The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated October 2, 2015 at
  7:30 PM

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2015 Interim Meetings:
(agendas will be posted as soon as they are available)

Unless otherwise noted, all 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. 

October 5, 2015

  • Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education - 1:30 PM
    - 2nd Fl., David Student Union (#11), Christopher Newport University
    • Agenda
    • Virginia Workforce Development Programs
    •  Workforce Credentials Plan
    • Online Degree Completion

October 7, 2015

  • Virginia Preschool Initiative Joint Subcommittee - 1:30 PM
    - 9th Floor Appropriations Committee Room, GAB
    • Agenda (draft)
    • Overview and Update from Two Local VPI Programs
    • Review of Educational Improvement Scholarship Program & Possible Consideration for Pre-K Expansion
    •  Overview of Related “Birth to Four” Programs: Child Care Subsidy, Home Visiting, Quality Ratings System, Career Lattice
    • Review of the Virginia Community College System’s Early Childhood Education
    • Early Learning Workforce Issues: Star Quality Ratings Standards and Overview of Current Minimum Education and Training Requirements by Preschool or Childcare Program Type
    • Member Discussion of Draft 2015 Report

October 19, 2015

  • Appropriations - 9:30 AM 
    • Agenda (TBA)




October 19th 9:30 a.m. 9th Floor, GAB
November 16th - 18th (TBA) Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles 14750 Conference Center Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 - Hotel Reservations
December 17th  9:30 a.m. Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC
House Room D, GAB



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. 


2015 Bill Tracking

Regular Session

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