2016 State Legislative Session Dates

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Key: Regular Session Adjourned

State Start Date House Bill Intro Deadline Senate Bill Intro Deadline Cross-Over Deadline Legislation Carryover from 2015 Legislation Carryover to 2017 Sine Die Adjournment (approx.) Special Sessions / Governors' Actions / Other Deadlines
Alabama
02/02/16 04/26/2016 04/20/2016 04/26/2016 No No 05/04/16

08/15/16 - 09/07/16 special session re: lottery/Medicaid

Alaska
01/19/16 02/22/16 02/22/16 none Yes No 05/18/16
Arizona
01/11/16 02/08/16 02/01/16 None No No 05/06/16
Arkansas
04/13/16 04/27/16 04/27/16 none No No 05/09/16
California
01/04/16 02/19/16 02/19/16 06/03/16 Yes No 08/31/16

09/30/16 Gov's deadline to sign bills

Colorado
01/13/16 02/03/16 01/29/16 03/02/16 No No 05/11/16
Connecticut
02/03/16 02/05/16 02/05/16 none No No 05/04/16
Delaware
01/12/16 none none none Yes No 06/30/16
Florida
01/12/16 01/12/16 01/12/16 03/07/16 No No 03/11/16
Georgia
01/11/16 02/29/16 02/29/16 02/29/16 Yes No 03/24/16
Hawaii
01/20/16 01/27/16 01/27/16 03/10/16 Yes No 05/05/16
Idaho
01/11/16 01/29/16 01/22/16 none No No 03/25/16
Illinois
01/13/16 02/11/16 02/19/16 04/22/16 Yes No 05/31/16

11/15/16 Senate scheduled to meet

Indiana
01/05/16 01/12/16 01/08/16 02/03/16 No No 03/10/16
Iowa
01/11/16 01/22/16 01/22/16 02/26/16 Yes No 04/29/16
Kansas
01/11/16 02/10/16 02/10/16 02/23/16 Yes No 05/02/16
Kentucky
01/05/16 02/29/16 03/02/16 03/28/16 No No 04/15/16
Louisiana
03/14/16 04/05/16 04/05/16 06/03/16 No No 06/06/16
Maine
01/06/16 none none none Yes No 04/16/16
Maryland
01/13/16 02/12/16 02/05/16 03/21/16 No No 04/11/16
Massachusetts
01/06/16 none none none Yes No 07/31/16
08/01/16 -12/31/16
informal session 
Michigan
01/13/16 none none none Yes No 12/31/16
Minnesota
03/08/16 none none none Yes No 05/23/16
Mississippi
01/05/16 02/08/16 02/08/16 03/04/16 No No 04/21/16
Missouri
01/06/16 03/07/16 03/07/16 none No No 05/13/16

09/14/16 veto session

Montana
No regular session in even numbered years No No
Nebraska
01/06/16 N/A 01/20/16 N/A Yes No 04/20/16
Nevada
No regular session in even numbered years No No
New Hampshire
01/06/16 01/06/16 none 03/24/16 Yes No 06/01/16
New Jersey
01/12/16 none none none No Yes 12/31/16
New Mexico
01/19/16 02/03/16 02/03/16 none No No 02/18/16
New York
01/06/16 none none none Yes No 06/17/16
North Carolina
04/25/16 05/10/16 05/10/16 none Yes No 07/01/16
North Dakota
No regular session in even numbered years No No
08/02/16 - 08/04/16
special session re: budget
Ohio
01/05/16 none none none Yes No 12/31/16
11/15/16 recess ends
Oklahoma
02/01/16 02/01/16 02/01/16 03/10/16 Yes No 05/27/16
Oregon
02/01/16 01/19/16 01/19/16 none No No 03/03/16
Pennsylvania
01/05/16 none none none Yes No 11/30/16

07/14/16 - 09/19/16 recess 

Rhode Island
01/05/16 02/23/16 02/11/16 none No No 06/18/16
South Carolina
01/12/16 04/15/16 05/01/16 05/01/16 Yes No 06/02/16
South Dakota
01/12/16 02/04/16 02/04/16 02/24/16 No No 03/29/16
Tennessee
01/12/16 01/25/16 01/25/16 none Yes No 04/22/16
09/12/16 - 09/15/16 special session re: DUI law
Texas
No regular session in even numbered years No No
Utah
01/25/16 02/04/16 02/04/16 03/07/16 No No 03/10/16
Vermont
01/05/16 03/11/16 none 03/11/16 Yes No 05/06/16
Virginia
01/13/16 01/22/16 01/22/16 02/16/16 No Yes 03/11/16
Washington
01/11/16 none none 02/17/16 Yes No 03/10/16
West Virginia
01/13/16 none none 03/02/16 Yes (House only) No 03/12/16
09/18/16 - 09/19/16
Special session re: flood recovery
Wisconsin
01/12/16 none none none Yes No 03/15/16
Wyoming
02/08/16 02/12/16 02/12/16 02/23/16 No No 03/04/16