Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia General Assembly
is the state legislature
of the U.S. state
. Its existence dates from the establishment of the House of Burgesses
. It became the General Assembly in 1776 with the ratification of the Virginia Constitution.
The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members, and an upper house, the Virginia Senate, with 40 members.
The General Assembly meets at the state capital of Richmond, Virginia.