Legislative Sessions


Listed below are the meeting schedules for the legislature since 1818, the constitution or amendment establishing the meeting schedule, and where the sessions were held.

1819-1846 Annual sessions beginning in December 1819 Constitution

 1.  1819               October 25 - December 17          Huntsville

2. 1820 November 6 - December 21 Cahaba Called session 1821 June 4 - 18 Cahaba

3. 1821 November 5 - December 19 Cahaba

4. 1822-23 November 18 - January 1 Cahaba

5. 1823 November 17 - December 31 Cahaba

6. 1824 November 15 - December 25 Cahaba

7. 1825-26 November 21 - January 14 Cahaba

8. 1826-27 November 20 - January 13 Tuscaloosa

9. 1827-28 November 18 - January 15 Tuscaloosa

10. 1828-29 November 17 - January 29 Tuscaloosa

11. 1829-30 November 16 - January 20 Tuscaloosa

12. 1830-31 November 15 - January 15 Tuscaloosa

13. 1831-32 November 21 - January 21 Tuscaloosa Called session 1832 November 5 - 15 Tuscaloosa

14. 1832-33 November 19 - January 12 Tuscaloosa

15. 1833-34 November 17 - January 17 Tuscaloosa

16. 1834-35 November 17 - January 10 Tuscaloosa

17. 1835-36 November 16 - January 9 Tuscaloosa

18. 1836 November 7 - December 23 Tuscaloosa Called session 1837 June 12 - 30 Tuscaloosa

19. 1837 November 6 - December 25 Tuscaloosa

20. 1838-39 December 3 - February 2 Tuscaloosa

21. 1839-40 December 2 - February 5 Tuscaloosa

22. 1840-41 November 2 - January 4 Tuscaloosa Called session 1841 April Tuscaloosa

23. 1841 November 1 - December 31 Tuscaloosa

24. 1842-43 December 5 - February 15 Tuscaloosa

25. 1843-44 December 4 - January 17 Tuscaloosa

26. 1844-45 December 2 - January 27 Tuscaloosa

27. 1845-46 December 1 - February 5 Tuscaloosa

1847-1861 Biennial sessions 1846 constitutional amendment

28. 1847-48 December 6 - March 6 Montgomery

29. 1849-50 December 12 - February 13 Montgomery

30. 1851-52 November 10 - February 10 Montgomery

31. 1853-54 November 14 - February 18 Montgomery

32. 1855-56 November 12 - February 15 Montgomery

33. 1857-58 November 9 - February 8 Montgomery

34. 1859-60 November 14 - February 27 Montgomery

Called session 1861 January 14 - February 9 Montgomery

Called session 1861 October 28 - November 11 Montgomery


1861-1877     Annual sessions           1861 & 1867 Constitutions

1878-1901 Biennial sessions 1875 Constitution

1903-1939 Quadrennial sessions 1901 Constitution

1943-1975 Biennial sessions 1939 constitutional amendment

1976-Present Annual sessions 1975 constitutional amendment


Authorities:

Acts of Alabama
Morgan, Jon C. The House in Alabama History, 1993.

Owen, Thomas M. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, 1921


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