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Key Dates for the 2022 General Assembly

As part of its organizational work on the first day of the 2022 session, the General Assembly adopted a procedural resolution on January 12 that sets out important dates and deadlines for the 2022 legislative session.

Key dates for the 2022 Session

  • January 12: General Assembly convened at noon.  Bills that were “prefiled” were due to be submitted by 10 a.m.  All bills and regulations affecting the Virginia Retirement System or creating or continuing a study were required to be filed before adjournment.  Governor Northam delivered the State of the Commonwealth address at 7 p.m.
  • January 14: Deadline for submission of budget amendments
  • January 15: Joint Assembly for inaugural ceremonies
  • January 17: Joint Assembly for address by Governor Youngkin
  • January 21: Deadline for all bills or joint resolutions to be filed by 3 p.m. (with some exceptions, such as legislation introduced at the request of the Governor or legislation allowed to be introduced after deadlines by unanimous consent)
  • February 15: “Crossover” deadline for each chamber to complete work on legislation originating in that chamber (except for the budget bill)
  • February 20: Money committees report budgets by midnight
  • February 22: Money committee budget proposals available by noon
  • February 24: Houses of introduction must complete work on budget
  • March 2: Deadline for each chamber to complete work on other chamber’s budget proposal and revenue bills and appoint conferees
  • March 7: Deadline for committee action on legislation by midnight
  • March 12: Scheduled adjournment sine die
  • April 27: Reconvened session for consideration of Governor’s amendments and vetoes

VACo Contact:  Katie Boyle

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