2020 Virginia Legislation

VSFA Works to Identify Legislative Priorities

The Virginia State Firefighters’ Association works with our Fire and EMS Partners from across the Commonwealth in a process of gaining consensus on legislative priorities.  This can be viewed as a daunting task that requires significant collaboration and, often times, compromise by all entities/stakeholders involved. The result of this process, will be the development of the 2020 Virginia Legislative Priorities and Issues document that will be sent to the Virginia General Assembly.

Va. Fire & EMS Stakeholder 2020 Legislative Booklet

Click here for list of bills that VSFA is following

Reconvened Session: The Virginia legislature has been constitutionally required to convene a Reconvened Session on the on or about the sixth Wednesday after adjournment of any session (Regular or Special). The purpose of the Reconvened Session is to consider any Governor’s amendments or vetoes to legislation. Reconvened Session typically lasts one day, however, the Session may last as long as three days and can be extended an additional seven days.

The General Assembly will reconvene on April 22, 2020

Regular Session

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, meet in the historic, working Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.

The 2020 Session wil convene on January 8, 2020 for a 60 day session.