Constitutional amendment; legislative and organizational sessions of General Assembly (1st ref.). (SJ101)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna) with support from co-patrons Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); legislative sessions. Provides for an organizational session of the General Assembly beginning on the second Wednesday in December or on another day that may be designated in accordance with a joint rule of the General Assembly and lasting no longer than three days. The business of the organizational session would be limited to administrative and procedural matters, the confirmation of gubernatorial and other appointees, and the election of judicial officers. This resolution is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Balance of Powers Between the Legislative and Executive Branches pursuant to HJR 707 (2005). This proposed constitutional amendment is identical to the amendment proposed in HJR 146. Read the Bill »


01/17/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063215726
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N)