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The Virginia Constitution
Since its adoption in 1776, the Constitution of Virginia has served as the political base upon which Virginia's state and local governments are built. The two major components of the Constitution are the provisions for the three separate and distinct branches of government and the election process for all statewide elected officers, legislators, local governing body members, and local constitutional officers.

The Code
The Code of Virginia contains all the laws and amendments to laws that are in effect in the Commonwealth. It is the guiding document for all of state government, including the courts and criminal enforcement, the Governor and all the state agencies, even the lawmakers themselves in the General Assembly.

As you might imagine, the Code contains enormous amounts of detailed material. The Virginia General Assembly has an online version of the Code that you can peruse via a table of contents, or search through for specific items.

The Virginia Administrative Code spells out the policies and procedures that state agencies of the Commonwealth must follow in running the programs assigned to them. Every item in the code goes through a public review/comment period before being established and must go through another such review before a change is made.

Capitol Renovations pictureFor a summary of current and planned Capitol Square renovations, check out the new Web site developed by the Department of General Services, which is overseeing the extensive 3-year project:  Capitol Square Improvements.

DGS has also published a report detailing these improvements. (pdf, 2.5 Mb)


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