With the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country, state legislatures have seen an unprecedented stalling in activity and have been either shutting down or focusing entirely on a legislative response to COVID-19.
To date, 299 COVID-19-related bills have been introduced and enacted across the country.
FiscalNote has put together a State Legislature Tracker to keep you and your team updated on the status of each state’s legislature. This comprehensive spreadsheet shows whether or not a state’s legislature is convened or adjourned, whether or not the adjournment was COVID-19 related, and the expected reconvene date for all legislatures that have adjourned.
Fast facts from our State Legislature Tracker:
- Currently, 43 states are adjourned. Of those 43 states, 29 states have adjourned due to COVID-19
- 12 states are adjourned sine die as scheduled
- Mississippi was the first state to adjourn due to COVID-19 on March 12th, followed closely by Vermont, Georgia, and Missouri on March 13th
- Of the 21 states that have set reconvene dates, Tennessee has set the latest reconvene date of June 1st
- Illinois’ legislature has the shortest adjournment period: one week
- South Carolina’s legislature is adjourned “indefinitely”
- 6 states will seek to reconvene at the end of the month on the same day: March 30th; Alabama will reconvene on March 31st.
To see our State Legislature Tracker click here.
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