General Assembly: House and Senate Sessions Adjourn Today

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    Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak at a session?” For more information log on to the Virginia General Assembly website: http://virginiageneralassembly.gov

    Meetings and public hearings will convene this afternoon at the General Assembly, please view schedules for the House and Senate

     

    Regular Session

    The General Assembly meets annually, beginning on the second Wednesday in January, for 60 days in even-numbered years and for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days. The Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates, both bodies of the Virginia Legislature, meet in the historic, working Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.

    Special Session

    The Governor may call a special session when it is deemed necessary or advisable, and must do so when petitioned by two-thirds of the members of both houses.

    Reconvened Session

    A reconvened session is held on the sixth Wednesday after adjournment of each regular or special session for the purpose of considering governor’s recommendations and vetoed legislation.

    Track all legislation at Richmond Sunlight

    Miss Community will “Keep an Eye on G-A” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with members in Virginia’s State Senate and House of Delegates at 7:11 a.m. while the General Assembly is in session.

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