The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

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2019 Public Hearings Notice - Press Release

GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2018-2020 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS AND SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEES OF THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL HOLD REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2018-2020 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET, AS FOLLOWS:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 (Hearing begins at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Fairfax County – Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035)

  • Roanoke – Virginia Western Community College, Whitman Theatre (3099 Colonial Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA  24015)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 (Hearings begin at 12:00 noon)

  • Hampton – Christopher Newport University, David Student Union (Newport News, VA 23606)

  • Richmond – Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center, (2301 W. Leigh St., Richmond, VA 23220)

The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor's proposed amendments to the 2018-20 biennial state budget.  Those persons wishing to speak may register at each hearing site no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the hearing.

Speakers will be taken in the order of registration.  Each person may register only one speaker at a time.  Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes or less.  Speakers representing groups and organizations should consolidate remarks to reduce duplication.  Persons unable to attend may comment in writing to either:

Delegate S. Chris Jones
P.O. Box 406
Pocahontas Building
Richmond, Virginia 23218

OR

Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.
P.O. Box 39
Pochahontas Building
Richmond, Virginia 23218

People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by calling (804) 698-7480.    All requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday December 17th, 2018.     Upon request, sign language interpreters will be provided at the specific locations as identified in this Public Hearing Notice.

 


2018 Interim Meetings:
(agendas will be posted as soon as they are available)

December 18, 2018

  • Joint Money Committee Meeting - 9:30 AM
    Ground Floor, Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Building
    • Agenda
    • Remarks of the Governor
      • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor of Virginia
    •  Economic Outlook and Revenue Forecast
      • The Honorable Aubrey L. Layne, Jr., Secretary of Finance
    •  Governor Northam’s Proposed Budget Recommendations for the 2018-2020 Biennium
      • Daniel S. Timberlake, Director, Department of Planning and Budget

 


Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Joint Subcommittee on Virginia Preschool Initiative (Info) - 1:30 PM
    Ground Floor, Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street
    •  Agenda
    • Welcome and Call to Order
      • The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Co-Chair
      • The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., Co-Chair
    •  Remarks on Proposed Alignment of Early Childhood Structures and Governance
      • Pamela Northam, First Lady of Virginia
    • Review of the November 1, 2018 Virginia Preschool Initiative “Quality Plan,” Application for Federal Preschool Development Grant, and Recent School Readiness Committee Activities
      • Jenna Conway, Chief School Readiness Officer, Virginia Department of Education
    • Report of the Integrated Financing Workgroup
      • Dr. James Lane, Superintendent, Virginia Department of Education
      • Kathy Glazer, President, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation 
    • Update on Outcomes of Mixed Delivery Public-Private Partnership Grants
      • Kathy Glazer, President, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
      • Lindsey Allard Agnamba, Founder & Executive Director, School Readiness Consulting
    • Status Report on Implementation of 2018 Session Initiatives: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) and Professional Development, Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Program, and Curriculum Pilot
      • Dr. Amanda Williford, Associate Professor, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL), Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
    • Update on Final Year of Federal “VPI-Plus” Program 
      • Dr. Mark Allan, Early Childhood Education Project Manager, Virginia Department of Education
      • Jenna Conway, Chief School Readiness Officer, Virginia Department of Education
      • Todd Grindal, Scientific Research Institute (SRI) International

 

  • Major Employment Investment Project Approval Commission (MEI) (info) - CANCELLED

 


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Joint Subcommittee on Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education (info)
    - CANCELLED

 


Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Joint Subcommittee for Health and Human Resources Oversight (info) - - 9:30 AM
    Location: Ground Floor,
    Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
    • Agenda
    • Welcome and Meeting Overview
      • The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman
    • Status on the 1115 Demonstration Waiver (Virginia COMPASS) Application and Provider Access Issues 
      • Dr. Jennifer Lee, Director, Department of Medical Assistance Services
    • Update on Certificate of Public Need (COPN) Study
      • Sarah Stanton, Section Manager, Education, Health, Social Services and Special Projects, Division of Legislative Services
    • Update on the Development of CSA Private Day Outcome Measures & Rate Study
      • Scott Reiner, Executive Director, Office of Children’s Services
      • Henry J. Millward, Jr., Director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement (SEFFE), Virginia Department of Education
    • Discussion and Closing Remarks

 


November 13 & 14, 2018 - Appropriations Committee Retreat

Tuesday  Agenda
Business Meeting Location:
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Shenandoah Ballroom B & C
710 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

  • 1:00 PM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee

  • 1:10 PM - 2019 Session Revenue and Budget Outlook

    • Robert P. Vaughn, Director, House Appropriations Committee Staff

    • Anne E. Oman, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

  • 2:15 PM - Overview of Comprehensive Services Act & Special Education

    • Susan E. Massart, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

    • Susan L. Hogge, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

  • 3:00 PM - Update on Higher Education

    •  Eric M. Sandridge, Director, Higher Education Program, Auditor of Public Accounts

    • Anthony A. Maggio, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

  • 3:45 PM - Overview of Incentive Proposal between Amazon and the Commonwealths 

    • Stephen Moret, President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

NOTE: Due to the agenda being revised, the presentations listed below will not be given..

  • State Spending on Inmate Healthcare

    • Jeffrey Lunardi, Chief Legislative Analyst, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

  •  Update on Body Cameras

    • Michael R. Jay, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

  • Update on Business-Ready Sites Activity

    • Eugene J. Maupai III, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

 

Wednesday - Agenda

  • 8:00 AM - Bus Tour of JMU Campus (ISAT and New Hospital Facility) & Walking Tour of Carrier Library *

    • Charles W. King, Jr., Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, James Madison University

* NOTE:  Due to space limitations and security restrictions, the JMU and Carrier Library tours are not open to the public.

Business Meeting Location:
James Madison University - Madison Hall
100 E. Grace Street,Room 1101
Harrisonburg VA 22801

  • 9:30 AM - Update on Capital Outlay
    • Anthony A. Maggio, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM - Retreat Summary and Adjournment
    • The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee

 

 


About Us

The Appropriations Committee, one of 14 standing Committees of Virginia's House of Delegates, has jurisdiction over state budget matters. We hope you will find the Committee's web site useful and choose to visit it any time you have a question about the Committee, its subcommittees, or the state budget.  

The Appropriations Committee usually meets monthly during the interim and every other day of the Session upon adjournment of the full House to discuss budget matters. In addition, the Committee has eight standing Subcommittees which meet once or twice a week during the Session.  Some of the Committees' major responsibilities include:

  • Examine revenue and expenditure assumptions in the Governor's introduced budget
  • Set funding priorities for the Commonwealth Consider requests by House members to amend (change) the introduced budget
  • Make recommendations for budgetary changes based on priorities of the Committee  

Virginia has a biennial budget which is adopted by the General Assembly in the even-numbered years and amended by the Assembly in the odd-numbered years.  Please click on the following links for more information about the Executive Budget Process or the Legislative Budget Process.  Also visit the Department of Planning and Budget's frequently asked questions  webpage for an overview of Virginia's budget. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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