3/23) have been canceled, and no quorum in the House is expected for its floor session on 3/26.  Both the House and Senate are expected to reconvene on 3/31.  At that time a joint decision will be made as to future legislative meeting days.
ALASKA – Passed budget, adjourned for now, may return later in the year
ARIZONA – Adjourned until April 13, unless Speaker and Senate President decide otherwise.
ARKANSAS – Convenes 4/8.
CALIFORNIA – Suspended session from 3/20- 4/13.
COLORADO – House and Senate in session March 30.
CONNECTICUT – The Capitol Complex will be closed until Sunday, April 12th.
DELAWARE – General Assembly postponing until further notice.
FLORIDA – Budget only.
GEORGIA – Suspended indefinitely.
HAWAII – The Legislature is currently in recess. No hearings will be scheduled until further notice.
IDAHO – Regular 2020 session scheduled to adjourn on 3/27.
ILLINOIS – Adjourned until at least 3/31.
INDIANA – Adjourned for the year.
IOWA – Senate adjourned until April 15, House until “appropriate time to reconvene”.
KANSAS – Adjourned until April 27.
KENTUCKY – Postponed at least until 3/17.
LOUISIANA – Currently scheduled to reconvene 3/31 at 11:00.  Not limited to budget — can consider any legislation filed to this point.
MAINE – All committee meetings, including public hearings, work sessions, and confirmation hearings for the rest of the session have been canceled, with the exception of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs committee.  The Legislature will hold chamber sessions tomorrow (3/17) and expects to adjourn sine die at its conclusion.  Other unfinished matters will be carried over until the Legislature reconvenes.
MARYLAND – Adjourned for the year.
MASSACHUSETTS – The Massachusetts Statehouse building is closed to the public indefinitely. Legislative leaders say they are focused on this public health emergency and are uncertain how the rest of the session will unfold, including debate and finalization of a fiscal 2021 state budget due by July 1.  The House of Representatives, which usually debates the annual budget in April, is discussing how to proceed.
MICHIGAN – Adjourned until 4/1.
MINNESOTA – Remote work through 4/14.
MISSISSIPPI – suspended until Wednesday, 4/1.
MISSOURI – Legislature closed for two weeks.
MONTANA –  Not in session in 2020.
NEBRASKA – Adjourned until further notice.
NEVADA – Not in session in 2020
NEW HAMPSHIRE –All legislative activities have now been suspended at least through 4/10. The State House is closed to legislative members, legislative staff, and visitors, but open for limited governmental operations.
NEW JERSEY – Assembly convened via teleconference March 25. Assembly adjourned until May 4. Senate adjourned until a date and time to be announced.
NEW MEXICO – Adjourned for the year.
NEW YORK – Session to resume at the call of leadership.
NORTH CAROLINA – Begins 4/28.
NORTH DAKOTA – No session.
OHIO – Senate session scheduled for March 31
OKLAHOMA – Closed through March 27
OREGON – Adjourned for the year.
PENNSYLVANIA –Both Chambers of the PA General Assembly have gone to Call of the Chair for the House and Call of the President Pro Tempore for the Senate.
RHODE ISLAND – To contain the spread of COVID-19, the House and Senate sessions and all committee hearings for the week of March 23-27, 2020 have been canceled.
SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina Senate will meet this week but only to take up legislation that gives the state’s public health agency access to $45 million to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. If the measure gains the necessary approvals Tuesday, the Senate will not meet again for at least the rest of the week.  The state House was scheduled to take the entire week off, after passing its $10 billion state spending plan last Wednesday, but will meet on Thursday to approve the coronavirus spending measure.
SOUTH DAKOTA – Adjourned for the year.
TENNESSEE – Accelerated budget process (mid-April adjournment, as of this morning, leadership indicates may be accelerated).
TEXAS – No session.
UTAH- Adjourned for the year.
VERMONT –The State House is closed to the public during the ongoing COVID-19 event. All staff except essential personnel are working remotely. Please direct questions to the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, via email using the provided link. In case of emergency call Capitol Police at 802-828-2273, please let it ring until you receive an answer.
VIRGINIA – Adjourned.
WASHINGTON – Regular session adjourned March 12, 2020
WEST VIRGINIA – Adjourned.
WISCONSIN – Session ends 3/26.
WYOMING – Adjourned for the year.
U.S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES –  In Session, expected to vote on COVID-19 stimulus/ relief package on 3/27.
U.S. SENATE – Passed  sweeping $2 Trillion COVID-19 stimulus/relief package on 3/25 (96-0). The Senate is in recess until  April 20.

 

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