House of Delegates

Lower house of the the Virginia General Assembly consisting of 100 delegates who serve for a 2-year term. Each district represents about 80,000 citizens. Legislative sessions begin 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.


Last day for committees to act on legislation continued from the 2018 Regular Session (Thursday, November 29 by midnight)

All requests for drafts of legislation to be prefiled to Legislative Services by 5:00 p.m. Dec. 3

All drafts of legislation to be prefiled available for review by midnight Dec 28


January 9, 2019:  Session begins. 30-day session



State Senate

Photo by N. Jongneel of The Ara Pacis Augustae, Rome

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