Table 3.19

Bill & Resolution Introductions & Enactments: 2020 Regular Sessions


  Introductions Enactments/Adoptions  
FIPS State or other
jurisdiction
Duration of session** Bills Resolutions* Bills Resolutions* Measures vetoed by
governor (a)(b)
Length of
session
01AlabamaNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
02AlaskaJan. 1 - May 9, 202136010934

20

030C
04ArizonaJan. 11 - June 30, 20211,774125475

31

28171L
05ArkansasJan. 11 - Apr. 28, 20211,7271761880N/A(g)
06CaliforniaDec. 7, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2022 (h)2,421340770

268

66121L (i)
08ColoradoJan. 31 - Jun. 8, 202162355504

48

4116L (j)
09ConnecticutJan 6. - Jun. 9,20212,806453239

3

4155C
10DelawareJan 12. - Jun. 30, 202148614980

117

0170C
12FloridaNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
13GeorgiaJan. 11 - Mar. 31, 20211,176926294

22

1 (a)40L
15HawaiiJan. 20 - Apr. 29, 20212,820845239

266

26 (a) (b)55L
16IdahoJan. 11 - Nov 17, 202166058364

26

4311L (u)
17IllinoisNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
18IndianaJan. 4 - Oct. 1, 20211,012239222

189

3 (b)48L
19IowaJan. 1 - May 19, 20211,592187129C
20KansasJan. 11 - May 26, 202176979116

8

10 (a)(b)86L
21KentuckyJan. 5 - Mar. 30, 202188056202

5

31 (a)(b)30L
22LouisianaApr. 12 - June 10, 2021940256 (k)514

9

2869L (l)
23MaineDec. 2, 2020 - Mar. 30, 20211,347514L
24Maryland (w)Jan. 13 - Apr. 12, 20212,347138170090C
25MassachusettsNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
26MichiganJan. 13 - Dec. 29, 20212,359365168

327

36 (a)205L (m)
27MinnesotaJan. 5 - May 17, 20217,27226310060L
28MississippiNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
29MissouriJan. 6 - May 30, 20212,0758859

1

5 (a)73L
30MontanaNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
31Nebraska (U)Jan. 6 - May 27, 2021684261203

116

6 (b)84L
32NevadaFeb. 1 - June 1, 202195869561

348

484L
33New HampshireJan. 6 - June 30, 202150416228

1

645L
34New Jersey (c)Jan 14, 2020 - (c)9,007994222

60

28 (a)(b)N/A
35New MexicoJan. 19 - Mar. 20, 202174142140

5

18 (a)60L
36New YorkNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
37North CarolinaJan. 13 - May 6, 202195717109

6

10203L
38North DakotaJan. 5 - Apr. 29, 202186768522

37

5 (a)(b)76L
39OhioJan. 4 - N/A807 (n)446 (o)71

372 (p)

15 (a) (b)259L (q)
40OklahomaFeb 1. - May 27, 20213,05672598

2

12 (a)66L
41OregonJan. 19 - June 26, 20212,390129683

34

2 (a)159C
42Pennsylvania (r)Jan. 5 - Nov. 30, 20213,277523114

2

7N/A
44Rhode IslandNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
45South CarolinaNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session

No information provided
for the 2021 Session

No information provided for the 2021 SessionNo information provided for the 2021 Session
46South DakotaJan. 12 - Mar. 29, 202147830247

9

137L
47TennesseeJan. 12 - May 4, 20213,2781,6056310034L
48TexasJan. 12 - May 31, 20216,9273,0721,073

2,730

20 (a)140L
49UtahJan. 19 - Mar. 5, 202169375466

4 (a)45C
50VermontJan. 6 - May 21, 20224549770

91

2 (b)136C
51Virginia (v)Jan. 13 - Feb. 8, 20219835728

333

027L
53WashingtonJan. 11 - Apr. 25, 20211,07533332

6

2 (b)105L
54West VirginiaJan. 13 - Apr. 10, 20212,039313282

108

160C
55WisconsinJan. 4, 2021 - Jan. 3, 20232,305312266

49

126 (a)N/A
56WyomingJan. 12 - Apr. 7, 202142120173

5

2 (a)34L (t)

Source:

The Council of State Governments’ survey, 2022 and review of state legislative websites.

Key:

* Includes Joint and Concurrent resolutions.
** Actual adjournment dates are listed regardless of constitutional or statutory limitations. For more information on provisions, see Table 3.2, “Legislative Sessions: Legal Provisions.”
C — Calendar day.
L — Legislative day (in some states, called a session or workday; definition may vary slightly; however, it generally refers to any day on which either chamber of the legislature is in session).
U — Unicameral legislature.
N/A — Not available.

Footnotes:

(a)

Line item or partial vetoes: Florida – 485 line item vetoes on the budget, Georgia – 7, Hawaii -1, Kansas – 19, Kentucky – 8, Massachusetts – 4, Missouri – 12, Michigan – 5, New Jersey – 9, New Mexico – 4, North Dakota – 1, conditional vetoes, Ohio – 14, Oklahoma – 2, Oregon – 1, Utah – 1, Texas – 1, Wisconsin – 50, Wyoming – 22, Washington – 16.

(b)

Number of vetoes overridden: Hawaii – 6, Indiana – 2, Kansas – 5, Kentucky – 32, Massachusetts – 3, Mississippi – 1, North Dakota – 2, Nebraska – 6, New Jersey – 1 conditional veto approved, Ohio – 1, Vermont – 2, Wyoming – 1.

(c)

Information for the 2020-2021 session as of April 27, 2021.

(d)

May 20-23, 2020 was considered a special session but the numbers are included in the regular session numbers.

(e)

Resolutions are included in bill numbers.

(f)

Of the 45 measures vetoed by the governor, 42 were “policy vetoes” (governor had objections to the bills due to policy concerns), while the others were duplicative (the bill in the opposite chamber, which also passed, accomplished the same purpose, so the governor signed only one of the measures and vetoed the other).

(g)

There was an extended session to take up redistricting that occurred from September 29, 2021 to October 15, 2021.

(h)

The Legislature entered Interim Study Recess on September 10, 2021, and reconvened on January 3, 2022.

(i)

Only counting days from December 7, 2020, through the Interim Study Recess on September 10, 2021.

(j)

Due to a declared public health emergency during the 2021 legislative session, the days were counted as legislative days, rather than calendar days.

(k)

34 joint and 219 concurrent Joint and Concurrent Resolution Introductions.

(l)

House met 34L and Senate met 35L.

(m)

House met 104L and Senate met 101L.

(n)

Bill Introductions – House 528, Senate 279.

(o)

Resolution Introductions – House 201, Senate 245.

(p)

Resolution Enactments – House 145, Senate 220, Concurrent: 7.

(q)

House met 150L and Senate met 109L.

(r)

Total numbers given are as of Apr. 4, 2021.

(s)

Due to Governor’s election, the opening day of Session was on 1/13/2021, but the first day of Session was held one month later on February 10, 2021, per W. Va. Constitution Art. VI Section 18.

(t)

2021 was an atypical general session of the Wyoming Legislature. The legislature gaveled in on January 12 as required by the Wyoming Constitution. The legislature than recessed two weeks until January 27. Bills were worked in virtual standing committee meetings during the time between legislative working days. On January 27, the legislature worked eight days, then recessed until March 1, 2021. Again, standing committees met virtually during this recess. The legislature then met continuously in session from March 1 until April 7, 2021.

(u)

On May 12, the Senate adjourned Sine Die but the House of Representatives recessed. Both chambers reconvened on November 15 and both chambers adjourned Sine Die on Novemeber 17.

(v)

General Assembly did not agree to procedural resolution that would have produced the usual 46 calendar day session in the odd-year, which builds in an extension of the Constitutional 30 calendar days. Bills and resolutions not completed were “carried over” to Special Session I .

(w)

Information for the 2020-2021 session found on Maryland state legislative website.