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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 (1:00 PM on 9/15/20), 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 –The 2020 regular session adjourned on May 18th.
ALASKA – The regular session has adjourned for the year.  Some committee meetings are being held via virtual/teleconference as needed.
ARIZONA –Adjourned for the year.
ARKANSAS –The 2020 Fiscal Session adjourned on April 24, 2020.
CALIFORNIA – Adjourned until December 7, 2020.
COLORADO – Adjourned for the year
CONNECTICUT –Adjourned sine die.
DELAWARE –The House is in Special Session and stands in recess to the call of the Chair. The Special Session of the Senate convened and stands in recess to the call of the President Pro-Tempore.
FLORIDA – Regular session has adjourned. Special sessions could be convened to consider issues that include, but are not limited to, emergency, revenue, and budget.
GEORGIA – Adjourned for the year
HAWAII – Adjourned for the year.
IDAHO –Adjourned.
ILLINOIS –Adjourned for the year.  Veto session scheduled beginning November 17
INDIANA – Adjourned for the year.
IOWA – Adjourned for the year
KANSAS –Adjourned for the year.
KENTUCKY – The 2020 regular session adjourned for the year on April 15, 2020.
LOUISIANA –The regular session ended June 1, 2020 at 6:00pm.  Legislators immediately reconvened for a 30-day extraordinary that ran through June 30.
MAINE –The Presiding Officers of the Maine Legislature are  remotely working and keeping the Maine State House closed to the public through Friday, August 28, 2020. More staff may be present in the building as legislative activity requires, social distancing policies remain in effect.
MARYLAND – Adjourned for the year.
MASSACHUSETTS –Legislative committees are hosting hearings via zoom and accepting written testimony.  Both the House and Senate have adopted rules changes allowing lawmakers to speak and vote remotely during formal sessions.  The formal session is scheduled to conclude on July 31, 2020.
MICHIGAN –In Session.
MINNESOTA –After passing legislation to amend oversight and guidance practices of law enforcement, the legislature’s second special session of 2020, which began on July 13, adjourned on July 21.  If Governor Walz extends his COVID-19 emergency authority in August, he will have to bring the Legislature back again for the summer’s third special session.
MISSISSIPPI –A concurrent resolution sent to the Governor allows extending the 2020 regular session in 30-day increments through November 6, subject to a limit of six days convened during successive extension periods. The resolution also provides for the suspension of legislative deadlines for bills related to COVID-19. The 2020 regular session will adjourn sine die on October 10 unless an earlier date is necessary to comply with the six-day limitation or an earlier date is set by concurrent resolution.
MISSOURI – Adjourned.
MONTANA –  Not in session in 2020.  Interim committees being held.
NEBRASKA – Adjourned for the year.
NEVADA – Adjourned.
NEW HAMPSHIRE –The General Court of New Hampshire has adjourned.
NEW JERSEY –The Legislature is currently in session.  Access to the state capitol complex remains limited due to COVID-19.  Generally, members of the public are not allowed to attend a meeting in person, unless properly registered to testify on a bill under consideration.  The public is encouraged to submit testimony electronically in lieu of oral testimony, which will be included in committee records and distributed to the committee members.
NEW MEXICO – Adjourned.  Interim committees being held.
NEW YORK –New York Assembly and Senate holding special hearings on specific COVID-related and other specific topics.  Click on the links for more information.
NORTH CAROLINA –Some joint, special committees meeting.  House and Senate adjourned for year.
NORTH DAKOTA – No session.
OHIO – Currently in session.
OKLAHOMA – Adjourned for the year.
OREGON –  Adjourned.
PENNSYLVANIA –Pennsylvania House will be in session on Sept 15,16,17 and 29,30.  Senate will be in session 21, 22, and 23.
RHODE ISLAND –The House and Senate have begun scheduling committee hearings and formal sessions.  The calendar can be viewed here. http://www.rilegislature.gov/Pages/Default.aspx.
SOUTH CAROLINA –The General Assembly stands adjourned pursuant to the provisions of S. 1194, the Sine Die Resolution. The resolution sets a special session for September 15-24 and allows the Senate President and House Speaker to call legislators into session any time prior to those dates. It allows legislators to take action on bills that have passed one chamber, bills already in conference committee, appropriations and budget shortfall legislation, legislation related to COVID-19, local legislation that has the unanimous consent of the local legislative delegation, legislative appointments, gubernatorial vetoes, and additional sine die resolutions.  After the General Assembly adjourns on September 24, the resolution allows consideration of gubernatorial vetoes, revenue shortfalls, legislative appointments, COVID-19 matters, and sine die resolutions. Unless adjourned at an earlier date, the 2020 session ends on November 8.  A short-notice special session could be called between November 8 and year’s end.
SOUTH DAKOTA – Adjourned for the year.
TENNESSEE – Adjourned for the year.
TEXAS – No Session.
UTAH– Various interim committees and confirmation hearings are being held.
VERMONT –The Vermont Legislature has returned from recess and begins work the week of August 24, 2020.  For details on meetings, public hearings and scheduled sessions visit the main website at https://legislature.vermont.gov/ 
VIRGINIA –Virginia has extended it’s Special Session until October 18, 2020.
WASHINGTON – House, Senate committee hearings being held through end of year.  Specific hearing information available online.
WEST VIRGINIA – Adjourned.
WISCONSIN – Adjourned for the year.
WYOMING – Currently adjourned, but holding interim committee meetings.  For more information on the schedule and topics being discussed, visit https://wyoleg.gov/
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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