Legislatures

Learn more about each state's legislature.

To go directly to a state's info, click on the state below.

Alaska

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-18

How to search for measures: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/ -- You can search for any phrase or keyword, 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,...!!); and, as of the start of the 2021 session, that's the ONLY facility their website has for phrase or keyword-searching. (If you know the short title of the bill, you can do a browser-search on the webpage http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Range/32?session=&bill1=&bill2=.) To search for live measures on a particular subject, you will probably find it easier to use the LegiScan interface at https://legiscan.com/AK/legislation (enter your subject into the "Full Text Search" box on the left, and click on "Search"). Then, if you wish the Alaska website's info on any particular measure, enter the measure's number in that top search box at the Alaska webpage above.

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

Colorado

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-11

How to search for measures: One good place to search for bills is https://leg.colorado.gov/bills. To search for measures containing "convention", you can go to https://leg.colorado.gov/bill-search?search_api_views_fulltext=convention, and for measures containing "compact", you can go to https://leg.colorado.gov/bill-search?search_api_views_fulltext=compact. BE SURE TO FILTER to the current session, using the "Session" dropdown list on that page! You might also like to try filtering by the "Subject" dropdown list. You can also try entering other specific search-filter criteria, at https://leg.colorado.gov/see-all-bills. PLEASE NOTE that, for these pages, a successful search displays only 25 "results" at a time: to see more results, you must scroll down to the bottom and click on "Next".

Committee meetings link: https://leg.colorado.gov/node/1222211/

Connecticut

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-04

How to search for measures: I would recommend you just use LegiScan to find the relevant measures (go to https://legiscan.com/CT/legislation; be sure and use the dropdown menus at top and 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 https://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/basic/dtsearch_form.asp.

Delaware

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-06-30

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

Florida

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-03-11

How to search for measures: For the House, use text boxes at the top of https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/; or for advanced search, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/bills.aspx For the Senate, the pages corresponding to those are: https://www.flsenate.gov/ and (for advanced search) https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bills/2022.

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

Iowa

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-04-19

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 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.

Kansas

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-25

How to search for measures: Go to http://kslegislature.org/li/ and use the "Find Bill" menu item on the left; unfortunately, this will return measures from all sessions, not just the current one. But here is a list (shown 10 items at a time) of Senate bills: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/bills/senate/; Senate resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/resos/senate/; Senate concurrent resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/concurs/senate/; House bills: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/bills/house/; House resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/resos/house/; House concurrent resolutions: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/concurs/house/. You can also find the measures by subject, at http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/documents/actions_and_subject_index_report.pdf; then look up the bill by its number, with the "Find Bill" menu item at http://www.kslegislature.org/li/

Committee meetings link: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/committees/hearings/

Kentucky

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-04-15

How to search for measures: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/lrcsearch#tabs-6 and particularly https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/record.html (prefiled measures: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/prefiled/prefiled_headings.html); or use https://kentucky.gov/services/pages/billwatch.aspx

Committee meetings link: Current standing schedule: https://legislature.ky.gov/Documents/Current_Standing_Schedule.pdf

Louisiana

The legislature is in session, since 2021-04-12. (The session will end approximately 2021-06-10.)

Maryland

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-04-11

How to search for measures: Bill-searching: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/search/legislation . (Use the Subjects dropdown list, to seed the search: e.g., 'Constitution, U.S.', 'Constitutional Amendments', 'Conventions', 'Federal Government',....)

Committee meetings link: Go to https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/, scroll down and look under "Today's Calendar"

Minnesota

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-23

How to search for measures: Search for Senate bills: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/status_search.php?body=Senate&search=basic&session=0922021; search for House bills: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/status_search.php?body=House&search=basic&session=0922021.

Committee meetings link: Senate standing committee meeting schedule: https://www.senate.mn/committees/cmte_meeting_schedule.php?ls= ; upcoming meetings in Senate: https://www.senate.mn/schedule/senate/upcoming-all; House standing committee meeting schedule: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/11comgrid.pdf; upcoming meetings in House: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/schedules/; combined (House & Senate) Legislative Meeting Calendar: https://www.leg.mn.gov/cal?type=all.

Mississippi

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-04-03

How to search for measures: Bill-search: http://index.ls.state.ms.us/2022Session.html. There is also an apparently separate 'Bill Status System', at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2022/pdf/mainmenu.htm. The latter system has a list of all bills introduced (recommended), at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2022/pdf/all_measures/allmsrs.xml, and a list of 'all measures not dead', at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2022/pdf/all_measures/notdead.xml. To find the status page for the bill, go to http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2022/pdf/lookup.htm.

Committee meetings link: Senate Committees' calendar (for just the next day, generally): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2022/pdf/misc/s_cal.htm. House Committees' calendar (for just the next day, generally): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2022/pdf/misc/h_cal.htm.

Missouri

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-20

How to search for measures: Bill-searching for both House and Senate bills: https://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: https://www.senate.mo.gov/22info/BTS_Web/BillList.aspx?SessionType=R. List of all House bills and resolutions: https://www.house.mo.gov/billlist.aspx.

Committee meetings link: Scheduled hearings in Senate: https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm. Scheduled hearings in House: https://house.mo.gov/AllHearings.aspx.

Montana

The legislature is in session, since 2021-01-04. (The session will end approximately 2021-04-30.)

Nevada

The legislature is in session, since 2021-02-01. (The session will end approximately 2021-06-01.)

New Hampshire

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-06-30

How to search for measures: A good place to start might be the "Search Current Legislation" page, http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/advanced.aspx. The older, "Advanced Bill Status Search" webpage is still available, though, at https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/legacy/bs2016/. You might also try finding the measures thru LegiScan (https://legiscan.com/NH/legislation) and then just entering the measure-number(s) at https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/quickSearch.aspx.

New Jersey

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-12-31

How to search for measures: They have a new system as of 2022, and we haven't test-driven it: if you prefer to use LegiScan, with an appropriate "Full Text Search", go to https://legiscan.com/NJ/legislation. But here's the link for bill-search: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/. For the status of a bill, look it up by number at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bill-search and then, on the page that comes up, click on the bill-number (link).

Committee meetings link: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislative-calendar

North Carolina

The legislature is in session, since 2021-01-13. (The session will end approximately 2021-07-02.)

North Dakota

The legislature is in session, since 2021-01-05. (The session will end approximately 2021-04-28.)

Oklahoma

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-27

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; N.B. TO GET THE DATA RETURNED ON YOUR SCREEN, RATHER THAN IN A FILE YOU MUST DOWNLOAD and open, click on "Click here to use the old version"!! -- or, currently you may go to that old version here: http://www.oklegislature.gov/tomshell.aspx); to look up bills by number: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BasicSearchForm.aspx.

Committee meetings link: Senate Committee meetings: https://oksenate.gov/committees. House Committee meetings: https://www.okhouse.gov/CommitteeCalendar/Default.aspx.

Oregon

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-03-07

How to search for measures: There are two systems for this. The data in the OLIS system (https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2022R1) 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 at https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/citizen_engagement/Pages/Find-a-Bill.aspx.

Committee meetings link: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2022R1/Committees/Meeting/List

South Carolina

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-12

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

Texas

The legislature is in session, since 2021-01-12. (The session will end approximately 2021-05-31.)

Virginia

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-03-12

How to search for measures: Bill-searching: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?211+men+SRB, or actually better is using the search-box at the VERY top of the 'cumulative index' at https://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?211+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?211+sbj+098.

Committee meetings link: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+MTG

West Virginia

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-03-12

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.

Wisconsin

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-05-18

How to search for measures: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021 and click on "Text of Introduced Proposals"; then use the measure-nr. to look it up via the "Law and Legislation" search-box on the home page (https://legis.wisconsin.gov/) or at https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/search (paste it into the "Go To Proposal -> Number" textbox). You might also try the "Find A Proposal" textbox on the latter page.

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

Wyoming

The legislature’s most recent Regular Session was for 2021; it adjourned ‘sine die’ (i.e. for good) around 2022-03-11

How to search for measures: To see all current Wyoming bills: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2022; Current status of all Wyoming bills: https://legisweb.state.wy.us/2022/status/status.pdf or https://www.wyoleg.gov/Session/2021/SessionLanding. To search for measures by keyword or bill-number, see https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/searchKeyword. To look up measures by subject, there's a subject-index at https://wyoleg.gov/2022/Index/subjectindex.pdf.

Committee meetings link: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Calendar/

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