2019 Legislative Session Info

Last Updated 11/28/2018

State Convene Date Adjourn Date House Bill Intro Deadline Senate Bill Intro Deadline Crossover Deadline Prefiling Deadline Carryover to 2020 Special Session Dates
Alabama 1/8/2019 (organizational) 3/5/2019 (regular) 6/17/2019* TBD TBD TBD None No
Alaska 1/15/2019 5/16/2019 2/19/2019 2/19/2019 None 12/31/2018 Yes
Arizona 1/14/2018 40th Legislative Day 29th Legislative Day 29th Legislative Day 7 Weeks into Session 1/12/2019 Yes
Arkansas 1/14/2018 3/15/2019 (can be extended to 3/30/2019 by a 2/3 vote) 3/12/2019 (can be extended to 3/27/2019 by a 2/3 vote) 3/12/2019 (can be extended to 3/27/2019 by a 2/3 vote) None 1/14/2018 No
California 12/3/2018 11/30/2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD Yes
Colorado 1/4/2019 5/1/2019 1/25/2019 1/22/2019 4/3/2019 11/26/2018 No
Connecticut 1/9/2019 6/5/2019 TBD TBD None None No
Delaware 1/8/2019 6/30/2019 None None None 12/13/2018 Yes
District of Columbia 1/2/2019 1/2/2021 N/A N/A N/A None Yes
Florida 3/5/2019 5/3/2019 3/5/2019+ 3/5/2019+ 5/1/2019+ 1/25/2019 No
Georgia 1/14/2019 40th Legislative Day None None TBD 1/11/2019 Yes
Guam 1/14/2019 N/A None None None None No
Hawaii 1/16/2019* 5/2/2019* TBD TBD TBD TBD Yes
Idaho 1/9/2019 TBD Representatives: After the 20th legislative day Committees: After the 36th legislative day Senators: After the 12th legislative day Committees: After the 36th legislative day None None No
Illinois 1/9/2019 TBD None None None None Yes
Indiana 1/3/2019 04/29/2019 1/10/2019 1/10/2019 TBD 4th session day No
Iowa 1/14/2019 5/3/2019 2/15/2019 2/15/2019 4/5/2019 12/3/2018 Yes
Kansas 1/14/2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD Yes
Kentucky 1/8/2019 3/30/2019 2/19/2019 2/15/2019 None 12/14/2018 No
Louisiana 4/8/2019 6/6/2019 4/17/2019 4/17/2019 None 3/29/2019 No
Maine 12/5/2018 6/19/2019 TBD TBD TBD 12/21/2018 Yes
Maryland 1/9/2019 4/8/2019 2/4/2019 2/8/2019 3/18/2019 11/20/2019 No
Massachusetts 1/2/2019 TBD 11/7/2018 11/7/2018 None None Yes
Michigan 1/9/2019 TBD None None None None Yes
Minnesota 1/8/2019 5/20/2019 None None TBD TBD Yes
Mississippi 1/8/2019 4/7/2019 (can be extended to 5/6/2019 by a 2/3 vote) General Bills and Constitutional Amendments: 1/21/2019 Revenue Bills: 3/22/2019 Local and Private Bills: 3/29/2019 General Bills and Constitutional Amendments: 1/21/2019 Revenue Bills: 3/22/2019 Local and Private Bills: 3/29/2019 General Bills and Constitutional Amendments: 2/14/2019 Revenue Bills: 2/27/2019 General Bills and Constitutional Amendments: 1/21/2019 Revenue Bills: 3/22/2019 Local and Private Bills: 3/29/2019 No
Missouri 1/9/2019 5/30/2019 60th legislative day 60th legislative day None 1/9/2019 No
Montana 1/7/2019 5/1/2019 2/25/2019 2/25/2019 3/2/2019 None No
N. Mariana TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD No
Nebraska 1/9/2019 7/6/2019* N/A 5/30/2019 (can be extended by a 4/5 vote) None None Yes
Nevada 2/4/2019 6/3/2019 3/18/2019 3/18/2019 4/23/2019 None No
New Hampshire 12/5/2018 (organizational) 1/6/2019 (regular) 12/2/2020 1/18/2019 TBD TBD House: 12/3/2018 Senate: TBD Yes
New Jersey TBD TBD None None TBD TBD No
New Mexico 1/15/2019 3/16/2019 2/14/2019 2/14/2019 None 1/11/2019 No
New York 1/9/2019 1/6/2021 TBD TBD None TBD Yes
North Carolina 1/9/2019 TBD 4/24/2019+ 3/22/2018+ 5/1/2019+ None Yes
North Dakota 1/3/2019 4/26/2019 1/14/2019 1/14/2019 2/22/2019 12/6/2018 No
Ohio 1/7/2019 December, 2020 - Expected recesses in the summer and for the holidays but that is at the discretion of leadership. Won't be set until start of session None None None None Yes
Oklahoma 2/4/2019 5/31/2019 1/17/2019 1/17/2019 None 12/7/2018 Yes
Oregon 1/22/2019 6/30/2019 12/21/2018 12/21/2018 TBD 9/28/2018 No
Pennsylvania 1/1/2019 11/30/2019 None None None None Yes
Puerto Rico 8/20/2018 11/15/2018 TBD TBD TBD None Yes
Rhode Island 1/1/2019 12/31/2019 TBD TBD TBD None Yes
South Carolina 1/8/2019 5/1/2019 TBD TBD TBD 1/7/2019 Yes
South Dakota 1/8/2019 3/29/2019 1/31/2019 1/31/2019 2/25/2019 None No
Tennessee 1/8/2019 At the discretion of leadership, but usually in April/May- Tennessee is limited to 90 legislative days over the biennium. 10th legislative day 10th legislative day None 1/8/2019 Yes
Texas 1/8/2019 5/27/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 TBD 3/8/2019 No
Utah 1/28/2019 3/14/2019 2/7/2019 2/7/2019 3/11/2019 12/1/2018 (committees); 12/6/2018 (legislators) No
Vermont 1/9/2018 There is no time limit on the length of the sessions, although they usually end between the middle of April and the middle of May. Normal: 1/31/2019 Short Form: No deadline None None There is no deadline for prefiles. Only Senators may prefile before the beginning of a new biennium following the election. Members who have won re-election and members elect- may submit ideas to the legislative council prior to the beginning of the new election. These ideas will formally be introduced on the first day of session. Yes
Virginia 1/9/2019 30th legislative day TBD TBD 11/29/2018 1/9/2019 No
Washington 1/14/2019 4/28/2019 TBD TBD 3/13/2019* 1/14/2019 Yes
West Virginia 1/9/2019 60th legislative day TBD TBD TBD None House: Yes, Senate: No
Wisconsin 1/7/2019 TBD None None None None Yes
Wyoming 1/8/2019 3/1/2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD No
US Virgin Islands 1/14/2019 12/2019* None None None None Yes
* Date is subject to change
+ Florida House Bill Intro Deadline Exceptions: appropriations bills, appropriations implementing bills, appropriations conforming bills, local bills, Senate resolutions, concurrent resolutions pertaining to a legislative joint session, a session extension, joint rules, procedure, organization, recalling a bill from the Governor, or setting an effective date for a bill passed over the Governor’s veto, committee bills, trust fund bills, and public-record exemptions that are linked to timely filed general bills.
+ Florida Senate Bill Intro Deadline Exceptions: appropriations bills, appropriations implementing bills, appropriations conforming bills, local bills, Senate resolutions, concurrent resolutions pertaining to a legislative joint session, a session extension, joint rules, procedure, organization, recalling a bill from the Governor, or setting an effective date for a bill passed over the Governor’s veto, committee bills, trust fund bills, and public-record exemptions that are linked to timely filed general bills.
+ Florida Crossover Deadline The House may only consider returning messages, conference reports, and concurrent resolutions. Additionally on April 28, 2019, the House may no longer consider House bills that are on second reading.
+ North Carolina House Bill Intro Deadline This is the deadline for bills required to be considered by the Finance or Appropriations Committee. Bills not required to be considered by Finance or Appropriations must be introduced by April 9, 2019. Local bills and bills submitted for a department or agency must be introduced by March 20, 2019. Bills submitted for a commission or standing committee must be introduced by March 6, 2019.
+ North Carolina Senate Bill Intro Deadline Does not Local bills must be introduced by March 6. Two-thirds majority vote is required to introduce bills after this date.apply to bills that must be referred to Finance or Appropriations Committees, bills establishing state or local districts, or adjournment resolutions.
+ North Carolina Crossover Deadline Does not apply to bills that must be referred to Finance or Appropriations Committees, bills establishing state or local districts, or adjournment resolutions.