Attending a Floor Session

 

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The chambers of the Senate and the House of Delegates are located on the first floor of the State House in the section that was completed in 1905. Each chamber’s gallery, located on the second floor, is open to the public, but seating is limited and is available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Audio portions of Senate and House floor proceedings are also available via the MGA website.  On the Legislation by Session page go to the Legislation List to choose Proceedings - Senate or House Audio.

 

Floor sessions usually begin at 8:00 p.m. on Monday evenings and at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Friday floor sessions usually start at 11:00 a.m. However, visitors should be aware that actual floor session start times may vary and that floor sessions increase in number and duration as the General Assembly moves toward the end of its 90-day deliberations. Visitors may check the Senate and House Proceedings on the MGA website for the time of the next floor session by scrolling to the end of the selected day’s action or by calling Library and Information Services.  On the Legislation by Session page go to the Legislation List to choose Proceedings - Senate or House.