Legislative Session to be Suspended Through April 30

April 9, 2020

The Legislative Council is meeting later today and will vote to suspend the 2020 legislative session through the end of this month. The suspension comes as Gov. Reynolds has extended business closures and other measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus through the end of April as well. The committee consists of legislative leaders of both parties from both chambers. Before the legislature initially suspended the session on March 17, the body voted to fund state government through August of this year. There is essentially no hurry for legislators to return to Des Moines until the virus subsides.