The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

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Richmond, Virginia 23219



2018 Public Hearing Notice

GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2018-2020 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 2018-2020 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET, AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018 (Hearing begins at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Loudoun County – Northern VA Community College at Loudoun, Waddell Building

  •  Radford – Radford University, Kyle Hall

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018 (Hearings begin at 12:00 noon)

  • Virginia Beach – Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus, Student Center  

  • Richmond – Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center

The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor's proposed amendments to the 2018-20 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.
Senator Emmett W. Hanger, 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, 2017.  All requests for individuals with hearing impairment must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017.  Interpreters will only be provided at locations per specific requests.

 


2017 Interim Meetings

December 18, 2017

  • Joint Money Committee Meeting - 9:30 AM
    Ground Floor, Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Bldg, 900 East Main St, Richmond 
     
    • Agenda (TBA)

 

 

  • PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
    • Audience seating is limited in the Shared Committee Room
    • Additional audience seating, along with a live video stream of the meeting, will be available on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas Building in both the Senate Committee Room and the House Committee Room

December 11, 2017 **CANCELLED**


November 29, 2017

  • Joint Subcommittee for Health and Human Resources Oversight (info) - - 10:00 AM
    Location:
    House Committee Room, Ground Floor, Rm W011, Pocahontas Building, 900 E Main St.
    • Agenda
    • Welcome and Meeting Overview
      • The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman
    • Summary of Private Day Placement Workgroup Activities
    • Overview of Private Day Placements Under the Children’s Services Act 
      • Scott Reiner, Executive Director, Office of Children’s Services
    • Overview of Special Education and the Regional Tuition Reimbursement Program    
      •  John M. Eisenberg, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Education
    • Invited Testimony
      • Mary Biggs, Immediate Past President, Virginia Association of Counties  and Member, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
      • Donna Krauss, Director of Human Services and Community Engagement, Stafford County
      • Michael Asip, Immediate Past President, Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education
      • Toni Elitharp, Director, Piedmont Regional Special Education Program
      • William Elwood, Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities 
      •  Brian McCann, President and CEO of Faison Center
      • James Stewart, CEO of Grafton Integrated Health Network
      • Andrea and Ethan Smith, Parents
      • Sean Campbell and Amanda Raymond, The ARC of Virginia

November 20, 2017

  • Major Employment Investment Project Approval Commission (MEI) (info) - 12:00 Noon
    Location: Senate Room 2, The Capitol

November 14 & 15, 2017 - Appropriations Committee Retreat - Agenda
Location: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth VA 23704

Tuesday

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

  • 2018 Session Revenue and Budget Outlook

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

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

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

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

  • Revenue Forecast Methodology Review

    • The Honorable Richard D. Brown, Secretary of Finance

  • Overview of Virginia Demographic Trends

    • Qian Cai, Director of Demographics Research Group, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Svc

    • Meredith Gunter, Interim Director of Weldon Cooper Center for Public Svc

  • Financial Realignment of the DBHDS System

    • Dr. Jack Barber, M.D., Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Svc

  • Results of Study of Total Compensation for State Employees

    • Jeffrey Lunardi, Principal Legislative Analyst, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

  • Update on Judicial Workload Study

    • Dr. Brian J. Ostrom, Principal Court Research Consultant, National Center for State Courts

  • Update on Debt Capacity and Capital Outlay

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

Wednesday

  • Update on Select Public Safety Issues
    • David A. Reynolds, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff
  • Update on Higher Education Six-Year Plans
    • Anthony A. Maggio, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff
  • Virginia Broadband Connectivity
    •  Eugene. J. Maupai, III, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff
  • Tour of the Norfolk International Terminals *
    • Virginia Port Authority 

* NOTE:  Due to space limitations and security restrictions, the NIT tour is not open to the public.



2017 INTERIM COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME LOCATION
     
May No Meeting No Meeting
     
June 27th - 29th
(Tuesday-Thursday)
Various Southside - Roanoke Valley - Central Virginia Regional Tour
     
July No Meeting No Meeting
     
August 21st
(Monday)
9:30 AM Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC
Location Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
     
September 18th
(Monday)
9:30 AM Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
     
October 16th
(Monday)
9:30 AM Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
     
November 14th (Tuesday)
November 15th (Wedensday)
11:00 AM
8:00 AM
Committee Retreat at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, Portsmouth, VA 23704
     
December 18th 
(Monday)
9:30 AM Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC Location Shared Committee Room (Rm E007), Pocahontas Buidling
     



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

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