The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman
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Unless otherwise noted, all full committee meetings are held 1/2 hour after adjournment of the House of Delegates and are held in the Appropriations Room on the 9th Floor of the General Assembly Building.
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 2014-16 budget (HB29) and budget proposal for the 2016-18 biennium (HB 30). Subsequent staff reports will be made available during the 2016 General Assembly Session (01-12-16).
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:
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.