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State legislatures prepare to begin sessions

State legislatures prepare to begin sessions

With the new year underway, state legislatures and general assemblies across the country are preparing to kick off their legislative sessions, or already have done so.

In fact, over the weekend, Kentucky’s legislature quickly passed anti-labor “right to work,” prevailing wage and “paycheck deception” bills.

State legislative sessions vary in length and each state’s session operates differently. The governing bodies in 19 states have already convened.

Letter carriers frequently undertake initiatives in their states around subjects such as vote-by-mail and voter registration. NALC encourages members to share with the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs any progress on such initiatives or to call the department at 202-393-2833 if you have any questions. We will continue to monitor state-level legislation that affects letter carriers.

To find your state representative and senator, click here.

The following table outlines when each state’s legislature is scheduled to convent and adjourn in 2017.

 

Convenes

Adjourns

Alabama

2/7/2017

5/31/2017

Alaska

1/17/2017

4/16/2017

Arizona

1/9/2017

4/22/2017

Arkansas

1/9/2017

3/9/2017

California

12/5/2016

9/15/2017

Colorado

1/11/2017

5/10/2017

Connecticut

1/4/2017

6/7/2017

Delaware

1/10/2017

6/30/2017

Florida

3/7/2017

5/5/2017

Georgia

1/9/2017

3/24/2017

Hawaii

1/18/2017

5/4/2017

Idaho

1/9/2017

3/31/2017

Illinois

1/11/2017

5/31/2017

Indiana

1/3/2017

4/29/2017

Iowa

1/9/2017

4/18/2017

Kansas

1/12/2017

5/15/2017

Kentucky

1/3/2017

3/30/2017

Louisiana

4/10/2017

6/8/2017

Maine

12/7/2016

6/14/2017

Maryland

1/11/2017

4/10/2017

Massachusetts

1/4/2017

11/15/2017

Michigan

1/11/2017

12/31/2017

Minnesota

1/3/2017

5/22/2017

Mississippi

1/3/2017

4/2/2017

Missouri

1/4/2017

5/12/2017

Montana

1/2/2017

4/25/2017

Nebraska

1/4/2017

6/2/2017

Nevada

2/6/2017

6/5/2017

New Hampshire

1/4/2017

6/30/2017

New Jersey

1/10/2017

1/9/2018

New Mexico

1/17/2017

3/18/2017

New York

1/4/2017

12/31/2017

North Carolina

1/11/2017

8/1/2017

North Dakota

1/3/2017

4/26/2017

Ohio

1/2/2017

12/31/2017

Oklahoma

2/6/2017

5/26/2017

Oregon

2/1/2017

7/10/2017

Pennsylvania

1/3/2017

12/31/2017

Rhode Island

1/3/2017

6/30/2017

South Carolina

1/10/2017

6/1/2017

South Dakota

1/10/2017

3/27/2017

Tennessee

1/10/2017

4/14/2017

Texas

1/10/2017

5/29/2017

Utah

1/23/2017

3/9/2017

Vermont

1/4/2017

5/8/2017

Virginia

1/11/2017

2/25/2017

Washington

1/9/2017

4/23/2017

West Virginia

2/8/2017

4/8/2017

Wisconsin

1/4/2017

12/31/2017

Wyoming

1/10/2017

3/6/2017

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