DAILY SESSION SUMMARY
For Friday, 12/19/2014
IN SESSION
OH House is in Regular Session. MA is in Informal Session. There are no states in Special Session.

In Regular Session:
DC, OH
In Special Session:
No states currently meeting in special session.

CONVENING:
No Regular Sessions are scheduled to convene this week.


No Special Sessions are scheduled to convene this week.


IN RECESS:
NJ until 02/22/2014
MI until 12/30/2014
US until 01/02/2015
CA until 01/06/2015
IN until 01/06/2015
NY until 01/06/2015
ME until 01/07/2015
DE "c" until 01/13/2015
VA "a" until 01/13/2015

PREFILING FOR 2015 SESSIONS:
AR - Prefiling began: 11/17/2014
AZ - Prefiling began: 12/03/2014
CO - Drafting for 2015 began: 08/19/2014
FL - Prefiling for 2015 began: 07/24/2014
GA - Prefiling began: 11/17/2014
IA - Prefiling began: 12/12/2014
KS - Prefiling began: 11/07/2014
KY - BR filing for 2015 began: 05/30/2014
MO - Prefiling began: 12/01/2014
MT - Prefiling began: 11/17/2014
ND - Prefiling began: 12/09/2014
NH - LSR filing for 2015 began: 09/22/2014
NM - Prefiling began: 12/15/2014
NV - BDR Drafting for 2015 began: 07/14/2014
NY - Prefiling began: 12/17/2014
OK - Prefiling began: 11/18/2014
OR - Drafting for 2015 began: 09/02/2014
SC - Senate prefiling began: 12/3/2014, House: 12/11/14
TN - Prefiling began: 11/05/2014
TX - Prefiling began: 11/10/2014
UT - Prefiling began: 12/15/2014
VA - Prefiling for 2015 began: 7/21/2014
WA - Prefiling began: 12/02/2014
WY - Prefiling began: 12/02/2014

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:
ND on 12/19/2014 Deadline for Legislators to prefile bills and resolution drafts.
MI on 12/30/2014 Sine Die Adjournment.
DC on 12/31/2014 Projected Adjournment.
OH on 12/31/2014 Projected adjournment.
CA on 01/01/2015 Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)).
CO on 01/02/2015 Filing one of each member's three bills requested prior to December 1 or December 15 with the house of introduction for printing, distribution to Legislative Council Staff for preparation of fiscal notes, and introduction on the 1st day.
US on 01/02/2015 Projected Adjournment Date for the House.
FL on 01/05/2015 Interim Committee Meetings.
MT on 01/05/2015 Session Convenes.
OH on 01/05/2015 Legislature Convenes.
RI on 01/05/2015 Projected Governor's Deadline.
WI on 01/05/2015 Convene Date.
CA on 01/06/2015 Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(1)).
CO on 01/06/2015 Joint committees to meet with state departments to review strategic plans and regulatory agendas. The meeting are to occur between November 1 and the start of the session.
DC on 01/06/2015 Convene Date.
IN on 01/06/2015 Convene Date.
KY on 01/06/2015 Part I of the session convenes.
MA on 01/06/2015 Last day of the 2nd annual session and the 2013-14 biennium.
MA on 01/06/2015 2nd year of the 2013-2014 session adjourns.
MN on 01/06/2015 Legislature Convenes.
MS on 01/06/2015 Legislature convenes.
ND on 01/06/2015 Legislature convenes.
NH on 01/06/2015 Projected Governor's deadline.
OK on 01/06/2015 Session convenes for Organization.
PA on 01/06/2015 Legislature Convenes.
RI on 01/06/2015 Session Convenes.
US on 01/06/2015 Convene Date.
CO on 01/07/2015 1st Day of Session.
CT on 01/07/2015 Session Convenes.
MA on 01/07/2015 General Assembly Convenes.
MO on 01/07/2015 Session Begins.
NE on 01/07/2015 Legislature Convenes.
NH on 01/07/2015 Session Convenes.
NY on 01/07/2015 Session Adjourns Sine Die.
NY on 01/07/2015 Session Convenes.
VT on 01/07/2015 Session Convenes.
CO on 01/09/2015 Introducing the two remaining Senate bills requested prior to December 1 or December 15.
NH on 01/09/2015 Last day to sign-off on all LSRs.
CA on 01/10/2015 Budget Bill must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)).
AR on 01/12/2015 Legislature Convenes.
AZ on 01/12/2015 Legislature Convenes.
GA on 01/12/2015 General Assembly convenes.
IA on 01/12/2015 Legislature convenes.
ID on 01/12/2015 Legislature Convenes.
KS on 01/12/2015 Legislature Convenes.
KY on 01/12/2015 Recess. Bill drafts may be requested during this period for introduction when Part II convenes.
ND on 01/12/2015 No more than five bills may be introduced by each representative after this date.
OH on 01/12/2015 Projected governor's deadline.
WA on 01/12/2015 Session Convenes.
AL on 01/13/2015 Organizational Session begins.
CO on 01/13/2015 Introducing the two remaining House bills requested prior to December 1 or December 15 and for submitting remaining bill requests to the Office of Legislative Legal Services.
DE on 01/13/2015 First Day of Session.
NJ on 01/13/2015 Second year of the 13-14 legislative biennium convenes.
NJ on 01/13/2015 First year of the 13-14 legislative biennium adjourns.
SC on 01/13/2015 General Assembly Convenes.
SD on 01/13/2015 Session Opens 12 Noon (CT).
TN on 01/13/2015 Session Convenes.
TX on 01/13/2015 Legislature Convenes.
WY on 01/13/2015 Legislature convenes.
IL on 01/14/2015 99th General Assembly Convenes.
MD on 01/14/2015 Convene Date.
MI on 01/14/2015 Convene Date.
MS on 01/14/2015 Deadline for requests for general bills and constitutional amendments to be drafted.
NC on 01/14/2015 Legislature convenes - Organizational Session.
VA on 01/14/2015 Session Convenes.
WV on 01/14/2015 Session Convenes.
AZ on 01/15/2015 Seven bill introduction limitation begins in the House.
DC on 01/15/2015 Projected Mayor's Deadline.
US on 01/15/2015 President's deadline.
MA on 01/16/2015 Governor's deadline.

ADJOURNMENTS:
MI is projected to adjourn on 12/30/2014
OH is projected to adjourn on 12/31/2014
US is projected to adjourn on 01/02/2015
MA is projected to adjourn on 01/06/2015
NY is projected to adjourn on 01/07/2015
NJ is projected to adjourn on 01/12/2015
IL is projected to adjourn on 01/13/2015

Adjourned Sessions
AZ, DC, DE, DE "b", DE "d", DE "a", IL, IL "a", IL "b", NH, NJ "a", PA, PR, PR "a", PR "b", PR "c", RI

GOVERNORS'/PRESIDENT'S ACTIONS:
RI Governor's deadline is 01/05/2015.
PR "c" Governor's deadline is 01/09/2015.
DC Governor's deadline is 01/15/2015.
IL Governor's deadline is 03/04/2015.

Signing Deadlines Past
AZ, DE, DE "b", DE "d", DE "a", IL "a", IL "b", NJ "a", PA, PR, PR "a", PR "b"

BILL VOLUME:

Last WeekYear to DateProjected 2015 Volume
Prefiles 2353 14872 35000
Introductions 398 8698 151000
Enacts/Adopts 103 1770 40000

UPCOMING ELECTIONS (12/19/2014 - 01/09/2015):
12/30/2014 Iowa Special Election
Senate District 12

01/06/2015 Georgia Special Election
House Districts 50 and 120

01/06/2015 Iowa Special Election
House District 4

01/06/2015 Texas Special Election
House Districts 17 and 123
Senate District 26

01/06/2015 Virginia Special Election
House Districts 34 and 63



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