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November 5, 2021  •  

Wyoming Legislature Adjourns

Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The Wyoming Legislature adjourned their special session after passing HB 1002, outlawing enforcement of federal vaccine mandates. Included in HB 1002 is the ability for Wyoming’s attorney general to initiate or participate in litigation and take any appropriate action to […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Alaska’s fourth special session adjourned under little fanfare. Governor Dunleavy tasked members of the Alaskan Legislature to fund another permanent fund dividend payment, a request met with legislative apathy. The Senate held only one floor session while the house met […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has called a special session of the Legislature to begin November 8. Lawmakers had announced a special session in September to begin November 8 but Burgum’s announcement means lawmakers will not be limited to the […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the third special session on October 30. Lawmakers passed several bills limiting COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. In addition to these measures, lawmakers also introduced and passed Senate Bill 9009 making school board elections partisan elections. […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Florida Special Session Dates Set

Florida Capitol Building

Gov. Ron DeSantis has set the dates for the November Florida Legislature’s special session concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Lawmakers will convene the special session on November 15 and can adjourn no later than November 19.

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 28 after a one-day session in which lawmakers passed the second redistricting plan after rejecting the first one in a special session on October 5. The plan passed the Senate 48-1, with one […]

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October 27, 2021  •  

Idaho to Return to Regular Session

Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced the Idaho Legislature will reconvene November 15 to address Federal Covid-19 rules for employers and consider an ethics complaint against Rep. Priscilla Giddings. Normally, only Idaho’s Governor has the power to call a […]

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The Hawaii Senate will convene for a third special session on October 28 to consider and confirm District and Circuit Court positions. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a videoconference hearing on October 27 to submit testimony. Decision-making will occur […]

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October 22, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its special session on October 20. During the three-day session, lawmakers approved bills regarding development and other preparations of the Ford Memphis Regional Megasite project, including the allocation of $884 million from the state’s fiscal […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he intends to call a special session of the Florida Legislature in November. Though the specific dates have not been set, the session will take up issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia lawmakers completed their third special session after approving redistricting plans. In addition to approving new House and Senate districts, the Legislature passed a bill to require employers to allow religious and health exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The […]

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October 20, 2021  •  

Wyoming Special Session Announced

Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

A special legislative session has been announced by the Wyoming Legislature after a majority of state House and Senate members voted in favor of convening. The session will begin October 26 and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn on October 28. […]

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Tennessee Capitol Building

Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the Tennessee Legislature will convene a special session on October 27. The special session will focus solely on COVID-19 issues including mask and vaccine mandates. This will be the third […]

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October 15, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Gov. Kay Ivey announced a second special session of the Alabama Legislature to convene on October 28. The purpose of the special session is to undertake the decennial redistricting process.

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