2015 State Legislative Session Dates

2015 State Legislative Session Dates | Multistate

Key: Regular Session Adjourned

State Start Date House Bill Intro Deadline Senate Bill Intro Deadline Cross-Over Deadline Legislation Carryover from 2014 Legislation Carryover to 2016 Sine Die Adjournment (approx.) Special Sessions / Governors' Actions / Other Deadlines
Alabama
03/03/15 none 05/28/2015 06/02/15 No No 06/04/15
Special session re: budget
begun 07/13/15
Alaska
01/20/15 02/23/15 02/23/15 none No Yes 04/19/15
Special session re: budget
04/28/15 - 06/11/15
Arizona
01/12/15 02/09/15 02/02/15 None No No 04/02/15
Arkansas
01/12/15 03/09/15 03/09/15 none No No 04/02/15
Special session
05/26/15 - 05/28/15
re: economic development
California
12/01/14 02/27/15 02/27/15 06/05/15 No Yes 09/11/15
2 concurrent special sessions begun 06/19/15
X1 - Transportation
X2 - Healthcare 
Colorado
01/07/15 01/28/15 01/28/15 02/25/15 No No 05/06/15
Connecticut
01/07/15 04/14/2015 04/14/2015 none No No 06/03/15
Special session re: budget
06/29/15 - 06/30/15
Delaware
01/13/15 none none none No Yes 06/30/15
Florida
03/03/15 03/03/15 03/03/15 04/27/15 No No 05/01/15
Special session re: Congressional redistricting
08/10/15 - 08/21/15
Special session re: state Senate redistricting
10/19/15 - 11/06/15
Georgia
01/12/15 none 03/31/15 03/13/15 No Yes 04/02/15
Hawaii
01/21/15 01/29/15 01/29/15 03/12/15 No Yes 05/07/15
Idaho
01/12/15 01/31/15 01/31/15 none No No 04/11/15
Special session 05/18/15
re: child support
Illinois
01/14/15 02/14/15 02/20/15 04/11/15 (House) 04/24/15 (Senate) No Yes 05/31/15
session in overtime
beginning 06/04/15
Indiana
01/06/15 01/13/15 01/14/15 02/25/15 No No 04/29/15
Iowa
01/12/15 02/13/15 02/13/15 04/03/15 No Yes 06/05/15
Kansas
01/12/15 02/11/15 02/11/15 02/27/15 No Yes 04/02/15
Veto session 
04/20/15 - 06/12/15
Kentucky
01/06/15 02/17/15 02/13/15 03/09/15 No No 03/24/15
Louisiana
04/13/15 04/22/15 04/22/15 06/08/15 No No 06/11/15
Maine
12/03/14 none none none No Yes 07/16/15

Recess 07/01/15 - 07/15/15

Maryland
01/14/15 02/13/15 02/06/15 03/23/15 No No 04/13/15
Massachusetts
01/07/15 01/16/15 01/16/15 none No Yes 11/18/15
Michigan
01/14/15 none none none No Yes 12/31/15
Minnesota
01/06/15 none none none No Yes 05/18/15
Special session 06/12/15
re: budget
Mississippi
01/06/15 01/19/15 01/19/15 02/13/15 No No 04/02/15
Missouri
01/07/15 03/07/15 03/01/15 none No No 05/15/15

Veto session 09/16/15

Montana
01/05/15 01/19/15 01/19/15 02/27/15 No No 04/28/15
Nebraska
01/07/15 01/21/15 01/21/15 none No Yes 05/29/15
Nevada
02/02/15 03/16/15 03/16/15 04/21/15 No No 06/01/15
New Hampshire
01/07/15 02/06/15 none 04/02/15 No Yes 06/30/15
New Jersey
01/13/15 none none none Yes No 01/02/16
New Mexico
01/20/15 02/19/15 02/19/15 none No No 03/21/15
Special session 06/08/15
re: capital outlay; tax incentives
New York
01/07/15 none none none No Yes 06/25/15
North Carolina
01/28/15 04/15/15 03/26/15 04/30/15 No Yes 08/14/15

Organizational session 01/14/15

North Dakota
01/06/15 01/19/15 01/26/15 02/27/15 No No 04/29/15
Ohio
01/05/15 none none none No Yes 12/31/15
Oklahoma
02/02/15 01/22/15 01/22/15 03/12/15 No Yes 05/22/15
Oregon
02/02/15 02/25/15 02/25/15 none No No 07/06/15
Pennsylvania
01/06/15 none none none No Yes 12/31/15
Rhode Island
01/06/15 02/12/15 02/12/15 04/09/15 No No 06/25/15
South Carolina
01/13/15 none none 05/01/15 No Yes 06/04/15
Veto session
06/16/15 - 07/09/15
South Dakota
01/13/15 02/04/15 02/04/15 02/25/15 No No 03/30/15
Tennessee
01/13/15 02/12/15 02/12/15 none No Yes 04/22/15
Texas
01/13/15 03/03/15 03/03/15 05/15/15 No No 06/01/15
Utah
01/26/15 03/03/15 03/03/15 03/09/15 No No 03/12/15
Vermont
01/07/15 02/28/15 none No Yes 05/16/15
Virginia
01/14/15 01/23/15 01/23/15 2/10/15 Yes No 02/27/15
Special session 08/17/15
re: redistricting
Washington
01/12/15 04/16/15 04/16/15 03/11/15 No Yes 04/24/15
Special session 1 re: budget
04/29/15 - 05/28/15
Special session 2 re: budget
05/29/15 - 06/27/15
Special session 3 re: budget
06/28/15 - 07/10/15

 

West Virginia
01/14/15 none none none No Yes 03/14/15
Special session re: budget
03/16/15 - 03/18/15
Wisconsin
01/07/15 none none none No Yes 12/31/15
Special session re: budget
07/08/15
Wyoming
01/13/15 02/02/15 01/28/15 02/11/15 No No 03/06/15