2017 Legislative Session Deadlines
as of December 5, 2016


State
Start Date
House
Bill Intro Deadline
Senate
Bill Intro Deadline
Cross-over Deadline
Legislation Carryover from 2016
Legislation Carryover to 2018
Sine Die Adjournment (approx.)
2017 Bill Prefiling Period
Alabama
02/07/17
none
26th
legislative day
27th
legislative day
NO
NO
05/31/17
05/12/16 - 02/06/17
Alaska
01/17/17
02/20/17
02/20/17
none
NO
YES
04/16/17
01/09/17 - 01/13/17
Arizona
01/09/17
TBA
TBA
none
NO
NO
04/22/17
11/14/16 - 01/09/17
Arkansas
01/09/17
03/06/17
03/06/17
none
NO
NO
03/09/17
11/14/16 - 01/09/17
California
12/05/16
02/17/17
02/17/17
06/02/17
NO
YES
09/15/17
No prefiling
Colorado
01/11/17
02/01/17
01/27/17
03/01/17
NO
NO
05/10/17
08/01/16 - 01/10/17
Connecticut
01/04/17
TBA
TBA
none
NO
NO
06/07/17
11/09/16 - 01/03/17
Delaware
01/10/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
06/30/17
12/15/16 - 01/10/17
Florida
03/07/17
03/07/17
03/07/17
none
NO
NO
05/05/17
08/01/16 - 03/03/17
Georgia
01/09/17
26th session day
26th session day
30th session day
NO
YES
03/24/17
11/15/16 - 01/06/17
Hawaii
01/18/17
01/25/17
01/25/17
03/09/17
NO
YES
05/04/17
No prefiling
Idaho
01/09/17
01/28/17
01/28/17
none
NO
NO
03/31/17
No prefiling
Illinois
01/11/17
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
YES
05/31/17
TBA
Indiana
01/03/17
01/10/17
01/12/17
02/28/17
NO
NO
04/29/17
11/22/16 - 01/03/17
Iowa
01/09/17
02/10/17
02/10/17
03/31/17
NO
YES
04/18/17
09/01/16 - 12/01/16
Kansas
01/12/17
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
YES
05/15/17
11/08/16 - 01/06/17
Kentucky
01/03/17
02/21/17
02/17/17
03/15/17
NO
NO
03/30/17
06/15/16 - 01/03/17
Louisiana
04/10/17
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
NO
06/08/17
02/25/17 - 04/03/17
Maine
12/07/16
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
YES
06/14/17
No prefiling
Maryland
01/11/17
02/10/17
02/03/17
03/27/17
NO
NO
04/10/17
11/15/16 - 12/02/16
Massachusetts
01/04/17
TBA
TBA
none
NO
YES
11/15/17
No prefiling
Michigan
01/11/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
12/31/17
No prefiling
Minnesota
01/03/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
05/22/17
No prefiling
Mississippi
01/03/17
01/16/17
01/16/17
02/10/17
NO
NO
04/02/17
11/01/16 - 01/02/17
Missouri
01/04/17
TBA
TBA
none
NO
NO
05/12/17
12/01/16 - 01/04/17
Montana
01/02/17
02/18/17
02/18/17
02/24/17
NO
NO
04/25/17
09/08/15 - 01/01/17
Nebraska
01/04/17
01/18/17
N/A
NO
YES
06/02/17
No prefiling
Nevada
02/06/17
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
NO
06/05/17
05/29/15 - 02/06/17
New Hampshire
01/04/17
01/27/17
none
TBA
NO
YES
06/30/17
09/12/16 - 12/02/16
New Jersey
01/10/17
none
none
none
YES
NO
01/09/18
No prefiling
New Mexico
01/17/17
02/16/17
02/16/17
none
NO
NO
03/18/17
12/15/16 - 01/13/17
New York
01/04/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
12/31/17
11/15/16 - 01/03/17
North Carolina
01/11/17
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
YES
08/01/17
No prefiling
North Dakota
01/03/17
01/16/17
01/23/17
02/24/17
NO
NO
04/26/17
01/01/16 - 01/01/17
Ohio
01/02/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
12/31/17
No prefiling
Oklahoma
02/06/17
01/19/17
01/19/17
03/16/17
NO
YES
05/26/17
11/15/16 - 01/19/17
Oregon
02/01/17
TBA
TBA
none
NO
NO
07/10/17
09/26/16 - 01/11/17
Pennsylvania
01/03/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
12/31/17
No prefiling
Rhode Island
01/03/17
TBA
TBA
TBA
NO
NO
06/30/17
11/15/16 - 01/02/17
South Carolina
01/10/17
none
none
05/01/17
NO
YES
06/01/17
12/01/16 - 12/15/16
South Dakota
01/10/17
02/02/17
02/02/17
02/23/17
NO
NO
03/27/17
12/11/16 - 01/10/17
Tennessee
01/10/17
02/02/17
02/02/17
none
NO
YES
04/14/17
11/09/16 - 01/09/17
Texas
01/10/17
03/10/17
03/10/17
05/09/17
NO
NO
05/29/17
11/09/16 - 01/09/17
Utah
01/23/17
02/02/17
02/02/17
03/06/17
NO
NO
03/09/17
11/15/16 - 01/22/17
Vermont
01/04/17
02/25/17
none
none
NO
YES
05/08/17
11/01/16 - 01/03/17
Virginia
01/11/17
01/20/17
01/20/17
02/07/17
YES
NO
02/25/17
07/18/16 - 01/10/17
Washington
01/09/17
04/13/17
04/13/17
TBA
NO
YES
04/23/17
12/01/16 - 01/08/17
West Virginia
02/08/17
03/21/17
03/20/17
03/29/16
NO
YES
04/08/17
12/15/16 - 01/10/17
Wisconsin
01/04/17
none
none
none
NO
YES
12/31/17
No prefiling
Wyoming
01/10/17
15th legislative day
12th legislative day
none
NO
NO
03/06/17
12/01/16 - 01/09/17

   Indicates Regular Session of Legislature has adjourned Sine Die.
   However, special sessions may still be called.

Introduction Deadline: For purposes of this chart, last day to introduce a bill or resolution in the current session. These dates are usually for "regular" bills only; for budget, appropriations or special session bills different rules may apply.

Cross-Over Deadline: For purposes of this chart, date by which legislation must move from its chamber of origin to the other legislative chamber (i.e., from the House to the Senate, or vice versa). These dates also are for "regular" bills only; for budget, appropriations or special session bills different rules may apply.

Legislation Carry-Over: If legislation remains active from one year to the next.

Sine Die Adjournment: Absolute final day of regular session. Legislature may still return for special or veto session(s).

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