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Legislative Meeting Schedule,

Virginia General Assembly

This website gives an updated schedule of the House and Senate committee meetings. Beside the Date and Time, the committee is listed with the exact location where the meeting is being held. Notice that not all of the meetings are held at the…

Liason Officers Between State Agencies and the General Assembly - 2009 ,

Division of Legislative Automated Systems

This document is part of a list of liaison officers between state agencies, the General Assembly and its staff that is published annually. This selection includes a short description of the liaison process and the legislation governing it. In…

Apportionment of Districts (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This one-page excerpt from the Virginia constitution discusses the process of apportionment, sometimes known as "gerrymandering."

What is the role of the General Assembly in reapportionment? What role do political parties play? How might…

Amendments to the Constitution (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This one-page excerpt from the Virginia constitution discusses the process of adding amendments to the constitution.

Which branch(es) of government are responsible for amending Virginia's constitution? How do voters participate in the…

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Assembly (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This one-page excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia covers the powers of the General Assembly. Namely, it discusses the General Assembly's role in regulating voter registration and the elections process.

What are the roles and…

What are Initiatives and Referendums?,

Rob Campbell

Currently, 24 states have some form of initiative and referendum process. Citizens can use the ballot initiative process to implement laws on their own; conversely, a referendum places an existing law to a popular vote. In this activity, students…

Virginia Constitution, 1971 and Today,

Virginia General Assembly

Virginia signed its first constitution in 1776 upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Since that time, there have been frequent amendments and six major revisions to the constitution: 1830, 1851, 1864, 1870, 1902, and 1971. Our current…

Virginia Constitution, 1851,

Virginia General Assembly

Virginia signed its first constitution in 1776 upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Since that time, there have been frequent amendments and six major revisions to the constitution: 1830, 1851, 1864, 1870, 1902, and 1971. Our current…

Who’s My Legislator?,

Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly has created a quick form to look up your state elected officials. By filling in your address, you can find who represents your interests in the Virginia Senate and House of Representatives, as well as in the U.S. Congress. The website also provides contact information for your legislators, as well as a convenient link to each legislator’s official website.

Summary of General Labor, Employment Law, & Health Insurance Issues,

Virginia General Assembly

This document summarizes key provisions related to health care, labor, and employment passed by the 2009 Virginia General Assembly. These provisions do not become law unless also signed by the Governor. Passed legislation varies from things like…