2021 Virginia General Assembly

The General Assembly meets annually, beginning on the second Wednesday in January, for 60 days in even-numbered years and for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days. The Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates , both bodies of the Virginia Legislature, typically meet in the historic, working Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia, however the capital is closed for safety precautions .This year’s “short session” opened on Wednesday, January 13.

Key Deadlines:

  • Friday, January 22: Last day to file bills
  • Saturday, February 6: Crossover (houses of introduction complete work on non-budget bills)
  • Sunday, February 7: Money committees in houses of introduction complete budget
  • Thursday, February 11: Adjourn regular session sine die

Interested in keeping up with the General Assembly while in session? Subscribe to our Government Affairs Newsletter.

The 2021 Virginia General Assembly Session begins in January 11th. Each week during Session, John Easter, our Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, will email subscribers the following:

  • Brief overview of the major events of the week
  • Summary chart showing bills that the Chamber specifically supports or opposes
  • Categorized lists of all the bills the Chamber is tracking


Click here to access ChamberRVA’s 2021 Public Policy Agenda.


Click here to access ChamberRVA’s Position Summary, updated weekly, which lists our positions on specific legislation during the General Assembly.

Want to sign-up for our Weekly General Assembly Updates?

Please contact Sam Mayman at (804) 783-9314 or Sam.Mayman@ChamberRVA.com

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Session Dates & Times:
Session 1 – Sen. Kaine, February 26 – 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
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Session 2 – Rep. Wittman, March 5, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
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Session 3 – Rep. McEachin, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Session 4 – Rep. Spanberger, March 19, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
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Session 5 – Sen. Warner, March 25, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
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ChamberRVA Government Affairs Committee

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee has established five subcommittees that will develop and implement our advocacy program and public policy agenda:


Economic Development/Business Promotion

Regulatory Reform/Taxation



Chamber members who are interested in serving on these subcommittees should contact John Easter, (804) 783-9321.

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