2021 Session Prep Toolkit
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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 5/30/21 No No
Alaska 1/19/21 5/19/21 No Yes
Arizona 1/11/21 4/20/21 No No 4/20/21 is 100th day, statutory adjournment; session normally extended
Arkansas 1/11/21 4/30/21 3/1/21 3/1/21 No No
California 12/7/20 9/10/21 2/19/21 2/19/21 6/4/21 No Yes Ceremonial opening 12/7/20; regular session reconvene date delayed from 1/4/21 to 1/11/21
Colorado 1/13/21 5/12/21 2/3/21 1/29/21 3/3/21 No No Session paused due to COVID 1/15/21; reconvenes 2/16/21
Connecticut 1/6/21 6/9/21 No No
Delaware 1/12/21 6/30/21 No Yes
Florida 3/2/21 4/30/21 3/2/20 3/2/21 No No
Georgia 1/11/21 4/2/21 No Yes
Hawaii 1/20/21 5/6/21 No Yes
Idaho 1/11/21 3/31/21 No No
Illinois 1/13/21 5/31/21 2/19/21 4/23/21 No Yes 2020 lame duck session 1/8/21 - 1/13/21
Indiana 1/4/21 4/29/21 No No
Iowa 1/11/21 4/30/21 No Yes First Committee cutoff 3/8/21; Opposite house committee cutoff 4/2/21
Kansas 1/11/21 5/15/21 No Yes
Kentucky 1/5/21 3/30/21 2/16/21 2/12/21 No No Part 1 of session 1/5/21 - 1/13/21; In recess 1/14 - 2/1; Part 2 of session begins 2/2; veto recess 3/17 - 3/29
Louisiana 4/12/21 6/10/21 No No
Maine 12/2/20 6/16/21 No Yes
Maryland 1/13/21 4/12/21 No No
Massachusetts 1/6/21 12/31/21 No Yes Formal session ends 11/17/21
Michigan 1/13/21 12/31/21 No Yes
Minnesota 1/5/21 5/17/21 No Yes
Mississippi 1/5/21 4/4/21 1/18/21 1/18/21 2/12/21 No No
Missouri 1/6/21 5/28/21 No No House session canceled week of 1/18/21 due to COVID; Senate TBD
Montana 1/4/21 4/30/21 No No
Nebraska 1/6/21 5/28/21 No Yes
Nevada 2/1/21 6/1/21 No No
New Hampshire 1/6/21 6/30/21 1/15/21 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
New York 1/6/21 6/10/21 No Yes
North Carolina 1/13/21 7/2/21 No Yes Organizational day 1/13/21; session begins 1/27/21
North Dakota 1/5/21 4/28/21 1/18/21 1/25/21 2/26/21 No No
Ohio 1/4/21 12/31/21 No Yes
Oklahoma 2/1/21 5/28/21 1/21/21 1/21/21 3/11/21 No Yes Organizational day 1/5/21
Oregon 1/21/21 6/30/21 No No Session start pushed back 2 days from 1/19/21 due to security concerns
Pennsylvania 1/5/21 12/31/21 No Yes
Rhode Island 1/5/21 6/30/21 No No
South Carolina 1/12/21 5/13/21 4/10/21 No Yes
South Dakota 1/12/21 3/29/21 2/3/21 2/3/21 2/25/21 No No In recess 3/12/21 - 3/28/21; veto consideration 3/29/21
Tennessee 1/12/21 4/30/21 No Yes Special session, re: education, convenes 1/19/21
Texas 1/12/21 5/31/21 No No
Utah 1/19/21 3/5/21 1/29/21 1/29/21 3/2/21 No No
Vermont 1/6/21 5/28/21 No Yes
Virginia 1/13/21 2/11/21 Yes No
Washington 1/11/21 4/25/21 No Yes
West Virginia 2/10/21 4/10/21 3/16/21 3/22/21 3/31/21 No Yes Organizational day 1/13/21
Wisconsin 1/4/21 12/31/21 No Yes Special session 1/19/21, re: unemployment insurance system
Wyoming 1/12/21 4/2/21 3/8/21 3/3/21 3/22/21 No No New session scheduled adopted 1/12/21; session adjourned until 1/27/21; virtual hearings 1/29/21 - 2/5/21; reconvening 3/1/21 if health metrics allow