Virginia General Assembly

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Virginia has a bicameral state legislature, called the General Assembly. The House of Delegates consists of 100 delegates, elected in odd-numbered years for a two-year term beginning in January of the following even-numbered year. The Virginia Senate consists of 40 senators, elected in odd-numbered years immediately preceding a presidential election year (i.e., 1999, 2003, 2007, ...) for a four-year term beginning in January of the following year.


Legislator Watch

  • Delegate John S. Reid's handgun accidently discharged in his General Assembly office on January 27, 2006. Source: n.a. "Lawmaker Says Gun Went Off by Accident." Los Angeles Times. January 27, 2006.
  • Delegate John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake: Jan 2005 proposed HB1677, "Report of Fetal Death by mother, penalty" which included criminal penaties for failure to report a fetal death within *12 hours*. Bill was withdrawn. See the following dKos diaries:
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