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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 (11:45 AM on 7/1/20), 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 – Adjourned for the year
ARIZONA –Adjourned for the year.
ARKANSAS –The 2020 Fiscal Session adjourned on April 24, 2020.
CALIFORNIA – On summer recess until July 13.
COLORADO – Adjourned for the year
CONNECTICUT –Adjourned sine die.
DELAWARE –Delaware House has reconvened and will have session today, June 24, 2020 and tomorrow.  Senate is also in session.
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 – The state legislature reconvened on June 22 and is expected to adjourn for the year on July 10.  The State Capitol building remains closed.  Testimony for pending legislation may be submitted online at https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/login/login.aspx.
IDAHO –The Idaho State Legislature has adjourned. While the state house is closed, legislators and staff are conducting business remotely, through video conferencing and responding to phone and email inquiries.
ILLINOIS –Adjourned.
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 session.
MAINE –Legislation from this session, which adjourned early in March due to COVID-19, will be carried over to the next session.  Legislative committees are informally hosting informational meetings and briefings. The scheduled can be viewed here. http://legislature.maine.gov/Calendar/#Monthly/2020-06-01
MARYLAND – Adjourned for the year.
MASSACHUSETTS – Legislative committees are hosting hearings via zoom.  Both the House and Senate have adopted rules changes and begun the practice of voting remotely during formal sessions.
MICHIGAN – Currently in session.
MINNESOTA –Special session adjourned on June 20.
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 for the year.
MONTANA –  Not in session in 2020.
NEBRASKA – Session suspended until July 20.
NEVADA – Not in session in 2020
NEW HAMPSHIRE –Next Session for the New Hampshire House is June 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Whittemore Center, UNH and the state Senate will next meet at the call of the Chair.  Notices for remote public meetings are being published in the House and Senate Calendar.  Link here to those here. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/
NEW JERSEY –The Legislature is currently in session.  Access to the state capitol complex remains limited due to COVID-19.  Currently, no in-person testimony is permitted during committee hearings.  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 for the year.
NEW YORK – Currently adjourned, may return at the call of the Speaker and Senate President.
NORTH CAROLINA – Currently in session.
NORTH DAKOTA – No session.
OHIO – Currently on recess. Senate tentatively scheduled to return July 21.
OKLAHOMA – Adjourned for the year.
OREGON – Currently in special session.  The capitol is closed to the public, but there is opportunity for public comment and participation through other means, including remote testimony and watching hearings from a screen outside the capitol building.  Click on the link provided for more information.
PENNSYLVANIA – PA House will be in session on July 7 and July 8.  PA Senate will be at call of the Chair.
RHODE ISLAND –The House and Senate are planning to hold session Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, 2020 to consider a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year as well as a limited number of other bills. The FY20 supplemental budget bill is to address the approximately $235 million shortfall in the current-year budget that must be resolved before the end of the fiscal year June 30.  The General Assembly is expected to return to session at a later date to address the FY21 budget.  Details can be viewed here 
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- Adjourned for the year.
VERMONT –Starting May 15, 2020 the House begins hosting sessions and the Senate begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:30am.  Scheduled committee meetings and agenda can be viewed here https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/meetings/2020
VIRGINIA – Both chambers adjourned for the year.
WASHINGTON – Regular session adjourned March 12, 2020
WEST VIRGINIA – Adjourned.
WISCONSIN – Not currently in session.
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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