State Governmental Relations at the University of Virginia

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 400227
Charlottesville, VA

Physical Address

O'Neil Hall

445 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA

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 Guide to the Legislative Process
 Glossary of Frequently Used Legislative Terms
 Archive of Past Legislative Sessions



2016 Regular Session


The 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, January 13 and approve the 2016 Session Calendar. The session is scheduled to adjourn sine die on Saturday, March 12, and will reconvene on Wednesday, April 20 to consider the Governor's vetoes and recommendations to bills passed during the Regular Session. View the 2016 Session key dates for additional deadlines.


For additional information including the 2016 Session statistics, visit the LIS Web site.


State Budget (Budget Process Map)


The biennial budget is passed in even-numbered years to appropriate projected revenues for the next two fiscal years. In odd-numbered years, the budget must be amended to ensure that the budget remains balanced based on actual and updated revenue projections.


The 2016-17 biennial budget was presented by Goverenor McAuliffe on December 17. For additional information on the 2016-18 budget, visit the State Budget Web site.


>Visit the Reports page for U.Va. Legislative Reports and Budget Analyses.