When state legislators assume office after a general election

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Legislature (H/S) When sworn in
Alabama State Legislature (H, S) Alabama legislators assume office on midnight the day of their election
Alaska State Legislature (H, S) Alaska legislators assume office on the fourth Monday of January following their election
Arizona State Legislature (H, S) Arizona legislators assume office on the second Monday of January following their election
Arkansas State Legislature (H, S) Arkansas legislators assume office on the second Monday of January following their election
California State Legislature (A, S) California legislators assume office in December following their election
Colorado State Legislature (H, S) Colorado legislators assume office on first day of the first legislative session following their election
Connecticut State Legislature (H, S) Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.
Delaware State Legislature (H, S) Delaware legislators assume office the day after their election.
Florida State Legislature (H, S) Florida legislators assume office two weeks following their election.
Georgia State Legislature (H, S) Georgia legislators assume office the second Monday in January.
Hawaii State Legislature (H, S) Hawaii legislators assume office the first day of Legislative session following the election (usually the third Wednesday of January).
Idaho State Legislature (H, S) Idaho legislators assume office after the first day of December following the general election.
Illinois State Legislature (H, S) Illinois legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January.
Indiana State Legislature (H, S) Indiana legislators assume office the day after their general election.
Iowa State Legislature (H, S) Iowa legislators assume office the first day of January after their election.
Kansas State Legislature (H, S) Kansas legislators assume office the second Monday of January after their election.
Kentucky State Legislature (H, S) Kentucky legislators assume office the first day of January after their election.
Louisiana State Legislature (H, S) Louisiana legislators assume office at noon on the second Monday in January after their election.
Maine State Legislature (H, S) Maine legislators assume office after the first Wednesday in December after their election.
Maryland State Legislature (H, S) Maryland legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.
Massachusetts State Legislature (H, S) Massachusetts legislators assume office the first Wednesday in January after the election.
Michigan State Legislature (H, S) Michigan legislators assume office the first day of January.
Minnesota State Legislature (H, S) Minnesota legislators assume office the first day of biennial (2-year) session: The legislature shall meet at the seat of government on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year.
Mississippi State Legislature (H, S) Mississippi legislators assume office the first day of the regular session of the year following election. The Constitution requires the Legislature to convene yearly on the Tuesday after the first Monday in January.
Missouri State Legislature (H, S) Missouri legislators assume office the first day of the legislative session.
Montana State Legislature (H, S) Montana legislators assume office the first Monday of January following the election. If a senator is elected to fill a vacancy, the term of service begins the day after the election.
Nebraska State Legislature Nebraska legislators assume office the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January.
Nevada State Legislature (A, S) Nevada legislators assume office the day after the election.
New Hampshire State Legislature (H, S) New Hampshire legislators assume office the month after elections (December).
New Jersey State Legislature (GA, S) New Jersey legislators assume office at noon of the second Tuesday in January following the election.
New Mexico State Legislature (H, S) New Mexico legislators assume office January 1st.
New York State Legislature (A, S) New York legislators assume office January 1st.
North Carolina State Legislature (H, S) North Carolina legislators assume office the first day of the new General Assembly in January.
North Dakota State Legislature (H, S) North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st.
Ohio State Legislature (H, S) Ohio legislators assume office January 1st.
Oklahoma State Legislature (H, S) Oklahoma legislators assume office November 17th.
Oregon State Legislature (H, S) Oregon legislators assume office the second Monday in January.
Pennsylvania State Legislature (H, S) Pennsylvania legislators assume office in January.
Rhode Island State Legislature (H, S) Rhode Island legislators assume office the first Tuesday in January.
South Carolina State Legislature (H, S) South Carolina legislators assume office the Monday after the election.
South Dakota State Legislature (H, S) South Dakota legislators assume office the first day of session after election (Jan. 11).
Tennessee State Legislature (H, S) Tennessee legislators assume office the 15th of January following the election.
Texas State Legislature (H, S) Texas legislators assume office at the beginning of the legislative session (January). Special elections will be different and subject to case-by-case basis.
Utah State Legislature (H, S) Utah legislators assume office the first or second day of session (January).
Vermont State Legislature (H, S) Vermont legislators assume office the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in January.
Virginia State Legislature (H, S) Virginia legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.
Washington State Legislature (H, S) Washington legislators assume office the first day of session.