COVID-19 in Virginia

Ad-hoc Committees on the Rise

When the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates pass conflicting versions of the same bill, they increasingly rely upon six-member "conference committees" to break the deadlock.

Conference Committees Have Become More Common

Number of Bills Sent to Committee


Conference Committees Often Reach a Consensus

Percent of Bills Passed


Source: Virginia's Legislative Information System.

March 13, 2020