Corona protection information in the anteroom of the National Council chamber
As a rule, there are four three-week sessions per calendar year. In the event of a high workload or due to extraordinary events, the councils can be convened for additional sessions (special sessions or extraordinary sessions).
↑ The count of the legislative period is based on the corresponding count for the National Council. As the representative of the cantons (estates), the Council of States itself does not have any legislative periods. It has met permanently since 1848 and for this reason does not have an age committee.
↑ The legislative period of the National Council begins and ends with the constituent session of the newly elected National Council. This takes place on the seventh Monday after the election. See the factual report for the legislative period (status: summer 2018) by the Parliamentary Services ( available online ), page 4.