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Key Dates for the 2023 General Assembly

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

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