Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

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State Dates of session Session length limit [1]
Ends.png Alabama February 7 - May 16. Special session May 17-24. 30 legislative days in 105 calendar days
Ends.png Alaska January 17 - April 15. Special session April 18 - April 30. 90 calendar days
Ends.png Arizona January 10 - May 3 Saturday of the last week in which the 100th calendar day falls
Ends.png Arkansas February 13 – March 9 (Fiscal session) 30 calendar days
Ends.png California* January 4 – August 31 August 31
Ends.png Colorado January 11 – May 9. Special session May 14-16 120 calendar days
Ends.png Connecticut February 8 – May 9. Special session June 12-13
Ends.png Delaware January 10 – June 30 June 30
Ends.png Florida* January 10 - March 9 [2] Special session March 12-28. 60 calendar days
Ends.png Georgia January 9 – mid April 40 legislative days
Ends.png Hawaii January 18 – May 3 60 legislative days
Ends.png Idaho January 9 – mid April None
Ends.png Illinois* January 11 - TBD. Special session August 17 None
Ends.png Indiana January 4 - March 10 March 14
Ends.png Iowa January 9 – May 9 100 calendar days
Ends.png Kansas January 9 – May 20 90 calendar days
Ends.png Kentucky January 3 – April 9. Special session April 16-20. 60 legislative days or April 15
Ends.png Louisiana March 12 – June 4 60 legislative days in 85 calendar days
Ends.png Maine January 4 – May 31 April 18
Ends.png Maryland January 11 – April 9. Special sessions May 14-16, August 9-15 90 calendar days
Ends.png Massachusetts* January 4 – January 1, 2013 Formal sessions, July 31; informal, no limit
Ends.png Michigan* January 11 – None
Ends.png Minnesota January 24 – May 10. Special session August 24 120 legislative days in 2 years, or the 1st Monday after the 3rd Saturday in May each year
Ends.png Mississippi January 3 – May 3 125 calendar days
Ends.png Missouri January 4 – May 30. Special session October 12 May 30
Ends.png Montana No regular session in 2012
Ends.png Nebraska January 4 – April 18 60 legislative days
Ends.png Nevada No regular session in 2012
Ends.png New Hampshire January 4 – June 27 45 legislative days or July 1
Ends.png New Jersey* January 10 – TBD. Special sessions July 2 and July 30 None
Ends.png New Mexico January 17 – February 16 30 calendar days
Ends.png New York State* January 4 – June 22 None
Ends.png North Carolina May 16 – July 4. Special sessions January 4 and February 16-18. None
Ends.png North Dakota No regular session in 2012
Ends.png Ohio* January 3 – None
Ends.png Oklahoma February 6 – May 25 May 25
Ends.png Oregon February 1 – March 6 35 calendar days
Ends.png Pennsylvania* January 3 - November 30 None
Ends.png Rhode Island January 3 – June 13 None
Ends.png South Carolina January 11 – June 7. Special session June 19-29 June 7
Ends.png South Dakota January 10 – March 19 40 legislative days
Ends.png Tennessee January 10 – mid-May 90 legislative days
Ends.png Texas No regular session in 2012
Ends.png Utah January 23 – March 8. Special session June 20 45 calendar days
Ends.png Vermont January 3 – May 5 None
Ends.png Virginia January 11 – March 10. Special session March 10 - May 2. 60 calendar days
Ends.png Washington January 9 – March 8. Special sessions March 12 to April 10, second special session April 10-11. 60 calendar days
Ends.png West Virginia January 11 – March 10 60 calendar days
Ends.pngWisconsin* January 10 – March 16. Returned for limited business on April 24 None
Ends.png Wyoming February 13 – March 9 20 legislative days

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References

  1. Legislative Session Lengths, NCSL
  2. In 2012, the Legislature began its session in January so more time could be devoted to map drawing and debate. Lawmakers usually don’t meet until March.