Session calendars and procedural resolutions from 2002
to the present governing the conduct of business for the Regular Sessions
of the Virginia General Assembly.
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Session Issue Briefs
Annual summary of issues likely to be discussed at the
upcoming legislative session.
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Brief description of significant legislation considered
by a recently adjourned Regular Session of the General Assembly. Prepared
before the Reconvened Session where the Governor's amendments and vetoes
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Brief summary of all bills considered during a Session
of the General Assembly. Arranged by Code subject topic and subdivided
within each category according to whether the bill passed, failed, or
was carried over.
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Governor's Amendments and Vetoes
Summaries prepared by Division to assist General Assembly
members during their deliberations at the Reconvened Session where the
Governor's amendments and vetoes are considered.
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Digest of the Acts of Assembly
Compilation of summaries, in alphabetical order according
to titles of the Code of Virginia, of all legislation enacted by the
General Assembly during a Regular and Reconvened Session of the General
Assembly. Published as a service of DLS prior to publication of the
Acts of Assembly.
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In Due Course: Changes to Virginia's Laws
Annual publication distributed in June designed to inform
constituents of new laws that will take effect on July 1 of each year.
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Annual Report of the Division of Legislative Services - Reports, Data, and Informational Requests by Standing Committee, Pursuant to § 30-28.16
This annual report provides members with a listing of
the status of all reports, actions, or data collection required by the
General Assembly of agencies and collegial bodies of state government.
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DLS Information Book for Legislators (updated annually)
Introduces members of the General Assembly and their staffs
to the Division of Legislative Services. By describing the organization
of the Division, the major services it renders, and certain internal
procedures, the booklet serves as a useful tool during a member's term
in public office.
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Published occasionally, the DLS Report provides legislators
with background information on a variety of regional and statewide issues.
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Published occasionally, an Issue Brief reports on an issue
of interest to legislators as issues come to the forefront.
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Legislative Guidelines Applicable to Studies, Legislative
Commissions, Nonlegislative Collegial Bodies, and Resolutions (from
the Joint Rules Committee).
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Legislative Liaison Officers (updated annually)
Pursuant to § 30-34.14 of the Code of Virginia, a
listing of the officers or designated alternates assigned by their respective
state entities to serve as legislative liaison between the state government
entity and the General Assembly and act as the official spokesperson
representing such government entity.
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Report on Sunset Provisions (updated annually)
Compilation of Code of Virginia programs and entities
that expire on a specific date.
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The Legislative Record
Report of the activities of Virginia legislative study
commissions and joint subcommittees. Reflects the ongoing deliberations
and recommendations of interim legislative studies. Includes the "Regulatory
Alert," a brief summary of rules proposed by agencies, boards, and commissions.
Published from June through December.
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The Virginia State Capitol
A Legislator's Guide to Conflicts of Interests and Rules of Conduct
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A Legislator's Guide to the Judicial Selection Process
A Legislator's Guide to Taxation in Virginia, Volume 1: State Taxes
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A Legislator's Guide to Taxation in Virginia, Volume 2: Local Taxes
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Virginia's Regulatory Process: A Legislator's Fact Sheet
Uranium Mining: A Historical Perspective (2011)
Drawing the Line/Guide to Local Redistricting
During the redistricting period, the Division publishes
Drawing the Line, a newsletter reporting on redistricting developments.
Also published is a Guide to Local Redistricting, which assists localities
that elect their governing bodies by election districts in their preparations
for decennial redistricting.
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