The legislature will not reconvene on April 1 as initially planned when the session was suspended last Wednesday. 

HCR 65 halted the session and allowed legislative leaders to further delay the return, as they have chosen to do.

“Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn, and members of the legislature continue to analyze the impact of COVID-19 and the new federal stimulus legislation on the state’s emergency response efforts, healthcare facilities, and the wider state budget. Budget analysts and agencies have advised legislative leadership that all agencies currently have the funds needed to meet the needs of our citizens,” the release said.

An official return date has not been announced, but public schools in the state are closed through at least April 17.