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State Legislature Status and COVID-19

by Content Team, FiscalNote

FiscalNote has put together a State Legislature Tracker to keep you and your team updated on the status of each state’s legislature.

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

FiscalNote is monitoring the legislation and actions of lawmakers in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak at federal, state, local and international level. 

If you would like to see the full landscape of what COVID-19 legislation is happening across the country click here to request a demo of FiscalNote State. 

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