How do I find a Session Schedule?
At the beginning of each session, the General Assembly adopts a joint resolution to establish a schedule for the session
. The schedule establishes various procedural items, including but not limited to dates for joint assemblies (when the Senate and House of Delegates meet together), deadlines for introduction of legislation, and deadlines for consideration of legislation by each chamber and its committees.
How do I find out what time that session convenes and adjourns each day?
The Senate and the House of Delegates usually convene at12 noon each day. Depending upon the amount of
business to be considered, both may convene earlier. There is no set time for
adjournment for either chamber. Adjournment is determined by the amount of
business before each chamber. Adjournment can be found by looking at the Senate
and House Minutes or on the VASenate
How do I subscribe to a mailing list for interim studies?
Any interested person may request to be added to
the mailing lists of House or Senate interim committee and study meetings by
using a subscription form
How do I find the status of a bill or resolution?
The status of legislation may be found by accessing the Legislative Information System (LIS).
Information is stored in various formats and may be searched by different methods including subject, member, date of introduction, etc....
How do I access the Constitution of Virginia, the Code of Virginia, or the Virginia Administrative Code?
Each of these resources may be accessed via the
Legislative Information System (LIS)
How do I obtain a copy of a law/chapter/act?
laws/chapter/acts from 1994 to the present may be accessed via the Legislative
Information System (LIS) website
.If you would like to obtain copies of laws
prior to 1994, please contact the following offices: Senate Legislative
Information and Constituent Services (LINCS) Office (804) 698-7410,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or House of Delegates Information and Communication Services (ICS) Office (804) 698-1500 email@example.com.
Q:How do I find legislative data from previous years that is not on the Internet?
data is available on the Legislative Information System (LIS) from 1994 to the
present. If you are looking for
legislation prior to 1994, please contact the following offices by telephone or
email: Senate Legislative Information and Constituent Services (LINCS) Office at
(804) 698-7410, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or House of Delegates Information and Communication Services (ICS) at (804) 698-1500, email@example.com.
How do I find terms used in the General Assembly?
The terminology of the
legislature is unique. The glossary of
the most often used terms encountered in the legislative process.