Legislative system; JLARC to study efficiency. (HJ25)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; JLARC; efficiency of the legislative system; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the efficiency of the legislative system in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) analyze trends in the volume of legislation, number of days spent in session, and costs associated with the legislative process by year; (ii) examine the pros and cons of the legislative system as it currently exists and make recommendations regarding improvements to key elements of the legislative system, including the timing of regular sessions, committee size and scheduling, organizational processes, legislative deadlines, bill introduction limits, and staffing; (iii) compare the legislative systems of other states to Virginia's legislature and identify processes that may be implemented to improve the General Assembly's efficiency; and (iv) recommend procedural and legislative actions regarding the legislative system that would serve to increase legislative efficiency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102269D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/2022Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/15/2022Left in Rules

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