Editing and Bill Processing

The editing and bill processing staff work collaboratively to ensure that bills and other legislative documents are accurate and meet legislative and departmental standards.  Legislative editors review, proofread, and edit all bills, including the annual operating and capital budget bills, as well as many other legislative and departmental documents.  Legislative editors also make certain that both the annotated code and the statute database used by legislative drafters are accurate and up to date.  In conjunction with the legislative editors, bill processing staff format, edit, and store various documents including, but not limited to, bills, amendments, the journals of the Senate and the House of Delegates, and other legislative and departmental publications.  The bill processing staff also produce a daily synopsis of bills during the legislative session and a weekly committee hearing schedule throughout the year.