As part of its organizational work on the first day of the 2023 session, the General Assembly adopted a procedural resolution on January 11 that sets out important dates and deadlines for the 2023 legislative session.
January 11: 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 Youngkin delivered the State of the Commonwealth address at 4 p.m.
January 13: Deadline for submission of budget amendments
January 20: 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 5: Money committees report budgets by midnight
February 7: Money committee budget proposals available by noon; “crossover” deadline for each chamber to complete work on legislation originating in that chamber (except for the budget bill)
February 9: Houses of introduction must complete work on budget
February 15: Deadline for each chamber to complete work on other chamber’s budget proposal and revenue bills and appoint conferees
February 20: Deadline for committee action on legislation by midnight
February 25: Scheduled adjournment sine die
April 12: Reconvened session for consideration of Governor’s amendments and vetoes
VACo Contact: Katie Boyle