2019 Legislative Session Information

Last Updated 11/15/2019

 

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State Convene Date Adjourn Date House Intro Deadline Senate Intro Deadline Crossover Deadline Prefiling Deadline Carryover
Alabama 1/8/2019 (organizational) 3/5/2019 (regular) 6/3/2019 None None Five days prior to adjournment None No
Alaska 1/15/2019 5/15/2019 2/19/2019 2/19/2019 None 12/31/2018 Yes
Arizona 1/14/2019 5/28/2019 2/11/2019 2/4/2019 3/14/2019 1/12/2019 No
Arkansas 1/14/2019 4/24/2019 3/11/2019 (can be extended to 3/27/2019 by a 2/3 vote) 3/11/2019 (can be extended to 3/27/2019 by a 2/3 vote) None 1/14/2018 No
California 12/3/2018 11/30/2020 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 5/31/2019 1/25/2019 Yes
Colorado 1/4/2019 5/3/2019 1/25/2019 1/22/2019 2/22/2019 11/26/2018 No
Connecticut 1/9/2019 6/5/2019 1/18/2019 1/18/2019 None None No
DC 1/2/2019 1/2/2021 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable None Yes
Delaware 1/8/2019 6/30/2019 None None None 12/13/2018 Yes
Florida 3/5/2019 5/4/2019* 3/5/2019 + 3/5/2019 + 5/1/2019 + 1/25/2019 No
Georgia 1/14/2019 4/2/2019 None None 3/7/2019 1/11/2019 Yes
Guam 1/14/2019 Not applicable None None None None No
Hawaii 1/16/2019 5/2/2019 1/24/2019 1/24/2019 3/7/2019 None Yes
Idaho 1/7/2019 4/11/2019 20th legislative day (committees: 36th legislative day) 12th legislative day (committees: 36th legislative day) None None No
Illinois 1/9/2019 6/2/2019 None None None None Yes
Indiana 1/3/2019 4/24/2019 1/10/2019 1/10/2019 2/26/2019 1/8/2019 No
Iowa 1/14/2019 4/27/2019 2/15/2019 2/15/2019 3/8/2019 12/3/2018 Yes
Kansas 1/14/2019 5/29/2019 2/13/2019 (Legislator); 2/15/2019 (Committee) 2/13/2019 (Legislator); 2/15/2019 (Committee) 2/28/2019 1/14/2019 Yes
Kentucky 1/8/2019 3/28/2019 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 None None Last day of session (6/19/2019) 12/21/2018 Yes
Maryland 1/9/2019 4/8/2019 2/8/2019 2/4/2019 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 12/19/2019* None None None None Yes
Minnesota 1/8/2019 5/20/2019 None None 4/12/2019 None Yes
Mississippi 1/8/2019 3/29/2019 1/21/2019 1/21/2019 2/14/2019 1/21/2019 No
Missouri 1/9/2019 5/17/2019 60th legislative day 60th legislative day None 1/9/2019 No
Montana 1/7/2019 4/25/2019 2/23/2019 2/23/2019 3/2/2019 None No
N. Mariana 1/14/2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD No
Nebraska 1/9/2019 5/31/2019 Not applicable 1/23/2019 None None Yes
Nevada 2/4/2019 6/3/2019 3/18/2019 3/18/2019 4/23/2019 None No
New Hampshire 1/6/2019 12/2/2020 1/18/2019 None (Senate bill drafting deadline 12/18/2018) 3/28/2019 House: 12/3/2018 Senate: None (Senate bill drafting deadline 12/18/2018) Yes
New Jersey 1/15/2019 TBD None None None None 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 5/26/2020 5/26/2020 None 11/15/2018 Yes
North Carolina 1/9/2019 10/31/2019 4/24/2019 + 3/22/2018 + 5/9/2019 + None Yes
North Dakota 1/3/2019 4/26/2019 1/14/2019 1/14/2019 2/20/2019 12/6/2018 No
Ohio 1/7/2019 December 2020 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 4/9/2019 9/28/2018 No
Pennsylvania 1/1/2019 11/30/2019 None None None None Yes
Puerto Rico 8/20/2018 11/30/2019 5/13/2019 5/13/2019 None None Yes
Rhode Island 1/1/2019 6/30/2019 2/26/2019 2/14/2019 TBD None No
South Carolina 1/8/2019 5/9/2019 None None 4/10/2019 1/7/2019 Yes
South Dakota 1/8/2019 3/29/2019 1/30/2019 1/30/2019 2/25/2019 None No
Tennessee 1/8/2019 5/15/2019 10th legislative day 10th legislative day None 1/8/2019 Yes
Texas 1/8/2019 5/27/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 5/17/2019 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 1/9/2019 5/29/2019 1/31/2019 None None None Yes
Virginia 1/9/2019 2/23/2019 1/18/2019 1/18/2019 2/6/2019 1/9/2019 No
Washington 1/14/2019 4/28/2019 None None 3/13/2019 1/14/2019 Yes
West Virginia 1/9/2019 3/9/2019 2/12/2019 2/18/2019 2/27/2019 None House: Yes, Senate: No
Wisconsin 1/7/2019 TBD None None None None Yes
Wyoming 1/8/2019 2/27/2019 1/29/2019 1/24/2019 2/6/2019 1/8/2019 No
USVI 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.