State lawmakers will kick off the 2007 legislative session at Jamestown, and Vice President Dick Cheney might headline the day.
At least he's invited.
Under the plan, the General Assembly would formally convene the session in Richmond on Jan. 10 at noon. Then all 140 lawmakers would board buses for the trip to Jamestown. That afternoon, the director of the U.S. Treasury is expected to be on hand for the unveiling of a commemorative coin.
After a tour and dinner, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is expected to give his State of the Commonwealth Ad-dress from the Jamestown Settlement.
The Joint Rules Committee approved the schedule on Monday without comment, except to thank the clerks of the House of Delegates and the Senate for helping arrange the day.
Del. Melanie Rapp, R-York, pushed the idea. She wants to use the presence of the General Assembly to attract media attention to the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. She successfully sponsored a resolution during the 2006 session calling for the development of a plan.
There was no word Monday on when Cheney would respond.
It will mark the second year in a row that the General Assembly has visited the Historic Triangle. In January, it gathered in Williamsburg for Kaine's inauguration.
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