The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated January 16, 2018 at
 3:55 PM

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2018 Session Organizational Materials

2018 Session Meetings

Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Appropriations - Cancelled


Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • Public Safety Subcommittee - 10:00 AM - Room 300-A
    • Agenda
    • Overview of the Department of Corrections and Proposed Budget
      • Harold W. Clarke, Director, Department of Corrections
    • Overview of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Proposed Budget
      • Travis G. Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
    • Over of the Department of State Police and Proposed Budget
      • Col. Gary T. Settle, Superintendent, Virginia State Police
  • Compensation & Retirement Subcommittee - 4:00 PM - Room 300-A
    • Agenda
    • Virginia Retirement System Overview
      • Patricia S. Bishop, Director, Virginia Retirement System
    • State employee Workforce, Compensation, Health Benefits, HR Systems
      • Sara Wilson, Director, Department of Human Resource Management


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • General Government & Capitol Outlay Subcommittee - 10:00 AM - Room 300-A
    • Agenda
    • Review of Commonwealth Debt and Debt Capacity
  • Appropriations - 1/2 hour after House adjournment - Shared Committee Room (E007)
    • Agenda
    • Introduction to the Commerce & Trade Secretariat
      • The Honorable Esther Lee, Secretary of Commerce & Trade
    • Introduction to the Agriculture and Forestry Secretariat
      • The Honorable Bettina Ring, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
    • Introduction to the Health and Human Resources Secretariet
      • The Honorable Daniel Carey, M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Resources
    • Introduction to the Natural Resources Secretariat
      • The Honorable Matt Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources
    • Introduction to the Transportation Secretariat
      • The Honorable Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology Subcommittee - 3:00 PM
    Shared Committee Room (E007)
    • Agenda
    • Overview of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Proposed Budget and Reforms
      • Stephen Moret, President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
    • Overview of the Fort Monroe Authority and Proposed Budget
      • Glenn Oder, Executive Director, Fort Monroe Authority


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • Health & Human Resources Subcommitee - 4:00 PM - Shared Committee Room (E007)
    • Agenda
    • Overview of the Virginia Department of Health and Proposed Budget
      • Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
    • Overview of the Children's Services Act and Proposed Budget
      • Scott Reiner, Executive Director, Office of Children's Services


Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Health & Human Resources Subcommittee - Immediately upon HAC Adjournment
    - Shared Committee Room (E007)
    • Agenda
    • Proposed Budget for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
      • Jack Barber, M.D., Acting Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
    • Proposed Budget for the Virginia Department of Social Services
      • J.R. Simpson, Chief Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Social Services
    • Overview of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program
      • Toni Washington, Senior Division Director, Benefit Programs, Virginia Department of Social Services


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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