Today the 2013 General Assembly session kicked off, holding brief House and Senate sessions, followed by the governor’s State of the Commonwealth address this evening. There are only a few new members, since elections were last held in 2011, so there were minimal changes in committee assignments. (Those changes are already incorporated throughout Richmond Sunlight.) This is a 45-day session, which is to say that it’s not a budget session, so if all goes well, they’ll be wrapping up in late February. With 1,857 bills—and counting—make Richmond Sunlight a regular stop throughout the session to keep up with everything going on in the legislature.