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About the WV Legislature

The West Virginia Legislature meets yearly in Charleston beginning the second Wednesday in January and is in session for 60 consecutive days. When a governor is inaugurated (every four years), the work of the Legislature is delayed for one month. The 60-day session is called the “regular” session.

The Legislature can also conduct “interim” meetings each month when they are not in regular session. Interim meetings provide a forum for issues to be studied in more detail, most often in preparation for upcoming legislation. Study topics, as well as the interim schedule, are set by leadership in both the Senate and the House.