The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

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2017 Public Hearing Notice

GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2016-2018 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 2016-2018 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET, AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017 (Hearing begins at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Fairfax County – Northern VA Community College at Annandale, Ernst Center Theater

  • Abingdon – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Grand Hall 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017 (Hearings begin at 12:00 noon)

  • Newport News – Christopher Newport University, David Student Union, Ballroom 

  • Central Virginia – City of Richmond, General Assembly Building, House Room D

The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor's proposed amendments to the 2016-18 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
General Assembly Building
Richmond, Virginia 23218

OR

Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
P.O. Box 39
General Assembly Building
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Accommodations for individuals with hearing impairment may be made by calling (804) 698-7480 beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016.  All requests for individuals with hearing impairment must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016.  Interpreters will only be provided at locations per specific requests.


Meetings

2016 Interim Meetings:
(agendas will be posted as soon as they are available)

Unless otherwise noted, all interim full committee meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held in the Appropriations Room on the 9th Floor of the General Assembly Building. 

December 16, 2016

  • Joint House Appropriations, House Finance & Senate Finance Meeting
    - 9:30 AM - 1st Floor, House Room D, GAB
    • Agenda (TBA)

 

December 12, 2016

  • Major Employment and Investment (MEI) Project Approval Commission Meeting
    - 12:00 PM - Appropriations Room, 9th Floor, GAB
    • Agenda (TBA)

 

November 15 & 16, 2016 - Appropriations Committee Retreat
House Room D, 1st Floor, General Assembly Building, 201 North 9th Street, Richmond VA 23219

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks

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

  • 2017 Session Revenue and Budget Outlook

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

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

  • Sequestration and the Impact on Virginia

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

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

  • Higher Education Affordability

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

  • Survey of College and University Operating Balances

    • Eric M. Sandridge, CPA Audit Director, Higher Education Programs, Auditor of Public Accounts

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM
  • Medicaid Expenditure Growth and Implications for Expansion

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

  • Assessing Local Fiscal Stress

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

    • David Conmy, Local Government Policy Administrator, VA Dept. of Housing & Community Dev.

    • Martha S. Mavredes CPA, Auditor of Public Accounts

    • Jeffrey F. Sharp, Senior Attorney, Division of Legislative Services

  • Overview of Virginia Drug Treatment Courts 

    • David A. Reynolds, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

  • Update on Employee Compensation and Benefit Initiatives: Local employee Health Insurance, Line of Duty Changes & Pension Reform Commission

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

 


2016 INTERIM COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, all interim full committee meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held in the Appropriations Room on the 9th Floor of the General Assembly Building. The August and December meetings are held jointly with the House Finance and Senate Finance Committees in House Room D in the General Assembly Building.   

 

DATE TIME LOCATION
     
June 20th - 21st 9:00 AM
Depart Capitol
Eastern Shore Tour
     
July No Meeting No Meeting
     
August 26th 9:30 AM Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC, House Room D
     
September 19th 9:30 AM 9th Floor, GAB
     
October 17th 9:30 AM 9th Floor, GAB
     
November 15th
November 16th
1:00 PM
8:00 AM
Committee Retreat in Richmond
House Room D, 1st Floor, GAB
     
December 16th  9:30 AM Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC, House Room D
     

 


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. 

 

2016 Bill Tracking

Regular Session


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