How do the Legislative Sessions work?
Legislative sessions are of two lengths:
LONG SESSION (odd years):
The long session runs from around the first week in February until June (or even July). This is when most big pieces of legislation are passed.
SHORT SESSION (even years):
Short sessions last 4-6 weeks and are largely designed to pass legislation related to the budget. However, legislators have the right to propose a limited number of bills that are unrelated to the budget and sometimes a very important piece of legislation can emerge in a very short time.