Legislative Agencies and Commissions

Auditor of Public Accounts
Location:
The Monroe Building, 8th Floor
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 225-3350
Code Reference:
§ 2.2-1829
Purpose:
The Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) is the legislative external auditor for the Commonwealth of Virginia's agencies, colleges, universities, and municipal courts.

Auditor of Public Accounts:
Staci A. Henshaw, CPA
Division of Capitol Police
Location:
Division of Capitol Police
Post Office Box 1138
Richmond, VA 23218
Tel. (804) 786-2568
Fax (804) 786-0451
Code Reference:
§ 30-34.2:1
Purpose:
The Division of Capitol Police is the oldest police agency in the United States with its origin dating back to 1618 at Jamestown, Virginia where they served as the Public Guard, a military unit of 10 men, to protect Governor George Yeardley. The legislative authority as Capitol police officers was granted in 1890.The Division of Capitol Police strives to provide progressive law enforcement and security services to Virginia's government officials, employees, citizens of the Commonwealth and its visitors.
Chief:
Anthony S. Pike
Division of Legislative Automated Systems
Location:
Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street, Suite W528
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-1895
Code Reference:
§ 30-34.11
Purpose:
The Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS) creates and maintains custom software applications to meet the core business needs of the General Assembly.

Director:
Mark Vucci
Division of Legislative Services
Location:
Division of Legislative Services
900 East Main Street
Pocahontas Building, 8th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 698-1810
Code Reference:
§ 30-28.12
Purpose:
The Division of Legislative Services (DLS) is the legislative branch agency created statutorily by the General Assembly to provide nonpartisan legal and general research services to members of the General Assembly and its standing committees in the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia.
Director:
Dave Burhop
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Location:
919 East Main Street, Suite 2101
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-1258 ? Fax (804) 317-0101
Code Reference:
§ 30-56
Purpose:
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) conducts program evaluation, policy analysis, and oversight of state agencies on behalf of the Virginia General Assembly.

Director:
Hal E. Greer
Commission on School Construction and Modernization
Code:
§ 30-376
Purpose:
The purpose of the Commission is to develop and provide guidance and resources to local school divisions related to school construction and modernization and make funding recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly.

This chapter shall expire on July 1, 2026.
Composition:
The Commission shall have a total membership of 17 members that shall consist of eight legislative members, three nonlegislative citizen members, and six ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows: three members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; five members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; and one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the Governor. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Director of the Department of General Services, the Executive Director of the Virginia Resources Authority, the State Treasurer, the President of the Board of Education, and the Director of the Department of Planning of Budget, or their respective designees, shall each serve ex officio with voting privileges. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Commission shall be citizens of the Commonwealth. Unless otherwise approved in writing by the chairman of the Commission and the respective Clerk, nonlegislative citizen members shall only be reimbursed for travel originating and ending within the Commonwealth for the purpose of attending meetings.

Legislative members and ex officio members of the Commission shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of two years. The Commission shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership, who shall be members of the General Assembly.
Term:
All members may be reappointed. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of two years
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Jennifer L. McClellan, Chair
  • The Honorable William M. Stanley Jr.
  • The Honorable Jeremy S. McPike
House Members:
  • The Honorable Jeffrey M. Bourne
  • The Honorable Chris L. Hurst, Vice Chair
  • The Honorable Shelly A. Simonds
  • The Honorable David A. LaRock
  • The Honorable Ronnie R. Campbell
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Keith Perrigan6/30/2022
Legislative Appointees:
  • Dr. Stewart D. RobersonJune 30, 2022
  • Wilma BattleJune 30, 2022
Ex Officio Members:
  • James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Joe Damico, Director, Department of General Services
  • The Honorable Manju Ganeriwala, State Treasurer, Virginia Department of the Treasury
  • Daniel Timberlake, Director, Department of Planning and Budget
  • Stephanie L. Hamlett, Executive Director, Virginia Resources Authority
  • Daniel A. Gecker, President, Board of Education
Autism Advisory Council
Location:
Division of Legislative Services
Pocahontas Building
8th Floor
900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 698-1810
Code:
§ 30-326
Purpose:
The Autism Advisory Council (the Council) is established as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to promote coordination of services and resources among agencies involved in the delivery of services to Virginians with autism spectrum disorders and to increase public awareness of such services and resources.
Composition:
The Council shall have a total membership of eight members that shall consist of six legislative members and two nonlegislative citizen members. Members shall be appointed as follows: two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; four members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; and two nonlegislative citizen members, of whom one shall be a practicing pediatrician and one shall be an advocate for autism spectrum disorders, to be appointed by the Governor. The Council shall request the participation of the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Commissioner of Rehabilitative Services, the Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner of Social Services, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Executive Director of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the president of Commonwealth Autism or their designees. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Council shall be citizens of the Commonwealth. Unless otherwise approved in writing by the chairman of the Council and the respective Clerk, nonlegislative citizen members shall only be reimbursed for travel originating and ending within the Commonwealth for the purpose of attending meetings.
Term:
Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. All appointments of nonlegislative citizen members shall be for four-year terms. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Legislative and citizen members may be reappointed; however, no citizen member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member's term limit. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
  • The Honorable J. Chapman Petersen
House Members:
  • The Honorable Kenneth R. Plum
  • The Honorable Kaye Kory
  • The Honorable Joshua G. Cole, Chair
  • The Honorable Glenn R. Davis Jr.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Polly J. Panitz6/30/2023
  • Dilshad D. Ali6/30/2023
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee
Location:
Division of Legislative Services
Pocahontas Building
8th Floor
900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 698-1810
Code:
§ 30-231.5
Purpose:
There is hereby established in the legislative branch of state government the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee, hereinafter referred to as the "Committee," to evaluate applications for and select recipients of the Brown v. Board of Education scholarships, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

Composition:
The Committee shall consist of eleven members that include six legislative members and five nonlegislative citizen members. Members shall be appointed as follows: four members of the House of Delegates and two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Joint Rules Committee and five nonlegislative citizen members of whom one shall represent college admissions personnel, one shall have expertise in academic and career counseling, and three shall represent residents of the affected jurisdictions, to be appointed by the Governor. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Committee shall be citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unless otherwise approved in writing by the chairman of the Committee and the Joint Rules Committee, nonlegislative citizen members shall only be reimbursed for travel originating and ending within the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of attending meetings.
Term:
Legislative members of the Committee shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of two years. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Legislative and nonlegislative citizen members may be reappointed. However, no House member shall serve more than four consecutive two-year terms, no Senate member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms, and no nonlegislative citizen member shall serve more than four consecutive two-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a nonlegislative citizen member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member's eligibility for reappointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Mamie E. Locke
  • The Honorable Ghazala F. Hashmi
House Members:
  • The Honorable Angelia Williams Graves
  • The Honorable Candi Mundon King
  • The Honorable Israel D. O'Quinn
  • The Honorable Chris Runion
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Marcella Vishon Luck6/30/2021
  • Karen Eley Sanders6/30/2021
  • Robert Leroy Hamlin6/30/2019
  • Joy A. Speakes6/30/2021
  • Joan Marie Cobbs6/30/2021
Capitol Square Preservation Council
Location:
Virginia Capitol Square Preservation Council
1000 Bank Street
Post Office Box 406
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Tel. (804) 225-2811
Code:
§ 30-193
Purpose:
The Council shall assess the architectural, historical, archeological and landscape features of the Capitol Square and antiquities contained therein. Develop plans and recommendations for their maintenance and preservation and for the enhancement of their historical and architectural integrity. Develop recommendations for the promotion of activities and efforts that will enhance interpretive and educational opportunities. Review all plans or proposals for alterations, improvements, additions, renovations or other disposition that is structural or architectural in nature.
Composition:
The Council shall consist of thirteen members as follows: three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, after consideration of the lists of nominations provided by the governing bodies of The Garden Club of Virginia, the Historic Richmond Foundation and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, if any; two members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, after consideration of the lists of nominations provided by the governing bodies of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, if any; five nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor, two after consideration of the lists of nominations provided by the governing bodies of the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Virginia Historical Society, if any, one from the membership of the Citizens' Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion and two citizens at large; the Secretary of Administration, or his designee; and the Clerks of the House of Delegates and the Senate who shall serve ex officio with voting privileges. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.

Term:
Appointments to the Council shall be for terms of three years. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two successive three-year terms. Legislative members shall serve a term coincident with his terms of office and may be reappointed for successive terms without limitation.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Andrew Harris Talkov6/30/2022
  • Missy B. Benson6/30/2022
  • Robert H. Brink6/30/2024
  • Lauranett L. Lee6/30/2024
  • Nadia V. Volchansky6/30/2023
Legislative Appointees:
  • Andrew MooreJune 1, 2022
  • Bob TaborJune 30, 2023
  • Eric EdmondJune 30, 2023
  • Dr. Delta BowersJune 30, 2024
  • Mr. Robert E. Comet Jr.June 30, 2022
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Susan C. Schaar, Clerk of the Senate of Virginia
  • The Honorable Suzette Denslow, Clerk, Virginia House of Delegates
  • The Honorable Grindly Johnson, Secretary of Administration
Commissioners for Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation
Location:
Division of Legislative Services
Pocahontas Building
8th Floor
900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 698-1810
Code:
§ 30-196
Purpose:
It shall be the duty of the Commissioners for Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation to examine subjects on which uniformity is desirable, to ascertain the best means to effect uniformity in the laws of the states, and to represent the Commonwealth in conventions of like Commissioners appointed by other states to consider and draft uniform laws to be submitted for adoption by the several states, and to devise and recommend such other course of action as shall best accomplish the purpose of this chapter.
Composition:
There shall be appointed by the Governor three Commissioners, who with the Director of the Division of Legislative Services and any persons appointed as life members are hereby constituted a board of Commissioners by the name and style of Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the United States.

Each of the appointed Commissioners shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor, and excepting life members and the Director of the Division of Legislative Services, shall serve for a term of four years. Vacancies shall be filled by the Governor for unexpired terms.
Term:
Each of the appointed Commissioners shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor, and excepting life members and the Director of the Division of Legislative Services, shall serve for a term of four years. Vacancies shall be filled by the Governor for unexpired terms.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Thomas A. Edmonds9/30/2024
  • David H. Hallock9/30/2024
  • Christopher R. Nolen9/30/2024
Legislative Appointees:
  • Lane Kneedler, Chair
  • Mary Devine
  • Ellen Dyke
  • E. M. Miller, Jr.
  • Connie Ring
Ex Officio Members:
  • Amigo Wade, Director, Division of Legislative Services
Virginia Israel Advisory Board
Location:
Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street, Suite E325
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Code:
§ 30-281.1.
Purpose:
The purpose of the Board shall be to advise the Governor on ways to improve economic and cultural links between the Commonwealth and the State of Israel, with a focus on the areas of commerce and trade, art and education, and general government.
Composition:
The Board shall consist of thirty-one members that include twenty-nine citizen members and two ex officio members as follows: six citizen members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, who may be members of the House of Delegates or other state or local elected officials; six citizen members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, who may be members of the Senate or other state or local elected officials; thirteen members appointed by the Governor who represent business, industry, education, the arts, and government; the president, or his designee, of each of the four Jewish Community Federations serving the Richmond, Northern Virginia, Tidewater and Peninsula regions; and the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Secretary of Education, or their designees, who shall serve as ex officio voting members of the Board.

Nonlegislative citizen members shall serve for terms of four years. Legislative members and the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Secretary of Education, or their designees, shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. Any member may be reappointed for successive terms. The members of the Board shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman annually from among its membership. The Board shall meet at such times as it deems appropriate or on call of the chairman. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
Term:
Nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor shall serve for terms of four years and nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall serve for terms of two years. Legislative members and the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade and Education shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Sophie Ruth Hoffman6/30/2024
  • Jeffrey P. Bialos6/30/2025
  • Irving M. Blank6/30/2025
  • Michael A. Gillette6/30/2024
  • Scott Brown6/30/2025
Legislative Appointees:
  • David TenzerJune 30, 2022
  • Jeffrey F. BrookeJune 30, 2022
  • Jay B. MyersonJune 30, 2022
  • Larry DavidsonJune 30, 2022
  • Mr. Abby W. MooreJune 30, 2022
  • Sam KaufmanJune 30, 2022
  • Charles LessinJune 30, 2023
  • Mark DreyfusJune 30, 2023
  • Brian R. GreeneJune 30, 2023
  • Allison LawrenceJune 30, 2024
  • Mel ChaskinJune 30, 2022
  • Marcus M. WeinsteinJune 30, 2022
  • Larry KrakoverJune 30, 2022
  • Nathan A. ShorJune 30, 2022
  • Mr. Steven SkaistJune 30, 2022
  • Ms. Julie Alexa StraussJune 30, 2022
  • Eitan SternJune 30, 2022
  • Thomas McCrackenJune 30, 2022
  • Mr. William NusbaumJune 30, 2023
  • Thomas RiesenbergJune 30, 2024
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • The Honorable Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
Virginia State Crime Commission
Location:
Patrick Henry Building
1111 East Broad Street
Suite B036
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Code:
§ 30-156. Virginia State Crime Commission
Purpose:
The Virginia State Crime Commission (the Commission) is established in the legislative branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission shall be to study, report and make recommendations on all areas of public safety and protection. In so doing it shall endeavor to ascertain the causes of crime and recommend ways to reduce and prevent it, explore and recommend methods of rehabilitation of convicted criminals, study compensation of persons in law enforcement and related fields and study other related matters including apprehension, trial and punishment of criminal offenders. The Commission shall make such recommendations as it deems appropriate with respect to the foregoing matters, and shall coordinate the proposals and recommendations of all commissions and agencies as to legislation affecting crimes, crime control and criminal procedure. The Commission shall cooperate with the executive branch of state government, the Attorney General's office and the judiciary who are in turn encouraged to cooperate with the Commission. The Commission shall cooperate with governments and governmental agencies of other states and the United States.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of 13 members that include nine legislative members, three nonlegislative citizen members, and one state official as follows: six members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor; and the Attorney General or his designee. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unless otherwise approved by the chairman of the Commission, nonlegislative citizen members shall only be reimbursed for travel originating and ending within the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of attending meetings.

The term of each appointee shall be for two years, except that the Attorney General and legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. All members may be reappointed. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be made for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. The Commission shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman annually, who shall be members of the General Assembly. A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. Meetings of the Commission shall be held at the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request.
Term:
The term of each appointee shall be for two years, except that the Attorney General and legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. All members may be reappointed. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be made for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable John S. Edwards, Chair
  • The Honorable L. Louise Lucas
  • The Honorable Scott A. Surovell
House Members:
  • The Honorable Charniele L. Herring
  • The Honorable Delores L. McQuinn
  • The Honorable Paul E. Krizek
  • The Honorable Michael P. Mullin
  • The Honorable Leslie R. (Les) Adams, Vice Chair
  • The Honorable Jeffrey L. Campbell
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Larry D. Terry6/30/2022
  • Larry D. Boone6/30/2022
  • Lori H. Haas6/30/2022
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Mark R. Herring, Attorney General
Commission on Youth
Location:
Virginia Commission on Youth
Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street, 11th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 371-2481 ? Fax (804) 371-0574
Code:
§ 30-174. Virginia Commission on Youth
Purpose:
The Virginia Commission on Youth (the Commission) is established in the legislative branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission shall be to study and provide recommendations addressing the needs of and services to the Commonwealth's youth and their families. In so doing, it shall encourage the development of uniform policies and services to youth across the Commonwealth and provide a forum for continuing review and study of such services. In addition to its own proposals, the Commission shall coordinate the proposals and recommendations of all commissions and agencies as to legislation affecting youth.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of 12 members to be appointed as follows: six members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; and three nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.

Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Nonlegislative citizen members shall serve four-year terms. Members may be reappointed for successive terms. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. The Commission shall elect its chairman and vice-chairman annually. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. The meetings of the Commission shall be held at the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request.
Term:
Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Nonlegislative citizen members shall serve four-year terms. Members may be reappointed for successive terms. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable David W. Marsden
  • The Honorable Barbara A. Favola
  • The Honorable David R. Suetterlein
House Members:
  • The Honorable Jerrauld C. (Jay) Jones
  • The Honorable Elizabeth R. Guzman
  • The Honorable Karrie K. Delaney
  • The Honorable Joshua G. Cole
  • The Honorable Emily M. Brewer
  • The Honorable Robert B. Bell
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Deirdre S. Goldsmith6/30/2022
  • Avi D. Hopkins6/30/2024
  • Chris Rehak6/30/2024
Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council
Location:
900 East Main Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Code:
§ 30-355. Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council
Purpose:
The Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council (the Council) is hereby created as an advisory council in the legislative branch to encourage and facilitate compliance with the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (' 2.2-3100 et seq.) and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act (' 30-100 et seq.) (hereafter the Acts) and the lobbying laws in Article 3 (' 2.2-418 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 2.2 (hereafter Article 3).
Composition:
The Council shall consist of nine members as follows: three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, two of whom shall be members of the House of Delegates and one of whom shall be a former judge of a court of record; three members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, two of whom shall be members of the Senate and one of whom shall be a former judge of a court of record; and three members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a current or former executive branch employee, one of whom shall be appointed from a list of three nominees submitted by the Virginia Association of Counties, and one of whom shall be appointed from a list of three nominees submitted by the Virginia Municipal League. In the appointment to the Council of members of the House of Delegates made by the Speaker and members of the Senate made by the Senate Committee on Rules, equal representation shall be given to each of the political parties having the highest and next highest number of members elected to their respective body. All members of the Council are subject to confirmation by the General Assembly by a majority vote in each house of (i) the members present of the majority party and (ii) the members present of the minority party.

All appointments following the initial staggering of terms shall be for terms of four years, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired terms in the same manner as the original appointment. No nonlegislative citizen member shall be eligible to serve for more than two successive four-year terms. However, after the expiration of a term of three years or less, or after the expiration of the remainder of a term to which appointed to fill a vacancy, two additional terms may be served by such member if appointed thereto. Legislative members and other state government officials shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Legislative members may be reappointed for successive terms. The members of the Council shall elect from among their membership a chairman and a vice-chairman for two-year terms. The chairman and vice-chairman may not succeed themselves to the same position. The Council shall hold meetings upon the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request. A majority of the Council appointed shall constitute a quorum.
Term:
All appointments following the initial staggering of terms shall be for terms of four years, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired terms in the same manner as the original appointment.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Tracy N. Retchin6/30/2025
  • Sharon Elizabeth Pandak6/30/2023
  • John C. Blair6/30/2024
Virginia Code Commission
Location:
Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel. (804) 698-1810
Code:
§ 30-145. Virginia Code Commission
Purpose:
The Commission is charged with the responsibility of publishing and maintaining a Code of the general and permanent statutes of the Commonwealth. The Commission shall also have the responsibility of publishing and maintaining the Virginia

Administrative Code, and publishing the Virginia Register of Regulations as provided for in ' 2.2-4031.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of not less than eleven members nor more than thirteen members as follows: two members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules for terms coincident with their terms as members of the Senate, and two members of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates for terms coincident with their terms as members of the House of Delegates, as well as two circuit court judges, both of whom may

be retired or inactive, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and one appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, for terms of four years each; and one former member of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker and one former member of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, both for four-year terms, who shall be entitled to all the rights granted under ' 30-5; 4. The Commission shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership. Meetings of the Commission shall be held at the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request.
Term:
All members of the Commission shall serve until the expiration of their terms or until their successors qualify. Subsequent appointments shall be made for similar terms, and vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms in the manner of the original appointments.

Information accurate as of December 2021