The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated February 25, 2015 at
  10:00 AM

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What's New

2015 Session Budget Conferees to HB 1400  (2/18/15)

The members of the Joint Conference Committee on the Budget Bill, House Bill 1400, have been appointed.  Beginning today, February 18, 2015 meetings involving the budget conferees will be taking place at various times and can occur any time between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and midnight.  Meeting locations are typically either on the 9th or 10th floor committee rooms in the General Assembly 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

  • S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)
  • R. Steven “Steve” Landes (R-Augusta)
  • M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (R-Colonial Heights)
  • John M. O’Bannon, III (R-Henrico)
  • Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-Loudoun)
  • Johnny S. Joannou (D-Portsmouth)  

Senate Budget Conferees

  • Charles J. Colgan (D-District 29)
  • Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-District 3)
  • John C. Watkins (R-District 10)
  • Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R-District 24)
  • Janet D. Howell (D-District 32)
  • Walter A. Stosch (R-District 12)


(agendas will be posted as soon as they are available)

NOTE: All Committee meeting agendas and presentations, if available in electronic format, will be posted 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.


Information on House Appropriations Committee meetings can be found here.  All meetings are open to the public.  Please note that during Session, the current weekly meeting schedule is also posted on the home

page for easy reference.

February 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
Immediately Upon House Adjournment in House Room 3 in the Capitol

February 23, 2015 (Monday)

  • Appropriations - 1/2 hour after House Adjournment
    • Agenda (DRAFT)
    •  Report of the Compensation & Retirement  Subcommittee
      • SB 813 (Watkins)
      • SB 942 (Stuart)
    • Report of the General Government & Capital Outlay Subcommittee
      • SB 888 (Petersen) 
    • Report of the Agriculture, Commerce, Technology & Natural Resources Subcommittee
      • SB 1038 (Hanger) 
  • Higher Education Subcommittee -  Not Meeting

  • Transportation - Not Meeting


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. 


2015 Bill Tracking

Regular Session

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