The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated March 9, 2018 at
 4:45 PM

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2018 Session House Budget Conference Meeting Notice

The members of the Joint Conference Committee on the Budget Bills, House Bill 29 and House Bill 30, have been appointed.  Beginning today, February 28, 2018, meetings involving the budget conferees will be taking place at various times and can occur any time between the hours of 7:00 AM and midnight.  Meeting locations are typically either on the 13th or 14th floor Conference Rooms in the Pocahontas 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

Senate Budget Conferees

  • Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-District 3)
  • Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R-District 24) ·
  • Janet D. Howell (D-District 32)
  • Richard L. Saslaw (D-District 35)
  • Stephen D. Newman (R-District 23) ·
  • Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (R-District 15)
  • Frank W. Wagner (R-District 7)

2018 Session Organizational Materials

Summary of The Governor's Proposed Amendments to the 2016-18 Budget (HB29) and Proposed 2018-20 Budget (HB30)

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 2016-18 budget (HB29) and budget proposal for the 2018-20 biennium (HB 30). Subsequent staff reports will be made available during the 2018 General Assembly Session (01-12-18). 

Complete Summary Document:

 HB 29 Summary of Budget Sections:

2016-18 Biennium Pie Chart:

HB 29 Appendices:

  • Appendix A - Direct Aid to Public Education 2017-18
  • Appendix B - Summary of Detailed Actions in Budget

HB 30 Individual Budget Sections:


HB 30 Appendices:

  • Appendix A - Aid to Public Education 2018-19 Summary
  • Appendix B - Aid to Public Education 2019-20 Summary
  • Appendix C - Aid for Public Education – Rebenchmarking Detail 2018-19
  • Appendix D - Aid for Public Education – Rebenchmarking Detail 2019-20
  • Appendix E - Summary of Detailed Actions in Budget
  • Appendix F - Capital Outlay
  • Appendix G - Detailed Employment Summary

2018-20 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. 







2018 Bill Tracking

Regular Session

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