2018 Legislation

VSFA Works to Identify Legislative Priorities

The Virginia State Firefighters’ Association has been working with our Fire and EMS Partners from across the Commonwealth in a process of gaining consensus on legislative priorities.  This can be viewed as a daunting task that requires significant collaboration and, often times, compromise by all entities/stakeholders involved.   As a result of this process, the 2018 Virginia Legislative Priorities and Issues Document has been released and sent to the Virginia General Assembly.

To view to the 2018 Legislative Priorities and Issues Document, click the link below:

  • Va Fire EMS Stakeholder 2018 Legislative Booklet
  • Capitol Connections, also known as “The Red Book“, is produced by David Bailey and is an invaluable tool to assist in participating in legislative activities in Richmond.

    Click here to view the 2018 1st edition publication: http://www.dbava.com/2018_redbook/

    2018 Session Calendar

    January 10 
    General Assembly Convened

    January 19
    All bills & joint resolutions filed with clerks by 5:30 pm.

    February 13
    Each house to complete work on its own legislation except the budget bill.

    February 18
    Committees for budget bills to complete work by midnight.

    February 28
    Last day for each house work on the budget bills & revenue bills of the other house and appoint conferees by midnight.

    March 5
    Last day for any committee action on legislation by midnight.

    March 9
    Only conference reports and certain joint resolutions may be considered.

    March 10
    Adjournment Sine Die

    April 18
    Reconvene session