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The House recessed on September 18th, at 8:12 p.m. to reconvene pursuant to the provisions of HJR 5208.

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New House of Delegates Web Applications

The House Clerk’s Office has released two new web applications whose goal is to make it easier for persons who are interested in the work of the Virginia House of Delegates to access – and customize – information many want and need on a routine basis.

The 2014 House Member Listings, virginiageneralassembly.gov/housemembers, allows users to create customized, downloadable lists of the House members. Lists can be filtered by various criteria, and users can select information they wish to include in a list. Member bio pages now include maps of a member’s district, as well as member appointment information to legislative studies, boards or commissions. In addition, committee membership information has been expanded and includes up to date agendas and meeting reports for both full committees as well as subcommittees.

The House Meeting Schedule webpage, virginiageneralassembly.gov/houseschedule, is a real time schedule of all House meetings that can be filtered by committees, subcommittees or other criteria, to help ensure that the latest, most up-to-date information is more readily available. Links to both webpages can be found in the Quick Access blue tab of the Virginia General Assembly website, as well as in the Members and Session section of the website.

House and Senate to offer Live Video of 2014 Sessions

The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia offer live streaming video of the 2014 Legislative Sessions, when each body convenes for session. The next sessions are to be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at noon.

Monument to the Achievements of the Women of Virginia to be Installed on Virginia's Capitol Square

Conceptual rendering of the monument ©EISStudio and 1717 Design Group

RICHMOND – 3/28/13 The Women of Virginia Commemorative Commission announced the selection of the winning design for the Women's Monument to be placed on the grounds of Virginia's Capitol Square in Richmond. Thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, the Monument will commemorate the collective contributions of the women of Virginia throughout the past 400 years of its storied history. Prominently placed and respectfully integrated into the historic Capitol landscape, the Monument's oval-garden design includes elements of sculpture and landscaping that will provide visitors an interactive and educational experience. Out of 34 designs submitted from around the world, the Commission unanimously selected the winning design by StudioEIS of Brooklyn, New York and The 1717 Design Group, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia. Today’s decision was announced in conjunction with the Library of Virginia's annual Virginia Women in History awards celebration.

See the full press release of the monument announcement.

Jefferson Statue unveiled in the State Capitol

Jefferson Statue unveiled to the public

On May 3, 2012, The Virginia Capitol Foundation, joined by leaders of the Virginia General Assembly, unveiled a newly commissioned bronze sculpture at the State Capitol entitled Thomas Jefferson, Architect of Liberty. The larger-than-life bronze statue represents Mr. Jefferson at approximately age 42 when he designed the Virginia State Capitol. Mr. Jefferson is holding an architectural drawing of the Capitol which was the first building designed and constructed expressly to house a governmental body in our new nation.

The Virginia State Capitol’s 2007 Restoration and Expansion featured a 27,000 square foot underground extension that included plans for a sculpture of Thomas Jefferson to be placed in the area known as the Plaza. The statue, which will now be on permanent display in the Plaza, will serve as a guidepost, beckoning the more than 100,000 annual visitors to enter America’s first monument to democracy.

A full press release, detailing the statue's origins and journey to its permanent home at the State Capitol is available.

Legacy of Virginia Indians honored on Capitol Square

3d model of the "Mantle" monument ©Alan Michelson

RICHMOND – 10/25/12 Citizens of Virginia are one step closer to having a permanent monument on historical Capitol Square, celebrating the legacy of the Commonwealth’s Indian tribes. Last Wednesday evening the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission approved by acclamation the final design to commemorate the many contributions of the Virginia Indians.

The consensus proposal, titled Mantle, consists of spiral elements, a winding footpath, a wall that doubles as a bench for seating, native plant species indigenous to Virginia, and at the center a reflecting pool containing the names of Virginia’s Indian tribes. Alan Michelson, a Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River, is an award winning artist, living in New York City. “(Mantle) requires the visitor to neither look up nor look down, but invites one to enter—from the east—and participate in it. It is not conceived as a static monument to be venerated but an active one to be experienced by moving off the everyday grid and into the American Indian circle.”

Images of the model may be found on the Commission's Facebook page. A full press release on the monument is also available.

"Keepers of the Flame" film now showing at the Capitol

Capitol visitors can learn more about Virginia’s central role in American history, thanks to a new film, Keepers of the Flame, produced by the Virginia Capitol Foundation with assistance from actor, filmmaker, and Virginia native Tim Reid. The 20-minute visually-interactive film is available for viewing seven days a week during regular Capitol tour hours.

NOTE: As Richmond's Capitol building is a working one, there may be times when the venues for viewing the film may be occupied for official state or legislative meetings. If you are wishing to see the film at a specific time, it is recommended to call (804) 698-1788 to check on its availability.

The film features compelling stories of individuals who have made an impact on Virginia history – from well-known figures like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington to High School Student Barbara Johns who proved that everyone can make a difference. This film, coupled with the Capitol’s ongoing educational programs and exhibits, tells the story of Virginia’s representative government and celebrates the Commonwealth’s central role in American history with a goal of inspiring viewers to appreciate and become involved with public service.

Download the Keepers of the Flame Activity Book here.
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Keepers of the Flame can be seen at regular intervals during visiting hours of the Virginia State Capitol in the new Capitol extension.

The film is also available within the Virginia General Assembly Website.

See more information about visting the Capitol in person or receive help with scheduling a group visit, by calling (804) 698-1788 to verify daily tour schedules and make group tour appointments for groups of 10 or more.

A new "Keepers of the Flame" Activity Book is now available for download. The film and Student Activity Book correlate with the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Studies. The activity book was developed by Betsy Barton, Specialist for History and Social Science for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Education.

A full news release about the film is available.

2014 Usage Guidelines for the Capitol Campus

The Virginia Capitol, one of the most historic structures in the Western Hemisphere, every year welcomes thousands of Virginia citizens and visitors from around the country and throughout the world. The Virginia Capitol is unique among historic sites because it also is a working government building. It is important to respect and safeguard the historic nature of the Capitol as well as preserve the public’s access to their government without impeding the day-to-day operations of state government and the conduct of the people’s business.

In accordance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, interim rules regarding the Capitol and the House and Senate galleries have been established jointly by the Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Senate at the direction of the General Assembly’s Committee on Joint Rules.

Groups interested in holding an event on Capitol Square will need a permit. Please see the Commonwealth of Virginia's Division of Engineering and Buildings (DEB) webpage.

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Q:Where is the Virginia State Capitol?
A:The Capitol is located in Richmond, VA, near the Broad Street exit off of I-95. The physical address is 1000 Bank Street Richmond, VA 23219. For specific directions, please call (804) 698-1788 or see our visitor information for details.
Q:Is the Capitol accessible for visitors with special needs?
A:The Capitol and GAB are both ADA compliant. See more about accessibility.
Q:How can I tell if the House or Senate are in Session?
A:The "Current Chamber Status" of the House and Senate can be viewed from this helpful link, as well as by the video streams for the House and Senate.
Q:Is there a listing of legislative session dates and times?
A:A session calendar of legislative deadlines, dates, and times along with the corresponding procedural resolution is available at our Session Schedules page.
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A:You can find out who your legislators are by using our "Who's My Legislator?" service. Tips on communicating with your legislators are available.
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A:There are several ways to track a bill. Our Citizen Involvement page also contains a broad overview of the different ways citizens can participate in the legislative process.
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A:We offer Capitol office listings for Senate and House members. These offices are used almost exclusively during the legislative session, while each member usually maintains a local office in the district closer to their constituents.
Q:I live far away from the Capitol. How can I learn more about the historic building and campus without visiting?
A:Visit us virtually, with our Virginia State Capitol virtual tours website.
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