Information on state legislatures


(to go directly to a state's info, click on its name)



Alabama

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: https://legiscan.com/AL/legislation

   Committee meetings link: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/alisonlogin.aspx?SESSIONOID=1064


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Alaska

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/ -- You can search for any phrase, by typing it into the search box at the top; however, it will pull up occurrences ANYWHERE it appears in the current session's documents (including: journals, committee minutes,...!!). But, here is a list of bill-subjects, with links to bills on each subject: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/sub_sum.asp?session=30. In particular, you'll want to check the following three subjects - for which, you can just use these links: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_multibill.asp?session=30&subject=CONSTITUTIONAL_CONVENTION ; http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_multibill.asp?session=30&subject=CONSTITUTIONAL_AMENDMENTS ; http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_multibill.asp?session=30&subject=INTERGOVERNMENTAL_RELATIONS

   Committee meetings link: http://akleg.gov/index.php#tab2


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Arizona

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.azleg.gov/bills/

   Committee meetings link: For standing committees, click on http://www.azleg.gov/redirectstandingcommittee/ and use the dropdown list. For interim committees, click on http://www.azleg.gov/interim-committees/.


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Arkansas

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/SearchCenter/Pages/historicalbil.aspx

   Committee meetings link: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/MeetingsAndEventsCalendar.aspx


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California

   The legislature is in session, since 2016-12-05. (The session will end approximately 2017-09-15.)

   How to search for measures: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billSearchClient.xhtml

   Committee meetings link: For the Senate, the best link is http://senate.ca.gov/committees. For the Assembly, go to http://assembly.ca.gov/committees.


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Colorado

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://leg.colorado.gov/bill-search?field_chamber=All&field_bill_type=All&field_sessions=10171&sort_bef_combine=search_api_relevance%20DESC

   Committee meetings link: http://leg.colorado.gov/content/committees/committee-schedule


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Connecticut

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: I would recommend you just use LegiScan to find the relevant measures (https://legiscan.com/CT/legislation; be sure and use the dopdown menus at top and at left, to filter the results), and then, if desired, look up the measures' status details by entering the measure's number at the very top of the page at http://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/basic/dtsearch_form.asp.


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Delaware

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-10. (The session will end approximately 2017-06-30.)

   How to search for measures: http://legis.delaware.gov/


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Florida

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Go to http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/, or for advanced search, http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/bills.aspx

   Committee meetings link: All House committees -- including meetings: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committees.aspx. For links to all Senate committees, and to Joint committees -- including meetings: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/#com-list


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Georgia

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/Search.aspx. Useful tips onhow to search: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/SearchHelp.aspx.

   Committee meetings link: For the House, http://calendar.legis.ga.gov/Calendar/?Chamber=House; for the Senate, http://calendar.legis.ga.gov/Calendar/?Chamber=Senate.


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Hawaii

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Bill-searching: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/. Note, you will never get more than 100 hits returned(!): 'Searches are limited to a maximum of 100 [hits returned]. Use search operators to narrow results.' So, you should combine keywords: e.g., 'convention Article V'. (It will find any bill containing ALL of the keywords.)

   Committee meetings link: Senate committees: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committees/committees.aspx?chamber=S. Links to House committees: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committees/committees.aspx?chamber=H.


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Idaho

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/; you can either use your browser's search facility directly on this page, or use the search-text box the page gives you.


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Illinois

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Use the 'Search by Keyword' box on the left, at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/default.asp

   Committee meetings link: http://my.ilga.gov/


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Indiana

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: You can search for bills here https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/ -- but that is bills only, no resolutions - for the latter, go here: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/resolutions/

   Committee meetings link: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/committees/


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Iowa

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: There are almost too many tools here for finding measures; but some are better for some things than are others. For resolutions, probably the fastest route is via the "Find Legislation" page, on which use the links under the heading "Find a Resolution": https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/findLegislation. For bills (which are called "files"), if you know its number you can use that same page; otherwise use either the Subject listing, at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/current/publications/BSI/current.pdf, or the "Directory of Legislation", at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/billTracking/directory.

   Committee meetings link: Links to all legislative committees: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees. Scheduled committee meetings are also here: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings.


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Kansas

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Go to http://kslegislature.org/li/ and use the "Find Bill" dropdown list on the left; unfortunately, this will return measures from all sessions, not just the current one. But here is a list of Senate bills (shown 10 at a time): http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/bills/senate/; Senate resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/resos/senate/; Senate concurrent resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/concurs/senate/; House bills: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/bills/house/; House resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/resos/house/; House concurrent resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/concurs/house/. You can also find the measures by subject, at http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/actions_and_subject_index_report.pdf; then look up the bill by its number, at http://www.kslegislature.org/li/

   Committee meetings link: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/committees/hearings/


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Kentucky

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislation.htm, particularly http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/indexhd.htm; or use https://secure.kentucky.gov/billwatch/Search4Bills.aspx

   Committee meetings link: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislative_calendar/index.aspx


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Louisiana

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillSearch.aspx?sid=last

   Committee meetings link: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ByCmte.aspx


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Maine

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/, but be sure to select the current Legislature (128th) and session.

   Committee meetings link: http://legislature.maine.gov/Calendar/#PHWS


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Maryland

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Bill-searching: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmLegislation.aspx?pid=legisnpage&tab=subject3 . (Use the Narrow Subjects dropdown list, to seed the search: e.g., 'Constitution, U.S.', 'Constitutional Amendments', 'Conventions', 'Federal Government',....)

   Committee meetings link: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmcommittees.aspx?pid=commpage&tab=subject7


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Massachusetts

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-04. (The session will end approximately 2017-11-15.)

   How to search for measures: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/Search

   Committee meetings link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings


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Michigan

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-11. (The session will end approximately 2017-12-31.)

   How to search for measures: For bills: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(qvqemxtdotuf1iwk12ojkc2x))/mileg.aspx?page=home; for resolutions: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(aclfnaw4n3l0zhj5skcqx324))/mileg.aspx?page=Resolutions; for concurrent resolutions: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(aclfnaw4n3l0zhj5skcqx324))/mileg.aspx?page=ConcurrentResolutions; for Joint Resolutions: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(aclfnaw4n3l0zhj5skcqx324))/mileg.aspx?page=JointResolutions

   Committee meetings link: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(vfdomzgivmzpy5w5rgkvuyim))/mileg.aspx?page=CommitteeMeetings


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Minnesota

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Search for Senate bills: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/status_search.php?body=Senate; Search for House bills: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/status_search.php?body=House.

   Committee meetings link: Senate standing committee meeting schedule: http://www.senate.mn/committees/cmte_meeting_schedule.php?ls= ; upcoming meetings in Senate: http://www.senate.mn/schedule/schedule.php?ls=&cmte_id=&cmte_type=&type=upcoming; House standing committee meeting schedule: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/11comgrid.pdf; upcoming meetings in House: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/scheduleall.asp.


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Mississippi

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Bill-search: http://index.ls.state.ms.us/2017Session.html. There is also an apparently separate 'Bill Status System', at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/mainmenu.htm. The latter system has a list of all bills introduced (recommended), at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/all_measures/allmsrs.xml, and a list of 'all measures not dead', at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/all_measures/notdead.xml. To find the status page for the bill, go to http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/lookup.htm.

   Committee meetings link: Senate Committees' calendar (for just the next day, generally): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/misc/s_cal.htm. House Committees' calendar (for just the next day, generally): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/misc/h_cal.htm.


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Missouri

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Bill-searching for both House and Senate bills: http://www.senate.mo.gov/BTSSearch/Default.aspx -- BUT THAT WILL RETURN ONLY BILLS, NO RESOLUTIONS. However, here is a list of all Senate bills and resolutions: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/BillList.aspx?SessionType=R. List of all House bills and resolutions: http://www.house.mo.gov/billlist.aspx.

   Committee meetings link: Scheduled hearings in Senate: http://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm. Scheduled hearings in House: http://www.house.mo.gov/HearingsPrint.aspx?DateOrder=true.


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Montana

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/law0203w$.startup?P_SESS=20171

   Committee meetings link: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/law0240w$cmte.startup?P_SESS=20171


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Nebraska

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/. Looking it up by keyword there gets you the text, but not the status page: to get that, go back to the search page and look up the measure by its number.

   Committee meetings link: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/calendar/hearings_range.php


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Nevada

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Identify the measure(s) of interest at http://search.leg.state.nv.us/79th2017/Bills/79th2017_Bills.html; then, look up the measures' info, by entering the measure-nr. at either http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Reports/ or at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017.

   Committee meetings link: Regular meeting schedules: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Committees/List; upcoming meetings: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/


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New Hampshire

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/index/default.aspx; but at the beginning of the 2017 session, the user-interface had become very buggy and hard to use; you'd probably be better off finding the measures thru LegiScan (https://legiscan.com/NH/legislation) and then entering the measure-number(s) at http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/quick_search.html.


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New Jersey

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-10. (The session will end approximately 2018-01-09.)

   How to search for measures: This is a fairly clunky system, and you may prefer to use LegiScan, with an appropriate "Full Text Search": https://legiscan.com/NJ/legislation. Bill-search: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/. For status of each of these bills, look it up by number at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsByNumber.asp and then, on the page that comes up, click on the bill-number (link).

   Committee meetings link: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/legcal.asp


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New Mexico

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Links to various bill-search methods: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Bill_Finder. Bills listed by subject: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/BillFinder/Subject.

   Committee meetings link: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Calendar/Whats_Happening


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New York

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?sh=advanced; Senate: http://www.nysenate.gov/legislation

   Committee meetings link: Assembly: http://nyassembly.gov/leg/?sh=hear


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North Carolina

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/billsearch/billsearch.asp

   Committee meetings link: http://www.ncleg.net/LegislativeCalendar/


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North Dakota

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: All bills currently in the House are listed at http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/bill-text/house-bill-title.html): those in the Senate are at http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/bill-text/senate-bill-title.html.

   Committee meetings link: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/regular -- or better, for Standing Committees, is http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/committee-hearings/c-hearing.html.


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Ohio

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-02. (The session will end approximately 2017-12-31.)

   How to search for measures: Bill-search (use the keywords-search, but do NOT use the 'Subject' drop-down list to search by topic): https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/search-legislation.


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Oklahoma

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: To search the text of measures: http://www.oklegislature.gov/tsrs_measures.aspx. Also, you can get a list of all bills introduced, including their "Short Titles", at http://www.oklegislature.gov/TextOfMeasures.aspx (you can look up one chamber's measures at a time only); to look up bills by number: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BasicSearchForm.aspx.

   Committee meetings link: Senate Committee meetings: http://www.oksenate.gov/Committees/meetingnotices.aspx. House Committee meetings: http://www.okhouse.gov/CommitteeCalendar/Default.aspx.


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Oregon

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: There are two systems for this. The data in the OLIS system (https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1) is actually more complete, and so this is the better system to use, even though it searches only the 'Catch Line summary' of the bill (click "Bills" and then the "Bill Text" tab). The other system is via the 'Search bills' text box in the right-side column at https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/citizen_engagement/Pages/Find-a-Bill.aspx.


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Pennsylvania

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-03. (The session will end approximately 2017-12-31.)

   How to search for measures: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/bills/ or try the separate system at http://www.palegis.us/bills/

   Committee meetings link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/session.cfm


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Rhode Island

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: To find bills, go to http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Pages/Legislation.aspx and click on "Bill Text". For the status of a bill, type in its number (without letters) at http://status.rilin.state.ri.us/.

   Committee meetings link: http://status.rilin.state.ri.us/agendas.aspx


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South Carolina

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Bill-finding and -searching: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislation.php, click on "Full Text", and select the most recent session; To see any bill's status, click on its heading in the search-results, or else go to http://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php and type in its number, then in the result click on "View full text".


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South Dakota

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: For bill-searching, go to this full list of bills, resolutions, etc., and use on it your web-browser's search facility: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2017

   Committee meetings link: House committee agendas: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Committees/ChamberAgendas.aspx?Committee=286&Session=2017. Senate committee agendas: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Committees/ChamberAgendas.aspx?Committee=284&Session=2017. Standing committee meeting-schedules: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/docs/legsession/2017/schedule.pdf.


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Tennessee

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billsearch/BillSearchAdvanced.aspx


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Texas

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Search/TextSearch.aspx; in the search results, notice the little dropdown-list icon to the left of each list-entry.

   Committee meetings link: Links for House Committee meetings: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MeetingsHouse.aspx. Links for Senate Committee meetings: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MeetingsSenate.aspx.


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Utah

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Go to http://le.utah.gov/solrsearch.jsp?ktype=Bill and enter keyword in the right-side textbox (not the one at the top).

   Committee meetings link: http://le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Main.asp?ComType=All&List=2#Results


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Vermont

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/search/2018

   Committee meetings link: http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/meetings/2018


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Virginia

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Bill-searching: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+men+SRB, or actually better is using the search-box at the VERY top of the 'cumulative index' at http://index.lis.virginia.gov/ --but DON'T INVOKE THE SEARCH-BOX UNTIL the page has finished loading all the measures. There is also a subject-index to bills, possibly incomplete, here: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+sbj+SBJ - one of the better subjects to choose there is 'United States Government', which is here: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+sbj+098.

   Committee meetings link: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+oth+MTG


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Washington

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Find the bills at http://search.leg.wa.gov/search.aspx#document, then, to find their status, look up the bills by number at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/

   Committee meetings link: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/pages/calendar.aspx


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West Virginia

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: Status for any bill or resolution (but, be sure to use the 'Select Bill Type' dropdown list, to select either 'bill' or 'resolution', and then click the 'Submit' button to the right of this list, before doing the search!): http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bill_status.cfm.

   Committee meetings link: House of Delegates committees -- and any of their agendas: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/house/main.cfm. Senate committees -- and any of their agendas: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/senate/main.cfm.


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Wisconsin

   The legislature is in session, since 2017-01-04. (The session will end approximately 2017-12-31.)

   How to search for measures: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/ and click on "Text of Introduced Proposals"; then use the measure-nr. to look it up via the search-box on the home page (http://legis.wisconsin.gov/).

   Committee meetings link: http://committeeschedule.legis.wisconsin.gov/


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Wyoming

   The legislature is not currently in (any regular) session.

   How to search for measures: To see all current Wyoming bills: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/billreference/BillReference.aspx?type=ALL; Current status of all Wyoming bills: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/status/status.pdf. To look up measures by subject, there's a subject-index at http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Index/subjectindex.pdf

   Committee meetings link: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Calendar/CalendarMenu/CommitteeMenu.aspx


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