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Virginia Legislative Services: Legislative/Regulatory/Judicial Resources

This is a guide to locating Virginia legislation, laws and regulations.

Print and Online Resources

Acts of Assembly. Annual. Contains enactments of the Virginia General Assembly for each session.  Location: Library Annex Building. Call Number: REF XL1000 L4a.

Code of Virginia. Online access to all the exiting laws of Virginia. Includes a listing of all code titles and popular name listing of acts and laws.  Printed volumes of the Code are located in the Library Annex Building.  Call Number:  REF KFV2430 1950.A243.

House and Senate Documents.  Full-text access to reports to the General Assembly.   Printed volumes are located in the Library Annex Building. Call Number:  J87.V9.

Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. This site provides information about the Commission's evaluation and oversight activities, and access to JLARC reports, summaries, briefings, and data sets.

Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Commonwealth of Va., Annual.  A summary of the daily business of the House of Delegates while in session.  It also includes appointments and actions of committees, votes, and resolutions.  Location:  Library Annex Building, J87.V6.

Journal of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Richmond, Va.: Commonwealth of Va., Annual.  A summary of the daily business of the House of Delegates while in session.  It also includes appointments and actions of committees, votes, and resolutions.   Location:  Library Annex Building. J87.V95. 

Supreme Court of Virginia.  Both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals can be searched from this site.  Printed volumes for the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals can be found at the Library Annex Building. Supreme Court of Virginia Call number: J2020 S7.  Virginia Court of Appeals, Call number: J2040 R3.

Virginia General Assembly. Online access to complete bill status, searchable text of legislation, patron history, and roll call votes (committee and floor) from 1994- present.

Virginia Administrative Code. The official compilation of rules and regulations adopted by the agencies, departments, boards, commissions and other authorities of the Commonwealth empowered by the basic laws to make regulations and decide cases under Virginia laws.

Virginia Register of Regulations.  A compilation of the rules and regulations issued by the state agencies.  These rules and regulations are codified in the Virginia Administrative Code.