West Virginia

West Virginia

State Session Information for West Virginia

Session
2020 (84th Legislature, Second Session)

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline
NONE

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline
02/11/20

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline
TBD

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline
02/26/20

Begin Date
1/8/2020

Adjournment Date
3/7/2020

Senate Pre-filing Deadline
NONE

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline
02/17/20

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline
TBD

Senate Crossover Deadline
02/26/20

Effective Date
Acts of the Legislature may not take effect until 90 days have elapsed from a bill's passage, unless it was passed by a two-thirds majority. The 90 days are calculated based on the date the Legislature passed the bill, not the date it was signed by the Governor.

Comments
Generally, the West Virginia Legislature convenes the first year of its biennium in February and adjourns in March. In the second year, the legislature generally convenes in January and adjourns in March.

Leadership

Governor
Jim Justice (R)

House/Assembly Control
59R/41D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator
Speaker Roger Hanshaw (R); Majority Leader Amy Summers (R)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator
Pres. Mitch Carmichael (R); Majority Leader Tom Takubo (R)

Lieutenant Governor
None

Presides Over Senate?
Yes

Senate Control
20R/14D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Tim Miley (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Roman Prezioso (D)