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.
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, normally meet in the historic, working Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.
State Capitol and Pocahontas Buildings Temporarily Closed for Public Safety
The State Capitol and Pocahontas Buildings Temporarily Closed for Public Safety. These decisions are being made with the goals of limiting the congregations of people in public places and protecting our employees.
General Assembly members and staff are currently located in the Pocahontas Building, located at 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. The Pocahontas Building houses the individual offices for the 140 members of the General Assembly as well as committee rooms and offices for legislative staff while the new General Assembly Building is being constructed. One legislative agency, JLARC, was relocated to the SunTrust Building.
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The 2021 Session wil convene on January 13, 2021 and is scheduled to end an February 27th.