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2016 General Assembly


The 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Legislative session information including daily House and Senate convene and adjourn times can be found at each body's respective twitter accounts, @vahouse and @vasenate.

Quick Links

There is a wealth of information about the General Assembly members and Session in the subsequent tabs. For your convenience, the links below will take you directly to most frequently accessed pages. 

House Member Listings | Senate member Listings | Who’s My Legislator
House & Senate Current Status | House Video | Senate Video
LIS Meeting schedule | House Interactive Meeting schedule | Session Calendar / Deadlines
General Assembly Designated Dates | Legislative Information System (LIS)




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Bill Bucking for Education and Health Legislation

The Bucking Process

If you are designated as the legislative contact for your division, please anticipate the following during the General Assembly Session:

  • Email messages including proposed legislation will be sent to your inbox for review

  • Messages will be sent from the VP Government Relations account (

  • If needed, an action will be requested in the message (see examples)

  • Review of companion legislation

  • Proposed legislation may impact more than one division

  • Government Relations staff may follow-up with you to seek clarification or to obtain additional information

  • At “crossover” bill substitutes or amendments may be sent to you for review

  • New bills may be similar to legislation proposed during previous sessions

Contact Information

  • Office email –

  • Office phone – (804) 828-1235

  • Questions regarding bill bucking, please contact Kendall Lee at or 73890

University Bill Bucking Contacts by Division

VCUHS Bill Bucking Contacts by Division

Email Example #1 - FYI

Sample 1

Email Example #2 – Response Requested

Sample 2

Email Example #3 – Substitute/Amendment

Sample 3