Our View of the Legislature – Opening Ceremonies

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Here we go! The 2024 session starts today at noon.

You can watch the opening ceremonies of the House of Delegates here (click on the tab at the left on this page for “now playing”) by clicking here.

Or the Senate by clicking here.

Committee meetings start right away after the first session. The House Committee on Courts of Justice and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary meet Wednesday afternoon to consider judicial nominations.

On Thursday morning, two committees that deal with disability-related issues will meet. The newly renamed House Committee on Health and Human Resources (formerly, Health, Welfare and Institutions) meets at 8:30 a.m. There are no dockets available for this committee yet.

The Senate Committee on Education and Health meets Thursday mornings as well. This is the Senate Committee that will consider wide-ranging disability issues, from temporary detention orders to special education services. Their first meeting will likely be at 8:00 am on January 11.

The Committee meeting schedules can be found by clicking here.

We are available to educate policymakers about the potential impact of legislative proposals. Our mission is to advance independence, choice, and self-determination; protect legal, human, and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect, and discrimination of people with disabilities through zealous and uncompromising legal advocacy and representation.  Please let us know of any legislative proposals or budget issues that you think we should be following. Contact us at info@dlcv.org or by calling 1-800-552-3962 or 1-804-225-2042.