The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated September 18, 2017 at
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Pocahontas Building, 13th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219

2017 Interim Meetings

  October 16, 2017

  • Special Joint Subcommittee on Local Government Fiscal Stress - 3:00 PM
    Location: Senate Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Pocahontas Building 
    • Agenda (TBA)


October 10, 2017

  • Major Employment Investment Project Approval Commission (MEI) (info) - 12:00 Noon
    - Location TBD
    • Agenda (TBA)


September 18, 2017

  • Appropriations - 9:30 AM
    Location: Pocahontas Building, Ground Floor, Shared Committee Room (Rm E007)
    • Agenda
    • Update on GO Virginia
    • August Revenue Report
    • Virginia Management Fellows Programs
      • The Honorable Richard D. Brown, Secretary of Finance
    • Update on the GAP Program
      • Cindi B. Jones, Director Department of Medical Assistances Services
    • Sustaining Service for Virginians
      • Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Status of CIT: Sale of Surplus State Property & Update on Budget and Programs
      • Christopher L. Beschler, Director Department of General Services
      • Ed Albrigo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Innovative Technology
    • Update on Information Technology Issues at the Department of State Police
      • The Honorable Brian J. Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security


September 11, 2017

  • Joint Subcommittee on Virginia Preschool Initiative (Info) - 1:00 PM
    Ground Floor, Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street  
    • Mixed Delivery Grant Update and Project Pathfinders Early Childhood Educator Scholarships 
    • Early Childhood Model Program for STEM Through the Arts
      • Akua Kouyate-Tate, Senior Director, Wolf Trap Education 


May No Meeting No Meeting
June 27th - 29th
Various Southside - Roanoke Valley - Central Virginia Regional Tour
July No Meeting No Meeting
August 21st
9:30 AM Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC
Location Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
September 18th
9:30 AM Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
October 16th
9:30 AM Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
November 14th - 15th
TBA Committee Retreat
Location TBA
December 18th 
9:30 AM Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC
Location TBA

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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