Virginia

Virginia

State Session Information for Virginia

Session
2020

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline
TBD

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline
TBD

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline
TBD

Begin Date
1/8/2020

Adjournment Date
3/7/2020

Senate Pre-filing Deadline

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline
TBD

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline
TBD

Senate Crossover Deadline
TBD

Effective Date
Bills that become law at a regular session (or the reconvened session that follows) are effective July 1 following the adjournment of the regular session, unless otherwise specified. Bills enacted at a special session take effect on the first day of the fourth month following the month that the special session adjourned.

Comments
Generally, the Virginia General Assembly convenes for the first year of its biennium in January and adjourns in March, while in the second year, it convenes in January and adjourns in February. Virginia starts its biennium in even-numbered years.

Leadership

Governor
Ralph Northam (D) (Term Limited)

House/Assembly Control
55D/45R

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator
Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D); Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator
President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas (D); Majority Leader Richard Saslaw [R]

Lieutenant Governor
Justin Fairfax (D)

Presides Over Senate?
Yes

Senate Control
21D/19R

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Todd Gilbert [R]

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Thomas Norment [R]