2021 Legislative Session Information

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Last Updated: 1/13/2021

2021 Legislative Session Dates
State Convene Date Adjourn Date In Person or Virtual House Intro Deadline Senate Intro Deadline Crossover Deadline Prefiling Deadline Carryover to 2022
Alabama 2/2/2021 5/17/2021* In Person 5/10/2021 5/10/2021 26th Legislative Day 2/1/2021 No
Alaska 1/19/2021 90th Session Day In Person None None None 1/1/2021 Yes
Arizona 1/11/2021 May not exceed 100 session days In Person 2/8/2021, unless allowed by Rules Committee 2/1/2021, unless allowed by Rules Committee TBD 1/11/2021 No
Arkansas 1/11/2021 60th Legislative Day In Person Appropriation: 3/1/2021* Appropriation: 3/1/2021* None 1/11/2021 No
California 1/11/2021 09/11/2021* In Person 2/27/2021 2/27/2021 6/5/2021 N/A Yes
Colorado 1/13/2021 5/12/2021 In Person 4/22/2021 4/22/2021 4/12/2021 1/8/2021 No
Connecticut 1/6/2021 5/12/2021 Virtual* TBD TBD None 12/29/2020 No
DC 01/2021* 12/2021* Virtual None None None None Yes
Delaware 1/12/2021 6/30/2021 Virtual None None None 1/7/2021 Yes
Florida 3/2/2021 4/30/2021 In Person 3/2/2021 3/2/2021 None 3/2/2021 No
Georgia 1/11/2021 4/2/2021 Likely In Person TBD TBD TBD 1/8/2021 Yes
Guam 1/4/2021 1/3/2022 In Person None None None None No
Hawaii 1/20/2021 5/9/2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD Yes
Idaho 1/11/2021 3/20/2021 In Person None None None None No
Illinois 1/11/2021 1/13/2023 In Person TBD TBD TBD 1/11/2021 Yes
Indiana 1/5/2021 3/14/2021 In Person 1/11/2021 1/8/2021 2/23/2021 None No
Iowa 1/11/2021 4/30/2021 In Person None None 3/19/2021 1/11/2021 Yes
Kansas 1/11/2021 4/11/2021 In Person TBD TBD TBD 1/8/2021 Yes
Kentucky 1/5/2021 3/30/2021 In Person 2/16/2021 2/12/2021 TBD 2/5/2021 No
Louisiana 4/12/2021 6/10/2021 In Person TBD TBD TBD TBD No
Maine 12/2/2020 6/16/2021 In Person 12/18/2020 12/18/2020 TBD TBD Yes
Maryland 1/13/2021 4/9/2021 In Person TBD TBD TBD 11/20/2020 No
Massachusetts 1/6/2021 12/31/2021 Hybrid None None N/A N/A Yes
Michigan 1/13/2021 12/2021 In Person TBD TBD None N/A Yes
Minnesota 1/5/2021 5/27/2021 Hybrid None None TBD TBD Yes
Mississippi 1/5/2021 4/4/2021 In Person 1/18/2021 1/18/2021 3/2/2021 1/18/2021 No
Missouri 1/06/2021 5/14/2021 In Person 3/11/2021 3/11/2021 5/7/2021 1/13/2021 No
Montana 1/4/2021 4/28/2021* In Person 2/20/2021 2/21/2021 2/27/2021 TBD No
N. Mariana 1/4/2021 TBD In Person None None None None No
Nebraska 1/6/2021 6/10/2021* In Person N/A 1/20/2021 N/A N/A Yes
Nevada 2/1/2021 6/1/2021* Virtual 3/22/2021 3/22/2921 4/20/2021 2/1/2021 No
New Hampshire 1/6/2021 6/30/2021 Hybrid 1/15/2021 TBD TBD Prefiling for House: 11/20/2020, Prefiling for Senate: TBD Yes
New Jersey 1/14/2021 1/11/2022 In Person or Virtual Options None None None N/A No
New Mexico 1/19/2021 3/20/2021 Hybrid 2/18/2021 2/18/2021 None 1/15/2021 No
New York 1/6/2021 Summer Recess: 6/10/2021, Final Adjournment: TBD Virtual Monday four weeks before the targeted adjournment date None None 1/6/2021 Yes
North Carolina 1/21/2021 TBD In Person TBD TBD TBD N/A Yes
North Dakota 1/5/2021 4/28/2021 In Person or Virtual Options 1/18/2021 1/25/2021 2/26/2021 N/A No
Ohio 1/4/2021 12/31/2022 In Person None None None N/A Yes
Oklahoma 2/1/2021 5/28/2021 Hybrid 1/21/2021 1/21/2021 3/11/2021 12/11/2020 Yes
Oregon 1/19/2021 6/27/2021 In Person TBD TBD TBD 1/19/2021 No
Pennsylvania 1/5/2021 11/30/2022 Likely Hybrid TBD None None N/A Yes
Puerto Rico 1/11/2021 6/30/2024 In Person None None None None Yes
Rhode Island 1/5/2021 6/30/2021 In Person TBD TBD TBD TBD No
South Carolina 1/12/2021 TBD In Person None None 4/10/2021 None Yes
South Dakota 1/12/2021 3/29/2021 In Person 2/4/2021 2/4/2021 2/25/2021 1/11/2021 No
Tennessee 1/12/2021 5/6/2021 In Person 10th Legislative Day 10th Legislative Day None 1/12/2021 Yes
Texas 1/12/2021 5/31/2021 In Person 60th Legislative Day 60th Legislative Day TBD 1/12/2021 No
Utah 1/19/2021 3/5/2021 Hybrid 1/29/2021 1/29/2021 3/2/2021 None No
Vermont 1/6/2021 5/15/2021 Virtual 1/29/2021 None None None Yes
Virginia 1/13/2021 2/27/2021 Hybrid TBD TBD 02/09/2021* 1/13/2021 No
Washington 1/11/2021 4/25/2021 Virtual 4/25/2021 4/25/2021 TBD 1/10/2021 Yes
West Virginia 1/13/2021 4/10/2021 Likely in Person 2/17/2021 2/27/2021 3/4/2021 1/4/2021 House: Yes, Senate: No
Wisconsin 1/4/2021 1/3/2023 Hybrid None None None N/A Yes
Wyoming 1/12/2021 3/5/2021 In Person 3/8/2021 3/3/2021 3/17/2021 1/12/2021 No
USVI 1/11/2021 12/1/2021 In Person None None None None Yes

* Date is subject to change