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Key Dates for the 2024 General Assembly

As part of its organizational work on the first day of the 2024 session, the General Assembly adopted a procedural resolution on January 10 that sets out important dates and deadlines for the 2024 legislative session.

  • January 10: General Assembly convened at noon.  Bills that were “prefiled” were due to be submitted by 10:00 a.m.  Bills affecting the Virginia Retirement System, or creating or continuing a study, were required to be filed by adjournment of the floor session.
  • January 12: Deadline for submission of member budget amendments.
  • January 19: 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 13: “Crossover” deadline for each chamber to complete work on legislation originating in that chamber (except for the budget bill).
  • February 18: “Budget Sunday,” the deadline for the “money committees” to report their respective budgets by midnight.
  • February 22: Deadline for each chamber to complete consideration of its budget bill.
  • February 28: Deadline for each chamber to complete consideration of the other chamber’s budget bill and revenue bills.
  • March 4: Deadline for committee consideration of legislation, by midnight.
  • March 9: Scheduled adjournment sine die.
  • April 17: Reconvened session for consideration of Governor’s amendments and vetoes.

VACo Contact:  Katie Boyle

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