Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin are in regular session. The District of ColumbiaCouncil, Puerto Rico and the United States Congress are also in regular session.
Oklahoma convened its second special session to address budget issues on December 18, reports theTulsa World. The session will run concurrently with the regular session, which convened on February 5.North Carolina convened a special session to address a broad range of matters on January 10, WUNCreports. Wisconsin convened a special session on January 18 to address a number of bills related to public assistance reform, FOX6 reports. An executive order that convenes and describes the scope of the special session from Republican Gov. Scott Walker can be found here. The special session will run concurrently with the regular session.
Arizona ended a special session on January 26 after passing legislation intended to crack down on opioid abuse, Reuters reports. The legislature remains in regular session. Connecticut held a one-day special session on January 31 to override Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s veto of funding for the Medicare Savings Program, CTNewsJunkie.com reports.
The following states are expected to convene for the 2018 legislative session on the dates provided:Connecticut (February 7); Arkansas and Wyoming (February 12) and Minnesota (February 20).