Key Dates for 2017 General Assembly Session

December 19, 2016

Key dates in the procedural resolution are as follows:

  • January 11: General Assembly convenes at noon. Prefiled legislation must be submitted by 10 a.m.; this is also the last day to file bills dealing with the Virginia Retirement System or legislation creating or continuing a study.
  • January 13: Budget amendments by General Assembly members must be submitted by 5 p.m.
  • January 20: All bills must be filed by 3 p.m.
  • February 5: The Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees must report their respective budgets.
  • February 7: Crossover (deadline for legislation to pass its chamber of origin)
  • February 9: Deadline for each chamber to complete work on its budget
  • February 20: Deadline for committee action on legislation
  • February 25: Scheduled adjournment sine die
  • April 5: Reconvened session to consider the Governor’s amendments and vetoes

VACo Contact: Katie Boyle

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