The state Legislature today released its session schedule for 2012. There will 62 days of session, wrapping up on Thursday, June 21.
The session officially starts Wednesday, Jan. 4, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s second State of the State address. He will release his 2012-13 budget proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Lawmakers are taking a week vacation in late February, then two weeks off the first two weeks of April.
They’ll work a five-day schedule in Albany the last week of March, when the state budget is due to be approved by April 1. Cuomo will undoubtedly be looking for a second on-time budget.
Unlike this year, they aren’t scheduled to work a five-day work week in Albany the last week of session in June.
But then again, session this year dragged on a week until June 24 over the wrangling on whether to legalize same-sex marriage—something they approved at night on Friday, June 24.
Lawmakers receive a salary of $79,500, plus many get stipends for heading legislative committees.
Here’s the full 2012 schedule.