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General Assembly Will Return April 4 for Special Session

On March 23, Governor Youngkin issued a proclamation calling legislators into a special session, which will convene April 4, to address the unfinished items remaining from the 2022 regular session, chiefly the 2022-2024 biennium budget. In addition to the caboose and budget bills, 45 bills await final resolution. These bills were in conference committees, or were awaiting adoption of an agreed-upon conference report by one or both chambers, when the regular session adjourned on Saturday, March 12. Among the bills in conference are the House and Senate grocery tax proposals. Prior to adjourning on March 12, both chambers agreed to a resolution providing for legislation pending in conference committees to be continued to the special session.

More details on the scope and timeline of the special session will likely be available soon. Traditionally, a procedural resolution adopted on the first day of the special session sets out the topics that may be addressed during the special session and establishes a schedule for the conduct of business. VACo will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

VACo Contact: VACo Legislative Team

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