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State Session Dates Intro Deadlines Crossover Deadline Carryover Other Notes and Deadlines (Special Session, etc.)
Start Adjournment House Senate '20 to '21 '21 to '22
Alabama 2/2/21 5/17/21 4/27/21 4/27/21 No No
Alaska 1/19/21 5/19/21 No Yes Special session I 5/20/21 - 6/18/21; special session II 6/23/21 - 6/28/21; special session III convenes 8/2/21
Arizona 1/11/21 6/30/21 2/8/21 2/1/21 2/26/21 No No Special session 6/15/21 - 6/17/21, re: wildfires, concurrent with regular session
Arkansas 1/11/21 4/27/21 3/1/21 3/1/21 No No In recess beginning 4/28/21; reconvenes in Sept. (date TBA) for redistricting + special session, re: taxes
California 12/7/20 9/10/21 2/19/21 2/19/21 6/4/21 No Yes Budget deadline 6/15/21
Colorado 1/13/21 6/8/21 3/2/21 2/25/21 4/7/21 No No Paused 1/15/21; reconvened 2/16/21
Connecticut 1/6/21 6/9/21 No No Special session 6/15/21 - 6/17/21, re: marijuana legalization; Special session 7/12/21, re: emergency status reauthorization
Delaware 1/12/21 6/30/21 No Yes Joint budget hearings only until 3/9/21
Florida 3/2/21 4/30/21 3/2/20 3/2/21 No No Special session re: gaming, 5/17/21 - 5/19/21; interim committee meetings begin week of 9/20/21
Georgia 1/11/21 3/31/21 3/8/21 No Yes
Hawaii 1/20/21 4/29/21 1/27/21 1/27/21 3/11/21 No Yes
Idaho 1/11/21 5/12/21 1/29/21 1/22/21 No No Senate adjourned sine die; House recessed 5/12/21; must reconvene by 12/31/21
Illinois 1/13/21 6/1/21 2/11/21 2/19/21 4/23/21 No Yes Reconvening 6/15/21 - 6/16/21; fall veto session TBA
Indiana 1/4/21 4/22/21 1/13/21 1/8/21 2/23/21 No No Recessed 4/22/21; veto override 5/10/21; reconvenes in Nov., adjourns sine die by 11/15/21
Iowa 1/11/21 5/19/21 2/12/21 2/12/21 No Yes Special session expected TBA in August; re: redistricting
Kansas 1/11/21 5/26/21 2/10/21 2/10/21 3/5/21 No Yes adjourned 5/7/21; ceremonial sine die 5/26/21
Kentucky 1/5/21 3/30/21 2/23/21 2/23/21 No No Special session, re: federal Rescue Plan funds, expected TBA
Louisiana 4/12/21 6/10/21 4/21/21 4/21/21 6/7/21 No No Veto session 7/20/21
Maine 12/2/20 3/30/21 No Yes Special session convened 4/28/21, adjournment date TBD, missed deadline to adjourn 6/16/21
Maryland 1/13/21 4/12/21 2/5/21 2/8/21 3/22/21 No No
Massachusetts 1/6/21 1/4/22 No Yes Formal session ends 11/17/21; informal session 11/18/21 - 1/4/22
Michigan 1/13/21 12/31/21 No Yes
Minnesota 1/5/21 5/17/21 No Yes Special session 6/14/21 - 7/7/21, re: budget, gov's emergency powers
Mississippi 1/5/21 4/1/21 1/18/21 1/18/21 2/12/21 No No
Missouri 1/6/21 5/14/21 3/1/21 No No Special session convenes 6/23, re: Medicaid tax; veto session 9/15/21
Montana 1/4/21 4/29/21 2/24/21 2/24/21 3/3/21 No No
Nebraska 1/6/21 5/27/21 1/20/21 No Yes Special session, re: redistricting, expected TBA fall 2021
Nevada 2/1/21 6/1/21 3/22/21 3/22/21 4/20/21 No No First house committee deadline 4/9/21
New Hampshire 1/6/21 6/24/21 1/15/21 4/1/21 No Yes
New Jersey 1/4/21 1/11/22 Yes No
New Mexico 1/19/21 3/20/21 2/18/21 2/18/21 No No Special session 3/30/21 - 3/31/21, re: cannabis legalization
New York 1/6/21 6/10/21 No Yes Deadline to pass budget 3/31/21
North Carolina 1/13/21 8/20/21 5/11/21 4/6/21 5/13/21 No Yes
North Dakota 1/5/21 4/29/21 1/18/21 1/25/21 2/26/21 No No Special session expected in fall, re: redistricting, dates TBA
Ohio 1/4/21 12/31/21 No Yes
Oklahoma 2/1/21 5/27/21 1/21/21 1/21/21 3/11/21 No Yes Special session expected in August or September, re: redistricting
Oregon 1/21/21 6/26/21 No No Special session, re: redistricting, expected 9/20/21
Pennsylvania 1/5/21 12/31/21 No Yes Summer recess 6/25/21 - 9/20/21 (Senate); - 9/27/21 (House)
Rhode Island 1/5/21 7/1/21 2/25/21 No No Special session possible in the fall, re: marijuana legalization
South Carolina 1/12/21 5/13/21 4/10/21 No Yes Budget session 6/8/21 - 6/29/21; special session, re: redistricting & Covid relief funds, expected TBA fall 2021
South Dakota 1/12/21 3/29/21 2/3/21 2/3/21 2/25/21 No No Nov. 8-9 special session, re: redistricting
Tennessee 1/12/21 5/5/21 No Yes Special session, re: redistricting, expected fall 2021
Texas 1/12/21 5/31/21 3/12/21 3/12/21 No No Special session 7/8/21, re: agenda TBA; fall special expected TBA, re: redistricting
Utah 1/19/21 3/5/21 1/29/21 1/29/21 3/2/21 No No Special session held 5/19/21, re: federal funds, mask mandates, + 20 additional issues
Vermont 1/6/21 5/21/21 2/23/21 3/12/21 No Yes Veto session 6/23 - 6/24/21; possibly reconvening 10/19/21
Virginia 1/13/21 2/8/21 1/22/21 1/22/21 2/5/21 Yes No Session extended through 3/8/21; Special session, re: federal funds, convenes 8/2/21
Washington 1/11/21 4/25/21 3/9/21 No Yes Special session possible in October, re: transportation package
West Virginia 2/10/21 4/10/21 3/16/21 3/22/21 3/31/21 No Yes Special session I 6/7/21, re: budget; Special session II 6/24/21, re: appropriations; Special session III expected TBA, re: Covid relief funds, redistricting
Wisconsin 1/4/21 12/31/21 No Yes Special session, re: unemployment ins., 1/19/21 - 4/1/21; Special session, re: Medicaid expansion, 5/25/21
Wyoming 1/12/21 4/7/21 3/5/21 3/3/21 3/22/21 No No Canceled -- July special session, re: federal ARPA funds