The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated  February 23, 2017 at
 2:45 PM

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  • The Joint Conference Committee Report to House Bill 1500 is now available on the State Budget website (2/22/17)
  • Appropriations Committee Chairman Jones Floor Remarks on HB 1500 (2/9/17)
  • Floor Amendment Request to HB 1500 Offered by Members of the House (2/8/17)
  • Committee Approved Budget Amendments are now available on the State Budget website (2/7/17)

2017 Session Budget Conference Meetings Notice

The members of the Joint Conference Committee on the Budget Bill, House Bill 1500, have been appointed.  Beginning today, February 15, 2017, meetings involving the budget conferees will be taking place at various times and can occur any time between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and midnight.  Meeting locations are typically either on the 9th or 10th floor committee rooms in the General Assembly Building.

For further information, please contact either the House Appropriations Committee staff at (804) 698-1590 or the Senate Finance Committee staff at (804) 698-7480. 

House Budget Conferees

  • S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)
  • M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (R-Colonial Heights)
  • R. Steven “Steve” Landes (R-Augusta)
  • John M. O’Bannon, III (R-Henrico)
  • Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-Loudoun)
  • Luke E. Torian (D-Prince William)

Senate Budget Conferees


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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Budget Briefing on the Conference Report to House Bill 1500 - House Room D, 1st Floor GAB
    30 minutes after House recess


Monday, February 20, 2017

  • Appropriations - 1/2  hour after House adjournment
  • Higher Education Subcommittee - CANCELLED
  • Transportation Subcommittee - CANCELLED


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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