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2012 State Legislative Directory

Alabama
Session begins Feb. 7 and runs to mid-May.
www.legislature.state.al.us
Senate general info and bill status ............. 334-242-7800
Senate bill status (in AL)........................... 800-499-3051
House general info and bill status............... 334-242-7600
House bill status (in AL)............................ 800-499-3052

Alaska
Legislature began Jan. 17 and runs to April 15.
www.legis.state.ak.us
General info............................................. 907-465-4648
Bill status................................................ 907-465-4648

Arizona
Session began Jan. 9 and runs to mid-April.
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).............. 800-352-8404

Arkansas
Session begins Feb. 13 and runs to March 13.
www.arkleg.state.ar.us
Senate general info................................... 501-682-2902
Senate bill status..................................... 501-682-6107
House general info/bill status..................... 501-682-7771

California
Legislature began Jan. 4 and runs to Aug. 31.
www.legislature.ca.gov
Senate general info and bill status.............. 916-651-4171
Assembly general info and bill status.......... 916-319-2856

Colorado
General Assembly began Jan. 11 and runs to May 9.
www.leg.state.co.us
Senate general info................................... 303-866-2316
House general info................................... 303-866-2904
General info (in CO).................................. 888-473-8136
Bill status................................................ 303-866-3055

Connecticut
General Assembly begins Feb. 8 and runs to May 9.
www.cga.ct.gov
Senate general info................................... 860-240-0500
House general info................................... 860-240-0400
Bill status................................................ 860-240-0555

Delaware
General Assembly began Jan. 10 and runs to June 30.
http://legis.delaware.gov
Senate Democrats general info/bill status ... 302-577-8744
Senate Republicans general info/bill status . 302-577-8714
House Democrats general info/bill status .... 302-577-8476
House Republicans general info/bill status .. 302-577-8723

Florida
Legislature began Jan. 10 and runs to March 9.
www.leg.state.fl.us
General info and bill status........................ 850-488-4371
General info and bill status (in FL).............. 800-342-1827

Georgia
General Assembly began Jan. 9 and runs to mid-April.
www.legis.ga.gov
Senate general info and bill status.............. 404-656-5040
House general info and bill status............... 404-656-5015

Hawaii
Legislature began Jan. 18 and runs to May 4.
www.capitol.hawaii.gov
Senate general info................................... 808-586-6720
House general info................................... 808-587-0478
Bill status................................................ 808-587-0700

Idaho
Legislature began Jan. 9 and runs to April.
www.legislature.idaho.gov
General info and bill status....... 208-332-1000
General info and bill status (in ID) 800-626-0471

Illinois
Session began Jan. 11 and runs to May 31.
www.ilga.gov
General info............................ 217-782-3944
Senate bill status.................... 217-782-9778
House bill status..................... 217-782-5799

Indiana
General Assembly began Jan. 4 and runs to March 14.
www.in.gov/legislative
Senate general info and bill status 317-232-9400
Senate general info and bill status (in IN) 800-382-9467
House general info and bill status 317-232-9600
House general info and bill status (in IN) 800-382-9842

Iowa
General Assembly began Jan. 9 and runs to April 17.
www.legis.iowa.gov
Senate general info.................. 515-281-3371
House general info.................. 515-281-3221
Bill status............................... 515-281-5129

Kansas
Legislature began Jan. 9 and runs to March 31.
www.kslegislature.org
General info and bill status....... 785-296-2149
General info and bill status (in KS) 800-432-3924

Kentucky
Session began Jan. 3 and runs to mid-April.
www.lrc.ky.gov
General info and bill status....... 866-840-2835

Louisiana
Legislature begins March 12 and runs to June 4.
www.legis.state.la.us
Senate general info and bill status 225-342-2040
House general info and bill status 225-342-6945
Bill status (in LA)..................... 800-256-3793

Maine
Legislature began Jan. 4 and runs to April 18.
www.maine.gov/legis
Senate general info.................. 207-287-1540
House general info.................. 207-287-1400
Bill status............................... 207-287-1692
Senate bill status (in ME)......... 800-301-3178

Maryland
General Assembly began Jan. 11 and runs to April.
www.mlis.state.md.us
General info and bill status....... 410-946-5400
General info and bill status (in MD) 800-492-7122

Massachusetts
General Court began Jan. 4 and ends July 31.
www.malegislature.gov
Senate general info and bill status 617-722-1500
House general info and bill status 617-722-2500
Bill status............................... 617-722-2860

Michigan
Legislature began Jan. 11 and ends in December.
www.legislature.mi.gov
Senate general info and bill status 517-373-2400
House general info.................. 517-373-0135
House bill status..................... 517-373-0169

Minnesota
Legislature began Jan. 24 and ends May 21.
www.leg.state.mn.us
Senate general info and bill status 651-296-0504
Senate general info (in MN)...... 888-234-1112
House general info.................. 651-296-2146
House general info (in MN)....... 800-657-3550
House bill status..................... 651-296-6646

Mississippi
Legislature began Jan. 3 and ends May 5.
www.ls.state.ms.us
General info............................ 601-359-3770
Bill status............................... 601-359-3719

Missouri
General Assembly began Jan. 4 and ends May 30.
www.moga.mo.gov
Senate general info.................. 573-751-3824
Senate bill status.................... 573-751-2966
House general info.................. 573-751-3829
House bill status..................... 573-751-4503

Montana
There is no regular session for 2012. The next session
begins in January 2013.
www.leg.mt.gov
General info and bill status....... 406-444-2957

Nebraska
Unicameral began Jan. 4 and ends in mid-April.
www.nebraskalegislature.gov
General info and bill status....... 402-471-2709

Nevada
There is no regular session for 2012. The next session
begins in February 2013.
www.leg.state.nv.us
General info and bill status....... 775-684-6827

New Hampshire
Legislature began Jan. 4 and ends July 1.
www.gencourt.state.nh.us
Senate general info.................. 603-271-2111
Senate bill status.................... 603-271-3420
House general info.................. 603-271-3661
House bill status..................... 603-271-2548

New Jersey
Legislature began Jan. 10 and ends in January 2013.
www.njleg.state.nj.us
General info and bill status....... 609-847-3130

New Mexico
Legislature began Jan. 17 and ends Feb. 16.
www.nmlegis.gov
General info............................ 505-986-4300

New York
Legislature began Jan. 4 and ends in January 2013.
www.assembly.state.ny.us
www.nysenate.gov
Senate general info and bill status 518-455-2800
House general info and bill status 518-455-4100

North Carolina
General Assembly begins May 16 and ends in July.
www.ncleg.net
General info and bill status....... 919-733-7928

North Dakota
There is no regular session for 2012. The next session
begins in January 2013.
www.legis.nd.gov
General info............................ 701-328-3373
General info and bill status (in ND) 888-635-3447

Ohio
Session began Jan. 3 and ends in December.
www.legislature.state.oh.us
General info and bill status........................ 800-282-0253

Oklahoma
Legislature begins Feb. 6 and ends May 25.
www.oklegislature.gov
Senate general info and bill status.............. 405-524-0126
House general info and bill status............... 405-521-2711

Oregon
Session begins Feb. 1 and ends in March.
www.leg.state.or.us
General info and bill status........................ 503-986-1000

Pennsylvania
Session began Jan. 3 and ends in November.
www.legis.state.pa.us
Senate general info and bill status ............. 717-787-7163
House general info and bill status .............. 717-787-2372

Rhode Island
General Assembly began Jan. 3 and ends in mid June.
www.rilin.state.ri.us
Senate general info................................... 401-222-6655
House general info................................... 401-222-2447
Bill status................................................ 401-222-3580

South Carolina
Legislature began Jan. 10 and ends June 7.
www.scstatehouse.gov
Senate general info and bill status.............. 803-212-6200
House general info and bill status............... 803-734-2010

South Dakota
Legislature began Jan. 10 and ends March 19.
http://legis.state.sd.us
General info and bill status........................ 605-773-3251

Tennessee
General Assembly began Jan. 10 and ends in mid-May.
www.legislature.state.tn.us
Senate general info and bill status.............. 615-741-2730
House general info and bill status............... 615-741-2901

Texas
There is no regular session for 2012. The next session begins in January 2013.
www.capitol.state.tx.us
General info............................................. 512-463-4630

Utah
Legislature began Jan. 23 and ends March 8.
www.le.utah.gov
Senate general info and bill status ............. 801-538-1035
House general info and bill status............... 801-538-1029

Vermont
General Assembly began Jan. 3 and ends in mid-May.
www.leg.state.vt.us
General info and bill status........................ 802-828-2231

Virginia
Session began Jan. 11 and ends March 10.
http://legis.state.va.us
General info/ bill status............................. 804-698-1470
General info/ bill status (In VA)................... 888-892-6948

Washington
Legislature began Jan. 9 and ends March 8.
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).................................... 800-562-6000

West Virginia
Legislature began Jan. 11 and ends March 10.
www.legis.state.wv.us
Senate general info................................... 304-347-4836
House general info and bill status............... 304-340-3200
General info/bill status (In WV)................... 877-565-3447

Wisconsin
Session began Jan. 17 and ends in December.
www.legis.wisconsin.gov
Senate general info................................... 608-266-2517
Assembly general info............................... 608-266-1501
Bill status................................................ 608-266-0341
Bill status (In WI)..................................... 800-362-9472

Wyoming
Legislature begins Feb. 13 and ends March 9.
http://legisweb.state.wy.us
General info and bill status           307-777-7881