Tracking the Legislative Days

The Senate and House meet today.  It is the 47th Legislative Day for each body.  The Tennessee Constitution limits the General Assembly to 90 legislative days over a two-year period.  There is no limitation on the division of legislative days between the two years.  Committee meeting days on which the full body does not meet (Tuesdays for most of the session) do not count against the total.  Unpaid days also do not count against the total.  Unpaid days are relatively rare.

If the House and Senate continue to meet in full session three days each week, the General Assembly can meet its target adjournment date of April 30 with three days to spare.  As the session progresses, the House and Senate typically adjust their schedule as necessary to avoid exceeding the 90-day limit.



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