West Virginia State Legislature

The West Virginia Legislature is the supreme legislative body of the state.  It is a bicameral legislative body composed of the Senate and the House of Delegates.  The Legislature assembles at Charleston.

There are 34 Senators.  Senators serve for terms of four years.  The Senate elects its own president from its membership.  The House of Delegates is composed of 100 members and their term is two years.  The members of the House of Delegates select the Speaker of the House.

The Legislature starts its session on the second Wednesday of January of each year.  The length of the general session is 60 calendar days.  This session may be extended by a concurrent resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of each house.

West Virginia State Legislature


Inside West Virginia State Legislature