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General Assembly

Virginia has a part-time state legislature called the Virginia General Assembly comprised of the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia.


State Legislators
100 Delegates: serve two year terms
40 Senators: serve four year terms

General Assembly Regular Session – begins in January
Long Session (Even Years): 60 days
Short Session (Odd Years): 46 days

Budget Process
Virginia passes a biennial budget that covers two years. The full biennium budget is adopted during long sessions and amendments to the current budget are adopted during short sessions. 

General Assembly Resources