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.

The House Chamber During Session
The House Chamber During Session

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.

Related Links:
  1. Current Chamber Status See what's going on in the chambers.
  2. View House See live session video from the House of Delegates Chamber
  3. View Senate See live session video from the Senate of Virginia Chamber
  4. Session Schedules Session Meeting Dates and Times
  5. Meetings & Events Calendars for events on Capitol Square
  6. Floor Calendars & Minutes Records of actions by the Virginia General Assembly