2013 Standing Subcommittee Information

Subcommittees are established for each functional area of state government. There are ten standing subcommittees that meet once or twice a week during Session and periodically throughout the Interim. Most of the detailed budget review occurs at the subcommittee level and they are the authoritative voice on policy and funding decisions on the budget.  

Subcommittees, in addition to reviewing the Governor's budget proposals, also review budget requests from members of the House of Delegates at large.

Please note that during Session, the current weekly meeting schedule is also posted on the Home page for easy reference. All meeting agendas and presentations, if available in electronic format, will be posted to the individual subcommittee pages as soon as possible.

Unless otherwise noted, documents are available on this website in Adobe Acrobat "portable document format" (PDF) which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.  Please be advised that all agendas, meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change with out notice.

Click here for the 2013 Session Subcommittee Meeting Schedule and Subcommittee Assignments.


    • December 17, 2013 - 10:00 AM - House Room D, GAB

      • Agenda
      • Impact of Expanding Health Coverage to People with Behavioral Health Issues
      • Revenue Provisions of the Affordable Care Act and Implications for Virginia
      • Overview of Job Search/Work Requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) Recipients
      • Current Efforts to Prevent and Control Medicaid Fraud
      • Update of Medicaid Reform Matrix


    • October 21, 2013

      • Agenda
      • Recent Trends in Medicaid Managed Care in the U.S. and Tennessee
      • Medicaid Managed Care in Virginia and An Explanation of Reforms Included in FY 2013 Managed Care
      • Review of Recent Medicaid Evaluations of Medicaid Outcomes
      • Review of Requests Submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Explanation of Cost Savings from Reforms
      • Medicaid Reform Options Virginia Should Consider
      • Update of Medicaid Reform

    NOTE: Senator Howell will be participating via teleconference at 11338 Woodbrook Lane, Reston, VA 20194 and Senator Lucas will be participating via teleconference at One Elanor Court, South Portsmouth, VA 23701

    • August 19, 2013 - 1;00 PM

      • Agenda

      • Review of State Approaches to Medicaid Expansion

      • Estimate of Cost and Cost Savings to the Commonwealth if Medicaid is Expanded and if Medicaid is Not Expanded

      • Update on Modernization of Eligibility Systems

      • Review of Medicaid Reform Matrix 

      • Discussion of Process to Collect Public Input and Comment

    • June 17, 2013 - 1;00 PM

      • Agenda

      • Welcome and Introduction of Members

      • Organization of Commission

      • Review of Proposed Workplan

      • Virginia Medicaid Program and Financing Overview

      • Implementing Mandatory Affordable Care Act Provisions & Medicaid Reforms


  • Special Joint Subcommittee to Consult on the Plan to Close State Training Centers
    Members: Delegates Putney, Ingram, Landes, Brink, Senators Stosch, Hanger, Howell, Vogel
  • July 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM
    • Agenda
    • Tour of Southside Virginia Training Center
    • Update on Transitions from Training Centers, Report of Independent Reviewer and Details on Required Closure Plan
    • A Perspective from the Community
      • Presentation - Mary Ann Bergeron, Executive Director, VA Association of CSBs
    • Progress Report on Medicaid Waiver Redesign, Plan to Implement Exceptional Rates, Impact of Closures on State Employees, and Review of Facility Census and Patient Needs    
      • Heidi Dix, Settlement Agreement Executive Advisor, DBHDS
    • Tour of Community-Based Settings
    • Adjourn
  • February 11, 2013 - 4:00 PM
    Senate Finance Committee Room, 10th Floor, GAB

    • Agenda

    • Update on Planned Closure of Southside Virginia Training Center - Presentation

    • Review of House and Senate Budget Language Related to State Facility Closures - Handout 

  • January 11, 2013 - 15 Minutes after Adjournment of both the House and Senate
    - House Appropriations Committee Room, 9th Floor, GAB  


NOTE:  The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia approved the final settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia on August 23, 2012. Pursuant to the agreement, a special subcommittee will review and consult on the administration’s plan to cease residential operations at four of the five state training centers. The objective of the special subcommittee would be to provide feedback to the administration to ensure the plan meets the needs of the vulnerable individuals who are currently receiving care from the Commonwealth’s training centers. The language from the DOJ Settlement Agreement is listed below:

Section III. Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the Most Integrated Setting

C.9. The Commonwealth has made public its long-standing goal and policy, independent of and adopted prior to this Agreement or the Department of Justice's findings, of transitioning from an institutional model of care to a community-based system that meets the needs of all individuals with ID/DD, including those with the most complex needs, and of using its limited resources to serve effectively the greatest number of individuals with ID/DD. This goal and policy have resulted in a decline in the population of the state training centers from approximately 6000 individuals to approximately 1000 individuals. The Commonwealth has determined that this significant and ongoing decline makes continued operation of residential services fiscally impractical. Consequently, and in accordance with the Commonwealth's policy of transitioning its system of developmental services to a community-based system, the Commonwealth will provide to the General Assembly within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, a plan, developed in consultation with the Chairmen of Virginia's House of Delegates Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, to cease residential operations at four of the five training centers by the end of State Fiscal Year 2021.












2013 Bill Tracking

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