Constitutional amendment; reversing present schedule of General Assembly sessions (first reference). (SJ401)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); sessions of the General Assembly.  Provides that the General Assembly sessions convened in odd-numbered years shall be long sessions and sessions convened in even-numbered years shall be short sessions, reversing the present schedule. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/25/2011Unanimous consent to introduce
01/25/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104626D
01/25/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
02/01/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2011Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
02/08/2011Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.