The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated  January 17, 2017,at
 3:45 PM

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2017 Session Meetings:
(agendas will be posted as soon as they are available)

Unless otherwise noted, all full committee meetings are held 1/2 hour after adjournment of the House of Delegates and are held in the Appropriations Room on the 9th Floor of the General Assembly Building. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Appropriations  - Cancelled  


Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Compensation & General Subcommittee - 4:00 PM
    • Agenda
    • Overview of Activities by the Department of Human Resource Management
    • Comments from Public Employee Associations
      • Ron Jordan, Virginia Governmental Employee Association
      • Wayne Huggins, Virginia State Police Association
      • John Jones, Constitutional Officers
      • Jay Deck, Virginia Education Association
    • Budget Amendment Requests


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • General Government and Capital Outlay Subcommittee - 10:00 AM
    • Agenda
    • Virginia Army National Guard Armory Plan
      • Major General Timothy P. Williams, Adjutant General of Virginia
  • Appropriations  - 1/2 hour after House adjournment  
    • Agenda
    • Transportation in Virginia
      • The Honorable Aubrey Layne, Secretary of Transportation
    • Update on the Port of Virginia
      • John F. Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority
  • Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology Subcommittee - 4:00 PM
    • Agenda
    • Overview of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Workforce Development Programs and Initiatives
      •  The Honorable Todd Haymore, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
    • Overview of Workforce Development Education and Certification Programs
      • Craig Herndon, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development for the Virginia Community College Systems


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Elementary & Secondaryr Education Subcommittee - 10:00 AM
    • Agenda
    • Staff Review of the Introduced Budget 
      • Susan L. Hogge, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff
  •  Health and Human Resources Subcommittee  - 4:00 PM
    • Agenda
    • Overview of the Governor’s Introduced Budget - Department of Medical Assistance Services
    • Overview of the Governor’s Introduced Budget - Department of Social Services


Monday, January 16, 2017

  • Appropriations  - 1/2 hour after House adjournment  
    • Agenda
    •  December 2016 Revenue Report & Presentation
      • The Honorable Richard D. Brown, Secretary of Finance
    • Overview of Health and Human Resources
      • The Honorable William A. Hazel, Jr., Secretary of Health & Human Resources
  • Higher Education Subcommittee - 3:00 PM
    • Agenda
    • Overview of Higher Education
      • Anthony A. "Tony" Maggio, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff 
  • Transportation Subcommittee - 4:00 PM
    • Agenda
    • Overview of Initiatives at the Department of Rail and Public Transportation


2017 Session Organizational Materials


Summary of The Governor's Proposed Amendments to the 2016-18 Budget (HB1500)

This document was prepared by the staffs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees as a preliminary report on the Governor’s proposed amendments to the 2014-16 biennium (HB 1400). Subsequent staff reports will be made available during the 2017 General Assembly Session (01-10-17). 

Complete Summary Document:

HB 1500 Individual Budget Sections:


HB 1500 Appendices:

2016-18 Biennium Pie Charts:

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. 


2017 Bill Tracking

Regular Session

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