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State Legislative Guide
Legislative directory

FYI: When typing a Web address, you sometimes need to enter the full site address, including http:// and/or www; however, many sites don’t require those prefixes to be accessed. Some of the phone numbers listed in this directory may be in operation only when that particular legislature is in session.

 

Alabama
Session begins Feb. 5 and runs to May 20.
Internet: www.legislature.state.al.us
Senate general info: (334) 242-7800
House general info: (334) 242-7600
Senate bill status: (334) 242-7825
Senate bill status (in AL): 1-800-499-3051
House bill status: (334) 242-7627
House bill status (in AL): 1-800-499-3052

Alaska
Session began Jan. 15 and runs to April 13.
Internet: www.legis.state.ak.us
Senate general info: (907) 465-3701
House general info: (907) 465-3725
Bill status: (907) 465-4648

Arizona
Session began Jan. 14 and runs to May.
Internet: www.azleg.gov
Senate general info
and bill status: (602) 926-3559
House general info
and bill status: (602) 926-4221
General info
and bill status (in AZ): 1-800-352-8404

Arkansas
The Arkansas General Assembly has no regular session for 2008. The next session begins in January 2009.

California
Session began Jan. 7 and runs to Aug. 31.
Internet: www.legislature.ca.gov
Senate general info
and bill status: (916) 651-4120
Assembly general info
and bill status: (916) 319-2856

Colorado
Session began Jan. 9 and runs to May.
Internet: www.leg.state.co.us
Senate general info: (303) 866-2316
House general info: (303) 866-2904
Bill status: (303) 866-3055
Senate bill status (in CO): 1-888-473-8136
House bill status (in CO): 1-800-811-7647

Connecticut
Session begins Feb. 6 and runs to May 7.
Internet: www.cga.ct.gov
General info: (860) 240-0400
Bill status: (860) 240-0555

Delaware
Session began Jan. 8 and runs to June 30.
Internet: http://legis.delaware.gov
Senate general info: (302) 744-4286
House general info: (302) 744-4171
Bill status: (302) 744-4114
Bill status (in DE): 1-800-282-8545

Florida
Session begins March 4 and runs to May 2.
Internet: www.leg.state.fl.us
General info and bill status: (850) 488-4371
General info and
bill status (in FL): 1-800-342-1827

Georgia
Session began Jan. 14 and runs to March.
Internet: www.legis.ga.gov
Senate general info: (404) 656-0028
House general info: (404) 656-0305
Senate bill status: (404) 656-5040
House bill status: (404) 656-5015

Hawaii
Session began Jan. 16 and runs to May 8.
Internet: www.capitol.hawaii.gov
Senate general info: (808) 586-6720
House general info: (808) 586-6400
Bill status: (808) 587-0478

Idaho
Session began Jan. 7 and runs to April.
Internet: www.legislature.idaho.gov
General info: (208) 332-1000
Bill status: (208) 334-3175
Bill status (in ID): 1-800-626-0471

Illinois
Session session began Jan. 9 and runs to May 31.
Internet: www.ilga.gov
General info: (217) 782-3944
Bill status (in IL): 1-800-252-6300
Senate bill status: (217) 782-4517
House bill status: (217) 782-5799

Indiana
Session began Jan. 8 and runs to March 14.
Internet: www.in.gov/legislative
Senate general info (in IN): 1-800-382-9467
Senate general info: (317) 232-9400
House general info (in IN): 1-800-382-9841
House general info: (317) 232-9600
Bill status: (317) 232-9856

Iowa
Session began Jan. 14 and runs to April.
Internet: www.legis.state.ia.us
Senate general info: (515) 281-3371
House general info: (515) 281-3221
Bill status: (515) 281-5129

Kansas
Session began Jan. 14 and runs to April.
Internet: www.kslegislature.org
Senate general info: (785) 296-2456
House general info: (785) 296-7633
Bill status: (785) 296-2149
General info and
bill status (in KS): 1-800-432-3924

Kentucky
Session began Jan. 8 and runs to April.
Internet: www.lrc.state.ky.us
General info and bill status: (502) 564-8100
General info and
bill status (in KY): 1-800-372-7181

Missouri
Session began Jan. 9 and ends May 16.
Internet: www.moga.state.mo.us
Senate general info: (573) 751-3824
House general info: (573) 751-4503
House and Senate bill status: (573) 751-4633
Bill status (in MO): 1-800-877-5982

 

Montana
There is no regular session for 2008. The next session begins in January 2009.

Nebraska
Session began Jan. 9 and ends in April.
Internet: www.nebraskalegislature.gov
General info: (402) 471-2271
Bill status: (402) 471-2709
Bill status (in NE): 1-800-742-7456

Nevada
There is no regular session for 2008. The next session begins Feb. 2, 2009.

New Hampshire
Session began Jan. 2 and ends by June 30.
Internet: www.gencourt.state.nh.us
General info: (603) 271-3321
House bill status: (603) 271-2548
Senate bill status: (603) 271-3420

New Jersey
Session began Jan. 8 and ends in January 2009.
Internet: www.njleg.state.nj.us
General info and bill status: (609) 292-4840
General info and
bill status (in NJ): 1-800-792-8630

New Mexico
Session began Jan. 15 and ends Feb. 14.
Internet: www.legis.state.nm.us
General info and bill status: (505) 986-4300

New York
Session began Jan. 9 and ends by Dec. 30.
Internet: www.assembly.state.ny.us
Senate general info: (518) 455-2800
House general info: (518) 455-4100
Bill status: (518) 455-7545
Bill status (in NY): 1-800-342-9860

North Carolina
Session begins May 13 and ends in July.
Internet: www.ncleg.net
Bill status: (919) 733-9390
General info: (919) 733-7779

North Dakota
There is no regular session for 2008. The next session begins Jan. 6, 2009.

Ohio
Session began Jan. 2 and ends in December.
Internet: www.legislature.state.oh.us
Senate general info
and bill status: (614) 466-4900
House general info
and bill status: (614) 466-3357
Bill status (in OH): 1-800-282-0253

Oklahoma
Session began Feb. 4 and ends May 30.
Internet: www.lsb.state.ok.us
Senate general info
and bill status: (405) 524-0126
House general info
and bill status: (405) 521-2711
House general info and
bill status (in OK): 1-800-522-8502

Oregon
There is no regular session for 2008. The next session convenes in January 2009.

Pennsylvania
Session began Jan. 1 and ends in November.
Internet: www.legis.state.pa.us
Senate general info: (717) 787-7163
House general info: (717) 787-2372
Bill status: (717) 787-6732

Rhode Island
Session began Jan. 1 and ends June 30.
Internet: www.rilin.state.ri.us
Senate general info: (401) 222-6655
House general info: (401) 222-2466
Bill status: (401) 222-3580
Bill status (in RI): 1-800-547-8880

South Carolina
Session began Jan. 8 and ends June 5.
Internet: www.scstatehouse.net
Senate general info
and bill status: (803) 212-6200
House general info
and bill status: (803) 734-2010

South Dakota
Session began Jan. 8 and ends March 17.
Internet: http://legis.state.sd.us
General info and bill status: (605) 773-3251

Tennessee
Session began Jan. 8 and ends in May.
Internet: www.legislature.state.tn.us
General information: (615) 741-3569
General info (in TN): 1-800-449-8366
Bill status: (615) 741-0927

Texas
There is no regular session in 2008. The next
session begins in January 2009.

Utah
Session began Jan. 21 and ends March 5.
Internet: www.le.state.ut.us
Senate general info
and bill status: (801) 538-1035
House general info
and bill status: (801) 538-1029

Vermont
Session began Jan. 8 and ends in May.
Internet: www.leg.state.vt.us
General info: (802) 828-2228
General info (in VT): 1-800-322-5616
Bill status: (802) 828-2231
Bill status (in VT): 1-800-642-3280

Virginia
Session began Jan. 9 and ends March 8.
Internet: http://legis.state.va.us
Senate general info/bill status: (804) 698-7410
Senate general info
and bill status (in VA): 1-888-892-6948
House general info/bill status: (804) 698-1500
House general info
and bill status (in VA): 1-877-391-3228

Washington
Session began Jan. 14 and ends in March.
Internet: www.leg.wa.gov
Senate general info: (360) 786-7550
House general info: (360) 786-7750
Bill status: (360) 786-7573
Bill status (in WA): 1-800-562-6000

West Virginia
Session began Jan. 9 and ends March 8.
Internet: www.legis.state.wv.us
General information: (304) 347-4836
Senate general info/bill status: (304) 357-7800
House general info/bill status: (304) 340-3200
General info/bill status
(In WV): 1-877-565-3447

Wisconsin
Session began Jan. 15 and ends in May.
Internet: www.legis.state.wi.us
Senate general info: (608) 266-2517
Assembly general info: (608) 266-1501
Senate bill status: (608) 266-1803
Assembly bill status: (608) 266-2406
Bill status (In WI): 1-800-362-9472

Wyoming
Session begins Feb. 11 and ends March 7.
Internet: http://legisweb.state.wy.us
General info (in WY): 1-866-996-8683
General info: (307) 777-8683
Senate general info: (307) 777-7711
House general info: (307) 777-7852

 

 

Don’t forget DC

Although many issues important to you will be debated by lawmakers in your own home state, what happens in Washington, DC, during 2008 is certain to be critical to your trucking business. The Second Session of the 110th U.S. Congress convened Jan. 15.

Congressional phone number
(202) 224-3121

This is the Capitol switchboard, which can transfer your call to any representative’s or senator’s office. All you have to do is provide the operator your home ZIP code.

Congressional addresses

You need to know only one of two addresses to send a letter to your U.S. representative or senators, no matter who they are.

FOR SENATORS
The Honorable (full name here)
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510


FOR REPRESENTATIVES
The Honorable (full name here)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

You do not need to know what building their office is in or what
their room number is. You just need the right ZIP code and your letter
will get there. LL

 

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