The General Assembly meets every year beginning on the second Wednesday in January for 60 days in even-numbered years and 45 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days.
Special Sessions may be called by the Governor when it is deemed necessary and must do so when petitioned by two-thirds of the members of both the Senate and House of Delegates.
A reconvened session is held on the sixth Wednesday after adjournment of each regular or special session for the purpose of considering the Governor's recommendations and vetoed legislation.
This year the Session began Wednesday, January 10, 2018, and Adjournment Sine Die occurred on Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Sine Die is Latin for "without day" and it means the General Assembly will not reconvene in the future that calendar year.)