The 2016 Virginia General Assembly Session begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12 noon. Lawmakers in the House and Senate will convene in Richmond to introduce, vote and kill hundreds of bills submitted during the session.
Virginia Senator Charles Carrico, Sr (R-District 40) is pushing for the Confederate flag to return to Virginia license plates. The bill, which is still in committee would allow the flag to be placed on the Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty plates. Governor Terry McAuliffe made the announcement to remove the flag from Virginia license plates back in June. However, Governor McAuliffe has vowed to veto such a bill for the reinstatement of the license plates.
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What is 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.
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.
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.
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.
Miss Community Clovia 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. as the Virginia General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.